Facebook, Instagram convince iOS users to allow for app tracking to remain free

Facebook and Instagram want people to allow for app tracking on iOS, following the introduction of iOS 14.5 that will stop them from doing so Apple recently toughened its privacy features with the introduction of iOS 14.5, which makes app tracking just an option users can opt out of. However, Facebook is hell-bent on convincing people as to why they should let it collect their data.  Both Facebook and Instagram have started showing pop-ups to iOS users with an aim to sell them the idea of app tracking but with…

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Instagram attempts to compete with Clubhouse with audio-only Live sessions

Instagram has introduced a new ability that allows people to turn off their cameras during live sessions and conduct audio sessions like Clubhouse. Instagram aims to take on another popular app. After recently aping TikTok with the launch of Instagram Reels, the photo-sharing app is trying to compete with Clubhouse with a new ability for its Live sessions. People can now conduct audio-only live streams for live conversations on the platform, much like on Clubhouse. Here’s a look at what’s this all about. Instagram now allows for audio-only Live videos…

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Want to avoid a WhatsApp group fully? Here’s how to mute mention notifications

WhatsApp mention notifications can be annoying at times and if you want to stop receiving them, here’s a workaround that can help. WhatsApp, despite being the go-to messaging app, can be quite overwhelming. Tons of WhatsApp message notifications can force us into muting chats, which thankfully is an available option on the Facebook-owned messaging platform. However, what’s not available is the ability to mute messages that mentions us. WhatsApp mentions, an ability that lets people talk to you specifically in a group can still reach your notification panel and in…

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Telegram New update including Payments 2.0, Scheduled Voice Chats

Telegram has introduced a new update that brings a lot of major changes and features to the messaging app. This new update brings new features like Payments 2.0, mini profiles for voice chats, scheduled voice chats, two new Telegram Web apps along with an update for the Android UI.  The new features have been detailed in the blog shared by the developers on the official website. Here’s a look at what this new update brings. Telegram update: Details One of the biggest things being introduced is Payments 2.0 which improves the already existing…

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YouTube mobile app for Android, iOS gets video resolution controls

A recent server-side update to the YouTube mobile app has now added further options beyond the incremental options and auto resolutions. Previously, the auto option was the only secondary selection you could make beyond the “advanced” or incremental options. YouTube, which is a Google-owned video streaming platform will now offer users more control over video resolution and other options in its mobile app for iOS and Android. A recent server-side update to the YouTube mobile app has now added further options beyond the incremental options and auto resolutions. Previously, the auto…

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Apple’s AirTag works with Android devices too: Here’s how

Apple launched the much-rumoured AirTag, a tracking device to find lost items, at its Spring Loaded event that took place recently. Apple, after around two years of speculations, launched the AirTag, a Tile-like device that helps in finding lost items. The small, circular device made its entry at the Cupertino tech major’s Spring Loaded event that took place virtually recently. An AirTag is based on the U1 ultra wideband chip, Bluetooth, and the Find My network to function. These details were mentioned during the launch event. However, what wasn’t mentioned…

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Downloaded WhatsApp Pink virus by mistake? Here’s what you can do to fix your phone

Users are advised not to click on the APK link for the “Watsapp in Pink” app, but in case you already have, the researcher has listed a few things that you can do to avoid consequences. A new WhatsApp virus that promises to turn colour theme of your WhatsApp app to pink is being circulated. Internet security researcher Rajshekhar Rajaharia has warned against clicking on the APK link of the “WhatsApp Pink” Android app that is being circulated into groups. According to the researcher, those who click on the “WhatsApp Pink”…

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Facebook to soon allow Messenger users to directly chat with WhatsApp users on the platform

Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp new feature: A new leak now shows another example of integration between the two biggest social media platforms – Facebook and WhatsApp. Let’s take a look.  We all know that the social media giant Facebook is working towards connecting all its apps together with the aim to deliver a seamless user experience. The social media platform has already released some features previously that integrate WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook with one another. A new leak now shows another example of integration between the two biggest social media platforms…

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Truecaller Verified Businesses feature launched to improve call pickup rate

Truecaller’s new Verified Business feature also includes distinct visual differentiators, which will represent verified businesses. Truecaller has rolled out new brand identity solutions, which will now allow businesses to verify their identity. This according to the company will help improve consumer experience and increase safety by reducing fraud and scam calls. It will also help businesses in improving communication efficiency with increased call-pickup rates, for genuine and important calls. The company states that spoofed identities are one of the major reasons behind frauds and scams. This new feature aims to reduce that and keep…

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