Pinterest introduces new video tools for brands and creators

Pinterest introduces new video tools for brands and creators

There’s more to Pinterest than pictures and hashtags. According to the San Francisco tech giant, there’s been a 31% uptick in searches for “inspirational videos” since last year, and the network’s nearly 300 million monthly active users (MAU) are 54% more likely to say videos on Pinterest inspire them compared with content on other media […]

TikTok updates online wellbeing features

TikTok updates online wellbeing features

Popular short-form video app TikTok has made updates to its online wellbeing features, giving users more control over managing screen time and filtering content. Users now have more options when it comes to how much time they spend on the app. They can select whether they want to be limited to 40, 60, 90, or 120 minutes on the […]

Google adds activity cards to users’ browsing history

Google adds activity cards to users’ browsing history

Google is making it easier for users to continue their old searches by adding activity cards. Activity cards are designed around the idea that searching — especially on mobile — is often a disjointed experience due to time constraints or other interruptions. At times, a user might leave open a browser tab in the background […]

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 […]

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