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Google Photos for iOS Gets Support for Live Photos, Split View, and More

Google has consistently been rolling out updates and new features for its Google Photos application to increase its user base. It hasn’t only been focusing on its Android platform, but also on a rival mobile operating system – iOS. The company has this time rolled out an update for Google Photos for iOS with a feature exclusive to Apple iPhone ... Read More »

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Reveals Redesigned Sharing Options on App

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg last week showed off a new build of the social network’s mobile app that features a revamped interface. Its redesigned elements are aimed at making it faster to post updates. Zuckerberg introduced the new build on an iPhone during the expansion announcement (seen at the end of the article) of Facebook Live, when he was demonstrating ... Read More »

Facebook Enters Hyperlocal Services Space in India

Facebook has silently added hyperlocal listing of service providers, listing over 80 services, ranging from plumbing, beauty, home care, pet services, medical, health, financial, and DIY services. Available on facebook.com/services, the page lets users find the best local businesses and organisations based on their reviews and ratings on Facebook, and lists their phone numbers, website, and work timings. Bookings cannot ... Read More »

Facebook Testing Weather Updates in Android, iOS Apps

Facebook is not only pioneering in the social media field but is now also diverting itself to offering other services as well. As per some users in the UK, the firm seems to be experimenting with displaying weather updates in News Feeds both in the Android and iOS apps. Users say the weather updates show up as cards along with ... Read More »

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 »