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December 11, 2017 1:38 pm

Soon after the launch of Facebook Messenger Kids, Britain said that it will set up a set of minimum standards that social media companies must adheres to when creating/distributing content for kids.

Google Posts feature now live in India
December 11, 2017 1:26 pm

Google Posts is now live in India and the feature allows verified users like celebrities, well-known authors, etc to post content directly on the search engine.

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December 11, 2017 12:30 pm

New research on Twitter's expanded character limit has shown that users of the micro-blogging website are in favour of the change, disproving theories that it would receive a cold reception.

Google Maps real-time updates
December 11, 2017 11:57 am

Google Maps could get a useful new feature for the transit option, which will include real-time updates and notifications during the journey

WhatsApp beta private reply PIP mode
December 12, 2017 10:18 am

WhatsApp Web will get new features, including the option for private replies in groups, tap to unblock and a picture-in-picture (PIP) mode

December 8, 2017 4:52 pm

Twitter has launched an AR-based app called TweetReality, that will allow users to experience their Twitter account posts

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December 8, 2017 3:14 pm

Similar to the transition made by Facebook that created its Messenger app, Instagram has considered offering a new app for text messaging services.

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December 8, 2017 12:37 pm

Messaging platform WhatsApp is getting ready to roll out its Business stand-alone app, as its website reveals a new FAQ about how business accounts can be set up.

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December 7, 2017 4:35 pm

Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin has invested in an Indian start-up, having switched to venture capitalism since 2009.

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December 6, 2017 4:59 pm

A British legislator has asked Facebook to remove its Messenger Kids app, claiming the social network has violated its underage policy.

Instagram Stories Stories Hghlights Stories Archive new features how to use
December 6, 2017 4:29 pm

Stories Highlights will appear in a new section on user's profile below their bio. Instagram Stories Archive automatically saves Stories that expire, to user's archive.

Google Maps two wheeler mode new feature update for India
December 5, 2017 1:47 pm

India is one of the first countries to get 'two-wheeler mode' in Google Maps. 

December 5, 2017 1:03 pm

YouTube has been cleaning up, in an attempt to identify hate speech, along with adult content. It is also moving towards restricting videos for kids.

Facebook Messenger Kids app in US for kids how to download use
December 5, 2017 11:31 am

Facebook Messenger Kids account needs to be setup by parents, who approve of contacts their child can talk to.

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December 4, 2017 4:21 pm

The new hires - predominately in engineering roles and to be recruited over the next year - will bring the number of staff working for Facebook in the UK to 2,300.

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December 4, 2017 12:54 pm

Australia will follow the US and UK in scrutinising Facebook and Google for influencing ads, fake news and digital news on their platforms.

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December 4, 2017 12:21 pm

Facebook has opened up its London HQ today, in a move that will transfer a lot of the social network's operations outside the US.

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December 5, 2017 9:22 am

WhatsApp is testing a new 'Restricted Groups' feature which will give the group administrator more powers.

Snapchat redesign revamp new look
December 1, 2017 4:47 pm

Snapchat Friends page is now more personalised, dynamic and shows Snaps and Stories from user's closest friends at the top.

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December 1, 2017 3:59 pm

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg said that the social media giant would take a closer look at its advertising policies.

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December 1, 2017 3:29 pm

The latest numbers from Facebook show that over 25 million businesses use Instagram, the photo-sharing app that has 800 million monthly active users.

Microsoft Edge Browser on Android, iOS
December 1, 2017 2:42 pm

Microsoft Edge browser is now available for iOS and Android and comes out of the preview mode.

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December 1, 2017 12:43 pm

Twitter is rolling out its low data consuming 'Lite' app for Android in 24 countries across Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America.

Ministry of Defence Order bans 42 Chinese apps
December 2, 2017 10:41 am

Ministry of Defence in India has issued a new order to the Indian armed forces asking officers and all security personnel to remove, uninstall over 42 Chinese apps, including Xiaomi's Mi Store, Mi Community, etc

Airtel Payments Bank Aadhaar issue
December 1, 2017 10:53 am

In the notice, UIDAI had said it had come to know that "Airtel retailers are allegedly opening Airtel payments bank accounts at the time of performing Aadhaar e-KYC verification without informing users.

Chinese apps banned Truecaller Indian Armed forces
November 30, 2017 6:13 pm

Reacting to reports that the Indian security establishment asked troops to delete some 40 Chinese mobile apps, including the leading communication app Truecaller, to avoid a possible cyber attack

Uber Wickr encrypted messages
November 30, 2017 3:19 pm

Top executives at Uber Technologies Inc used the encrypted chat app Wickr to hold secret conversations, current and former workers testified in court this week

TRAI plan for 100MB free data in rural areas
November 30, 2017 12:50 pm

TRAI had recommended that a "reasonable" amount of free data access - around 100 MB per month - be provided to rural subscribers and the scheme could be funded from the Universal Service Obligation Fund

Facebook new security feature, Facebook bots, user photo uploads, suspicious activity, Facebook captcha, authentic accounts, Facebook ads, payment requests, account verification, security precautions
November 29, 2017 5:38 pm

Facebook may soon ask its users to upload a photo that clearly shows their face to prove that they are not a bot.

November 29, 2017 5:20 pm

WhatsApp's latest update lets you play YouTube videos directly inside the app, in picture-in-picture mode.

Australia media disruption
November 28, 2017 2:47 pm

A new Facebook pattern recognition program has been rolled out globally by the social media giant, to help recognise users who are considering committing suicide.

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November 28, 2017 1:01 pm

Under a new pact, the Election Commission has asked Facebook to remind users turning 18 to register themselves as voters.

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November 27, 2017 1:45 pm

Twitter has admitted that specific locations included with some of its users' tweets were revealed without their permission last week due to a 'bug'.

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November 24, 2017 2:34 pm

Facebook Messenger is working on a feature similar to Snapchat's "Streaks" which is an addictive game that encourages friends to send messages back and forth for consecutive days.

Airtel recharge offer Rs 198
November 24, 2017 2:53 pm

Airtel Rs 198 recharge is a new offer for prepaid users that is offering 1GB daily data for a period of 28 days. But there's a difference compared to the Rs 199 plan that bundled calls and data.

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November 24, 2017 2:01 pm

Ahead of the 'super-premium' iPhone X launch in South Korea, regulators have reportedly raided Apple's offices in Seoul.