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Facebook is adding paywalls to Instant Articles on mobile
Oct21

Facebook is adding paywalls to Instant Articles on mobile

So, Facebook is once again putting the needs of its partners above all others by adding paywalls to Instant Articles. The social media giant is going ahead with plans to help publishers on the platform make some money from their works. Over the next couple of weeks, the social media behemoth will be testing subscription models in Instant Articles to support a small group of publish across Europe and the US. It’s a small test that will...

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Google Play adds “Try it Now” button so you can try apps before installing them
Oct20

Google Play adds “Try it Now” button so you can try apps before installing them

Google has introduced a new way to try an app on Google Play before downloading it to your phone. I tried installing an app on the Play Store earlier in the week, and I was surprised to discover an option asking me to try out the app before installing it. When I hit the button, I was instantly granted access to its settings and features; yet I hadn’t installed it at the time. I think it’s a good way to try out some apps, especially...

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Facebook adopts PayPal as its P2P payment option for users on Messenger
Oct20

Facebook adopts PayPal as its P2P payment option for users on Messenger

Facebook Messenger users can now make P2P payment with PayPal, the social media behemoth announced on Friday. With PayPal’s presence already getting stronger on Facebook, this piece of news didn’t come to many of us as a surprise. A year ago, PayPal inked a deal with Facebook that allows you to easily link your PayPal and Messenger accounts. Users will also be able to receive payment alerts directly within the Messenger app. That deal...

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Google Photos can now detect and group all your pet photos in one place
Oct19

Google Photos can now detect and group all your pet photos in one place

Last May Google Photos announced that it had reached 500 million active user-base—and it’s easy to know why it didn’t take time to achieve this feat. The photo app has remained one of the most popular apps in terms of features and regular updates. To further underscore just how important the app is, Google has once again added a cool new feature to reinforce its commitment to making Photos one of the best. Google Photos can now detect...

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Twitter rolls out stricter rules to fight hateful and abusive tweets
Oct19

Twitter rolls out stricter rules to fight hateful and abusive tweets

Last July, Twitter announced to everyone that cared to listen that its efforts to stamp out trolls and abusive tweets on its platform had largely been successful. The last few years had seen the microblogging website wage war by way of rolling out various tools to that effect. At different times, the company suspended thousands of accounts related to trolls and terrorism—and it’s safe to say those efforts yielded some positive...

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