New Instagram Updated Allows Users To Like Stories Without Sending DMs

The newest update rolled out by Instagram will allow users to like stories without sending the poster a DM. This means users can now ‘like’ a photo or video shared by someone on their Instagram Stories without showing up in their DMs. Instagram head Adam Mosseri made the announcement through a video which he shared on Twitter. Mosseri said in the video, “So now, as you go through Stories, between sending a message and that little paper airplane, there will be a heart icon.” Mosseri informed viewers that clicking on the heart icon will not send the poster any message, but will show up with the like count of the Story, along with it’s view count. This new feature is being called the ‘Story Like’.

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Google Messages Begins Rolling Out New “Nudges” Feature

In September, rumors were floating around about a new feature – “nudges” – that Google Messages was expected to introduce. Hints and clues found in the APK indicated that the anticipated feature would help users keep up with important chats by sending reminders about replying to messages. At the time, the feature was not available for end-users. However, it appears that Google has now started introducing the “nudges” feature to its users.

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Instagram Rolls Out An Easter Egg, Among Other New Features

Instagram is celebrating its 10th birthday by including an easter egg that will let users switch back to the original icon – or even earlier ones – without creating a shortcut for it.

It is also bringing back the photo map feature, along with new anti-bullying measures and a warning when you’re following an account that belongs to a nation-state. Read MoreReviewsCollect Ad

Google Meet Rolls Out Noise Cancellation To iOS And Android, Adds Attendance Reports For Schools

Thanks to noise cancellation on Android and iOS, Google Meet will now let users filter out disruptive sounds. Moreover, it will also add attendance reports for schools and educators.

Joining background blur, Google Meet will filter out any background noise such that you can call from any possible environment, including “keyboard typing, doors opening and closing, and construction outside your window.” Google’s “cloud-based AI” supports this feature by blocking out anything that isn’t your voice.  Read More

Apollo For Reddit Updated With iOS 14 Widgets And Picture-In-Picture Support

Apollo, the famous Reddit client for iOS, was recently updated with iOS 14 gadgets and picture-in-picture support. It will now be accessible to iPhone and iPod touch users. This update comes after the arrival of Apollo for Reddit version 1.9 a week ago with cross-posting support, picture flair, among other features. Read More

Twitter’s Supposed “Testing Feature” Turns Out To Be A Bug

When we thought that Twitter is finally allowing users to edit their tweets, Twitter came forward and labeled this “feature” as a bug.

Around Sunday afternoon, users reported that when they deleted a tweet reply, then tried to reply again, the “deleted” text reappeared, allowing you to fix any mistakes and re-send it. Read More

Instagram Goes All Out To Oppose Apple’s New Ad Privacy Feature

Apple is introducing quite a polarizing new privacy feature in 2021. It will allow users to control whether their activities are being tracked and sent to advertisers or not. The opt-in feature will let users volunteer to send information to advertisers, as opposed to the current system where there is no other option than the advertisers tracking your online activity. 

Advertisers are opposed to this new feature and say this will lead to a 50% drop in revenues. Along with small advertising agencies, Instagram and its parent company Facebook are also trying their level best to create a strong case against this new feature. Read More

Apple Watch Series 6 To Be Launched Soon

The Apple Watch Series 6 was recently spotted online in Eurasian Economic Commission filings ahead of its original release scheduled in September. A French site Consomac spotted four different models of the upcoming watch registered in the Eurasian database. The four models, expected to be standard variants, have been named A2291, A2292, A2351, and A2352. On the other hand, A2375, A2376, A2355, and A2356 are, apparently, LTE-enabled wearables. Read More

Instagram’s New Feature “Suggested Posts” Adds Content You Don’t Follow On Your Feed

Trust Instagram to keep bringing updates that will keep you hooked to the App. The newest on the list is the “Suggested Posts” feature.

With this feature rolling out to all the users across the world, Instagram will now show only the brand new posts on your feed. After browsing through them, when, as Instagram says, “You’re All Caught Up”, the App will start showing you content that you don’t follow. Don’t worry as you can still revisit the old posts from accounts that you follow.  Read More