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Google officially launches smart messenger Allo

After introducing smart messaging app Allo at the I/O Conference in May, Google has finally released it yesterday. “Today, we’re releasing Google Allo, a new smart messaging app for Android and iOS that helps you say more and do more right in your chats. Google Allo can help you make plans, find information, and express…

TWITTER REMOVES VIDEOS AND PHOTOS FROM 140-CHARACTER LIMIT

Twitter has announced a new update reducing what counts towards its 140-character limit. “Rolling out now: photos, videos, GIFs, polls and quote tweets no longer count toward the 140 characters. Links, however, do count toward the limit. As you may remember, the information on the possible changes to the rules first appeared in May.  …

YouTube is launching its own social network

A few weeks ago, several sources reported YouTube was working on a project to introduce more social network features. Yesterday, the company announced it was launching YouTube Community. “Today, we’re introducing a beta version of a new product to help strengthen the bond between you and your viewers, called YouTube Community.  The brand new Community…

Instagram lets you block offensive comments

Instagram has released an update introducing a feature that lets users control comments on the photo and video sharing service. “The beauty of the Instagram community is the diversity of its members. All different types of people — from diverse backgrounds, races, genders, sexual orientations, abilities and more — call Instagram home, but sometimes the…

Twitter is looking more like a full-fledged messenger

Twitter has rolled out an update, adding read receipts to Direct Messages. Read messages are marked with a blue check mark next to the timestamp’s indicator. The users, who installed the app’s update will see a corresponding message in DM – “You can now tap on your Message to find out when it’s been seen”….

Facebook is testing a new feature to boost discussions

Facebook is testing a new feature that looks a lot like Twitter. Some users have noticed that upon opening Facebook, just under the status box, there is a new section called “What friends are talking about”. So far, several sources reported seeing this new feature on Android, but it i The feature basically collects posts…

Snapchat now lets you create customized geofilters and change your font style

Popular messaging app Snapchat has released customizable themes for geofilters. Now, users can access a set of tools on the geofilter on-demand page and create their own filters for special occasions, such as birthdays, weddings or anniversaries. This feature, however, is available only on the desktop and not in the app and you will have…

Instagram finally introduces ZOOM

The popular photo and video sharing social network Instagram is finally letting its users to zoom in on photos and videos. “Today we’re bringing ZOOM to Instagram on iOS! Starting today, you can pinch to zoom on photos and videos. Dive into an adorable puppy’s smile or into every detail of your friend’s new shirt,”…

LINE introduces desktop sign-up and free calls to mobile phones and landlines

Messaging app LINE, Japan’s largest social network with over 600 mn users worldwide, has lined up several updates released in the last days of summer. Firstly, the company introduced the possibility of signing up for the app on computer or tablet (Windows/Windows 10/Mac). The signing up process is simple: install the app and select “Sign…

WhatsApp changes its Terms and Privacy Policy

WhatsApp is updating its Terms and Privacy policy for the first time in four years and the first time since the app was acquired by the major social network Facebook for $19 billion back in 2014. “We’re updating WhatsApp’s terms and privacy policy, as part of our plans to test ways for people to communicate…