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Periscope announces ‘Super Hearts’- a feature that lets you buy in-app virtual gifts

By : CIOL Writers

Twitter-owned Periscope has constantly been offering new updates to build its broadcaster community over the past few months. The app’s latest update called Super Hearts is an initiative aimed at monetizing the platform. Dubbed “Super Hearts”, the feature expands on

Snapchat launches ‘Snap Map’ for sharing location with friends

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Snapchat has launched ‘Snap Map’, a new feature that lets you share your location with friends. The map allows users to zoom out to their neighborhood, city, country, and even continent to see where their other Snapchat friends are located. Well,

Tumblr now allows you to block explicit content with “Safe Mode”

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Tumblr is making significant additions to its content filtering features. The platform has added a brand new ‘Safe Mode’ for browsing content on its site. The new tool allows you to keep unwanted content away from the Tumblr Dashboard as well.

YouTube lays out plan to fight extremist content on its platform

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In the recent months, social media platforms have been under pressure to do more against content that promotes extremist and terrorist propaganda. Now, YouTube has outlined four steps that it’s taking to curb extremist activity on its platform. “While we and

Facebook is seeking users’ help with censorship, safety & more

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Facebook is seeking help from its nearly 2 billion users to help the platform combat major online issues. The company has published a list of seven questions to promote open debate on subjects like terrorism, censorship, and fake news. Facebook

Twitter tries a redesigned look to onboard new users

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With a better than expected last quarter, Twitter looks set for a bigger push to lure more people to its platform. And in order to do so, the micro-blogging site is introducing a number of small design tweaks to its

Instagram wants to show more transparency with paid posts

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From colorful vacation photos, mouth-watering food recipes to designer clothes, and accessories, Instagram posts are quite interesting and appealing to look at. But many times, most of such posts are paid ads. Popular influencers and celebrities are paid to promote

GIF button for comments goes live on Facebook

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After three months of testing, Facebook is finally rolling out the new GIF comment button to make reply threads more interesting and lively. To mark the 30th anniversary of the GIF format, the social network is extending the fun tool that lets

Skype is shutting down a plethora of features on July 1

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Skype is getting ready for a major makeover, specifically a youth-oriented makeover. While the company is introducing ‘new’ features, the platform is also getting rid of some old features. We will first talk about the new features. Demonstrated at company’s

Now you can buy Instagram likes from vending machines; $0.89 for 100 likes

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I don’t even know, how to react to this piece of news. This is the 21st century. And here you don’t earn fame but buy it via a simple vending machine. Yes, you read it right, our social media obsession

Facebook to share location data with aid groups working for disaster relief

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Providing a helping hand to aid organisations working after natural disasters, Facebook will provide them with location data for users in affected areas, such as where people are marking themselves safe and from where they are fleeing. In an official blog post,

Now 360mn deaf people can also enjoy Facebook’s live videos with closed captioning

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Closed captioning, which was developed in the 1970s to make television accessible to deaf and hard of hearing viewers, is useful and needed now more than ever before. That’s specifically because people with hearing disabilities cover over 5 percent of

WhatsApp gets visual filters, albums and reply shortcuts

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In the world of social media, change is the only constant. To keep up with Gen Y, the social networking platforms have to keep updating themselves to keep the users glued. In a similar move, Facebook-owned WhatsApp has brought in an

Facebook makes it easier to contact government representatives

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Now if you want to convey some message to our PM Narendra Modi, or for that matter, to his rival, Arvind Kejriwal, you simply need to visit your Facebook page. Yes, Facebook has launched a new feature allowing users to

Trump’ administrations approves social media checks for Visa seekers

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Do you remember we told you that social media posts could decide if you get US visa or not? Well, this is the reality for everyone who wants to come to the US. Despite criticism from a range of education officials and

New YouTube guidelines for regulating controversial content

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YouTube has learned its lessons. After facing a tonne of flak from the major brands for displaying controversial content, the Google-owned company has released new guidelines for content creators. In a bid to keep advertisers happy and allow content creators

Skype gets Snapchat-inspired makeover

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If you thought Facebook is the only one enamoured by Snapchat, think again. In a bid to keep pace with Gen Y chatting apps, Microsoft has launched a completely revamped version of Skype application inspired by today’s most popular chatting

With 41.7mn followers, PM Modi completes 3 years on Facebook

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On 26th May 2014 Narendra Modi took oath as the Prime Minister of India, and he has already completed three years on Facebook. Being among the few politicians in India who recognise the potential of social media, Modi has been

Netflix and AIB are more popular in India than Facebook and WhatsApp: Mary Meeker report

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While the popular conception is that social networking sites like Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter are the biggest reason behind growing Internet usage amongst people, the reality is that it isn’t networking or messaging but entertainment factor that keeps Indians glued

Internet adoption in India is growing but still a long road ahead: Mary Meeker report

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The spreading wings of India in the Web world are once again in focus with the Mary Meeker Internet Trends 2017 report. Kleiner Perkins venture partner Mary Meeker’s annual Internet Trends report is essentially the state of the union for the technology industry giving us