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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

Tinder’s security flaw gives access to user’s account using only the phone number

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A major vulnerability has been revealed in Tinder app by security researchers at AppSecure. The issue left Tinder accounts potentially exposed to infiltrators by only requiring a phone number to log in. This was due to issues with the Facebook API

Instagram Direct adds replay option to enhance privacy controls

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Instagram has introduced a new feature which lets users view the message once or multiple times in Instagram Direct camera. The new replay privacy controls allow senders to control whether the recipients can view the images or video only once, replay it

Twitter bans bulk tweeting to fight spam

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In a bid to fight spam and political propaganda bot, Twitter has announced a set of changes and new developer guidelines meant to fight off automated actions and to make it harder for “tweetdeckers” to flood the social network. Starting on March 23rd,

Snapchat brings new features including GIF stickers via Giphy

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Snapchat has introduced a couple of new features to make the app more appealing to its users. The company has introduced support for GIF stickers via Giphy to your posts. The new feature is similar to the one Instagram introduced

Twitter ends support for Mac desktop app

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Twitter has announced that it is ending support for the unpopular Twitter for Mac app and that the app has been pulled from the web and the App Store. Users have 30 days, starting on February 16, before the app will no

Facebook Messenger Kids now available for Android users in the US

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Facebook’s Messenger Kids which lets parents control who kids can talk to is arriving on Android in the US. TechCrunch first reported on the Android rollout. The app gives parents the control over who their kids talk to, allowing them to

YouTube TV gets more channels and a price hike

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YouTube TV is adding new channels from Turner network, including TNT, TBS, Cartoon Network, CNN, Turner Classic Movies, National Basketball League, Major League Baseball network and a few others. But all this is coming with a price hike. Starting March 13th,

Facebook launches Lists, a feature that lets users create their own list

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Facebook has launched a new feature called “Lists”. As per a TechCrunch report, the feature allows users to make a list of various things including New Year’s resolution, daily to-do things, restaurants to try, travel ideas and many more. The

Vimeo announces two new tools to help creators grow their business

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Vimeo, the video-sharing website has announced two new tools to help creators grow and expand their audiences. The new tools are called Simulcast- allows live video to be streamed to Facebook, YouTube, Twitch, and Periscope at the same time and Publish

LinkedIn launches Scheduler to ease the recruiting process

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Scheduling the time to set up an interview can be time-consuming and lead candidates to drop off from the hiring process. LinkedIn, the professional social network website has launched a new tool called Scheduler that eases the hiring process. Scheduler

Facebook app is now available on Reliance JioPhone

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Facebook is now available on Reliance Jio 4G feature phone. This new version of the Facebook app is built specially for Jio KaiOS, a web based operating system designed for JioPhone, so that its users get the best experience of

Facebook is adding a news section to Watch

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Facebook is creating a news section within it’s video platform Watch to feature breaking news stories, the head of the company’s journalism project, Campbell Brown, said at Recode’s Code Media conference on Monday. The move comes weeks after Facebook announced it would play

Facebook testing ‘downvote’ button to flag inappropriate comments

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Facebook is testing a new feature called ‘downvote’ button which lets users flag inappropriate comments and provide feedback about them. The downvote button will help clean up your timeline of hateful comments and fake news posts. Facebook confirmed the feature

Instagram to alert users for Stories captured through screenshots

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Instagram is testing a feature that will let you know if someone has taken a screenshot of your story. The photo-sharing platform is also warning users that the next time they try to save someone else’s story, that person will be

WhatsApp launches digital payments service for beta users in India

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WhatsApp has made its person-to-person payments feature available to beta users in India. The feature lets users send money to other WhatsApp users. However, the feature is currently available to limited users in India. WhatsApp has reportedly signed up a number

Twitter reports first-ever net profit

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After a wait of 12 long years, Twitter reported a net profit for the first time pulling in $91 million on $732 million in revenue, a 2 percent rise year-over-year. Though the overall user numbers were flat, but the company was still

Snapchat to stream key moments from Winter Olympics’18

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Snap announced that it will live stream key moments from the 2018 Winter Olympics Games in South Korea. Starting February 10, Snapchat will broadcast video from NBC’s live broadcast of the Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, from the app’s Discover page. NBC

Google Photos now creates theme-based movies on demand

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and Google wants to cash in on the opportunity. Google Photos has launched a new feature that lets you turn your photos into specially themed videos. While you must be thinking that the

Instagram testing sharing others’ posts on your story

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Instagram is testing a feature that lets you share posts from other users on your Instagram Story, as reported by TechCrunch. The feature will be similar to Regram feature. The feature was first spotted by app developer Zachary Shakked. The feature