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Google Hangouts Meet [now Google Meet] adds new remote learning features
Apr09

Google Hangouts Meet [now Google Meet] adds new remote learning features

Google Hangouts Meet now Google Meets [per Google and The Verge] has launched a couple of new tools to encourage remote learning for both teachers and students. Google, in a blog post announced these new features as well as emphasising on a couple of new privacy measures being put in place to make the service safe for all. Going forward, the following measures/features have now been added to make Google Meet safe for all users: Going...

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Instagram is working on a new Live Fundraiser feature
Apr05

Instagram is working on a new Live Fundraiser feature

Fundraiser features are getting a lot of mentions these days—this is so considering the coronavirus pandemic and other matters that require urgent attention. Facebook, Google and the likes all have one fundraisers feature/button or the other; and individuals and organizations have benefited from them immensely. Instagram is reportedly working on a live fundraiser feature that will alert your followers whenever you initiate one. A...

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Facebook Messenger launches Coronavirus Community Hub to help fight misinformation
Mar30

Facebook Messenger launches Coronavirus Community Hub to help fight misinformation

Nations are already overwhelmed, and medical facilities are being overstretched—but things can be a lot better if we do not have the additional burden of having to deal with misinformation about the coronavirus pandemic. Social media companies like Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram are working round the clock to filter out fake news, and ensure that users only get the right information about the virus and its spread. Facebook...

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Instagram launches new “Stay Home” sticker in Stories
Mar21

Instagram launches new “Stay Home” sticker in Stories

The WHO advises that people should stay at home as one of the measures being out in place to slow down the spread of the coronavirus. The virus as we already know does not have a cure, but when people maintain a distance of 1 meter apart, the chances of slowing down the spread is really high. To make staying at home more fun, Instagram has just launched new “Stay Home” sticker in Stories. The sticker, according to the Facebook-owned...

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Uber rides are slowing down owing to the spread of the coronavirus
Mar21

Uber rides are slowing down owing to the spread of the coronavirus

Is there a business not badly hit by the coronavirus pandemic that has forced millions of businesses to temporarily close? Uber is experiencing a downward spiral in terms of people hailing rides these days. This is understandable considering that one of the ways to stop the spread of the virus is by staying at home or through social distancing. Of course, it is only natural for transport companies like Uber and Lyft to experience drop...

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