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Chrome now lets you link to a portion of text instead of the whole page
The feature is rolling out on Chrome for desktop and Android, and will soon be making its way to the iOS build of Google’s browser as well.
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Facebook is bringing podcasts to its platform with Spotify partnership at play
Thanks to its Spotify tie-up, Facebook will add an in-line player to its app that will let users play podcasts from the streaming platform.
Telegram
Telegram launches two web apps, because internal competition
Telegram has registered a surge in users in the past quarter when WhatsApp announced a change to its privacy terms earlier this year.
OPPO Watch
OPPO starts rolling out iPhone support for Watch and Band Style with HeyTap Health app
Prior to this, the OPPO Watch had the option of synchronizing the data of the smartwatch with Android and iOS devices using Google’s Wear OS application
New Google Assistant features include finding a lost iPhone
To make online food orders even easier, Assistant can now help you complete your purchase in only a few steps.
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Google Photos might be testing ‘Filter’ button to make it easier to sort through your photo gallery
For reference, Google Photos already allows you to search with filters like selfies, videos, screenshots, motion photos, PhotoScan, and 360 photos, and more in the categories section.
Instagram
Instagram will let users decide if they want to show or hide like counts
Instagram is not the only platform that is experimenting with hidden likes, as parent company Facebook is also running a similar test.
HUAWEI GMS to HMS
New open-source solution helps developers port GMS apps to HUAWEI’s AppGallery
bluesource originally developed Choice SDK as a switch solution for Raiffeisen Bank as part of its work to help the Austrian bank to make its apps available to HUAWEI’s users.
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Go ahead and tell FCC that your internet sucks with its new speed test app
The US FCC notes that data collected by its speed test app will help create a more granular internet speed map and close the digital divide.
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Telegram adds support for scheduling voice chats in channels
Telegram users can also change profile details such as name and bio from the voice chat window, without having to exit the conversation.
Google UI Design
Google’s starting to learn about Smartphone User Interface Design
The hamburger button has always been bad user experience design. Google is finally following the data and modifying their apps for improved usability.
WhatsApp
WhatsApp Business owners can now manage catalogs via the web and desktop clients
The catalog feature was introduced by WhatsApp back in late 2019, and WhatsApp says more than 8 million business catalogs are now present on its platform.
spotify
“Hey Spotify” will let you play songs hands-free
As per the report, saying the wake-word “Hey Spotify” will prompt Spotify’s built-in voice search while the screen is on and the Spotify app is open.
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Signal is testing a peer-to-peer payments feature, but only for one cryptocurrency
The testing of Signal Payments is limited to users in the UK, and it currently supports only one cryptocurrency – MobileCoin.
TikTok auto captions
TikTok gets auto captions – A feature Instagram is already busy replicating
Automatic captions on TikTok currently support English and Japanese only, but more languages will be added to the list in the coming months.
whatsapp migrate
At last, WhatsApp starts testing chat history migration between Android and iOS
WhatsApp will reportedly enable chat history migration between Android and iOS once the upcoming multi-device support tool is released.
Google integrates Chat to Gmail for all accounts
Now that the feature is integrated within Gmail, you can delete the standalone app.
This app can detect COVID-19 from your voice
In its study, Vocalis had a sample size of 2,000 patients where researchers found that the algorithm was 81.2% accurate in detecting COVID-19.
Play Store
Google is making it harder for apps to spy on your Android device
The new changes will only take effect when an app targets Android API level 30 or later on devices running Android 11 or later. 
SPACES POCKETNOW
Twitter Spaces for desktop is a thing
Twitter is working on bringing Spaces to the web browsers.
Spotify Mixes
Spotify Mixes will make your favorite playlists for you
Each mix updates frequently, which offers endless possibilities.
After Twitter and Telegram, Discord now has its own Clubhouse-like feature
Stage Channels make it easier to understand who’s the focus of the conversation and who’s waiting for their turn to speak
SPACES POCKETNOW
Twitter now lets more users host Spaces. Here’s a step-by-step guide to create one!
Twitter is expanding the ability to host a live Spaces chatroom session on both Android and iOS versions of its mobile app.
instagram remix reel
Instagram clones another viral TikTok feature for Reels, which itself is a copycat
The new Instagram trick is called Remix. You can Remix your own Reel, but you can’t download a Remix someone else has created with your Reel.
Facebook makes News Feed less frustrating with a bunch of new features
Facebook has announced a bunch of new features that aim to enhance…