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Snapchat is testing some Instagram-like features including Portrait Mode
Dec10

Snapchat is testing some Instagram-like features including Portrait Mode

Snapchat without a doubt is now playing second fiddle to Instagram—sadly that is how things have turned in the last couple of months. Things started going the other way for the picture sharing app when its #1 feature Stories was not only copied, but was reinvented by its biggest rival Instagram. Down, but not out—Snapchat is now trying to add some Instagram-like features which could probably help it in the big fight to regain its...

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WhatsApp group—Indian government wants users’ consent before admins add them to group
Dec09

WhatsApp group—Indian government wants users’ consent before admins add them to group

Is your phone number constantly being re-added to a group that you never wanted to be a part of? Relief is around the corner—especially if you an Indian because authorities in that country are piling the pressure to see that things change. The ministry of electronics and IT (MeitY) has written to WhatsApp to consider introducing a feature that will prohibit a user’s number from being added to any group without his consent. This came...

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Google adds faster way to send video messages to contact in Duo
Dec06

Google adds faster way to send video messages to contact in Duo

Google has announced a new and faster way to send video messages to contacts in Duo. The faster sharing method according to Google, starts with a swipe down on the app’s homsecreen. The new video sharing feature will prompt you to swipe down to record a message. With this update, you will now have faster access to the camera viewfinder that defaults to the front-facing camera. Per 9to5google, you will be able to switch lenses, and tap...

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Chrome 71 is now publicly rolling out with ability to block abusive ads
Dec05

Chrome 71 is now publicly rolling out with ability to block abusive ads

Google Chrome 71 has exited the beta state and has now been elevated to a stable version for Windows, Mac and Linux. As expected, the world’s most popular browser has added some quality features including ability to block abusive ads, billing protection, among others. As spotted by 9to5google, the browser, which will be publicly available in the coming weeks, will give users the ability to block sites with abusive ads. “Ads or other...

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Messenger Lite gets important update including GIF support and chat color customization
Dec05

Messenger Lite gets important update including GIF support and chat color customization

Facebook is stepping up the game with its Messenger Lite as it continues to add features to make the app appealing to many more people. The social media giant has just added some very important features in the latest update. The slimdown version of the messaging app, though a well-conceived idea, still gets a few knocks from critics who feels the developers should have added a few more features. That said, Facebook today announced a...

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Skype launches Call Captioning and Language Subtitles
Dec03

Skype launches Call Captioning and Language Subtitles

In celebration of this year’s United Nations’ International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Skype has launched call captioning with live captions and subtitles. The two features, according to the video-calling app, work on the latest version of Skype for one-on-one calls with friends, coworker, or to any phone number. They are also designed to work in group calls with a work team or friend group. It will interest you to know that...

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