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Facebook adds a cool new way to go Live from a desktop
Jan12

Facebook adds a cool new way to go Live from a desktop

2017 promises to be the golden year; the year dreams and aspirations begin to fall into place for Facebook and other social media websites. Live video for example, is expected to take center stage, and Facebook is expected to be in the thick of the action. To this end, the social media behemoth is making it possible for Pages to go live right from the web. It means you are no longer limited to using your smartphone or tablet to go...

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WhatsApp raises maximum media sharing limit to 30, adds GIF search through Giphy
Jan12

WhatsApp raises maximum media sharing limit to 30, adds GIF search through Giphy

WhatsApp is doing just enough to stay ahead of the chasing pack. Though, coming a bit late, the Facebook-owned chat app has added the ability to search for GIF files. What this new update means is that you can now look up the animation files and quickly send them to your friends and loved ones. The new feature is available on the latest WhatsApp beta v2.17.6 for Android; but users on the stable version won’t have long to wait as the...

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Instagram adds advertising to Stories
Jan11

Instagram adds advertising to Stories

Instagram Stories is such a huge success, and not even Facebook saw this coming. To build on this achievement, the Facebook-owned company is rolling out ads mixed into video, reports Reuters. 150 million people [that includes me too] use Instagram Stories every day, and this opens up a new window of opportunity for the company to improve on its revenue base. That figure is massive considering the fact that it only took the app a very...

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WhatsApp, iMessage and Gmail will now need your permission to track you
Jan11

WhatsApp, iMessage and Gmail will now need your permission to track you

Online companies like WhatsApp, Gmail and iMessage will have to guarantee users’ confidentiality during conversations, according to new European Union proposals. The new proposals, according to The Daily Mail, seek to ensure that WhatsApp and Gmail ask for your permission before tracking you to serve personalized ads. When fully operational, the law will ensure that Gmail and other email companies will not be able to scan your email...

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Facebook will soon start showing ads in the middle of its videos
Jan10

Facebook will soon start showing ads in the middle of its videos

You could soon start seeing a YouTube-like feature where ads are displayed for at least 20 seconds when watching Facebook videos. This much was disclosed by reports from various sources, including Recode. It’s obvious that Facebook wants to make more money, and video offers it a big opportunity to do that. The company is aware of the huge potential video offers it, and won’t let it slip away. By showing ads in-between videos just like...

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