Twitter API v2 update adds Spaces search endpoints to improve Spaces discoverability

Twitter appears to be quite invested in their their Spaces feature as they have announced new features in the Twitter API that will provide developers with tools to make Spaces more discoverable. Along with this, Twitter is also working on features for the future such as reminders and various tools for Spaces Hosts.

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WhatsApp testing 90 days option for Disappearing Messages feature

Back in November last year, WhatsApp introduced the 7 days option for Disappearing Messages feature, and the company has been working on expanding the feature to include a 24-hour option as well. Now, WhatsApp is reportedly testing a new option for this feature. Continue reading “WhatsApp testing 90 days option for Disappearing Messages feature”

YouTube search will now show video chapters and results from other language videos

Searching on YouTube is an important tool that allow users to find different types of content on the video streaming platform. The feature is now getting an update where YouTube will begin showing video chapters right in the search results, show search results from other languages and more.

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Spotify for Wear OS update adds support for offline music and podcast listening

Spotify has announced a new update to their Wear OS app that will allow premium users to download music and podcasts directly onto their smartwatch for offline listening.

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WhatsApp cross-platform chat history transfer will first be available on the Galaxy Fold 3

Over the last few months, WhatsApp has been testing a new feature that will allow users to transfer their chat history between Android and iOS smartphones. The feature has finally begun rolling out to the public, however it is currently limited only to the newly launched Samsung Galaxy Fold 3.

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Instagram will now allow people to limit comments and DM requests, show stronger harassments warnings and more

Lately, Instagram has been steadily improving upon the tools available to combat abusive behaviours and harassment on the platform. The latest update will help prevent users from receiving unwanted comments and DMs with a new feature called ‘Limits’ and also show stronger warnings to discourage harassment.

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Twitter introduces a number of visual changes and updates for web and mobile

Over the last few months, Twitter has been introducing a number of smaller visual changes and updates to their platform. The latest update now adds support for their ‘Chirp’ font, an updated colour palette to draw attention to the content on the platform and more.

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Facebook Transfer Your Information tool update adds new UI, support for simultaneous multiple data transfers and more

Facebook has introduced a number of updates to their Transfer Your Information (TYI) tool that improves upon the user experience, adds two new supported destinations, a new data type and more.

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Google Maps for iOS update adds iMessage live location sharing, new widgets and more

Google Maps has announced a new update for their iOS app that adds a couple of new features such as a dark mode, two new widgets and the ability to share live location on iMessage.

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WhatsApp ‘view once’ feature for photos and videos rolling out for everyone starting this week

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Update: August 4, 2021: Facebook has confirmed the roll-out of WhatsApp View Once photos and videos feature to everyone starting this week, after beta testing is back in June. These disappear from the chat after they’ve been opened. Continue reading “WhatsApp ‘view once’ feature for photos and videos rolling out for everyone starting this week”

Telegram update v7.9 brings support for group videos calls up to a 1000 participants, screen sharing with sound and more

Telegram has begun rolling a new update to their instant messaging app on iOS and Android which adds support for multiple new features such as the ability to have group video calls with up to a 1000 participants, higher quality video messages, screen sharing with sound, improved chat animations and more.

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Twitter begins testing Shop module, an in-app shopping feature for select iOS users starting from the US

Twitter has begun a pilot test for their new Shop module for select users in the United States. The feature will allow users to explore shoppable products from profiles and provide a pathway for them to purchase it.

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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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