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Instagram adds web link support to its Direct messages features
May25

Instagram adds web link support to its Direct messages features

Instagram has announced a few changes to its Direct messaging feature. You can now send links directly in the app—a game changer, considering the fact that such was not the case before today’s update. Also, the company has added automatic links to phone numbers and addresses to send through Direct, reports The Verge. Two new features were also added to Direct—landscape and portrait orientations. All these minor additions now make...

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Facebook’s latest changes make it easier to spot trending topics
May24

Facebook’s latest changes make it easier to spot trending topics

Facebook has redesigned the trending page you normally see when you click on Trending topics. Facebook’s Ali Ahmadi, Product Manager, and John Angelo, Product Designer announced the changes on Wednesday. According to the social media giant, the redesigned page will make it easier for you to discover other publications that are covering your stories. “You’ll be able to see the new results page on iPhone in the US, and we plan to make...

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Facebook adds option to watch Live videos privately with your friends
May23

Facebook adds option to watch Live videos privately with your friends

Facebook wants you to enjoy private live video conversation with your friends without the crowd. The company added a new option to help you watch Live videos privately with your friends. Called Live Chat With Friends, the new option allows you to invite friends already watching the streams of others you feel might be interested. Your friends would have to accept your invitation before they can join your broadcast. Once your invitation...

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Instagram could be working on Location Stories to Explore page
May22

Instagram could be working on Location Stories to Explore page

Facebook-owned Instagram is always busy updating and adding new features to make its app more appealing to users. In the last couple of months in particular, the company has invested a lot in redesigning and making features like Stories more popular. A few days ago, TechCrunch broke the news that Instagram was testing Location Stories; another feature copied from Snapchat. Location Stories, according to TechCrunch, is a feature that...

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5 social media and live streaming hacks for customer engagement
May20

5 social media and live streaming hacks for customer engagement

In this day and age, it’s pretty safe to say that social media drives customers to your business. It may just have overthrown traditional advertising methods such as TV and Radio as many start-ups are seen embracing social media to the hilt. As the use of social media grows, so does competition among companies on account of engagement garnered through their social media efforts. To engage the maximum number of customers and reap...

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Facebook slammed with heavy fine for misleading the EU Commission over WhatsApp
May18

Facebook slammed with heavy fine for misleading the EU Commission over WhatsApp

The EU Commission has slammed a hefty fine of €110 million [$122 million] on Facebook for providing “misleading information about WhatsApp” acquisition. The EU made this announcement known today in a press release following conclusion of its investigations on the matter. Speaking today on the fine, Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “Today’s decision sends a clear signal to companies that...

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