Social Media

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 […]

Instagram has now removed the IGTV button

This week the Instagram app has been updated and amongst a few new aesthetic details to how chats are displayed in DMs, the IGTV icon has now been removed from the top row. TechCrunch reported this news earlier this week and Instagram spoke to them too, saying: “Most people are finding IGTV content through previews in Feed, the IGTV channel in Explore, creators’ profiles and the standalone app.” IGTV is still around, […]

YouTube TV is now available on the PS4

In the United States, YouTube TV is a pretty big deal now and it is making its way to more and more devices and PlayStation 4 owners can now get access to it. But at the same time, PlayStation Vue has now been cancelled, Sony’s own live TV service had most of the same features which YouTube TV does. YouTube TV is $50 a month and has a wide offering […]

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. 👍 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 […]