Social Media

Instagram brings direct messages to the desktop

Instagram on the desktop, the web that is still doesn’t have many features and direct access to DMs is one of them, so now Instagram is rolling this feature out to the web version. The support is rolling out so you may not see it yet as only a “small percentage” will for the initial test phase. DMs, but make them desktop. đź‘Ť We’re currently testing Direct messaging on the […]

Twitter will add new ‘Conversation Participants’ option so you can limit replies

This week at CES, Twitter announced a few new upcoming features to the platform and the head of product management spoke about some new features related to conversations. Suzanne Xie, the product management head said that Twitter will be adding a new setting for controlling the people who can reply to certain conversations with the option for “Global, Group, Panel, and Statement.” Twitter has become a bit toxic in places, […]

US Army now bans TikTok, following the US Navy in December

In December, the US Navy announced it was banning the use of TikTok on government issues phones and devices, due to the concern that it could affect personal information and banning the use of the social network would help “safeguard their personal information.” – according to Lieutenant Colonel Uriah Orland from the US Navy. Now the US Army is the latest American military department to ban the Chinese owned social network, military.com […]

WhatsApp stops supporting Windows Phone and old Android versions

WhatsApp is everywhere, web, iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone, Android, macOS, Windows and more but if you support that large array of operating systems, older versions have to give and so do certain platforms. It’s time up for WhatsApp on Windows Phone soon, the company has now said that as of 31st December 2019, Windows Phone will no longer be supported. WhatsApp has also said that the WhatsApp might not […]

US Navy bans TikTok from government issued devices

According to Reuters, the US Navy has now banned the use of TikTok if you have a device which is government issued. The concern is that the considering TikTok is Chinese owned, it may have ways of the Chinese government to influence people and or gain information from people. Lieutenant Colonel Uriah Orland from the US Navy just said the ban was to “safeguard their personal information.” So far, there […]

Twitter for the Mac is back, thanks to ‘Project Catalyst’ on macOS 10.15

Back in June, at WWDC 2019 Apple announced on stage that with the release of macOS Catalina, Twitter for the Mac would be back, thanks to its new framework designed, ‘Project Catalyst’. Catalyst is designed to make it easier for developers to make apps and games for the Mac platform and Twitter have unitised this and brought back its app. Twitter tweeted out back in June with this news also: […]

Twitter is limiting how many users you can follow per day, to help reduce spamming

  Every social media platform has issues with spam, but Twitter has announced this week that they helping to combat the effects of spam on its platform. This week, Twitter has reduced the amount of accounts you can follow per day. It used to be 1,000 and it is now dropped to 400. Twitter says that this should reduce the amount of spam and abuse that happens currently. Follow, unfollow, […]

With version 7.3, Twitter stops supporting iOS 9

Yesterday, the official iOS app for Twitter was updated to version 7.3 and amongst the usual bug fixes and feature improvements, support for iOS 9 was removed. Granted, not many devices are running a software version that old anymore, most of them can now run iOS 10 or later. iOS 9 If you haven’t updated and have a device that can, we highly encourage you to do so, as in […]

The recent Snapchat redesign caused the company’s first drop in daily active users

Snapchat rolled out a controversial major redesign to its mobile app in November last year, as a result 1.2 million people signed a petition asking for the app design to be ‘put back.’ As a result it did cause the company to see a drop in daily active users, the first decrease since Snapchat was launched back in 2011. This Tuesday, The Wall Street Journal reported that in the first quarter of this […]