Social Media

Twitter Now Allows Two-Step Verification Using Third Party Apps Including Google Authenticator

December 22, 2017, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Twitter has made things a bit difficult by letting two-step verification, also known as 2FA, only through SMS until now. The only option available was to verify using code generator within an already-signed in app, which was even messier. But finally things are coming to ease, as Twitter has decided to verify via third party […]

Instagram is Now Letting Testers Early-Access Features with New Alpha Program

December 20, 2017, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

It has never been easy accessing upcoming features in Instagram. That was because there wasn’t any pre-testing program for the image hosting app apart from the beta test it ran on select cases. But that’s about to change. Early adopters would soon have the chance to enjoy features and changes in Instagram much before it […]

Instagram is Rolling Out a Dedicated App to Handle Your Direct Messages

December 13, 2017, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Instagram is following the path of its parent platform Facebook. The image hosting app is now working on a dedicated app for messaging which will let users handle all their Direct messages in their account through a standalone app. The app is currently being rolled out on a test basis on Android and iOS to […]

Facebook To Launch Dedicated Messenger App for Preteens

December 7, 2017, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Facebook’s age restriction meant that it was never a place for kids. But that’s slightly changing now, as the company has decided to open the doors of its Messenger services to the kids. Facebook has launched a new version of its Messenger app, specifically for users under the age of 13. Called Messenger Kids, the […]

Facebook Using AI Technology to be More Reactive to Suicidal Posts

November 30, 2017, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Facebook, being an open platform, is never void of user posts that deal with suicidal thoughts. The social media platform had until now relied on user reports to bring such posts under attention and do the rightful. But it’s now resorting to artificial intelligence to speed up things. The company has revealed a new proactive […]

Snapchat Launches Content-Recognizing Filters and Borders Ahead of Major Upgrade

November 29, 2017, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Snapchat is all set to roll out a major update to the photo hosting app by the arrival of next month. But it seems the company isn’t just holding back until then. A new feature has now been quietly rolled out to the app that comes with the ability to recognize the contents inside your […]

Facebook’s New Feature for Messenger Lets Users Glance at Fun Facts

November 25, 2017, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Facebook is taking yet another leaf from the book of its rival Snapchat for its Messenger platform. This time around, it’s the streaks feature that finds a place in the instant messaging application from the company. Streaks, as confirmed by Facebook, is a new feature that will let users have a look at some fun […]

WhatsApp’s Next Effort is to Add Call Switching and Hands-Free Recording Features

November 23, 2017, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Many would think that WhatsApp has finally got saturated with the updates it have received over the period, adding in all the anticipated and long-talked features. But that’s not the case, as the company is now working on new features, most of which you might not expect in the first place in an instant messenger […]

Facebook Dedicated Video App Targeted at Video Creators Unveiled

November 23, 2017, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Facebook has frequently tried to fire shots at Google’s YouTube by adding more video-focused tools in the social media platform. The company has now deployed the latest of such attempts in the form of a dedicated app targeted for video creators. Called simply Facebook Creator, the new app aims to lure video creators to the […]

Twitter’s Tweetstorm Feature that Pairs Individual Tweets Now Live on Beta Build

November 22, 2017, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Back in September, Twitter was said to be working on a new feature, called Tweetstorm, which let users to pair individual tweets exceeding the 280-character limit. The arrival of the feature now appears to be closing in as it was spotted being tested in the smartphone app versions of Twitter. Tweetstorm was spotted being tested […]

Here’s How to ‘Partly Recover’ Deleted Messages on WhatsApp

November 21, 2017, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

WhatsApp has recently introduced the feature called ‘Delete for Everyone’ that lets you delete wrongly sent messages within a particular time limit. This will leave the space with a message that reads ‘This message has been deleted’, making it impossible for users to read them if it’s deleted before they access it. But that’s not […]

Facebook’s Events App Gets Rebranded as Local; Adds New Features

November 14, 2017, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Events, the standalone app from Facebook that connected users with live events around, is getting uplifted. The app now comes with additional features apart from just event info, including reviews and local business info. With the upgrade, Facebook has also rebranded the app as Locals to get its name synced with the new additions. Apart […]

WhatsApp Recall Feature is Now Live Along with New In-House Emojis

November 1, 2017, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

WhatsApp has long been said to have working on a recall feature that would let users recall send messages before it gets read by the recipient. Now, the feature has gone live on the messenger platform with the arrival of new update that also adds some major visual overhauls. The recall feature was under beta […]

Instagram Superzoom to Let Users Create Dramatic Theatrical Zoom Effect

October 31, 2017, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Once in a while, Instagram shows up with new tools for its users to dramatically alter the nature of their video. Features like Boomerang and Hyperlapse have been adored and used across most of the videos in the media hosting app. Now, it’s the turn of a new theatrical tool. The latest addition is Superzoom, […]

PayPal in Messenger Now Lets You Transact Money with Your Contacts

October 24, 2017, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

PayPal is making itself better out of its fruitful relation with Facebook Messenger. The company has announced that its money transaction services is getting integrated deeper with the instant messenger app from Facebook. Messenger users will now be able to send and request money directly within the app through their PayPal accounts. Until now, PayPal […]

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