Twitter reports $1.19 billion in total revenue during Q2 2021; reached 206 million average monetizable daily active users

Twitter has released their earnings report for the second quarter of 2021, recording a total revenue of $1.19 billion globally, which equates to a growth of 74% YoY. Along with this, their average monetizable daily active users have increased by 11% YoY to a total of 206 million users.

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Zoom gets support for Apps to help improve productivity during calls

Zoom, the well-known video conferencing app, has released an update that enables support for Zoom Apps, which integrates many popular apps directly into Zoom Meetings. These apps are designed to provide extra functionality such as whiteboarding, project management, note-taking, gaming, and more.

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Twitter is testing downvoting button for replies to understand which replies to show

When it comes to reacting to content found on social media, platforms often only offer a ‘Like’ button, and rarely provide the option to dislike something. Now, for some iOS users, Twitter is testing a downvoting button for reply tweets, with the goal of understanding what kind of replies to show users.

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Google Chrome update brings Per-site permissions, new Chrome actions and more

Google has rolled out a new update to their Chrome web browser, bringing three new features to their Desktop and Android platforms. These include per-site permissions, three new Chrome actions, and improved Site isolation and phishing detection.

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YouTube acquires simsim to bolster Indian retail shopping capabilities

Shopping online is becoming increasingly popular, and there is a rising need to shop for products that a user may come across in a video or on social media. To bridge this gap, YouTube has announced their acquisition of simsim, who specializes in connecting local businesses, influencers and customers.

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Netflix to introduce gaming on mobile devices at no extra cost

It is easy to argue that Netflix is very popular among streaming services, and soon, they are planning to dip their toes into the gaming industry too. In an earnings report for Q2, 2021, Netflix unveiled their plans to further expand into games, which will be included in a member’s  existing Netflix subscription at no additional cost.

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Google will soon begin upgrading all Hangouts users to Google Chat, but you can opt out for now

Google Hangouts is one step closer to become a software of the past as the company has announced that it will begin upgrading Hangout users to Google Chat, unless they explicitly opt out, starting from August 16, 2021.

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WhatsApp will now allow users to join ongoing group video calls

Missing out on a group video calls with your friends and family is not a great feeling. To solve this, WhatsApp has released a new update that will allow users to join existing calls and also rejoin ongoing calls if they momentarily leave.

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World Emoji Day 2021: New emoji draft including saluting face, biting lip previewed

As a part of World Emoji Day 2021, new emoji draft candidates have been reviewed and the final approval for these emojis will take place in September 2021. Continue reading “World Emoji Day 2021: New emoji draft including saluting face, biting lip previewed”

Clubhouse Backchannel private messaging feature begins rollout for iOS and Android

After being leaked a few weeks ago, Clubhouse has begun rolling out their private messaging feature called Backchannels to both the iOS and Android app. The feature will enable both 1-on-1 and group conversations, expanding upon the ways of communicating on the app.

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WhatsApp multi-device feature begins rolling out in limited public beta

Recently, there were reports of WhatsApp opening a public beta for the long-awaited multi-device feature. Now finally, WhatsApp has officially started rolling out the multi-device feature in a limited public beta testing program. Continue reading “WhatsApp multi-device feature begins rolling out in limited public beta”

Netflix introduces Kids Top 10 rows and kids recap emails for parents

Netflix Kids is a great feature in the streaming platform that allows kids to enjoy curated age-appropriate content that parents don’t need to worry about. The feature is getting two new updates that will provide parents with more information about their child’s streaming habits and a new top 10 row to help kids choose what to watch on Netflix.

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Twitter is shutting down Fleets due to lack of engagement

Just a year after introducing the feature, Twitter Fleets will no longer be available in the platform after August 3, 2021. The feature was initially introduced to get around a user’s anxiety when tweeting their thoughts, however, the company noticed that it was being used by people who tweet the most.

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Instagram introduces Security Checkup to help keep accounts secure

Losing access to your social media account can be very problematic, making it very important to keep it secure. For this, Instagram has announced a new Security Checkup, where users will be able to check login activity, review profile information, confirm the accounts that share login information and update account recovery contact information.

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