Twitter adds User Search functionality for DMs in Android app

Among social media platforms, Twitter DMs is not exactly the most feature rich instant messaging service. However, the service has been steadily improving over time with features such as voice messages and more. The latest update now adds a search bar to Direct Messages to the Android app.

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Twitter said to introduce “Twitter Blue” subscription service with “Undo Send”, “Collections” and more

After months of rumours of Twitter releasing a new subscription-based service for their platform, we may finally have a name for the service – Twitter Blue. According to software reverse engineer, Jane Manchun Wong, Twitter Blue will be a paid subscription that will provide various benefits such as Undo Tweets, Collections and more.

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Facebook rolls media campaign to prevent COVID-19 misinformation spread in India

Social Media giant Facebook has announced the beginning of a new campaign that is designed to target the spread of misinformation regarding the pandemic and the vaccine drive in India. These include stopping the spread of posts that contain wrong information, a series of adverts in the platform and more.

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Instagram introduces the ability to add Pronouns in a user’s profile

Instagram is now introducing a update in their app that allows users to add their pronouns as a separate field in their profile. Instagram has a set of 41 pronouns for users to choose from, and will be available in certain countries at launch.

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Skype introduces “Name Your Call” feature to help differentiate between multiple video calls

When you have multiple calls scheduled, it can sometimes be confusing to remember what was the purpose for each meeting. To help with this issue, Skype is introducing a new feature called “Name Your Call”, which allows users to customize certain aspects of a call to make them uniquely identifiable.

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Spotify update adds podcast timestamp sharing, enables Canvas sharing on Snapchat and more

Spotify, one of the world’s biggest music and podcast streaming platforms, has announced three new feature updates that will improve some social sharing aspects of the service. Users can now add timestamps when sharing podcasts, and Canvas is getting some extra capabilities.

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WhatsApp will begin restricting features unless you agree to Facebook’s data sharing policies

The May 15th deadline for accepting WhatsApp’s new terms of service (TOS) and privacy policy is approaching. In an effort to ensure that people will agree to the changes, WhatsApp will begin showing persistent notifications and eventually will start restricting features to the user.

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Facebook Messenger and Instagram get new themes, visual replies, improved read receipts and more

Facebook Messenger and Instagram have introduced a lot of new features to their iOS and Android apps, such as the ability for chat archiving, improved read receipts, visual replies, new themes and more.

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OnePlus Clipt app lets you transfer text, photos, and files between your Android phone and PC

Transferring data between Android and your PC or Mac can sometimes be a pain point for many reasons, such as not having a cable, Bluetooth is simply too slow, or the file size is too large. OnePlus has now come with a solution with an app called Clipt that makes use of your Google Drive cloud storage as a means of transferring files.

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Clubhouse for Android finally starts rolling out in beta

Clubhouse has finally started rolling out its audio conversation app to Android users in beta, months after it was launched for iPhone. It still needs an invitation to sign up as a part of the company’s effort to keep the growth measured, ensuring that each new community member can bring along a few close friends. Continue reading “Clubhouse for Android finally starts rolling out in beta”

Gboard app now available for Wear OS bringing enhanced suggestions, multi-language support and more

Google has finally added Gboard app for Wear OS that lets you message easily with voice, using the QWERTY keyboard or use gestures. This also brings enhanced suggestions and corrections, multi-language support and lots more features. Continue reading “Gboard app now available for Wear OS bringing enhanced suggestions, multi-language support and more”

Twitter is testing Tip Jar feature on Android and iOS to give and receive money

Twitter has announced that it has started testing a new Tip jar feature that lets people to send and receive tips on Twitter. You can send someone a tip through several payment services by tapping the new Tip Jar icon on their profile. Continue reading “Twitter is testing Tip Jar feature on Android and iOS to give and receive money”

WhatsApp working on easier Search feature for Stickers on iOS and Android

While Stickers are a great way to express yourself in WhatsApp, finding the right sticker at the right moment can sometimes prove to be difficult. To solve, the developers of WhatsApp are reportedly working on a feature that will allow users to quickly search for a Sticker right from the text box.

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Twitter will request users to review tweets that contain potentially harmful or offensive words

Twitter is introducing a new feature in their Android and iOS apps, which will prompt users to review their replies if Twitter detects potentially harmful or offensive in the reply. The goal behind this feature is to try and discourage users from posting such tweets, and as a result, make Twitter a more positive experience on the whole.

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YouTube testing built-in translation for desktops and the mobile app interfaces

Google’s translation capabilities are some of the best in the industry. So it is no surprise when Google brings those capabilities to various services they offer. YouTube is now testing translation options in its interface on both the desktop client and the mobile app.

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