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Opera’s desktop browser now features quick access to Messenger, WhatsApp and Telegram

Opera has been working on a complete redesign of its desktop browser for a few months. Codenamed “Reborn”, the browser is now available as a stable release. All Opera users are going to receive the update automatically in the coming days. The most visible new feature is quick access to messaging apps, such as WhatsApp, [...]

By | 2017-05-29T10:04:34+00:00 May 29th, 2017|Social Media, Software|Comments Off on Opera’s desktop browser now features quick access to Messenger, WhatsApp and Telegram

Instagram on Android gets offline mode

80% of Instagram’s users 600 million users are outside the US, so it needed a way to provide a better experience for users with limited network connectivity or no data plan. Today at F8, Instagram announced it’s built support for using most of its features without Internet access. Much of this functionality is now available on [...]

By | 2017-05-23T08:37:01+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|Latest News, Social Media|Comments Off on Instagram on Android gets offline mode

Facebook gives its Marketplace a colourful redesign

Facebook has given its Marketplace a bit of a visual overhaul, with new colorful icons and improved search and filtering features. The Craigslist competitor, first launched in October 2016, is Facebook’s major entry point into local commerce. Today, the Marketplace sits in a dedicated tab at the bottom of Facebook’s app, where its ever-present red badge forces you [...]

By | 2017-05-10T06:32:19+00:00 May 10th, 2017|Internet, Latest News, Social Media|Comments Off on Facebook gives its Marketplace a colourful redesign

Twitter launches a ‘lite’ mobile web app that’s optimized for emerging markets

Twitter has taken the wraps off a new data-optimized version of its service that it hopes will be a hit among emerging. It’s called Twitter Lite and, unlike similar ‘Lite’ apps from Facebook and others, it is browser-based — living at mobile.twitter.com. It is essentially a data-optimized version of the regular Twitter service that, the company [...]

By | 2017-05-08T07:50:47+00:00 May 8th, 2017|Social Media|Comments Off on Twitter launches a ‘lite’ mobile web app that’s optimized for emerging markets

WhatsApp update lets you queue messages without a data connection

WhatsApp is rolling out an update for iOS users which allows them to tap send on messages when there is no active data connection. WhatsApp Version 2.17.1 lets users queue messages by tapping the send button. The messages will then be sent when the user’s device establishes a data connection. The photo and video limit [...]

By | 2017-02-27T08:25:45+00:00 February 1st, 2017|Latest News, Social Media|Comments Off on WhatsApp update lets you queue messages without a data connection

Instagram hits 600 million users after year of rapid growth

Here's a story for you: Instagram now has more than 600 million users, 100 million of whom joined up in just the past six months. The rapid growth comes after a year that saw the debut of the Snapchat-like "Instagram Stories" feature that allows users to share a string of photos or videos that disappear [...]

By | 2017-02-27T08:25:47+00:00 December 20th, 2016|Social Media|Comments Off on Instagram hits 600 million users after year of rapid growth

Facebook Commits $250 Million To VR Content, Tests A ‘Standalone, Affordable’ Headset

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is confident virtual reality is the nex great computing platform. In a push to bring virtual reality (VR) to the masses sooner, Zuckerberg announced on Thursday at Oculus’s “Connect” conference in San Jose, Calif. that Oculus will commit an additional $250 million to fund a range of new content, such as [...]

By | 2016-10-08T12:59:35+00:00 November 28th, 2016|Latest News, Social Media|Comments Off on Facebook Commits $250 Million To VR Content, Tests A ‘Standalone, Affordable’ Headset

Facebook Messenger Now Lets You Make Group Calls With Up to 50 People

Facebook on Wednesday brought the group calling feature to its standalone Messenger app. With the new feature, Messenger users will be able to make calls in any group conversation by just tapping on the phone icon to initiate a group call. Notably, group video calling is still not available, though most rivals offer the feature, [...]

By | 2017-02-27T08:26:10+00:00 April 21st, 2016|Social Media|Comments Off on Facebook Messenger Now Lets You Make Group Calls With Up to 50 People

Facebook Envisions Virtual Social Future

Facebook on Wednesday demonstrated at its F8 developer conference how socializing could take place in a virtual world. Two employees some 30 miles apart -- Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer in San Francisco and Product Manager Michael Booth in Menlo Park, California -- showed how they could share the same virtual space. In that space, [...]

By | 2017-02-27T08:26:14+00:00 April 21st, 2016|Latest News, Social Media|Comments Off on Facebook Envisions Virtual Social Future