Facebook to start testing GIF button for comments

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It looks like soon you will be able to comment on Facebook using GIFs. The social network has confirmed it plans to begin testing a GIF button for comments, according to TechCrunch. The GIF button will allow users to  post the animated images as responses in comments.
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Google is said to be working on a new social app for sharing and editing photos

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Google is working on a social app that will allow users to edit and share photos in small groups, according to a latest report from TechCrunch. Earlier this week, Apple launched Clips video creation and sharing app for iPhone and iPad. The report says Google’s new app will come with some of the same features as Clips.

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Google Talk will be replaced as Hangouts on June 26

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Google is streamlining Hangouts experience for users. The company has announced that it will shut down Google Talks aka Gtalk/GChat feature in Gmail on June 26 and it will be replaced with Hangouts. Users will be  will automatically be transitioned to Hangouts.
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Opera Mini for Android Download manger gets automatic music and video scanning, Facebook notification bar and more

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Opera has updated its Opera Mini for Android that brings several new features. When users visit social media, MP3, or movie download sites, Opera Mini will automatically scan it for the direct download links under the Extreme Mode. The downloadable content will appear like a delicious buffet menu ready for their selection. This auto scan feature is now available on Facebook, Pagalworld, Tubidy, DJPunjab and a few others. The list will continue growing, says Opera.
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Over 180 Million Indians are watching videos on mobile, says YouTube

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YouTube has announced that more than 180 million Indians are watching videos on mobile phones. The video sharing service revealed that 2016 was the year of online creators in India with 14 creators hitting 1 million subscribers every month. Continue reading “Over 180 Million Indians are watching videos on mobile, says YouTube”

Google to kill SMS support for Hangouts for Android on May 22

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Google added SMS support in Hangouts for Android back in 2013 to encourage use of Hangouts so they can read instant-messages sent them over SMS in case they don’t have an internet connection. After some reports in 2014 and 2015 that said that Google will kill support for carrier SMS and MMS, Google has decided to kill SMS support for Hangouts in May, 2017. Continue reading “Google to kill SMS support for Hangouts for Android on May 22”

Facebook Live Video broadcast now available for desktop

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Facebook has expanded its live video functionality beyond mobile. The social network will now allow users to start a live video directly from your desktops and laptops. Until now, this feature was only available for mobile. Continue reading “Facebook Live Video broadcast now available for desktop”

Google adds audio calling for Duo, file sharing to Allo and updates Photos

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Google has announced an array of updates to a bunch of its apps, at an event in in São Paulo, Brazil. The company has added new feature to Duo, Allo and Photos apps. Continue reading “Google adds audio calling for Duo, file sharing to Allo and updates Photos”

Google Maps now lets you share your location in real-time

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Google is making it easier for its users to share their location. The company is rolling out real-time location sharing feature to Google Maps on Android and iOS. The person you are sharing your location with will be able to see it on Android, iPhone, mobile web, and even desktop.

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Nokia and Facebook complete multiple submarine field trials

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Nokia and Facebook announced the successful completion of a series of field trials of new optical digital signal processing technologies over a 5,500-kilometre transatlantic subsea link between New York and Ireland. To increase the capacity capabilities of submarine fibre to cope with bandwidth-hungry applications, the companies tested Nokia Bell Labs’ new probabilistic constellation shaping (PCS) technology. Continue reading “Nokia and Facebook complete multiple submarine field trials”

Google Search app gets shortcuts for restaurants, news, popular tools and more

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Google has added quick shortcuts for popular tools, points of interests, cafes, restaurants and more to its Search app on Android and iOS and on Google.com. Additional shortcuts like translate, nearby attractions, flights, hotels, internet speed test, currency converter, and more are available for Android users. These shortcuts will be present below the search bar. Continue reading “Google Search app gets shortcuts for restaurants, news, popular tools and more”

Apple launches Clips video creation and sharing app for iPhone and iPad

apple clip appApple has introduced Clips, a new video app that allow users to create short videos, by adding photos, filters, music. It takes cues from Snapchat, Instagram and Prisma and lets you make vibrant and creative videos that can be shared with friends the Messages app or popular social networks.
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Paytm rolls out free wallet insurance cover for all its users

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Paytm has introduced a new insurance cover to protect the money in your Paytm Wallet in case of theft, loss of device or unauthorized access. Dubbed as Wallet Insurance, all Paytm users with balance in their wallets are automatically covered under this scheme at no additional cost and the lost money would be refunded to their Paytm Wallets.
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