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Tumblr launches live video

Live videos seem to be taking over the social media – Facebook, Youtube, Periscope and a number of other platforms already have them. Tumblr has followed suit by launching a new live video feature on Tuesday. Since this is largely a platform for bloggers, live videos may just be another way for users to share…

Send and receive SMS in Facebook Messenger

Facebook announced today that users of its Messenger will now be able to use it to send and receive SMS and MMS, although the function will only be available on Android. “We know that people receive messages via both SMS and Messenger – for example your best friend sends you GIFs on Messenger whilst your…

Twitter improves its block function

When you have a popular account with many subscribers on any social network, you are bound to suffer from nasty comments and trolls. High-profile users on Twitter have repeatedly complained that they were targeted by abusive users and had no adequate means to protect themselves. Twitter now has taken a step towards improving its block…

Microsoft buys LinkedIn

Microsoft Corporation announced Monday that it is acquiring a business-oriented social network LinkedIn for US $26.2 bn or US $196 per share in cash. According to the announcement, LinkedIn will keep its brand and independence and will become a part of Microsoft’s productivity and business processes segment. Jeff Weiner will remain the CEO of the…

Facebook brings videos to comments

Facebook announced today it is now letting its users leave video comments in a move to intensify video content exchange and preserve leading positions on a highly competitive market. “At Facebook’s 50th Hackathlon early this year, we prototyped the ability to upload a video into comments and replies on posts, because we wanted enable more…

Calls come to Slack

A simple, pleasant way to speak with your team Typing is great. We love typing. And while there are many fine ways to communicate via typing — messaging in channels, direct messages, and group DMs — today we’re officially adding calls to the mix for everyone. After months of beta testing, all Slack users everywhere can now use our…

Twitter for Android gets a makeover

Twitter has refreshed its Android app that now sports Material Design. “Every day, millions of people are using Twitter for Android to share, explore, and connect with what’s happening live. Today, we’re introducing a new look and feel for Twitter for Android — a redesigned app that aligns with the best of Android,” the company…

Instagram adds new features for iOS users and changes the order of the news feed

Instagram released 8.2 update, bringing the feature to post directly to the app from Photos or other apps on iOS. The Share menu, which has long been available for posting on Facebook, Slack, Twitter and other apps without opening them, is now available also for Instagram. Choosing a photo you want to share on Instagram…

Facebook Messenger rolls out diverse emojis

Emojis have long become an essential part of any conversation in a messenger. We add them to express our feelings or define the mood of the message. In fact, nearly 10% of mobile sends in Messenger include emojis, according to Facebook. In the past, users could send and receive emojis in Messenger only by using…

Instagram introduces Business Profile Tools

Instagram has become quite important for brand promotion and exposure. It’s become a useful tool for finding partners and new customers. So following a short period of testing time, Instagram is now rolling out tools for business profiles on the app. “With so many companies using Instagram, and many people on the platform interacting with…