Twitter rolling out updated profile design on iOS

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Twitter has gradually started rolling out a new profile interface for its iOS app. While it’s unclear how many users currently have the new interface, it first started appearing earlier this week. The new profile interface, as you can see in the screenshot above, streamlines the interface of the tabs along the top. Additionally, the redesign breaks the what was previously just a “Tweets” tab into two different feeds: “Tweets” and “Tweets & Replies” feed. The “Tweets” tab shows only original tweets sent out by a user.Users won’t see a…

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Facebook is testing emoji reactions and dislikes in Messenger

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When words just aren’t enough emojis come to the rescue, and Facebook is reportedly testing out a feature that lets you reply to messages with smiles, sad faces, and even a thumbs down icon. Facebook confirmed to TechCrunch that emoji reactions are indeed being trialled. Most of the reactions are the same as the ones you’ll know from your News Feed, except for that thumbs down, “dislike” button, which Facebook says is more of a “no” response to something that’s been said. “We’re always testing ways to make Messenger more…

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New Update Makes Twitter Look Like Tweetdeck on Windows 10

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Twitter’s Windows 10 app has now received a useful feature with its latest update as the company has now added Tabs to make it more like TweetDeck PC Tech reports. Apart from the Tabs, with the latest update, pinned tweets can now be viewed and created inside the app, the number of replies for each tweet will now be visible, and Direct Messages can now display rich content instead of just plain text links. TweetDeck, which was launched in 2008 and acquired by Twitter three years later and , has…

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YouTube to Remove 30-Second Unskippable Advertisements

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Google is planning to abolish those 30-second non-skippable ads next year according to Slash Gear. However, YouTube will have to find another way to please the advertisers. Users with  complete interest in ad free YouTube experience can opt for a subscription to YouTube Red, which cuts out ads completely and offers access to exclusive shows and other video content. So they have to watch it no matter what! It’s going to focus instead on formats that work well for both users and advertisers. But most likely, they will also be placing…

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WhatsApp is the latest Facebook product to clone Snapchat stories

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WhatsApp has launched  WhatsApp Status, a new tab for sharing decorated photos, videos and GIFs that disappear after 24 hours. It’s another Facebook-owned Snapchat Stories copycat, but the twist is that it’s end-to-end encrypted like WhatsApp messaging. As on Snapchat, WhatsApp stories are posted from an in-app camera. Once you’ve taken a photo, you can adorn it with drawings, text, and emoji. Once you post your story, it appears in a new “status” tab, where your contacts can view it for the next 24 hours. You can reply to friends’ updates…

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Facebook Is Making It Easier to Find Help After An Emergency

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Facebook just rolled out a new feature designed to connect people in a time of crisis. Facebook’s Safety Check feature makes it possible for users to let friends and family know that they’re safe after an incident has occurred in their area. Now, the social media giant is going one step further by letting those affected find help and supplies through the platform. When people mark themselves safe in Facebook’s Safety Check feature, they will be presented with an option to find help.  The new feature, called Community Help, allows…

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Facebook ’s New Feature; Discover People, Helps users get social

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Facebook has always made it easy to find friends you already have in real life who are on the social network. To enable users connect with new users, Facebook is rolling out a new feature called “Discover People,” which  aims to leverage local events to connect like-minded strangers in person. Before using the feature, Facebook prompts users to update their profiles, but doesn’t change your privacy settings, so you’re still apt to get only a limited snapshot of potential pals as you scroll through Facebook’s lists. The company confirmed to…

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Facebook Loses $500 Million Virtual Reality Headset Verdict

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Facebook Inc. and its co-defendants were ordered to pay $500 million to ZeniMax Media Inc. after a jury found the social network’s Oculus VR unit unfairly used ZeniMax code to build a virtual reality headset Bllomber Technology reports. The verdict in Dallas federal court is a rebuke to Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg, who isn’t a defendant but who told jurors in his first-ever courtroom testimony that it was important for him to be there because the claims by ZeniMax were “false.” An Oculus spokeswoman said the company will…

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Facebook rolls out safer logins with a security key

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Facebook is adding a new feature that will help protect users from getting their accounts compromised. Users can now use a security key to authenticate their identity during the login process. If you use a security key, hackers won’t be able to get into your Facebook account, even if they have your username and password. Tech crunch reports that Users are only required to enter their username and password, then the site they’re logging in to responds by texting them verification code. The user enters the verification code, proving that he…

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Google acquires Fabric developer platform and team from Twitter

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Google is acquiring Twitter’s suite of developer products as well as its Crashlytics crash reporting system, that it acquired in 2013 Techcrunch reports. The two companies are not sharing deal terms, but every member of Twitter’s Fabric team has been offered a job at Google. But as Twitter tries to get into better financial shape, it’s cutting non-essential divisions. By passing the platform off to Google, it can remove the costs of running Fabric without screwing over its developers by suddenly shutting it down. Google will continue to operate Fabric and…

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