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Facebook’s Instant Games is now open for all developers

By : CIOL Writers

Facebook’s Instant Games platform which was launched in 2016, has been made available to all developers. The Instant Games platform lets developers build and monetize games for the News Feed as well as Messenger. The Facebook Instant Games Platform is an

Mozilla Firefox 59 comes with faster loading time and improved privacy

By : CIOL Writers

Mozilla has announced the latest version of Firefox Quantum 59 browser for users on desktop and Android. The newest update has got some interesting features including faster loading time and new settings in the preferences menu to stop websites from

Can Wikipedia really fight YouTube’s conspiracy theories?

By : CIOL Writers

From 9/11 to Moon Landing to recent Florida school shooting, there are hundreds of ludicrous videos on YouTube spreading misinformation, propaganda and fake news. The case in point is the most recent Florida school mass shooting, after which the top trending

Amazon to fix the Alexa ‘creepy laugh’ issue

By : CIOL Writers

From the past few days, users of Amazon Alexa have been hearing strange laughing noises from the device at random periods.  Some users have said that the laughter happened in response to unrelated commands, while others reported that it occurred unprompted.

WhatsApp increases the time limit to delete unintentionally sent messages

By : CIOL Writers

Everybody has regretted sending unintentional messages to wrong persons many times. To overcome that mistake, Facebook-owned WhatsApp introduced the feature to delete unintentionally sent messages last year. However, the time span to delete these unintentional messages was only 420 seconds(seven minutes). But

Facebook-owned Onavo launches an app that locks down other apps

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Privacy is a major concern today and Facebook wants to ensure that all the data of its users are safe and protected. Hence the social networking giant- owned Onavo has quietly launched an Android app called Bolt App Lock that

Twitter appoints Parag Agrawal as its new CTO

By : CIOL Writers

Twitter has appointed Parag Agrawal as the new chief technology officer of the social networking company. Agrawal, a former alumni of IIT-Bombay will replace Adam Messinger, who left the company in late 2016. The social networking platform updated the company’s website

Snap said to be laying off around 100 employees

By : CIOL Writers

Snap could be looking at another round of layoffs, this time around 100 engineers, according to Cheddar and CNBC. The company expects to lay off as many as 100 people or 10 percent of the engineering staff, according to those reports. The cuts come amid

Facebook brings video chats to Messenger Lite

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Facebook has added video chat feature to its lightweight app- Messenger Lite. The app will offer users to stay connected to their family and friends in areas with a slower internet connection. The social networking company states, “Video chats are

Google Duo starts rolling out voicemail-like feature

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Google Duo has started rolling out a voicemail-like option for its users. The new feature lets users leave voice and video messages when no one picks up the call. As stated by Google, the message can be up to 30 seconds

YouTube adds real-time video segmentation to Stories format

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Google is testing a new feature where users can add augmented green screen filters to live YouTube videos. The feature first spotted by Engadget, allows creators to insert whatever they want as their new backdrop in real time. The feature will automatically

Microsoft optimizes Skype for entry-level Android smartphones

By : CIOL Writers

Microsoft is launching an updated version of Skype for Android devices. The updated version will be optimized to run on low-end Android smartphones, providing better audio and video quality on those smartphones. Great News! A lighter version of Skype is now

WhatsApp working on ‘Forwarded Messages’ feature that curbs spam posts

By : CIOL Writers

Are you fed up with the mass forwarded “Good Morning” texts you receive every morning? WhatsApp is working to fix this. The messaging app is testing Forwarded Messages, a feature that could soon allow users to mark messages that have been

Viber launches Viber Communities, a chat space with unlimited members

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Viber has launched Viber Communities, a feature that offers a chat space where up to 1 billion members will be able to exchange messages and engage with one another. Viber Communities provides tiered management roles and moderation tools so Community

Facebook expands job-posting tool to take on LinkedIn

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Facebook is expanding its job posting tool to 40 more countries including the UK, Spain, and Brazil aimed at connecting members with local work. Facebook Vice President Alex Himel called the move as a “new stage of the diversification of the social network.” While the

Twitter launches Bookmarks to save and share tweets

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Twitter has finally launched ‘Bookmarks,’ a feature that has been in testing since late last year, following the company’s HackWeek project dubbed #SaveForLater. Bookmarks is a way of saving tweets that one likes and might want to revisit. Before, this could be

YouTube Live gets new features including automatic captions

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Youtube has announced a number of exciting updates for its YouTube Live streaming service. The new features are meant for improving the experience of users watching live streams. For live broadcasts in English, YouTube is launching automatic captions, where the

Instagram is shutting down its global community division

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Instagram is terminating its global community team. The team was responsible for working to build deep ties with photographers and promote the service around the world as part of the restructuring in the company. The move was first reported by

Snap responds to petition demanding the reversal of the redesign

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Snapchat has finally responded to the Change.org petition signed by about 1.2 million people who demanded that the redesign of the app needs to be reversed. In an official response on Change.org, where user Nic Rumsey posted a petition called “Remove the

Facebook Messenger update allows users to add friends in ongoing calls

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Facebook Messenger now allows users to add more friends and family members to any ongoing video or voice call without hanging up. To add someone while you’re on a video or audio chat, tap on the screen and select the