Twitter boosts account security protocols to avoid election period disasters
Twitter will prompt owners of ‘high-profile’ accounts to activate 2FA and will automatically enable its Password Reset Protection.
YouTube launches its own TikTok rival called YouTube Shorts in India
YouTube Shorts should be 15 seconds or less, and there will also be an option to speed up or slow down the speed of your clips.
Facebook returns to its college roots with the launch of Campus section for students
A Campus profile will be separate from a Facebook profile, and content posted in the Campus section can only be used by other Campus users.
Google’s experimental Fundo platform is now open for all creators to host paid online events
Fans can have a 1-on-1 chat and even pose for photos with their favorite creator for a virtual photobooth experience.
Instagram Stories now show up on Facebook for some users as part of a test
Facebook has confirmed that only those who follow you on Instagram can view your Instagram Story on Facebook.
Facebook now lets you move photos and videos to Dropbox
In addition to Dropbox, the social media company’s data transfer tool also allows movement of media to Koofr and Google’s Photos.
Facebook limits message forwarding to just five chats at a time on Messenger
Limiting forwarding is an effective way to slow the spread of harmful content that has the potential to cause real world harm, says Facebook.
Facebook tests linking user profiles with news subscriptions to end repeated sign-ins
Facebook says repeated log-ins are a major pain point for everyone, and the new account linking tool ends it by introducing a persistent login experience.
Facebook says it was blocked from telling users that Apple took a 30% fee for online events
Facebook said it wanted to pass on the benefits of waiving fee directly to businesses struggling during the pandemic, but Apple didn’t exempt its 30% fee.
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Man selling fake Instagram likes gets sued by Facebook
Facebook has also sued MobiBurn, a developer that used malicious software to collect Facebook data from users.
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Walmart is joining hands with Microsoft to purchase TikTok’s US operations
Microsoft’s deal to purchase TikTok’s operations in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand falls in the range of $20 billion to $30 billion.
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Facebook warns publishers and developers that iOS 14 might severely impact ad revenue
The social media titan notes that the Audience Network revenue might go down by more than 50%.
Facebook is bringing its dedicated news section to more countries including India
The social media titan is considering the UK, Germany, France, India and Brazil for the wider rollout of its news service.
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TikTok files lawsuit against Trump administration over executive order that threatens US ban
TikTok claims that the executive order did not provide any hard evidence and neither did it justify such a harsh punitive action.
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It’s time to bid farewell to the ‘classic’ Facebook look
The ‘new’ Facebook look started rolling out globally back in May.
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Instagram wants you to scroll forever as it now shows posts from strangers in your feed
Dear Instagram, please STOP ruining my experience on the app.
Instagram’s QR codes feature is rolling out globally
These QR codes can be scanned by any camera app.
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Facebook accuses Apple of robbing small businesses of their hard-earned revenue
Facebook will let businesses keep all the revenue generated from paid online events, but Apple will charge 30% fee for transactions made on the iOS app.
First signs of a unified Instagram and Messenger chat finally appear with the latest update
A Messenger button now appears in the Instagram app, but cross-platform chat between Messenger and Instagram is not available yet.
Pocketnow Daily: Fortnite EXPOSES Apple and Google’s Monopoly… (video)
On today’s Pocketnow Daily, we talk about the issues affecting Fortnite in Apple’s and Google’s app stores, Apple’s problems if Trump bans WeChat, and more.
Facebook is now sued over allegedly gathering biometric data on Instagram
Facebook may be facing new legal issues, as a new lawsuit claims that it has been harvesting biometric data from Instagram users
Telegram app finally brings support for video calls
The privacy-focused instant messaging app will soon land support for group video calls as well.
Instagram retained your private messages even after you deleted them
The bug was fixed earlier this month.
Instagram is shoving the Reels button on users’ faces
Instagram, please stop.
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Instagram will ask users to verify their identity if an account shows suspicious behavior.
If an individual refuses to verify the identity behind it, Instagram will reduce the visibility of content posted from that account and it will also be disabled.