Facebook Messenger Adds Support for Reactions and Mentions

Facebook has been keeping itself busy lately, testing and rolling out new features for its apps. On Thursday, it was reported that the company was testing out Messenger-like text bubbles for its comment section. And earlier this month, Messenger got a Snapchat-like Stories feature, called Messenger Day. Now, Facebook has introduced two new features for…


Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Says He’s Not Running for President

Shelving rumours surrounding his plans to run for the US presidency, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has insisted that for now he has no such intentions, saying he would continue to work to grow his company. For now, he said he would continue working on growing his company as well as the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI)…


Instagram Stories Live Video Feature Rolling Out to Users Worldwide: Here’s How it Works

After releasing it in November and making it available only to users in the US, Instagram has now introduced live broadcasting on Instagram Stories for users worldwide. The Live video feature will work in the same way as Facebook Live, and will allow users to go live for its followers to see real-time feed via…


Twitter’s Explore Tab Combines Trends, Moments, Search, and Live Video

Twitter on Thursday added an “explore” tab aimed at making it easier to find interesting content, the latest move to boost engagement at the one-to-many messaging service. The feature, which was being added first to Twitter on Apple mobile devices and was promised for Android-powered smartphones in coming weeks, combines trends, Moments, search and live…


Facebook Tunes Trending Topics to Better Deliver News

Under pressure to stymie the spread of fake news, Facebook on Wednesday modified its system for showing trending topics. The leading social network said that instead of simply showing a topic, it will include headlines from articles about the trending subjects along with sources publishing those stories. “This was the most requested feature addition since…


Facebook News Feed Revamped to Surface More Relevant Videos

Facebook is changing the way it ranks videos that appear on the News Feed so that the videos which are more relevant to you surface on the screen. With this new change, longer videos that people spend time watching may get a boost. “We look at a range of signals when determining which videos to…


Facebook Tests Snapchat-Like Stories Feature, Updates Privacy Basics for Easier Understanding

In a move that will hardly come as a surprise to anyone, Facebook is testing a Stories feature, similar to the one present on Snapchat, on its mobile application on iOS and Android. Notably, Facebook-owned Instagram also introduced its own version of the feature, essentially a clone of the one present on Snapchat, last year…


Said to Reveal Financials Within a Week, Ahead of Upcoming IPO

 Snap Inc, the secretive technology company that owns the popular messaging service Snapchat, is due to reveal its financials within a week as it moves toward its eagerly awaited initial public offering (IPO), sources familiar with the situation said on Friday. The Venice, California-based company will publish the registration document it secretly filed with US…


WhatsApp May Soon Inform You If Friends Change Status Messages

 WhatsApp users on Android devices and iPhones may soon get new features to allow their friends to track their location live as well as get notifications when friends change their status messages. These features may be in the works for the app, as beta versions of the apps for the two mobile software according to WABetaInfo,…


Viber Offers Free Calls Between US and Countries Impacted by Trump’s Immigration Order

Popular messaging service Viber has announced that the company will help connect people who have been impacted by US President Donald Trump’s immigration order by offering free calls to landlines and mobiles between these seven countries and the US. As part of this initiative, users will be able make free international calls through company’s Viber…