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Instagram Global Communications Team, photo-sharing apps, professional photographers, Facebook-owned companies, Instagram community, Outreach organisation, Facebook family, app services
February 23, 2018 5:02 pm

Photo-sharing app Instagram is set to restructure itself, and has decided to terminate its Global Communication Team in the process.

WhatsApp Terms of Service, Facebook WhatsApp collaboration, Google Play Beta Programme, Facebook Company Products, WhatsApp Business, email addresses, Google Play Store, smart messaging services
February 23, 2018 1:43 pm

A new Terms of Service spotted in Google Play Beta Programme shows that WhatsApp is collaborating with Facebook, in a bid to help monetise operations.

Social media platform, teenage relationships, University of California Irwine, smartphone access, social media experieces, regular internet access, technology companies, online activities, cyberspaces
February 22, 2018 7:18 pm

A research study shows that social media grealty influences teenagers' lives, including their relationships.

Snapchat Change.org petition, Discover feature, Snapchat design overhaul, photo-sharing apps, Snapchat 'Friends' page, Stories, Snapchat negative App Store reviews, Group Chats
February 22, 2018 3:08 pm

Responding to a Change.org petition against its new design, photo-sharing app Snapchat has said its 'Friends' page and 'Discover' feature will grow on users.

Twitter accounts, software bots, fake news, mutliple user accounts, Russian agents, Twitter bots, false stories, 2016 US elections, malicious activity, fake Twitter accounts
February 22, 2018 1:44 pm

In a crackdown against false stories, micro-blogging platform Twitter has said it will not allows users to like and retweet from multiple accounts, or use 'bots'.

YouTube Trending videos, Florida school shooting, YouTube paid actor video, fake news, YouTube algorithms, social media platforms, Facebook, 2016 US elections, Twitter, Russian actors, AI research groups
February 22, 2018 1:26 pm

YouTube has been critised for a video in its Trending section, that showed a teenage survivor of the Florida school shooting to be a paid actor.

Tinder, Tinder Facebook, Facebook Tinder, Facebook account, Tinder account hacked, Tinder Hacked, Tinder Hacking, Facebook Account Kit
February 22, 2018 12:11 pm

Tinder accounts could be vulnerable to risks from hackers thanks to just one mobile number, according to revelations made by cyber security company AppSecure.

Twitter activity, city dwellers, University of Illinois, city tweeters, social media platforms, tweet volumes, information broadcasters, aggregate data, telephony
February 21, 2018 7:09 pm

A study examining telecommunication activity found that city dwellers spend lesser time tweeting than previously expecting.

WhatsApp, WhatsApp Group Description feature, WhatsApp beta, WhatsApp new feature, How to add Group Description in WhatsApp, WhatsApp Group feature
February 21, 2018 3:28 pm

WhatsApp is testing a new 'Group Description' feature on the Android beta and Windows version of its app. The feature is live in the latest version of WhatsApp Android beta and Windows beta app.

Google Pay, What is Google Pay, How to use Google Pay, Google Pay app, Google Pay vs Google Wallet, Android Pay
February 21, 2018 11:18 am

Google Pay is now rolling out for users, and it will replace the Android Pay app and includes features from the Google wallet. Google also plans to extend the Pay app to other products from the company.

Babbel US sales, language apps, Silicon Valley-based Duolingo, smartphone audience, CEO Marcus Witte, Babbel vs Duolingo, video-based services, SimilarWeb data, central European market
February 20, 2018 5:05 pm

Language app Babbel has raised profits in the US market, putting it closer to its competitor, Silicon Valley-based Duolingo.

Google Tez, Google Tez Bill Payments, How to pay bills on Google Tez, Pay bill on Google Tez, What is Google Tez, Google Tez app
February 21, 2018 3:26 pm

Google's Tez app, which is based on UPI, will now allow users to pay their water, electricity, DTH and mobile, broadband, landline and other utility bills.

