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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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 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 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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While Instagram is a great platform for young people to share photos, videos and moments from their life, it can sometimes invite unwanted DMs or comments from strangers, especially if their accounts are public. To improve their experience, Instagram has introduced a number of updates that will protect young users on the platform.
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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, 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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