Social Networking Software
Twitter (download for iOS or Android) is assembling a group of a few thousand users to beta test new conversation features. In a standalone tester app, users can experiment with organizational and context tools like status updates and ice breaker tweets.
Twitter is also testing color-coded replies, which are designed to make it easier to follow a conversation. Users could also soon see a more simplified user interface that hides engagement icons.
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Since then, the social media site bowed to pressure and enabled regramming on accounts controlled by the same user. For instance, if you have a personal Instagram and one for your business, you can share the same post simultaneously.
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Last year, nearly half of Facebook (download for iOS or Android) users between the ages of 18 and 29 deleted the app from their phones. The company has seen an exodus of younger users in the last few years after the fallout of the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
Makelight's Year of Colour web app generates a mosaic based on the colors in your Instagram photos. The result is a retro-minimalist aesthetic to set you apart from everyone else on social media.
To create yours, simply visit the Year of Colour website:Tap Sign in with InstagramEnter your... Read More »
It's been one month after Tumblr (download for iOS or Android) disappeared from the App Store after child pornography slipped through the sites filters. Today, the popular messaging platform WhatsApp (download for iOS or Android) is under fire for similar reasons.
The app's chat groups are being used to spread child pornography, according to reports. TechCrunch detailed a report released by two Israeli non-government organizations, NGOs, regarding how third-party apps advertise "adult" sections that... Read More »
The lip-syncing music app TikTok (download for iOS or Android) merged with Musical.ly in August and its popularity quickly blossomed. App users can record a short music video to almost any song, add filters and stickers, and then share with other users.
Many TikTok users are attempting to recapture the magic of Vine, the video app that shut down last year. Others, however, are using TikTok as a platform to spread bigotry, hatred and violent rhetoric.
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The social media service is planning to add new stickers that will allow users to share music recommendations in Live videos. Instagram also tweaked the question stickers so users can reply with a song.
To play a song, users need only tap a response to play the song.... Read More »
Users can expect to see an option to create looping-videos with Boomerang, depth-editing in selfie mode and augmented reality stickers that you can drop into photos.
The new update gives Messenger a total of five camera modes: normal, video, text, Boomerang and selfie.
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The Apple App Store and the Google Play Store collectively earned $18.2 billion from global consumers in the third quarter of 2018, according to Sensor Towers research, which also said that Apple has the upper-hand when it comes to monetizing their apps, which is why the App Store outpaced Google Play revenue by 94 percent.
Though smartphone users in the US do install apps designed to improve their lives, often the apps they have on their phones are intended for entertainment. With our focus on amusement, it can be easy to forget that in lesser developed countries technology can give people the tools to materially improve their lives and even survive.
With 4G networks coming to developing countries in just the last few the last few years, countries like India and Africa have found ways to... Read More »