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Facebook Is Trying to Get Its Users to Share More About Their Personal Lives

Facebook, like an old “friend” from high school who wants to get coffee and catch up some time, wishes it knew more about your personal life. At least, that’s according to a couple of reports this week outlining a sharp decline in “original,” personal posts from its users, and what Facebook is trying to do to reverse the trend. According ... Read More »

WhatsApp for iOS Gets Bold, Italics, Strikethrough Text Formatting Options

Earlier this month, WhatsApp rolled out an update that introduced text formatting options such as bold and italics for Android. The options at that time only showed up for Google Play beta testers. However, the same feature has now started rolling out to regular users as well, starting with iOS, and also bring the strikethrough formatting feature. WhatsApp for iOS ... Read More »

Twitter Makes Its Photos More Accessible for the Visually Challenged

The hard truth is that not every company is working as hard as it should be to make its services accessible to people who are physically challenged. Which is what makes Twitter’s recent announcement laudable. The micro-blogging platform on Tuesday announced that it is adding a layer of compatibility to photos which improves accessibility for the visually challenged. Twitter is ... Read More »

Instagram Boosts Video Length Limit to 60 Seconds

Instagram, the popular Facebook-owned image sharing service, back in 2013 first introduced support for videos as well. Until now, the service let users upload videos with a time limit of 15 seconds. However, the company on Tuesday announced that it has extended the video length limit to 60 seconds. “We want to bring you fun, flexible, and creative ways to ... Read More »

Hamas Slams Twitter for Closing Its Accounts

The Palestinian militant group Hamas lashed out at Twitter on Friday, after the social media giant allegedly closed a number of its accounts. The party’s military wing, the Ezzedine Al-Qassam Brigades, said its English and Arabic-language accounts had been closed for the third time in two weeks. One of the closed accounts had more than 140,000 followers, it said in ... Read More »

Twitter Makes It Easier to Share Tweets Through Direct Messages

Twitter on Tuesday added a button that lets people easily share ‘tweets’ in direct messages. The move came as an acknowledgement of the appeal of one-to-one connections to users of the popular one-to-many messaging service, and as Twitter worked to ramp use of its platform. Millions of direct messages are sent daily at Twitter, and the number of tweets shared ... Read More »

Facebook Ramps Up Live Video to Challenge Twitter’s Periscope

Facebook on Wednesday ramped up its challenge to Twitter-owned Periscope with upgrades to the social network’s live video broadcasting feature. People using the Live streaming feature at Facebook will be able to “broadcast” to groups at the social network or in scheduled “events.” Scheduled events can even be used for online question-and-answer sessions. “We hope this new ability to both ... Read More »

Kik Messenger Gets a Bot Store, ‘Wubbles’, and More

Kik Messenger app on Wednesday announced a new bot store from where users can easily pull information, find gifs, play games, and more using the help of artificial intelligence – bots. The messenger application in the past already has offered bots that converse with the users over text and perform common Web tasks. However, now users can do a lot ... Read More »

The Importance of Instagram Followers

Instagram is one of the most prominent platforms for sharing photos and videos across the world. It is a one-of-a-kind medium for sharing special moments and interacting with fans around the world.  It is the most preferred networking site that offers business owners a good opportunity to advertise their products and services. If you are on a quest for prosperity ... Read More »

WhatsApp Brouhaha Breaks Out in Brazil

A Brazilian judge on Thursday lifted the ban a different judge had imposed on WhatsApp hours earlier, according to reports. It did not seem reasonable to affect millions of users to penalize Facebook, WhatsApp’s owner, for failing to cooperate with judicial rulings, the judge reportedly said, suggesting that the imposition of a larger fine would have been more appropriate. The ... Read More »