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WhatsApp to introduce group voice and video calls soon

By : CIOL Writers

WhatsApp is all geared up to introduce group voice calls in the latest beta version of its Android app. According to WABetaInfo, which reports on upcoming features of WhatsApp, the WhatsApp v2.17.70 beta for iPhone update has code references to group calls. “The

Twitter sets new guidelines and timeline to fight online abuse

By : CIOL Writers

In the wake of ever-increasing trolls and abuse on its platform, Twitter is committing to a new set of guidelines and timeline to enhance user-experience and safety. “As we said last week, we’re updating our approach to make Twitter a safer place.

WhatsApp introduces live location sharing feature

By : CIOL Writers

WhatsApp already lets its users share their location with the friends. Updating the feature the company is now introducing live location sharing. This means that all the WhatsApp users can now know their friend’s location and also keep a tab on them

Facebook acquires ‘tbh’- an anonymous app for teens

By : CIOL Writers

Facebook has acquired ”tbh, a polling app targeted at teens, for an undisclosed amount. The social network will also allow the app to operate somewhat independently with its own brand. ‘tbh’- to be honest, allows users 13 years old and over

WhatsApp for Android introduces major updates including smaller app size

By : CIOL Writers

The latest version of WhatsApp for Android (beta) is introducing some major changes to the app. The app is now generally smaller in size and also has a new feature that notifies your contacts whenever you change your number. According

Facebook launches food delivery service in the US

By : CIOL Writers

Facebook has launched a new food ordering & delivery service in the US making it easier for users to order meals from nearby restaurants and service providers without leaving the social network. “People already go to Facebook to figure out what to eat by

Twitter adds ‘Happening Now’ feature to recommend events

By : CIOL Writers

Twitter has launched a new feature called ‘Happening Now’ that showcases tweets about latest events to users on its platform. The feature will begin with sports and gradually expand to other topics such as news and entertainment, as reported by

Facebook India MD Umang Bedi resigns; Sandeep Bhushan named interim head

By : CIOL Writers

Umang Bedi, Facebook’s Managing Director, India & South Asia, has resigned, the company announced in a statement. Sandeep Bhushan, director, consumer and media, South Asia has been named the interim managing director. “We confirm that Umang Bedi will be leaving his role

AOL Instant Messenger to shut down on December 15

By : CIOL Writers

AOL Instant Messenger (AIM), many of ours’ first social experience on the Internet will shut down forever this December 15, the company announced on Friday, acknowledging that people now communicate in new ways online, so AIM is no longer needed.

Motorsport.tv partners with Tata Communications for video content delivery

By : CIOL Writers

Motorsport.tv has partnered with Tata Communications for seamless delivery of video content of various motorsport events and also power the international growth of the network’s internet television partners. According to the company, Tata Communications will harness its global reach, media

YouTube unveils India’s first pop-up space in Hyderabad

By : CIOL Writers

In a bid to support the growing community of local language video creators in India, YouTube launched its first pop-up YouTube Space in the country yesterday. Setup at Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad, the pop-up space will act as a hub for video creators, offering everything

Facebook releases Workplace Chat app for Mac and PC

By : CIOL Writers

Facebook has secretly launched a new desktop chat app for Mac and PC called Workplace Chat, that is currently limited to users of the company’s Workplace Enterprise collaboration tool. The app seems to have the same functionality as the Workplace

Now share your Instagram stories on Facebook as well

By : CIOL Writers

Instagram now lets you share your Instagram Stories on Facebook without having to re-upload them separately, according to a TechCrunch report. The feature which was in testing in Portugal last month is now available for the users in the US.

Facebook is testing face scanning for logins

By : CIOL Writers

Facebook is testing facial recognition technology as a way to verify users locked out of their account. The feature is designed as an alternative to the text or email verification tools used to reset passwords and is currently being tested on a

Facebook expands Messenger Lite to the US, UK and other countries

By : CIOL Writers

Facebook Messenger Lite, the low-data version of Facebook Messenger that first launched about a year ago, will now be available in the US, the UK, Canada, and Ireland. The light and data-efficient application was originally launched for emerging countries with sluggish mobile

Snapchat is going to launch an augmented reality art platform

By : CIOL Writers

Snapchat has launched a mystery clock countdown on its website art.snapchat.com that only contains a photo of Central Park in New York City with people sitting on an open lawn. Software Engineer and Twitter user Jonah Grant have uncovered the

Facebook teams up with ZipRecruiter to boost job searches on its platform

By : CIOL Writers

Facebook has partnered ZipRecruiter which will enable the online job recruitment company to integrate its job posting on Facebook’s platform. The new partnership will help Facebook keep up the pace with Microsoft’s LinkedIn and Alphabet owned Google. The new integration allows

LinkedIn brings Video and Career Advice pilot to India

BANGALORE, INDIA: After a trial run and the launch of the video feature last month, LinkedIn today introduced the feature for the Indian market. Although video is not a new concept for social networking platforms, LinkedIn’s video push is aimed

Twitter doubles its 140-character tweet limit to 280

By : CIOL Writers

In order to let people share their thoughts without any inhibition or limit, Twitter is testing the 280-character limit for tweets. The new character limit is double the previous one. “When people don’t have to cram their thoughts into 140

Instagram now allows comment filtering to curb online trolling

By : CIOL Writers

As a part of its efforts to curb online trolling, Instagram now allows you to choose who can comment on your photos. The company is also adding new kindness stickers, better comment filtering, and anonymous live reporting. The company’s blog