Twitter now lets everyone limit who can reply to their tweets
Adios, all ye angry fellas who think jumping into someone else’s conversation to share thy immense wisdom and immeasurable expertise is their birthright!
TikTok names the creators who will be paid for their content from its $200 million fund
The list of creators that will be paid by TikTok for their content includes David Dobrik, Jess Andrade, Matt Broussard and Alex Stemplewski among others.
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Twitter is testing a ‘Retweets with comments’ alternative, ‘Quote’ tweet counts
It will show how many quotes a tweet has instead of making you click to see it.
WhatsApp
WhatsApp could soon allow you to sync chats between iOS and Android
WhatsApp is working to let you use the same account on four different devices.
Twitter purportedly expresses interest in acquiring TikTok US operations
Twitter has reportedly approached TikTok’s Chinese owner ByteDance to express interest in acquiring the US operations of the video-sharing app.
TikTok expresses shock in statement responding to President Trump’s executive order
The ByteDance-owned social media company suggests it might take legal aid to ease the situation.
Trump executive order blocks transactions with Bytedance if TikTok is not sold within 45 days
Starting September 20, any US entity will be prohibited from doing transactions with ByteDance citing a threat to national security and privacy.
Twitter accounts of government officials and state-backed media will now be labeled
The social media giant will also stop amplifying accounts or tweets from state-backed media outlets on the home page, timeline or search through its recommendation algorithm.
WhatsApp adds a search tool to let users check if a forwarded message is fake news
WhatsApp says that the content of a forwarded message is uploaded directly on the browser and the company doesn’t see its content.
Snapchat’s new feature allows users to add licensed music to their Snaps
Users will be able to click on Snaps to find the album art, artist name and song title, and also play it on the music streaming platforrm of their choice.
Trump gives ByteDance until September 15 to sell TikTok’s US operations or shut down
Trump says that he’ll pass an executive order to ban TikTok in the US if Microsoft or any other US-based company is unable to strike a deal with ByteDance.
Facebook is now a destination for official music videos and premiere of new content
The company is also introducing a new place in Facebook Watch where users can discover music based on genre, artist, mood or themed playlists.
17-year old Florida teen arrested for being the mastermind behind Twitter’s massive hack
As per the US Department of Justice, the scam bitcoin account that was mentioned in the fraudulent tweets got transfers worth over $100,000.
Twitter is surveying users about a subscription-based model of its platform
Twitter is also asking users if they will pay to see lesser ads on social media, and how the audience will react to a paid version of the platform.
Twitter is exploring a subscription-based model that might be tested later this year
CEO Jack Dorsey added that the company has set “a really high bar for when we would ask consumers to pay for aspects of Twitter.”
Messenger Rooms now lets you broadcast live on Facebook
You can now go live alongside up to 50 people directly from Messenger Rooms.
Facebook Messenger can now protect your chats behind Face ID or fingerprint pattern
App Lock will is currently available on the Messenger app for iPhone and iPad, and will also arrive on the Android ecosystem in a few months.
Instagram rolls out a Personal Fundraiser feature in the US
As of now, the Personal Fundraiser feature is live on Android, but will soon be available on the iOS app as well.
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Twitter says no passwords were accessed after the massive cryptocurrency scam hack
The social media giant revealed that some of its employees with access to internal systems and tools were targeted to execute the attack.
Instagram Reels
Reels, Instagram’s own TikTok rival, is set to launch in the US next month
Instagram will debut Reels in United States and more than 50 other countries in August.
Instagram’s revamped Shop experience in Explore goes live in the US
To make payments seamless, the company is also adding support for Facebook Pay that also supports biometric authentication as a layer of security.
Twitter makes it easier to access DMs on the web
The company has begun rolling out a dedicated Messages tab that is always present as a collapsible window in the bottom right corner of the screen.
Twitter accounts of Apple, Uber, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, and more hacked to promote Bitcoin scam
I’ll double the Bitcoin donation you send me in the next 30 mins. Well, no thanks!
WhatsApp QR code
WhatsApp makes it easier for businesses to connect with customers using QR codes
One can now also share product catalogs or an individual item in the form of links on websites or other social media platforms.
US is considering a ban on TikTok, says Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
“Only if you want your private information in the hands of the Chinese Communist Party”, Pompeo said when asked if Americans should keep using the app.