Social Media

Twitter adds new ‘Voice Tweets’ feature

Today, Twitter has started to roll out a new feature called “Voice Tweets” – which is essentially voice memos for Twitter. This will now allow users to send voice messages instead of writing out a message, and messages are limited to 140 seconds, so just over two minutes. “Twitter is where you go to talk about what’s happening. Over the years, photos, videos, gifs, and extra characters have allowed you […]

Twitter adds the ability to schedule tweets on the web

Twitter has added the ability to schedule tweets from the web version of the platform, on twitter.com today. This feature might come to its iOS and Android at some stage, but for now it is live on the web. Within the compose window, a new calendar icon has appeared from there you can go on the schedule the Tweet in the future. Without this addition, if you needed to schedule a […]

WhatsApp is testing support for more people in video calls

According to a report from WABetainfo WhatsApp is working on improving its video calling offering, which is especially important considering the need for working from helm and video conferencing apps and services have really taken the stage at the moment. Apps like Zoom have risen to the top recently, whether that is a good thing or not remains in peoples opinion. WABetainfo has said that WhatsApp is soon going to be rolling out […]

You can now watch Instagram Live videos on the web

Instagram has recently made it possible to watch Instagram Live streams on the web version of Instagram, this comes shortly after the company made direct messaging available on instagram.com too. While there wasn’t announcement of any sorts, Android Police noted that it was possible to view the live streams on the web version of Instagram, which will be helpful for users as you have a larger screen to use. Also, […]

Instagram is now rolling out desktop DMs to everyone

Instagram direct messaging support for the desktop is now rolling out to everyone, everywhere. Starting today, DMs support is coming to instagram.com. Back in early January, we reported that that the support is coming to a small percentage of users and that Instagram was testing it. However now users anywhere will be able to access their message on the web version of Instagram, just look for the paper plane icon […]

Facebook launches dedicated Messenger app for PC and Mac

Just in time for when everyone is working from home, but not quite just in time as now Zoom has taken over but Facebook has launched a dedicated app for Windows and macOS for Messenger, so you can now use the chat and video functionality of the Messenger platform, without having to use the web version. “Today we’re launching a Messenger app for MacOS and Windows so you can video […]

WhatsApp launches dark mode for iOS and Android

Earlier this week, WhatsApp updated its app for both Android and iOS to now support native dark mode. On iOS dark mode is enabled or disabled system wide via the Settings app or Control Centre and on Android 9, the setting is within the WhatsApp app, under WhatsApp Settings > Chats > Theme > Dark This isn’t a deep dark colour, it’s a very dark green colour, to match the […]

Instagram does want to make an iPad app, but “we only have so many people”

Instagram users have been asking and begging Instagram to make a version of the app for the iPad for the past, nearly ten years. Instagram is also, one of the most downloaded App Store apps ever. Parent company Facebook has an iPad version of Facebook, Pages, Messenger and the Ad manager and WhatsApp might be coming to iPad at some stage. Instagram has still not budged on offering an iPad […]

Over two billion people now use WhatsApp

Just today, Facebook owned WhatsApp has now passed the two billion user mark, something Facebook only achieved in 2017. “We are excited to share that, as of today, WhatsApp supports more than two billion users around the world.” WhatsApp Also in the blog post, the company touts its encryption efforts as WhatsApp has end-to-end encryption. “Strong encryption is a necessity in modern life. We will not compromise on security because […]

Facebook is sixteen today

Facebook is 16 today, way back in 2004 on the 4th February Mark Zuckerberg launched the very first version of what is known today as ‘Facebook’ but at that time it was named ‘thefacebook’. We covered the history of Facebook back in 2018 when the website turned fourteen, but its worth lookign how huge the company has now become, today in 2019 Facebook runs and owns Instagram, WhatsApp and Oculus […]