Instagram Introduces New Features To Combat COVID-19 Misinformation

An announcement was made by Instagram that it will be releasing new features to help combat COVID-19 misinformation: a link will be seen by users in areas with surging cases to their local health authority at the very top of their feed along with vaccination information will also be directed to credible health sources. Read More

40-Minute Limit To Be Lifted By Zoom For The Holiday Season

The 40-minute meeting limit for free accounts will be lifted globally by Zoom, with the holiday season coming up. It was confirmed to The Verge by the company. The restrictions will be taken down on days such as Hanukkah, Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, and Kwanzaa. On Thanksgiving, the 40-minute limit last month was lifted as well by the company. Read More

Facebook Introduces “Collabs” Video App – TikTok’s New Competition

Post its availability as a private beta, new ‘Collab’ app introduced by Facebook allows musicians to record videos and merge their parts for the public’s access. Somewhere between creating short videos like TikTok and social collaboration with a focus on music creation and allowing users to create their own “Collabs” or join in with others on existing ones is what the iOS app offers. Read More

Top 5 Apps For Parents With Newborns

Parenthood can be a testing journey. The initial stage of a newborn’s knife is extremely delicate, in terms of physical and mental development. It is vital to ensure the health of newborn babies. To simplify the process for new parents and help them to provide stress-free parenting, apps help in tracking when to feed, the sleep cycles, understand developmental objectives, and more. Here are the top 5 apps for parents with newborns: Read More

Instagram And Facebook Messenger Roll Out “Vanish Mode”

Facebook Messenger and Instagram now let users have the option to auto-delete messages right after the user exits the mode on either of the phone apps. Facebook has coined the term “Vanish mode” for the new feature, which wipes out messages instantly after users exit the chat, thus encouraging users to have more intimate and in-the-moment conversations without any fear. Read More

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Netflix’s “Fast Laughs”, The New TikTok?

First Vine, then TikTok, and now Fast Laughs. The beloved TikTok format does not seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. The trend has reached such heights that even Netflix has decided to adopt the vertical video feed format from TikTok. Fast Laughs offers users short, bite-sized clips from its vast but ultimately underwhelming collection of comedy specials. The Fast Laughs feed is set to include content from original shows alongside licensed programs. Netflix has been doing something alike Just Laughs in the form of Netflix is a Joke which posts longer clips of various shows from Netflix on social media platforms. Read More

Facebook Testing Out A New Mini Social Network “Neighborhoods”

Facebook has recently been trying out a new feature, “Neighborhoods”. It is a small network of people based on their geographic location/setting. Facebook intends for it to work in a way that people of a small locality can get to know each other better. The company has already been trying the mini social network out in Calgary, Canada. Read More