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July, 2019

  • 19 July

    Instagram Will Now Alert Violators Before Deleting Their Accounts

    Whilst users from around the world are protesting against Instagram blocking their accounts for “no apparent reason” citing “policy violations”, the photo-messaging platform has now decided to warn users when their account is going to being deleted. Instagram is adding a new warning alert that would show users a history ...

  • 18 July

    Twitter for Web’s Massive Redesign Is Now Rolling Out to All Users

    Back in January this year, Twitter revealed that it is redesigning its Web interface. The social giant is now rolling out the desktop redesign to all users starting Monday. The fresh design takes a lot of cues from its mobile interface, adding a new navigation bar, and more customisation options. ...

  • 17 July

    Is Facebook Launching a TikTok Competitor?

    With Facebook roping in former Google employee Jason Toff for a key portfolio, speculation is rife about the social networking giant preparing the launch of a serious competitor to the short video-sharing app TikTok. Toff, who earlier served as the General Manager for Twitter’s short-video sharing service Vine, has joined ...

  • 13 July

    Twitter Users in Canada Will Be Able to Hide Replies to Their Tweets From Next Week

    Earlier in April this year, Twitter had announced its plans to experiment with a new feature that will allow users to hide replies to their tweets. The feature was supposed to go live in June after being revealed in February this year. Twitter has now announced that will start rolling ...

  • 11 July

    WhatsApp Said to Bring ‘Quick Edit Media Shortcut’ for Media Files You Send, Receive in Chats, Groups

    WhatsApp is reportedly adding ‘Quick Edit Media Shortcut’ feature to both Android and iPhone versions WhatsApp is adding a ‘Quick Edit Media Shortcut’ feature that will allow you to quickly edit media files you have sent or received on the instant messaging app, according to a report. The new feature ...

  • 9 July

    Instagram Moves on Online Bullying With Pop-Up Warning

    Photo Credit: Loic Venance/ AFP Instagram on Monday announced new features aimed at curbing online bullying on its platform, including a warning to people as they are preparing to post abusive remarks. “It’s our responsibility to create a safe environment on Instagram,” said a statement from Adam Mosseri, head of ...

  • 7 July

    Wikipedia Co-Founder Slams Zuckerberg, Calls Internet ‘Appalling’

    Photo Credit: Twitter/ Larry Sanger Wikipedia co-founder Larry Sanger has demanded “a decentralised Internet” Joining the chorus against social media giants and their growing power, Wikipedia co-founder Larry Sanger has slammed Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and micro-blogging platform Twitter. In an interview with CNBC, Sanger who co-founded Wikipedia in 2001 ...

  • 6 July

    Android Messages App May Soon Get Instagram, Snapchat Like AR Effects

    Photo Credit: XDA Developers Balloon effect, Angel effect, and Fireworks effect that are being tested in the Messages app Google is reportedly testing Instagram and Snapchat like AR effects for its Messages app. The new feature can be found inside the Messages’ camera right next to the photo and video ...

  • 5 July

    Instagram’s New Stories Sticker Allows Followers to Join a Group Chat

    New Instagram sticker can be tapped to start a group conversation Facebook-owned photo-messaging app Instagram has launched a new ‘Join Chat’ sticker for Stories that would let users ask their followers to join a new group chat. “Introducing the new chat sticker in Stories. Now, there’s an easy way to ...

  • 4 July

    Jio, Facebook Partner to Launch ‘Digital Udaan’ Literacy Initiative for New Internet Users

    Photo Credit: Facebook/ Jio Reliance Jio on Wednesday announced a digital literacy initiative for the first-time Internet users in the country. As part of the “Digital Udaan” initiative in collaboration with Facebook, Jio will engage with its users every Saturday to help them learn about Jio Phone features, use of ...