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May, 2019

  • 25 May

    Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Twitter Records 400 Million Related Tweets in 2019

    BJP supporters celebrate after learning the initial election results in New Delhi Twitter India on Thursday said conversations around the 2019 Lok Sabha elections grew 600 percent from 2014 to reach 396 million tweets between January 1 and May 23. During the course of the six weeks of the election ...

  • 24 May

    Google Duo Group Video Calling Rolling Out Globally on Android, iOS; Data Saving Mode Now More Widely Available

    Google Duo, which is in simpler words Google’s answer to video calling support on WhatsApp, is now rolling out group video calling for up to eight people globally, while expanding the availability of Data Saving mode – which is designed to automatically limit data usage when you’re making video calls ...

  • 23 May

    WhatsApp Spotted Adding Option to Post Status Updates as Facebook Stories, QR Code to Share Contact Info

    WhatsApp has been spotted adding the ability to let you share your Status update as a Facebook Story. The new feature is reportedly a part of WhatsApp beta version 2.19.151 for Android, though it is yet to be available for public access. Essentially, the addition would make it easier for ...

  • 21 May

    Instagram IGTV Redesign Is Inspired by TikTok and Snapchat

    Instagram wants you to spend more time watching IGTV videos When Instagram copied Stories from Snapchat, it experienced a massive increase in engagement levels. At the start of this year, Facebook announced that Instagram Stories now has 500 million active daily users. While Instagram may have nailed the Stories format, ...

  • 20 May

    Facebook to Pay US Content Reviewers More Amid Criticism

    Photo Credit: Josh Edelson/ AFP Facebook is raising how much it pays US contractors who do some of its most taxing work, including watching violent and other objectionable material for possible removal. Facebook will pay at least $18 (roughly Rs. 1,300) an hour for these jobs. Those in New York City, ...

  • 19 May

    Wanted Fugitive Caught After Facebook Slip in Canada

    Photo Credit: Justin Sullivan/ Getty Images North America/ AFP A fugitive on Canada’s most wanted list ended up leading police to his doorstep after announcing where he was living in a defiant Facebook message to a television station publicising his case. Jessie Dean Kowalchuk, 27, was wanted in westernmost British ...

  • 18 May

    TweetDeck Gets a New Tweet Composer With Support for GIFs, Polls, Emoji, and More

    The new tweet composer in TweetDeck resembles the native desktop client Earlier this week, TweetDeck’s official profile on Twitter ran a poll, asking users which features they’d like to see in the app. The Twitter-owned app has now followed it up with a fresh update to the tweet composer available ...

  • 17 May

    Grumpy Cat, Internet Star, Dies at the Age of 7

    Photo Credit: Twitter/ Grumpy Cat Internet star “Grumpy Cat” has died at the age of seven, her owners said early Friday. “We are unimaginably heartbroken to announce the loss of our beloved Grumpy Cat,” they said in a statement on Twitter. The famous feline, whose frowning visage endeared her to ...

  • 16 May

    Netflix Now Allows Android Users to Share Movies, TV Shows to Instagram Stories

    Netflix has added Instagram Stories option to its Android app Netflix has announced that it has now enabled Android users to share their favourite movies and TV shows to their Instagram Stories. The new experience is live through the Netflix app for Android. You need to have the latest Netflix ...

  • 15 May

    WhatsApp Spam Controls Being Bypassed by Software Tool During India Elections

    WhatsApp clones and software tools that cost as little as $14 (roughly Rs. 1,000) are helping Indian digital marketers and political activists bypass anti-spam restrictions set up by the world’s most popular messaging app, Reuters has found. The activities highlight the challenges WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook, faces in ...