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Narendra Modi becomes the most followed world leader on social media

By : CIOL Writers

When the United States 44th President Barack Obama ceded the presidency role to new President-elect Donald Trump, some rank-reversal took place on the Twitter platform too. With approximately 81 million followers on Twitter, Barack Obama was the most followed world

LinkedIn undergoes a makeover to bring you more focused experience

By : CIOL Writers

LinkedIn is ringing in 2017 with a much-needed makeover. Doing away with the cluttered, confusing and just flat-out terrible interface, LinkedIn is bringing a simpler, cleaner, app-like look, making the navigating task easier. The new version of LinkedIn is limiting

Twitter testing a new timeline like format for Moments

By : CIOL Writers

Twitter is doing all it can to change the fortunes of the company. After shutting down Vine, just a day back, it sold off its developer platform Fabric to Google. And now there are reports about micro-blogging site experimenting with

Facebook is replacing inbox with a new Messenger web interface

By : CIOL Writers

The social media giant, Facebook is bumping off the traditional desktop version of the inbox, favouring Messenger web interface. Aiming to give a new messaging experience to the desktop users, Facebook is integrating the Messenger app into its desktop version.

Slack launches ‘threaded messaging’ to avoid crowded chat rooms

By : CIOL Writers

The workplace communication tool, Slack has introduced one of the most requested updates- threaded messaging on its platform that allows users to directly reply to a single conversation, avoiding confusion with other off-topic comments and requests. The latest feature has

Telegram to add voice calling to its services

By : CIOL Writers

Messaging app, Telegram, that takes pride in itself being the most secure messaging service is planning to add voice calling to its services. In reply to a Telegram user’s tweet, CEO Pavel Durov confirmed that audio calls and custom themes

Twitter to let you tweet your profile picture every time you update it

By : CIOL Writers

Following in the footsteps of its rival Facebook, Twitter is rolling out a new feature allowing users to make their profile picture public every time they update it. Rolled out to all the Android users, and few iOS users, the

Snapchat launches universal search bar for better navigation

By : CIOL Writers

Snapchat is all geared up with the major design update of 2017. And with this update, the social network is addressing one of its key issues- increasing its user base. Now instead of putting your snap code on other social

Facebook fixes battery-drain issue in its Android apps

By : CIOL Writers

If you have been experiencing sudden battery drainage in your smartphone, Facebook Messenger is probably the culprit behind it. Many other Android users have also been facing a dramatic spike in power consumption, which is not the intended battery consumption

YouTube launches “Super Chat,” now pay to pin your comments on live streams

By : CIOL Writers

YouTube has announced a new feature to help creators make money while connecting with their fans during a live stream: Super Chat. Starting today on select channels, viewers can pay in order to highlight their message in a bright colour,

Indians spent Rs 58,370cr in cross-border shopping in past 12 months: PayPal report

By : CIOL Writers

Indian shoppers spent an estimated Rs 58,370 crore on shopping from other countries last year with lifestyle and clothing being the leading category at 54 percent followed by consumer electronics (43 percent) and cosmetics and beauty products (42 percent). According

Instagram Stories hits 150mn daily users, launches advertisements

By : CIOL Writers

Instagram looks unstoppable. Reaching another milestone, Facebook-owned company has announced that Instagram Stories now has 150 million daily users. And in a rather novel way to celebrate the numbers, the company is bringing more than 30 advertisers into its fastest-growing

Twitter is shutting down Dashboard from February 3

By : CIOL Writers

It’s been barely seven months that Twitter launched Dashboard– an application that allowed brands to manage their various accounts. And now in next one month, specifically on February, the 3rd, the company will be shutting down the app. Without elaborating

Zuckerberg’s 2017 resolution is to meet people not on FB, but in real-life

By : CIOL Writers

Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and CEO of Facebook is known to take personal and bold yearly challenges. In the previous years, the 32-year old tech titan took the challenge of learning to speak Mandarin or creating a virtual assistant, dubbed

Twitter acknowledges ‘technical error’ in Android app affected video ad metrics

By : CIOL Writers

After Facebook, Twitter is next to have messed up its video ad metrics. According to the micro-blogging site, it recently discovered a technical error due to a product update to Android clients that impacted some video ad campaigns from November

Facebook is testing ‘Slideshow’ movie maker on Android

By : CIOL Writers

Facebook’s Slideshow movie maker feature that was introduced on iOS in June this year is now being tested on the Android beta app. The feature will allow users to create their own slideshow of multiple photos and videos with music

Facebook Inc signs research agreement with 17 universities

By : Riddhi Sharma

Facebook Inc has always been very strong about their research wing. This time they have announced a rather unique approach to enhance their already existing research parameteres. In an announcement made by Facebook Inc’s hardware development division they haven now partnered

Most viral mobile apps of 2016: Pokemon Go, Prisma and more

Soubhik Mukherjee 2016 is the year we saw Google finally coming up with a product which competes with the iPhone in the premium segment, while Apple’s response to it was to lose the jack in iPhone 7. But both these

Facebook Messenger launches multi-screen group video chat

By : CIOL Writers

Facebook never lets you down. The social networking giant keeps updating its platform to keep you hooked and also to onboard new users. In a latest in the series of new launches, the Zuckerberg team has launched multi-screen group video

Twitter experimenting with retweet button in favour of “sharing”

By : CIOL Writers

In a bid to make its platform more user-friendly and attract new users, Jack Dorsey and his team have introduced many changes on Twitter in past few months. Walking along the same line, Twitter is now testing an important design