Social media platforms, friend circles, University of California Irvine, Facebook, digital spaces, post interactions, Instagram, filters and captions, post feedback, online images
February 19, 2018 5:29 pm

A new study has shown that teenagers who select images and videos across social media platforms, including Facebook and Instagram, appear more popular in friends circles.

Facebook postcard verification, political ad buyers, Facebook political ads, Russian accounts, 2016 US elections, Robert Mueller, social media posts, PayPal accounts, Russian-linked ads, machine learning techniques
February 19, 2018 3:29 pm

Social media platform Facebook will look to verify buyers of political ads through postcards, as the company will determine whether the individuals reside within or outside the US.

US election ads indictment, Facebook ads, 2016 US elections, Twitter content, Special Counsel Robert Mueller, political ads, Russian operatives, social media platforms, PayPal ad purchases, US election campiagn
February 19, 2018 2:29 pm

US Special Counsel Robert Mueller has indicted social media companies Facebook and Twitter over political ads created by Russian actors over the course of the 2016 US elections.

Facebook security bug, two-step account verification, Facebook account verification bug, user notifications, Facebook smartphone app, phone numbers, Facebook status updates, non-security related notifications, Facebook active users
February 19, 2018 1:53 pm

Social media platform Facebook has admitted to a bug in their two-factor authentication system, as users have reported receiving non-security related notifications from the company.

WhatsApp, WhatsApp delete for everyone, Delete WhatsApp message, WhatsApp how to delete messages, How to delete WhatsApp Messages, WhatsApp Messages
February 19, 2018 12:26 pm

WhatsApp 'Delete for everyone' feature: If someone has quoted your message on WhatsApp before you delete it, you will still be able to see that message -- rendering the 'Delete for Everyone' feature ineffective

Facebook Community Help feature, crises, Facebook Safety Check programme, natural disasters, International Medical Corps, Hurricane Harvey, volunteer opportunities, medical services, clothes donations
February 16, 2018 5:37 pm

Facebook will enhance its Safety Check system with the Community Help feature, to ensure accurate information during a crisis.

Google, Google Images, Google view image button removed, Google removes view image button, Google Getty Images deal, Google image search
February 16, 2018 4:51 pm

Google has removed the 'View Image' button from Image search, in a bid to discourage people from saving and using copyrighted images. 

Twitter live streaming, fake news, Twitter broadcasting rights, Florida school shooting, live broadcast, Twitter live videos, algorithmically selected tweets, Twitter timelines, Snapchat broadcasts
February 16, 2018 3:26 pm

Twitter is considering live streaming of news in order to stop unverified content, and prevent fake news incidents.

Snapchat app update, Snap Inc CEO Evan Spiegel, celebrity Snapchat content, Spiegel Snapchat update, photo messages, Snapchat active users, digital content creators, online petitions
February 16, 2018 2:58 pm

Snap Inc's CEO Evan Spiegel has defended the Snapchat app update, by clarifying that celebrities cannot have the same content settings as regular users.

WhatsApp, WhatsApp UPI, WhatsApp UPI payments, WhatsApp payments, WhatsApp payments feature, WhatsApp Business, WhatsApp feature
February 16, 2018 5:42 am

In terms of user experience, experts suggest that WhatsApp will have bring more security gateways.

European Union, social media platforms, EU law, Facebook, Google, anti-trust agencies, Twitter, online transparency, content removal, European consumers, contract terminations
February 15, 2018 7:39 pm

The European Unino has asked Google, Facebook and Twitter to increase efforts to align their functioning with laws of the 28-nation bloc.

Gmail, Gmail Go, Android Go, Android Go app, Download Gmail Go, What is Gmail Go, Android Go smartphones
February 15, 2018 4:28 pm

Gmail Go app for Android Go devices is now available on Play Store. Like YouTube Go, Google Assistant Go, Files Go, Maps Go, this Gmail Go app is designed for devices with low-end specifications.

