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How to Read a Deleted WhatsApp Message Someone Sent You

HIGHLIGHTS WhatsApp “Delete for Everyone” can be thwarted The new method requires third-party app, or stock widgets The deleted messages can be accessed via notification log WhatsApp, one of the most widely used instant messaging apps, rolled out “Delete for Everyone” feature recently. But do deleted messages really disappear from the phone? A new report claims that WhatsApp messages that are deleted are actually ... Read More »

Social media apps have changed the way parents, college students keep in touch

Every Sunday evening when she was in college, Vicki Ganniger took a roll of quarters to a pay phone and called home. “We called our parents once a week on Sundays,” said Ganniger, who graduated from Quincy University in Illinois 26 years ago. “That was the rule.” Now, Ganniger keeps in touch with her daughter, Katie, a freshman at Columbia ... Read More »

Yes You Can Now Actually Get a Degree in Being a ‘Social Media Influencer’

Fashion enthusiasts looking to get the perfect Instagram shot or to boost their social media followings and engagement can now get a degree in being a social media influencer from Condé Nast Italia’s “Social Academy.” According to WWD, the “certified postgraduate degree academic program” — which will be taught with support from Milan’s SDA Bocconi School of Management — is geared towards those with aspirations of becoming ... Read More »

Popular apps with social media features that you may have missed

Apps with no background in social media have started incorporating some mode of communication to keep users hooked up longer, and share more with friends. New Delhi: Most smartphone users rely on messengers WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger or social media apps such or Twitter or LinkedIn to chat, share photos, or even location with friends and family members. Interestingly, these features ... Read More »

Facebook Dealt Setback by EU Court Adviser in Privacy Dispute

Facebook was dealt a setback on Tuesday when an adviser to the top European Union court said any data protection authority in the bloc had the power to take action against it for breaching privacy laws. Facebook has its European headquarters in Ireland and has argued that only the Irish data protection authority has the power to police it for its processing of ... Read More »

Instagram Now Lets You Live Stream With a Friend

Instagram on Tuesday announced users can now live stream with a friend. Called ‘going live with a friend’, the new feature can be found in version 20 of the Instagram app for Android and iOS, already live on the respective app stores. The feature will be rolling out globally in the coming weeks, the Facebook-owned photo-sharing network said. Detailing the new ... Read More »

Facebook partners with dealership sites to make car buying easier on Marketplace

Image: Facebook Facebook today announced a series of partnerships with auto dealership listing sites to make it easier to buy and sell vehicles on its Marketplace platform. Since Marketplace’s launch in October 2016, Facebook has seen a huge upswell in car listings, with the platform already featuring a dedicated vehicles category that lets you search by make, year, milage, and price. ... Read More »

Social media ‘bots’ tried to influence the U.S. election. Germany may be next

On 3 September, as German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her main opponent Martin Schulz faced off in an election debate that many viewers panned as more of a duet than a duel, a far livelier effort was underway on social media. People on Twitter started using the hashtag #verräterduell, which translates as “duel of traitors” and mirrors the claim by ... Read More »

Twitter Testing Tweetstorm Feature on Android: Report

  HIGHLIGHTS Twitter testing feature that will simplify how users post “tweetstorms” Hidden inside the Android app is a way to write a “tweetstorm” The feature is yet to be made available for the public Micro-blogging website Twitter is reportedly testing a feature that will simplify the way users post “tweetstorms” – a series of related tweets posted by a user in ... Read More »

Is Social Media Helping Or Hurting Your Running?

Whether it’s posting race selfies on Instagram or sharing training routes on Strava, runners are more connected than ever thanks to social media. For the most part, social networks are a great way for runners to swap stories, get advice and cheer each other on. But runners should be careful about how they interpret those steady streams of images and updates, ... Read More »