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YouTube to support vertical video playback on iOS devices

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All the iOS devices will soon be getting support for vertical video playback on YouTube. Until now,  trying to play these vertical videos on iOS devices resulted in big black bars due to the app’s inability to adjust to the unique

Instagram lets you share live videos in direct messaging

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Instagram is bringing exciting new features by the day. The company has announced the option to share live videos via direct messages. Instagram users can tap the Direct icon, create a live video, and then send it to a friend or

Facebook introduces ‘ignore’ button and other new tools to fight harassment

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Facebook has unveiled a series of new tools to fight abuse and harassment over the social network. Facebook says the new tools will make you feel safer while using the platform. One of the new tool introduced is that when

Google Chrome will roll out ad blocking feature on February 15

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Google is getting ready to bring its ad blocking feature to Google Chrome. The company announced that it will start blocking annoying ads from websites starting February 15, 2018. The news first spotted by VentureBeat said the new feature will

WhatsApp told to stop sharing data with Facebook

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WhatsApp is in the news lately-both for the good and bad reasons. On one side, the messaging platform has been adding newer features to its app to enhance the user experience. While on the other side, the company has been

Twitter announces new set of rules that will penalise abusive accounts

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Twitter has announced a new set of guidelines to suspend users affiliated with hate groups on the platform. According to a report in Recode, the new rules will suspend accounts that will include “hateful imagery or display names”  or those who “use

Reddit’s mobile app gets theater mode, chat function and more

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Reddit has announced a number of changes to its iOS and Android apps for both users and moderators. Reddit says these features were developed as a response to community feedback. The biggest addition to the mobile apps is the user-to-user

Twitter rolls out Moments in India

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Twitter has rolled out its Moments feature to all users in India, nearly a year and a half after its launch in the US. The new feature will allow users to curate their stories by stitching together multiple tweets into

Facebook’s Snooze button to temporarily mute friends, pages for 30 days

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Facebook is rolling out a new feature called “Snooze” that lets you temporarily mute annoying friends and pages for 30 days. The people, Pages, and groups you snooze will not be notified. However, you will be notified before the Snooze period

Instagram now lets you follow hashtags

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Instagram is no longer limited to following people and places; you can now even follow hashtags so you see top posts and Stories about a topic on your home page. Rather than having to dig this content out of search or the

Twitter launches ‘threads’ to make ‘tweetstorms’ easier

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Twitter has officially  launched tweet threads that will allow people to post tweetstorms more easily. Tweetstorms are multiple tweets that are stitched together to share more information. When you create a tweet on Twitter, you can use the “+” button to add more tweets

Imgur brings looping GIF feature inspired by Snapchat Stories

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There is something about ephemeral storytelling feature that social media platforms can’t resist the temptation. So after Instagram and many others who blatantly stole Snapchat’s Stories feature, meme haven Imgur is now bringing its own take on Stories in the form of

Instagram brings on board Twitter’s ex-VP of revenue product

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Instagram has hired Ameet Ranadive, Twitter’s former VP of revenue product to work as the director of product overseeing the Wellbeing team, “which helps promote positive behavior on Instagram and protects the community from bad behavior and content,” Ranadive posted on Twitter.

YouTube expands team to tackle extremist content

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Google-owned YouTube has announced to add more than 10,000 people to its content moderator team. The content moderators will be responsible to review and remove extremist content from the platform. The current team consists of around 8,000 members. In a blog

Pinterest hires former Facebook exec to lead business development

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Pinterest has hired former Facebook exec Gary Johnson to head up all business development. Johnson had been with Facebook for six years, following stints with Credit Suisse, Jefferies & Co. and Apple. In his new role, Johnson will report to Pinterest CFO

Instagram testing standalone messaging app, Direct

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Instagram is testing a new standalone messaging app called Direct as first spotted by The Verge. For now, the app is only available in Uruguay, Chile, Turkey, Italy, Portugal and Israel. “We want Instagram to be a place for all of your moments,

Chrome 63 brings new developer features and improved security

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Google has released a brand new version of Chrome which brings many useful improvements including security boost, dynamic module imports, a new site permissions dialog, redesigned chrome://flags page, Device Memory API, among other developer features. The latest software update, version 63

Facebook brings live-streaming to Messenger games

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Facebook is adding new features to its Instant Games platform including support for live streaming via Facebook Live and video chatting with fellow gamers. Instant Games, launched last November, is a platform for gaming with friends inside the Messenger chat

Amazon Prime Video is now available on Apple TV

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At last Amazon Prime Video app is available on Apple TV. The Amazon Prime Video app lets users with a Prime subscription stream Amazon exclusive shows. Apple kept the video streaming service away from Apple TV, refusing to sell Apple’s

Now import & sync your Instagram contacts with Messenger

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After allowing users to cross-post their Instagram stories on their Facebook timeline, the company is now allowing to import and sync your Instagram contacts with Messenger. The news first reported by TechCrunch states that only those contacts will be imported