Social Media

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 […]

Twitter could start its verification program up again next week

According to well regarded researcher, Jane Manchum Wong – Twitter could be gearing up to re launch its user verification program next week. The system has been in place for over a decade to give those users a blue checkmark, which means they are verified. Account verification is useful for celebrities, news outlets, politicians and more to help the general public differentiate them from potential parody accounts, or imposters. I […]

Twitter now supports larger images in the timeline

Last week, Twitter made a noticeable change to the way the timeline works on its iOS app with the addition of larger image previews, which basically means taller images won’t be cut off anymore. Twitter has long only displayed a 16×9 version of the image to show in the timeline, probably to make scrolling through faster, but it did add some friction to opening images. Twitter was testing this back […]

Facebook is telling iOS 14.5 users to enable tracking, to keep its apps ‘free of charge’

Apple released iOS 14.5 last week and it added support for App Tracking Transparency, a set of rules for app developers Apple has instigated after much delay as it was supposed to launch with iOS 14 back in September. App Tracking Transparency gives control back to the users on whether or not apps can collect information about you and then use it to track you on other apps and even […]

WhatsApp ends support for iOS 9

This week, WhatsApp has announced that the app no longer supports iOS 9 and earlier version, the news came via an updated support document that WhatsApp now requires iOS 10 or later. The newest iPhone to run iOS 9 is the iPhone 4s and now that iOS 10 is the minimum, the oldest iPhone that can run iOS 10 is the iPhone 5, released in 2012. The following is from […]

Instagram and WhatsApp back online following outage

This afternoon Facebook Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp all had issues and were offline for just under one hour. WhatsApp was left with “connecting” messages and Instagram was unable to refresh the feed. Facebook hasn’t said what caused the issue but WhatsApp said at 06:41pm UK time on Twitter that it has restored services. Thanks for your patience, that was a long 45 minutes but we are back! #WhatsAppDown — WhatsApp […]

WhatsApp Desktop now supports voice and video calls

Today, WhatsApp for desktop has been updated to now support audio and video calling for the first time. The desktop client is available on Mac and PC and it is surprising that it hasn’t had this ability up until now. WhatsApp say that all the calls, video or audio are all end-to-end encrypted. WhatsApp calls work between Facebook Portal, Android, iOS and more wherever the client app is supported. However […]