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Facebook announced yesterday that Instagram and WhatsApp are both getting group video chats in future updates at the ongoing Facebook Developer Conference in San Jose, California. When activated on Instagram, the explorer page will feature overhead buttons in a carousel, allowing users to swipe horizontally through subjects such as architecture, photography, and animals for more posts on specific topics. This means that users will be able to surf for more content related to their interests. A new camera icon will be seen on the scre...
Last year, a group of people launched an app called Houseparty. Houseparty is an app that comes from the ones who brought us the live streaming app Meerat. Meerat was an app that initiated a feature of group video chat. Eventually, Meerat saw competition in the form of Facebook Live and Periscope owned by Twitter. After this, the owner of the app, Ben Rubin and his team built another app- Houseparty, as reported by The Verge. In this app, a user gets notified whenever his friends have the app opened. Moreover, it invites the user to v...
Facebook is not just a stand-alone app; it has a family of apps. Have you ever seen that pictures you post on Instagram can also be uploaded on Facebook with just one click? Also, you can have conversations with your Facebook friends using Messenger. Even though these are different apps, they belong to the same family, the Facebook family. Seemingly, the Facebook family is now moving towards a new feature, the cross platform notifications. Facebook Family getting Intertwined for Notifications All the three apps are personally te...
Are you smarter than a 10-year-old? Think twice before you say that Y-word. You might be, but not compared to Jani, a 10-year-old Finnish boy, who just hacked Instagram and was rewarded $10,000 by Instagram’s parent company Facebook. Before even hitting the age criteria for signing up for an Instagram account, he just knew how to hack Instagram. The kid just found a flaw in the site’s security, which allowed him to get into Instagram’s servers and delete text that was posted by any of the Instagram users. Jani’s parents told Iltal...
For all the updates that Instagram has gone through till date, some things have stayed the same, like the traditional blue theme. However, it is not testing a monochromatic redesign which may replace the blues with black, grey, and white color theme. The Facebook-owned photo sharing app confirmed that the minimalist redesign is limited to some of the users, as the new black and white design is still in its testing phase. The new monochromatic theme interface appears to confer more attention to the images that are shared on the app...
Even when you are starving, you never miss to Instagram a perfect-looking picture of your food, do you? Oh, you have to admit that you click a dozen of pictures until you get the perfect one, then apply some of the filters using various apps, before Instagramming it with a million of #foodporn and #omnomnom hashtags. If you are not one of those people, you definitely have a friend who is addicted to foodstagramming all the time, which might be driving you crazy. Well, let them do their thing because it will make their food taste be...
Instagram is taking a shot on its competitors including Telegram and Snapchat by blocking the ‘add me’ links to its rival apps. Remember the bio in your IG app? Yeah, the one where you can add deeplinks to other social networking sites, it no more allows adding a link to both the rival social platforms. One of the IG spokespersons said that “We have removed the ability to incorporate ‘add me’ or ‘follow me’ links from your profiles, it was not the way the IG platform was intended to be used, however other types of link can still be...
Facebook, the Menlo Park stationed social networking behemoth has pulled out the latest feature from its giant cage, a yet another powerful beast, Universal Search, which allows its users to perform a search in a manner like Twitter and Google do through 2 trillion or more posts that come out every month. The feature will be available for Facebook users on Facebook Mobile App or Facebook Website’s search bar. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg introduced this new update Universal Search in order to make search easier for Facebook use...