Facebook Messenger Kids app, social media for kids, Facebook funding reports, children-based apps, National PTA, social media accounts, CEO Mark Zuckerberg, digital behaviour, child health experts
February 15, 2018 2:05 pm

According to a report from WIRED, social media platform Facebook had funded experts, with which the company had claimed to 'co-develop' the Messenger Kids app.

Facebook, Facebook Stories, Facebook Stories desktop, Facebook Stories edit on desktop, hwo to edit Facebook Stories on desktop, Facebook news
February 14, 2018 6:52 pm

Facebook has unveiled a new photo editing feature that offers several tools to add text to Stories, colour filters, and stickers among others.

Cryptocurrency mining, Kaspersky Lab, Telegram malware, Zcash, Russian hackers, Monero, malware installation, virtual currencies, app vulnerabilities, initial coin offerings
February 14, 2018 6:35 pm

Russian internet security agency Kaspersky has said it found malware in the desktop version of popular messaging app Telegram, that forced devices to mine cryptocurrencies.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, micro-blogging platform, Twitter users, Russian-based accounts, Disney, artificial intelligence, Google, independent content, 2016 US elections, Twitter services
February 14, 2018 5:32 pm

Twitter values being independent, said the company's CEO, Jack Dorsey, as speculation of the micro-blogging website being open to a sale looms.

Facebook content, journalists, Facebook News Feed, new publishers, Facebook 'See First' feature, business models, Facebook users, news sources, media outlets
February 14, 2018 4:20 pm

A Facebook executive has said that the social media platform will not recruit journalists to post content.

LinkedIn Scheduler, InMail, Microsoft's LinkedIn, meeting schedules, InMail messaging, job seekers, Office 365, hiring strategy, Google calendar
February 14, 2018 2:20 pm

Microsoft's LinkedIn has introduced a 'Scheduler' feature, that allows job seekers and employers to schedule meetings through the professional linking platform.

Gmail, Gmail AMP, AMP pages on Gmail, AMP for Email, Google, What is Google AMP, Gmail AMP feature
February 14, 2018 10:54 am

Google is bringing a developer preview of its Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) for Gmail as well. The 'AMP for email' will is meant to "modernize" email.

Content blocking tool, social media, extremisty content, UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd, Facebook, Twitter, Islamic State, Google, YouTube, propoganda, artificial intelligence
February 13, 2018 4:54 pm

The British government will be able to detect and remove extremist content from social media through a new tool, suggest reports.

Photo shring apps, Snapchat popularity, Instagram, online advertisers, Snapchat vs Instagram, discover, Snapchat young users, stories, Facebook-owned Instagram, Google, Facebook
February 13, 2018 4:12 pm

In the midst of heated rivalry between Snapchat and Instagram, the increased popularity among youth has helped advertisers pick the Snap Inc's photo-sharing platform.

German court Facebook, European Union, Facebook private data, social media platform, data privacy, Federation of German Consumer Organisations, Big Tech, EU anti-trust firms, Facebook smartphone app, third-party data, data protection
February 13, 2018 3:19 pm

A German court has sued Facebook for infringing over private data, by saying that the social media network didn't completely consent to users before storing information.

Snapchat, Snapchat update, Snapchat update fix, Snapchat redesign, Snapchat update how to fix, Snapchat app, Snap Inc
February 13, 2018 1:26 pm

Soon after Snapchat Inc rolled out a redesigned Snapchat app, users took to Twitter to complain that the new design is confusing and difficult to use.

WhatsApp, WhatsApp switch video voice call, WhatsApp voice call to video feature, WhatsApp iOS update, WhatsApp new update, WhatsApp new tricks
February 13, 2018 9:12 am

WhatsApp has issued a new update for the iOS version of the app with two new features. WhatsApp iOS version 2.18.22 has the option of switching between voice and video calls.