Social Media

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp back on now after six hours offline

Facebook and its related sites, WhatsApp, Oculus and Instagram have been offline since around 5pm on Monday evening (UK time). Around six hours later, the social media network is back online again, after a global outage. The company hasn’t disclosed what the issue was yet, but Brian Krebs, a security reporter posted the following infomation on his website. To the huge community of people and businesses around the world who […]

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are all down this evening

Facebook is having some issues this evening, as its own website along with Instagram and WhatsApp, of which it owns are all offline. Facebook has said it is working on getting the issues resolved, but it hasn’t explained yet what the issue could be. Downdetector is showing reports in the tens of thousands, with 35,000 currently showing. Due to Facebook owning Oculus too, this issue is affecting the services from […]

TikTok now has over 1 billion users

TikTok has today revealed that it now has over 1 billion active monthly users. This amount of users is incredible, considering the platform only launched a couple years ago in August 2018. Since then, the network has had its share of proposed take downs, forces sales and then the US and other countries accusing the company, ByteDance who owns TikTok of dodgy data collection practices. However, the popularity of the […]

Twitter launches Communities, a similar idea to Facebook Groups

Twitter has recently introduced a new Communities feature, which has a similar feature set to Facebook Groups, which is very popular. Twitter has said that for now the new feature is invite only and it is due to be launched sometime in the future. Like Facebook Groups, Twitter Communities are forum like areas for people to go and discuss things they are mutually interested in, be it motorcycles, Apple or […]

Twitter now supports Sign in with Apple on iOS and web

Twitter announced this week that it now supporting account creation using an Apple ID or a Google account. New users can use their Apple ID to sign up on the web, iPadOS and iOS and then choose whether to give Twitter their real email address or hide it by using Apple’s relay service. However, Twitter does require that a date of birth is inputted. However, it seems that there are […]

Twitter’s Fleets ‘story mode’ is going away in August

Twitter has announced today that Fleets, it’s relatively new mode for ‘story like’ content that’s similar to offerings from Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook Instagram is going away in August. Twitter announced Fleets back in November last year, with some mixed reactions. Some users liked it, some didn’t and it seems that the people that didn’t have shown Twitter that they don’t with not using it, as Twitter has said it is […]

Twitter announces new ‘Twitter Blue’ subscription service, adds more features

This week, Twitter has announced its new subscription service which adds more features to the social network such as undoing a Tweet and some visual customisation of the app logo and app theme as well as priority access to Twitter Support. Twitter Blue will cost $2.99 per month in the US and launched this week in Canada and Australia for $3.49 CAD and $4.49 AUD respectively. Twitter has said the […]

Twitter now accepting verification requests again

Last week, Twitter announced that for the first time since 2017 it is resuming the Verified Account Program, allowing anyone to request to be verified so long as they are a government officials, journalists or any notable company or brand. Twitter asks for various fields to be filled in to request verification, such as Google Trends data, news references and more. Twitter has said that initially, not everyone will see […]

Instagram will soon allow posting from the web

Instagram is working on allowing Instagram users to post from the web, currently the web version of the service can only be used to view peoples stories, posts as well as send and receive messages but never post anything. This could all change soon, as web developer Alessandro Paluzzi uncovered an update to the website which has an option to post on the web version of Instagram. #Instagram is working […]