Twitter super follows
Here’s our first look at Twitter Super Follows
Wong also revealed a list of content categories for Super Follows that users would be allowed to choose from to describe their content.
Twitter Blue
Twitter Blue subscription service starts rolling out
Twitter Blue subscribers will also get access to perks like customizable app icons for their device’s home screen and fun color themes.
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Twitter resumes verification requests days after stopping it
If you’ve been eyeing the coveted blue tick, rejoice, as Twitter has again started accepting verification requests after a brief pause.
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Twitter reactions coming soon as account verifications are paused
To recall, the last “pause” lasted for several years. We hope Twitter enables verifications soon as it has promised.
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Twitter Blue subscription confirmed, will offer color themes and new icons
Twitter Blue will offer you alternative Twitter icons in pink, purple, green, orange, black, the traditional blue, and one stamped with blue and purple stripes.
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Hide Instagram and Facebook likes, and how popular you are. Like you have the guts!
Facebook – and Instagram – want you to focus more on the content rather than the number of likes it has garnered on each platform.
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Instagram could soon pay you a bonus to use its TikTok-clone
Instagram is tipped to be working on delivering a ‘Bonus’ to users who use its TikTok-clone, Reels.
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Facebook will send codes via WhatsApp so you can use Instagram
Instagram might soon allow users to receive two factor authentication (2FA) codes for identity verification on their WhatsApp account.
Twitter tracking
First Facebook, Now Twitter Bothering Users With App Tracking
Instead of taking a threatening tone that Facebook adopted, Twitter is telling users that ad-tracking will keep the ads they see relevant.
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Twitter “Blue” will let you undo tweets for a monthly subscription?
The “Undo Tweets” feature is likely to give users a short time to “Undo” a tweet that has a mistake before it’s actually posted on Twitter.
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US Authorities to Facebook: We Can’t Trust You with “Instagram for Kids”
A bipartisan coalition of 44 attorneys general have written to Facebook and urged it to drop the ‘Instagram for Kids’ project.
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Clubhouse is finally expanding to Android, but is it already too late?
It will be interesting to see how Clubhouse on Android shines amidst the flood of competition on the platform.
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Best WhatsApp alternatives in 2021
Not buying what WhatsApp is selling after its privacy policy change? Here’s a look at the best WhatsApp alternatives in 2021.
Facebook is fighting to keep WhatsApp users from migrating to Signal
Facebook and Signal are squabbling over Instagram ads that target the social media giant over privacy, but there’s a lot more to the feud.
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Facebook and Instagram have already begun to test Apple’s patience with new practices
Facebook is trying to goad users into accepting ad tracking by telling them that it’s essential to keeping the app free.
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Facebook sets aside $5 million for its newsletter platform to lure independent reporters
Facebook says that reporters who make it past the selection process will pocket a multi-year licensing fee to build their audience.
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Instagram Live gets new features that essentially turn it into an audio chatroom
Instagram Live will let participants of a live broadcast to turn off the mic or kill their video feed if they so desire.
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Telegram is finally getting group video calls next month
The group video call experience on Telegram will also include features such as noise-cancellation, screen sharing, and encryption.
Telegram now lets you schedule voice chats and gets better at viewing media
Telegram app now lets users directly pinch and zoom on an image, and also adds support for eight third-party payment service providers.
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Facebook app adds a mini-player that streams music and podcast from Spotify
Spotify mini-player in Facebook app will be available to free & premium users of the streaming service, but you need both apps on your phone.
Instagram Reels
Instagram testing full-screen ads in Reels, Sticker ads coming to Facebook Stories
Just like the Reels themselves, these ads will be full-screen and will last up to 30 seconds with scope for audience engagement.
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Twitter app finally allows uploading and viewing 4K images. Here’s how to enable it
Finally, you can upload your food snaps in all their pixel-heavy glory and scroll through 4K pictures shared by others on Twitter.
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Instagram will hide message requests with hateful content before you see them
Instagram will let you filter out certain words, phrase, and emojis that are deemed offensive using a new Hidden Words control.
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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.