Tag "social media"

Beware! Group admins on WhatsApp or Facebook could be jailed for sharing fake news

By : CIOL Writers

If you are a group admin on WhatsApp or Facebook, you better be careful, because now it’s officially a criminal offence to spread rumours on social media. Offensive posts—such as rumours, fake news, morphed photographs and videos with fabricated narratives—circulated through

Boycott Snapdeal, Oops Snapchat: The curious case of mistaken identity

By : CIOL Writers

Just when you thought that things cannot get worse for Indian online marketplace Snapdeal, comes a blow from a completely unexpected quarter. Snapdeal may be bargaining hard for a potential sale to rival Flipkart behind closed doors but in the virtual

Facebook integrates reactions and @mentions into Messenger

By : CIOL Writers

After launching Messenger Day, the social media giant, Facebook is rolling out Reactions and Mentions for its Messenger platform. In a blog post, Facebook announced that the two new features are aimed to improve group conversations. “Today, we’re introducing two

Instagram now has 1mn monthly advertisers

By : CIOL Writers

Last year was an exceptional year for Instagram. The photo-sharing app launched more updates in the past 12 months than it had ever done before. And looks like the updates have paid off well. From 200,000 active advertisers last year, Instagram now claims one

Twitter launches custom profiles for business agents and customer support teams

By : CIOL Writers

Twitter is introducing yet another feature to lure customers and business agents to use its platform to boost their business. After making it easier for customers to directly message businesses, and allowing companies to add a “send a private message” button

Snapchat Spectacles now available to buy online at $129.99

By : CIOL Writers

If you’ve been a fan of Snapchat’s cool Spectacles, we have some really good news for you. Well, the funky glasses are no longer limited to Snap’s vending machines and are openly available for $129.99 at online portal Spectacles.com. But

WhatsApp Status gets a Snapchat inspired makeover

By : CIOL Writers

After rolling out Snapchat’s Stories format for iOS beta users last week, Facebook-owned WhatsApp is now completely ditching its old text-based status messages format for all the platforms. Yes, the Facebook is now copying the Stories format for the fourth

Twitter rolls out new feature, ‘Time Out’ to tackle online abuse

By : CIOL Writers

Though Twitter has been launching many features and initiatives to tackle online abuse, Twitter has been giving the pushbutton to users to block and report abusive content, until now. However, with the latest feature, Twitter is taking the control in

Only 23pc of parents monitor their kids’ internet activity

By : CIOL Writers

In today’s social media age, there are an array of tools that parents can use to oversee their kids’ online behaviour; however, only 23 percent of parents monitor the internet activity. According to ‘New Family Dynamics in a Connected World’,

Instagram to roll out ‘Live Stories’ feature globally

By : CIOL Writers

Instagram’s ‘Live Stories’ is finally going global. Instagram Stories, a clone of Snapchat, rolled out the Live stories feature in November last year, only to US users. However, the social network is ready to roll it out globally within next

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

Social apps dominate time spent on mobile with 394pc growth

By : CIOL Writers

Making the digital platform a virtual war field, a new app is reaching the play store almost every day. With the growing social media adoption, mobile app usage is also growing swiftly. However, according to a new report, this growth

No backdoor snooping in WhatsApp, claims the company

By : CIOL Writers

WhatsApp, the world’s most popular messaging platform that also offers end-to-end encryption to its users has come under scanner after a report from Guardian said that the company is not completely protecting user privacy. The Guardian reported a security flaw

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

Fact checking organisations will flag fake news for Facebook

By : CIOL Writers

Since the presidential campaign, world’s biggest social networking platform, Facebook has been receiving loads of flak and criticism for fake news. Adding to one of its many initiatives, Facebook has partnered with fact-checking organisations – Snopes, Politifact, ABC News, and

Top 10 social media highs of 2016

By : CIOL Writers

From Pokemon Go to Reliance Jio to Demonetization, social media had a lot to discuss, debate and gush over in 2016. If politically, the biggest news of 2016 was Brexit and US Presidential election, economically, demonetization detonated like a bomb

Ban-zoned Facebook reportedly trying to get back in China

By : CIOL Writers

We all are well-aware of the banning culture of China. Just to update you, recently China government banned time travel movies and shows also. Well, amongst many banned companies and brands, Facebook is also one name that was banned way

Twitter to take action against developers who misuse its data

By : CIOL Writers

Twitter says that it is expanding and fast-tracking efforts to punish those that use its data for surveillance or other activities that violate its terms of service. Making an announcement in its blog post, the social networking site said it

Hike Messenger rolls out Snapchat-inspired Hike-Stories & live filters

By : CIOL Writers

Snapchat must be so proud of its creation, Stories that almost everyone in the social networking world is introducing a copy of it under their own brand. So after Instagram and Tencent, Tiger Global-backed messaging app Hike Messenger is the next

Twitter launches TV apps and new customer support service for businesses

By : CIOL Writers

Twitter is aggressively pushing to make up for some lost ground in the social networking domain. The micro-blogging site has made two back to back updates to widen its horizons and grow its audience. On Wednesday, Twitter launched new apps