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Skype testing end-to-end encryption for private chats

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Microsoft announced that end-to-end encrypted conversations are coming to Skype. Microsoft is integrating the open source Signal protocol, used by WhatsApp, Google, Facebook and Signal itself, into test versions of Skype as ‘Private Conversations‘ for end-to-end encrypted communications. “Skype is one of the

WhatsApp now lets Android users switch from voice to video calls

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WhatsApp has launched a new feature for its Android users which lets them switch between voice and video calls or vice versa. The feature first spotted by WABetaInfo, is only available in beta phase and will roll out with the

Facebook to prioritize posts from friends, family over publishers

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Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg is planning to bring a big change to the social network’s news feed. The company said that it will be changing the News Feed to prioritize more posts from friends and family members over local publishers

WhatsApp bug lets anyone infiltrate your group chat

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Security researchers have revealed a vulnerability in WhatsApp that it possible to infiltrate private group chats without admin permission. According to a report in Wired, the researchers say that anyone who controls WhatsApp’s servers can add people into private group chats, without getting

Facebook testing new feature that lets you find local news & events

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Facebook is making it easier for its users to find local news from verified sources. According to a Recode report, the social networking giant is testing a feature called “Today In”, a mix of a city-specific event, announcements, and local

Facebook to shut down its personal assistant ‘M’

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It’s time up for Facebook’s personal assistant ‘M‘ as users received messages yesterday that Facebook is shutting down the service on January 19th. The company confirmed the news in a statement to The Verge. Facebook first unveiled M in 2015 as part of its Messenger app.

You may soon post your Instagram Stories directly on WhatsApp

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Facebook-owned Instagram is testing a feature that allows users to post their Instagram Stories directly on WhatsApp. The new feature confirmed by TechCrunch, lets users post photos, videos, and gifs as their WhatsApp status which will disappear after 24 hours.

WhatsApp stops working for Windows 8.0; BlackBerry 10 OS gets a short reprieve

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WhatsApp has stopped working on platforms like Windows 8.0 or older, BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10 OS. The company had announced it would stop supporting these platforms from 31st December 2017. However, it looks like Blackberry 10 OS users are getting

Snapchat brings ‘2017 in review’ feature

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As the curtains fall on the current year, Snapchat has introduced a new feature that offers users 2017 in review using the pictures and videos that they have taken. The feature seems similar to Facebook’s ‘Best of 2017’ auto-created video. To

Now android apps will run in the background in Chrome OS

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It’s been a while now that Google has been running Android apps on Chromebook. But these applications do not work in the background. Thankfully, Google will soon fix this. According to 9to5Google, with an upcoming update to Chrome OS, Android

Instagram adds ‘Recommended for You’ feature on your timeline

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Instagram is quietly rolling out a new feature ‘Recommended for You’ that will recommend posts for the users based on the accounts he/she follows. The new feature will contain three to five suggested posts and will be displayed while you browse

Facebook asking new users to use names as per Aadhaar to signup

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Facebook is testing a new feature where new users are asked to enter their names as per their Aadhaar card. Since it’s being tested with a small population in India, not all users may be able to see this. The

Snapchat testing ‘Stories Everywhere’ to boost user growth

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Amid growing competition from the likes of Facebook and Instagram, and stagnant user growth, Snapchat is developing a new feature that will let users share stories outside the Snapchat app, according to a report from live streaming news network Cheddar. The report

HQ Trivia is finally coming to Android

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HQ Trivia, the live trivia app is finally coming to Android. Created by Vine co-founders Rus Yusupov and Colin Kroll, the app was previously available on iOS. Android users can pre-register to download the app on Google Play Store. HQ

Julian Assange’s twitter account restored after going offline for a couple of hours

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s twitter account @JulianAssange has been restored after mysteriously disappearing for a few hours. Users who tried to search for Assange’s account between 5.30 am and 6.30 am Indian time on Monday got the message “Sorry, that page

WhatsApp to stop working on Blackberry 10 OS and Windows Phone 8.0 from December 31

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Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp will stop working on some of the major platforms by the end of the year. The messaging service has confirmed that it is ending support for Blackberry OS, Blackberry 10 and Windows Phone 8.0 from December

Netflix supports HDR streaming on Windows 10

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Netflix has announced support for HDR streaming on Windows 10 platform. The feature will work on both Microsoft Edge browser and Netflix app on Windows 10. The company wrote in a blog post on Medium, “With HDR enabled, fans can

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