Facebook rolls out group video feature Watch Party globally

Facebook rolls out group video feature Watch Party globally

Facebook is launching a video experience to all that enables groups to watch live or recorded videos together in the same place at the same time – a feature it began testing back in January. Watch Party enables group admins and moderators to select any live or recorded public video to share with group members. Members […]

Instagram launches its latest emoji slider feature

Instagram launches its latest emoji slider feature

Facebook-owned photo sharing platform Instagram has launched a new variation of its popular poll sticker for use in its Stories feature: the emoji slider. The new sticker lets people ask and answer questions with an animated emoji that is designed to give polls more emotional context and allow for more meaningful feedback. Polling has proved […]

Facebook unveils ads that open chat messages on WhatsApp

Facebook unveils ads that open chat messages on WhatsApp

The monetisation of WhatsApp by parent company Facebook took another step forward: Advertisers on Facebook can now include a button on their Facebook boosted organic posts that enables users to contact them via the messaging application. Facebook introduced click-to-Messenger Facebook ads in November 2016 as part of its launch of version 1.3 of its Messenger […]

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 […]

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