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Facebook has added a new feature to its under-13 chat application Messenger Kids, which makes it easier for the children to add their friends on the platform. "Parents have to turn on a setting that creates a four-word passphrase that is used to generate these contact requests," Tech Crunch reported on Tuesday. The connection requests...
Micro-blogging website Twitter Inc. on Monday expanded its Twitter Lite app to 21 more countries, with Uganda Inclusive - which makes the data-saving app available to more than 45 countries in total. This follows its first roll out last year in December, where it was only rolled out to 24...
Earlier this year, Facebook-owned messaging platform; WhatsApp was reported working on a group calling feature that would supports up to 5 people. The user/person making the call, can add four more members in call from the top right corner summing it up to a total of 5 users/persons. While the...
With the rise of social media, they have simplified our work, how we communicate, how we connect with the rest of the world, and so forth, but they have also turned out to be addictive. Addictive that many can't live without it, every second one is on their smartphone...
Of all Facebook-owned social media platform, WhatsApp turns out to be the only one that does not support Ads as yet. Making it one of Facebook’s major properties that isn't bringing in any profit. However, according to new reports, this could change any time soon - as its reported...
Facebook on Wednesday launched a new feature called Watch Party to all Facebook Groups that allows members to watch videos on the platform together in real time, and comment. Once a Watch Party is started, participants can watch videos, live or recorded, and interact with one another around them in...
While internet firm; Google is set to launch Chrome 68 for desktops later today, Chrome v68 will start labeling all HTTP (unencrypted) sites as not secure effective after roll out. Once your Chrome web browser is updated, the effect will show. The Chrome 68 omnibox will now show the not...
WhatsApp is said to roll out a new feature called Suspicious Link Detection to tackle fake news on the platform. According to a report on WABetaInfo, the feature will allow its users to detect if a received link has some suspicious content - warning the recipients before they attempt to open...
Google-owned video-sharing website, YouTube, according to the company Chief Executive; Susan Wojcicki said the platform now has over 1.9 billion monthly active users and an average of over 180 million hours of watchtime on TV screens every day. "With the increasing penetration of smartphones, data becoming affordable and ever-growing availability of...
The 20 year old Yahoo Messenger (YM), the pioneering messaging app that changed the way we communicated over the internet, was officially brought to rest on July 17th, 2018 while its users were automatically redirected to Squirrel. Users can now no longer access their chats as the service will no...