Photo app VSCO introduces a private messaging feature

Photo app VSCO introduces a private messaging feature

 Photo editing and sharing platform VSCO has announced the launch of private messages in an effort to encourage people to interact with each other on its network. As the company describes it, users can “exchange editing tips and tricks, share compelling profiles and published content, and receive creative feedback from peers.” Anyone you follow […]

Twitter begins trialling its ‘save for later’ feature

Twitter begins trialling its ‘save for later’ feature

Twitter has begun testing a feature which enables users to privately save tweets that interest them to look at later. News of the feature – which is called ‘Bookmarks’ – first surfaced in October, when Twitter product manager Jesar Shah revealed a prototype of the feature. Back then, it was dubbed ‘save for later’. For Hack Week […]

Twitter to Test Doubling Tweet Length to 280 Characters

Twitter to Test Doubling Tweet Length to 280 Characters

Twitter is trialling an increase to its tweet character length that sees the limit doubled to 280 characters from the normal 140 characters. The test is being rolled out in all languages to a small group of users except for Japanese, Korean, and Chinese – because they can convey more information in a single character […]

Airbnb and Resy Team Up to Offer In-App Restaurant Reservations

Airbnb and Resy Team Up to Offer In-App Restaurant Reservations

A great meal shared with friends, old or new, can make a trip special. That’s why, starting September 22, you can book a table at nearly 650 restaurants across the United States directly through Airbnb, powered by Resy. The ability to book reservations at a curated selection of restaurants is part of our ongoing commitment […]

Barclays introduces iPhone voice payments via Siri

Barclays introduces iPhone voice payments via Siri

Barclays has teamed up with Apple to become the first UK high street bank to introduce the ability for customers to make payments using their voice through Siri. Siri has been integrated into the Barclays Mobile Banking app, meaning iPhone and iPad-using Barclays customers no longer need to open the app to pay existing payees and mobile […]

Google adds Questions & Answer feature to Maps and Search

Google adds Questions & Answer feature to Maps and Search

Google has introduced a feature to Maps and Search that helps people find out all they need to know about a location they have searched for. With Google’s ‘Questions & Answers’, people are able to ask questions, get answers, and answer other people’s questions about places on Google Maps. The most informative questions and answers […]

Uber rolls out its in-app tipping feature to the UK

Uber rolls out its in-app tipping feature to the UK

Uber is bringing its in-app tipping feature to the UK, after rolling it out to the US as of the company’s 180 days of change. Tipping is a feature that has long been called for and drivers may now feel adequately rewarded for their service. Customers are given the option to tip their driver once the […]

YouTube unveils in-app messaging to become the video watercooler again

YouTube unveils in-app messaging to become the video watercooler again

YouTube is facing off strident competition from Facebook to be the defacto place where people talk about social video – and to do this it is releasing an in-app messaging service. In a blogpost, the company, using Justin Bieber’s record breaking single ‘Despacito’ as a prime example, said it wants users sharing videos directly with friends and […]