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 […]

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 […]

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