Social Media

Facebook Messenger Might Soon have ‘Optional’ End-to-End Encryption

June 6, 2016, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Facebook might soon adopt the encryption policies of WhatsApp. The company, which has come out in support of Apple against its legal battle against FBI, is now said to be working on an end-to-end encryption setup for its Messenger app on smartphones, said a report. This would let users to send messages that won’t be […]

Facebook’s New AI Tool Perceives Texts with Near-Human Accuracy

June 3, 2016, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Facebook’s Artificial Intelligence is getting better. After their successful tryst with machine learning in Messenger, the company is now revealing an even further advanced way to rev up its AI integration in Messengers and with chatbots; DeepText. It’s the new text-learning tool from Facebook that’s expected to make its debut in Messenger. According to claims […]

Twitter Officially Leaving Behind Some of its Salient Features

May 26, 2016, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Twitter was previously ridiculed for its thought on giving up the 140-limit character limit on tweets. But ever since, it has been mulling heavily over other methods to reach out more to the  public. One such measure was said to be arriving, a few days ago, with the measure intending to bring a relaxation to […]

Tumbler iOS App Gets New GIF Posts Feature; Supports Text Overlays

May 19, 2016, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Nearly six months since Tumblr introduced its GIF creation tool, the social media app is now presenting some handy extensions centred around the same. A new update is now being rolled out for the iOS version of Tumblr, which now brings forward two handy features for all GIF lovers. One is a new feature called […]

Twitter Might Soon Spare Photos, Links from 140-Character Limit

May 18, 2016, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

It’s always frustrating to see the character limit in Twitter when trying to insert photos and links in tweets. However, users could soon get relieved of this, as reports are now suggesting that Photos and Links will no more be a part of the 140-character limit imposed by Twitter. The news comes from insiders, and […]

Facebook Moments Goes Global, Sans Face Recognition

May 14, 2016, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Facebook Moments, the private photo-sharing application from Facebook, is now finally coming out of the United States, with the company now announcing the global expansion of the app. Launched for the US in June last year, Moments let people easily share photos between themselves by letting them create albums like in Google Photos, and sharing […]

WhatsApp Finally Available in Stand-Alone Desktop Versions

May 12, 2016, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Users will no more have to go through the somewhat irksome in-browser mode to get their WhatsApp database handled through PCs. The Facebook-owned company has finally launched a dedicated desktop variant of WhatsApp which is supported both on Windows and Mac. Although providing users a dedicated space to handle all your WhatsApp activities, the app […]

Instagram Design Set for Change

April 30, 2016, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

It’s obvious that Instagram hasn’t gone through a huge overhaul in terms of design when compared to the rest in the business. Credit that to the popularity of the long-preferred design or whatever, but that might soon get changed. Reportedly, Instagram is currently testing its new design with some of its users. Not many are […]

Facebook Eyeing More Content from Your Camera

April 29, 2016, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

It’s not necessary that news feed in Facebook be filled with real content that’s native to the user who posted it. Facebook now wants to have more original content from users to pop up in the feeds. As part of this move, the social networking site is now said to be working on a new […]

Facebook Group Calling in Messenger Arrives

April 26, 2016, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Facebook is expanding the communication possibilities through its Messenger platform. The world’s largest social media has started offering group voice calls to the participants of group chat in the Messenger platform. The new feature is being packed along with the latest update that can be obtained from the app stores. It’s made available both for […]

After WhatsApp, Viber Adds End-to-End Encryption

April 25, 2016, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

WhatsApp recently made the bold move of encrypting all its messages on an end-to-end basis amidst all the controversies that prevailed over user security. It now appears that the Facebook-owned company has just kicked-off a series of similar moves from its counterparts. Toeing the WhatsApp line is another major messenger platform in smartphones, Viber. The […]

Instagram Gets New Video-Oriented Additions in Explore

April 21, 2016, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Instagram has kept its focus on photo hosting, ever since its launch and it still does. But that’s not stopping the Facebook-owned services in adding new video-oriented services to the platform. With videos becoming inevitable on social media platforms, Instagram is now focussed on giving a better hand for the videos in the Explore section. […]

Chatbots and Instant Article under Limelight at Facebook F8

April 13, 2016, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

F8, the annual developer conference of Facebook will be getting underway in a while at Fort Mason Centre in San Francisco. There has been no official word on what is going to get unveiled during the conference that will be taking place on Tuesday and Wednesday. However, few features have now emerged which appear very […]

Facebook Introducing New Ways to Add Friends on Messenger

April 9, 2016, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Facebook’s Messenger platform stands as the world’s second most used messenger platform, only behind its sister app WhatsApp. Several milestones have been planted along its path, but the company is eager to expand that, for which they are bringing some new overhauls to the app. The first one that has arrived is a new feature […]

Facebook Deploys AI to Help Easy Use of Social Media by Visually Impaired

April 6, 2016, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Facebook is bridging the gap between the social networking world and visually impaired people. The company is currently relying on artificial intelligence to usher in a technology that would improve the use of Facebook by the visually challenged people. The feature developed by Facebook, called automatic alternative text, has already started its run, and has […]

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