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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

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