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Snapchat Launches Universal Search

Posted in Snapchat on January 14th, 2017 by

Snapchat just made it easier to navigate the app and find groups, friends, discover publishers and Our Stories by launching a universal search bar that’s always accessible at the top of the app. This new feature is rolling out soon to all iOS and Android users, allowing you dig out the best content and conversations…

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Facebook Launches Automatic Subtitling For Page Videos

Posted in Facebook on January 6th, 2017 by

Facebook has launched a free automatic video captioning tool to all US English Facebook pages that makes it easier to repurpose traditional clips. This new tool is powered by voice recognition software that takes the hassle out of transcription, while making it easy to edit the subtitles it suggests. TechCrunch and some other Pages only…

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Instagram Now Lets You Save Posts For Later Viewing

Posted in Instagram on December 16th, 2016 by

Instagram will now let you save your favorite post from its service for later viewing via a new bookmark button that appears below the posts in your feed. The idea is that there are times when you’ll encounter content you’ll want to revisit and now by simply tapping on the bookmarking button, you’ll be able…

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New Launch of the Present Giving App Snappy Gifts

Posted in Uncategorized on December 9th, 2016 by

Gift cards are impersonal and buying the wrong gift leads to annoying returns. With Snappy Gifts, the receiver gets to choose exactly what they want, reports TechCrunch. Snappy Gifts is a new startup offering a fresh new approach that takes the guess-work out of gift giving. You go to Snappy Gift’s app, choose a price…

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Twitter Lets Mobile Users Make Their Own Moments

Posted in Twitter on December 2nd, 2016 by

Earlier this fall, Twitter opened up access to its storytelling feature “Moments” to all Twitter users, allowing anyone to create their own stories using photos and tweets uploaded to the service. The Moments application was only available on the web, but Twitter promised that mobile support would arrive soon and it has. Twitter has announced…

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Snapchat’s New Store in New York City

Posted in Snapchat on November 21st, 2016 by

Snapchat surprised everyone by opening a legitimate storefront in New York City for their product, Spectacles. The company has been putting the wearable camera on sale in pop-up vending machines across the West Coast and now they finally made it to the East Coast opening at 5 East 59th Street near the corner of 5th…

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Pinterest’s New “Tried It” Button

Posted in Pinterest on November 14th, 2016 by

Historically, Pinterest has been more of an idea board- a place to find ideas or things you wish to buy or try. The company has released a new feature aimed at encouraging people to share and track things they’ve actually done, too. With this new “tried it” checkmark on Pinterest, users can share the ideas they’ve…

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Facebook Messenger tests “Instant Games”

Posted in Facebook on November 7th, 2016 by

Facebook Messenger is preparing to launch a new “Instant Games” platform that allows friends to play lightweight games with one another. Facebook has been casted out of the gaming world by Apple’s iOs and Google’s Android. But by building this gaming platform into the Facebook’s App Messenger it uses the app as a portal to mobile…

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Twitter Trims Vine

Posted in Uncategorized on October 31st, 2016 by

Twitter has announced that it’s shutting down its standalone short-form video app, Vine. TechCrunch says, that nothing is changing immediately- the website and apps will remain online for the near future and users will be given a chance to download their Vines before the official closure. Vine started off strong in 2012, becoming No. 1…

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Instagram’s Preventative Self-Harm Tool

Posted in Instagram on October 24th, 2016 by

According to TechCrunch, while Twitter is continuing to struggle with continuous bullying and abuse, Instagram is now taking steps to keep users safe from harm. The Facebook owned photo-sharing network began rolling out a new reporting tool that lets users anonymously flag friends’ posts about self-harm. This will then, prompt a message from Instagram to…

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