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December, 2019

  • 14 December

    How Facebook Lite Is Evolving to Keep Up With the Changing Smartphone and Telecom Landscape

    In less than six months from now, Facebook Lite will officially complete five years of its launch, however the fifth anniversary of its debut is far closer. Facebook first piloted the app in eight countries in January 2015 before officially launching it over four months later and expanding its availability ...

  • 10 December

    WhatsApp Dark Mode Elements Spotted in Avatar Images, VoIP Screen on Android Beta

    WhatsApp Dark Mode has been in development for the chat service’s Android and iPhone apps for some time now. But now, the latest WhatsApp beta for Android version indicated some notable tweaks pertaining to the ongoing development. The beta update appears to include new avatar placeholders for the WhatsApp Dark ...

  • 5 December

    TikTok Prevented Disabled Users’ Videos From Going Viral: Report

    Chinese short video-sharing app TikTok has acknowledged that content produced by disabled users was deliberately suppressed by the firm’s moderators in a bid to prevent these users from becoming victims of bullying, the media reported. Facing criticism, TikTok acknowledged that its approach had been flawed, the BBC reported on Tuesday, ...

  • 1 December

    Facebook, Instagram Back Online After Major Outage

    Facebook said it had restored service following a major outage on Thursday that hindered access to the social platform and its other apps such as Instagram and Messenger. Facebook blamed “an issue in one of our central software systems” for snarling connectivity for several hours. Many users, often wryly, took ...

November, 2019

  • 27 November

    Twitter to Remove Accounts Inactive for Over 6 Months

    Twitter is set to permanently delete inactive accounts from December 11 that have not been used for more than six months. The action will also impact accounts belonging to the deceased. In a statement given to The Verge, Twitter said on Tuesday that as part of its commitment to serve ...

  • 23 November

    Facebook Dating Gets Support for Facebook, Instagram Stories

    Facebook Dating users can now share Instagram Stories and Facebook Stories to their dating profiles, both to current matches and prospective ones. Bringing Stories to the app is designed to give people more insight into their matches while also proving they are real people, The Verge quoted Charmaine Hung, lead ...

  • 18 November

    Facebook Quietly Built an Instagram-Like Popular Photos Section in Its App

    A photos-only mode for Facebook’s mobile application is under testing and it would let users see algorithmically suggested photos in a feed similar to its photo sharing platform Instagram. The feature, named “Popular Photos”, affixes an endless scroll of algorithmically selected images from friends beneath the full-screen view of a ...

  • 14 November

    How to Stop Someone From Adding You to WhatsApp Groups

    WhatsApp groups are a very popular feature for keeping in touch with friends and family from around the world. However, in order for make things simple WhatsApp earlier used to allow anyone to add anyone to a WhatsApp group, as long as they had the other person’s contact number. This ...

  • 10 November

    Facebook Apologises After Anonymous Post Alleges Racism at Company

    Facebook apologized on Friday after black employees anonymously shared feelings of workplace bias in an online post. The post shared at Medium by a “FB Blind” profile laid out perceived slights by managers, white colleagues, and the human resources department. “No one at Facebook, or anywhere, should have to put ...

  • 6 November

    How to Setup Fingerprint Lock on WhatsApp

    Over the past few months, WhatsApp has rolled out a bunch of new updates for both Android and iOS. One of these new updates lets you add a fingerprint lock to WhatsApp. This means that you can’t access WhatsApp chats without unlocking the app via a fingerprint saved on the ...