Facebook Lasso TikTok like lip-syncing app for Android and iOS released

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Facebook has released the Lasso app that lets users create fun short videos that are aimed to compete with TikTok. This move is to bring back teens which Facebook lost in 2018. Lasso lets users record themselves dancing and lip-syncing to music.

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Chrome 71 to warn users of websites with insufficient mobile subscription information pages

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With Chrome 71 that will be released in December 2018, Chrome will show a warning sign about the insufficient mobile subscription information pages, so that users can make informed decisions when signing up to mobile-based subscription services. Continue reading “Chrome 71 to warn users of websites with insufficient mobile subscription information pages”

Vine successor ‘Byte’ short-video looping app to launch in 2019

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Creators of Vine has now announced the spiritual successor app dubbed ‘Byte’ which is a new video looping app. Not much is known about the app except for the fact that it is set to launch in the spring of 2019. Dom Hofmann says that it is officially the projects formerly known as v2. Continue reading “Vine successor ‘Byte’ short-video looping app to launch in 2019”

Facebook Portal and Portal+ video calling devices with Alexa, AI smart camera tech go on sale in the US

Facebook Portal

Facebook introduced Portal and Portal+ video calling devices back in October. The company has clarified some privacy concerns saying that Facebook does not listen to, view or keep the contents of your Portal video calls and all the video calls are encrypted, the Smart Camera and Smart Sound use AI technology that runs locally on Portal, not on Facebook servers.  Continue reading “Facebook Portal and Portal+ video calling devices with Alexa, AI smart camera tech go on sale in the US”

Google Photos update hints at restoring backups while charging, guidance for backup conditions

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Google Photos has gained a new update which doesn’t bring any major changes to the surface. However, a teardown reveals that there might be a new informative boxes coming that can explain why backups aren’t running, and the ability to backup only when charging the phone might be making a return.  Continue reading “Google Photos update hints at restoring backups while charging, guidance for backup conditions”

Facebook Messenger to get message recall feature

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WhatsApp got the message recall feature last year, now the Facebook is gearing up to bring the new feature. In the release rotes of its iOS app version 191.0, the company has mentioned it is planning to introduce color gradients, and a re-skinned interface in the next few weeks.

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Hackers publish private messages from at least 81,000 Facebook accounts, Rogue Browser extension blamed

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According to a BBC Report, Hackers said to have compromised and published private messages from at least 81,000 Facebook users’ accounts. The perpetrators said that they had details from a total of 120 million accounts, which they were attempting to sell. However, Facebook says that its security has not been compromised. Continue reading “Hackers publish private messages from at least 81,000 Facebook accounts, Rogue Browser extension blamed”

WhatsApp beta for Android gets ‘Reply Privately’ and Unicode 11 Emojis

WhatsApp for Android is getting a brand new beta update that brings features like ‘Reply Privately’ as the name suggests, it allows you to privately reply a message received in a group. Continue reading “WhatsApp beta for Android gets ‘Reply Privately’ and Unicode 11 Emojis”

Google to end support for old Google Contacts app on February 12, 2019

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Google recently replaced old Google Contacts app with a new version that has a material design. The company launched new contacts in 2015 to provide a modern, smart, and quick contact management experience. With the recent launch of new contacts, it now has many comparable features from old Contacts and more. Continue reading “Google to end support for old Google Contacts app on February 12, 2019”

Instagram confirms it is working on new ad type “Promote” for Stories, launches Analytics in beta

Instagram is working on a new ad type called “Promote” for Stories to allow business pages to show their slideshows to more users without doing much work. Admins can choose to auto-target users similar to their followers, people in a certain location, or use all of Instagram’s targeting parameters. Continue reading “Instagram confirms it is working on new ad type “Promote” for Stories, launches Analytics in beta”

Instagram Stories gets Shazam integration

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Apple-owned Shazam has announced a new partnership with Instagram that will allow its users to share Shazams onto their Insta stories. The new feature is already available for iOS users who download the latest versions of both apps. Android users will be able to access the new functionality soon. Continue reading “Instagram Stories gets Shazam integration”

Twitter adds new floating compose button for iOS

Twitter has added a new compose button to its official iOS mobile app that is designed for one-handed scrolling and tweet composing. Pressing and hold the icon gives you access to drafts, photos, and the GIF gallery. It is present on the bottom, it can be tapped to start composing a tweet.  Continue reading “Twitter adds new floating compose button for iOS”

WhatsApp Status to start showing ads soon, confirms Vice President Chris Daniels

Back in August, WhatsApp was reported to display ads in the Status section, and now the company’s Vice President Chris Daniels confirmed that the company is going to put advertisements in its ‘Status’ feature. This clears the air on Facebook’s monetization efforts towards WhatsApp. Continue reading “WhatsApp Status to start showing ads soon, confirms Vice President Chris Daniels”

Twitter testing ability to switch timeline between latest and top Tweets on iOS

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Twitter has announced that it is testing a new way to display Tweets in the feed. The company will now allow you to switch your timeline between the latest and top Tweets. This will bring the latest Tweets to the top in you want to know what’s been happening.  Continue reading “Twitter testing ability to switch timeline between latest and top Tweets on iOS”

Gboard for Android and iOS gets Emoji-style Mini stickers that look like you

Gboard Mini

Google has introduced Emoji style Mini stickers for Gboard. These sticker versions of the emoji you use every day are customizable so you can make them look just like you. Minis use a combination of machine learning and artistry to create illustrated stickers based on your selfie. Continue reading “Gboard for Android and iOS gets Emoji-style Mini stickers that look like you”