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Telegram rolls out disappearing chats
Jul24

Telegram rolls out disappearing chats

Popular encrypted chat app, Telegram has gone the way of Snapchat by adding disappearing chat feature. The company announced the new update on Sunday—and users can now enjoy similar feature that made Snapchat one of the most popular apps. Telegram’s disappearing message feature will support disappearing videos and photos in private chat. You can use the feature by setting a timer for your media and the message will disappear. One...

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WhatsApp’s new chat “Recall” feature will soon be rolled out
Jul22

WhatsApp’s new chat “Recall” feature will soon be rolled out

A screenshot of the soon-to-be launched WhatsApp chat “Recall” feature has emerged on Twitter. The screenshot as can be seen below, has a “Cancel” and a “Recall” button that allow you to recall or cancel a sent message obviously within a specified period. It allows you to unsend a message recently sent by you. According to Twitter user WABetaInfo, there will be some improvement on the “Recall alert” sometime in the future. This might...

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WhatsApp’s monetization plans hit top gear
Jul22

WhatsApp’s monetization plans hit top gear

Asked three years ago if his company was considering selling or placing ads on WhatsApp, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO said the company had no such plans. “Our strategy is to grow and connect people. Once we get to 2-3 billion people there are ways we can monetize. “Now we want to focus on growing users. I don’t think ads are the right way here.” Zuckerberg did say his company would consider ads once WhatsApp hits 2-3 billion people,...

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YouTube Rolls Out New Anti-Terrorism Feature – The Redirect Method – What Does It Do?
Jul21

YouTube Rolls Out New Anti-Terrorism Feature – The Redirect Method – What Does It Do?

Google vowed to prevent extremist materials to spread across its YouTube video service. In June, general counsel at Google stated that the company is “committed to being part of the solution” by tackling extremist content online. “We are working with government, law enforcement, and civil society groups to tackle the problem of violent extremism online. There should be no place for terrorist content on our services.” – Kent...

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Twitter says its anti-abuse measures have so far been effective
Jul21

Twitter says its anti-abuse measures have so far been effective

Twitter wants everyone who cares to listen to know that its recent efforts at curbing and putting a stop to harassment on its platform are yielding the right results. The company cited internal data to back its claim, and wants the world to know that its battle to end constant abuse on its network has not gone unrewarded. While Twitter is proud of its achievement so far, the company is not shying away from the fact that it still has a...

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Social media can bring anxiety to youngsters
Jul21

Social media can bring anxiety to youngsters

A study from Ditch the Label says that young people have anxiety issues over social media platforms Social media platforms can connect us with friends, help us see different parts of the world and even have fun. But, according to new study from the anti-bullying charity “Ditch the Label”, social media can cause anxiety to young people. The survey was able to show some of the biggest bullying-related issues that affect young people....

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