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Instagram launches longer videos in Stories
Nov24

Instagram launches longer videos in Stories

Instagram has officially launched a live test of 60-second videos in Stories. With this, longer video clips will no longer be cut into 15-second segments. This is commendable because creators on TikTok can upload 3-minute-long video clips. Reliable reverse engineer Alessandro Paluzzi posted a new screenshot of the update on his Twitter page last October. The feature is now being displayed live for some users in the live environment....

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Twitter adds new way for Birdwatch users to conceal their identity
Nov23

Twitter adds new way for Birdwatch users to conceal their identity

Twitter wants its Birdwatch contributors protected. To this end, the social media giant is adding aliases to its Birdwatch fact check program. Twitter’s Birdwatch has been a pilot project since the start of the year. The program involves crowdsourcing fact checks directly from other users on the platform.  Going forward, participants will be able to conceal their identity whenever they append a note to a user’s tweet....

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Twitter unveils its new Live Shopping interface
Nov22

Twitter unveils its new Live Shopping interface

Twitter has just unveiled its new Live Shoppin platform. This makes the microblogging platform the latest social media company to do so. The social media giant will host its first shopping livestream this Sunday at 7PM ET. The “Cyber Deals Sunday” stream will see Twitter collaborate with Walmart, and will take place during the post-Thanksgiving weekend.  The 30-minute show will be hosted by Jason Derulo, and will...

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Instagram is now confirming user identity with video selfie
Nov16

Instagram is now confirming user identity with video selfie

Instagram is bringing a new way to verify users’ identity. This new method, which uses your selfie, is aimed at curbing fake or spam accounts. Meta, Instagram’s parent company promises not to collect users’ biometric data during the process of verification. Existing users will not be affected by the new change. New users, however, will have to verify their identity through a video selfie. The video-selfie feature was first spotted by...

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Instagram is offering creators attractive incentives for posting on Reels
Nov13

Instagram is offering creators attractive incentives for posting on Reels

Image Credit: TechCrunch Instagram is doing all it can to encourage creators to use its TikTok clone Reels. Instagram according to TechCrunch, is paying as much as $10,000 for a post. The Facebook-owned app is feeling the heat, and wants to encourage people to use Reels. As a matter of fact, Instagram is not the only social media company facing serious competition with TikTok. YouTube and Snapchat are two of many others in a running...

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Instagram adds text-to-speech and voice effects to Reels
Nov13

Instagram adds text-to-speech and voice effects to Reels

Image Credit: Instagram Instagram’s Reels is gaining a new feature that is like what we have in TikTok. Soon, you will have access to text-to-speech and voice effects features. The two new features have been part of TikTok for a while, but will soon be accessible to Instagram Reels. Text-to-speech is a tool that allows blind and poor vision users to hear spoken versions of written text. It is a widely used feature among TikTok...

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