YouTube testing automatic video chapters and timestamp button for creators

YouTube is testing two new features that are aimed at helping creators and video uploaders spend less time when editing their videos. The first feature is an automatic video chapter creator and the second is a simple timestamp button, both of which are being tested right now with a small set of people.

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Twitter to show a warning when you try to like a labeled tweet

Recently, the micro-blogging site Twitter has started showing warning who tries to like or retweet a labeled tweet. Twitter began showing a warning before the 2020 US presidential election when users tried to retweet a flagged tweet. Continue reading “Twitter to show a warning when you try to like a labeled tweet”

Google releases new AR app experience for The Mandalorian show

One of the most popular shows of 2020, Star Wars: The Mandalorian from Disney+ is getting a new AR experience from Google. Made in collaboration with LucasFilm, “The Mandalorian AR Experience” app is available for select 5G films, giving users a way to recreate some iconic moments from the show.

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Snapchat Spotlight takes on TikTok and Reels, will let creators earn money for their snaps

Snapchat has announced a new feature called Spotlight where creators will be able to create and share video clips to the public. The feature is similar to Instagram’s Reels and TikTok, and Snapchat will pay a share of $1 million every day to the creators who share the most popular clips.

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Google Phone may get rebranded to Google Call app with new icon

The stock Phone by Google app can be found on the Pixel devices and a few other smartphones as the default dialer app, with Pixel users getting some exclusive features such as Hold for me and Call Screen. The app is rumoured to be getting a rebrand with a new icon and name change to Google Call.

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Google is testing Task Mate app in India that lets you earn money by doing tasks

Google is reportedly beta testing a new app called Task Mate with select Indian users, with the idea of awarding users money for performing certain tasks. These tasks can include recording certain phrases, taking photos of businesses, etc. and the app will reward the user with real Indian rupees, which can be cashed out directly into a bank account.

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Netflix StreamFest in India on December 5-6: Watch videos for free without subscription, card details

Last month Netflix announced that it will offer free access plan for a duration of a weekend for Indian users to boost user sign-ups. Now it has announced StreamFest for an entire weekend (December 5th and 6th) that will offer free access to Netflix content for two days without any subscription. Continue reading “Netflix StreamFest in India on December 5-6: Watch videos for free without subscription, card details”

Google completes global rollout of RCS messaging; end-to-end encryption coming soon

Google has slowly been rolling out their new chat features in Messages that is based on the open Rich Communication Services (RCS) standard over the past year now. They have finally finished the rollout globally and also has begun beta testing new features in the app such as end-to-end encryption.

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Google finally brings Gmail, Drive and Fit iOS and iPad OS widgets; Calendar and Chrome widgets coming soon

With the launch of iOS 14 and iPad OS 14, Apple added support for a feature that existed previously in Android for many years — Widgets in the home screen. While many apps had widgets ready on the day of release, Google only had widgets made for Google Photos and YouTube Music. That is finally changing as Google has now released widgets for Gmail, Drive and Fit.

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WhatsApp working on advanced wallpaper options, Read Later and more

WhatsApp has recently begun testing new features in their Beta channel for both iOS and Android. These include new advanced chat wallpaper options, a new screen called Read Later which is meant to replace Archived Chats, and the ability to mute videos before sending them.

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Google Fit app update adds workout shortcuts, improved home page, weather screen updates and more

The Google Fit app for both Android, iOS and WearOS is receiving a new update that brings a bunch of new changes to the interface and some new features to keep up with the times. The home screen now shows information from connected apps along with new sharing capabilities and WearOS has new workout shortcuts along with updates to the weather screen and breathing exercises.

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Google Meet for Workspace will now indicate when a participant raises their hand

Google is releasing a new update in Meet for their Workspace customers that will help reduce interruptions during video calls. Participants can now virtually raise their hands to notify the moderators that they would like to speak or have a query.

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Google Chrome update brings tabs search, more address bar actions, performance improvements and more

Google has announced an upcoming update for their Chrome browser, bringing lots of performance improvements along with a few new features to help improve the user experience. Tabs on Chrome is gaining a search function, the omnibox is receiving new functionality, and the New Tab page is getting a small update too.

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Facebook and Instagram’s new Rights Manager tool will help creators protect their content on the platform

Facebook has introduced a new tool called the Rights Manager for content creators on Facebook and Instagram and Facebook. With it, creators on either platform have access to admin and workflow tools to manage and protect their own content.

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