Here are the biggest developments from the world of tech from the week ending July 10.
Of course, like most technology novels of the past decade, even ones where he does not have an active role, Mark Zuckerberg is the most important factor of this book.
The new short video format feature will roll out to Instagram users in India later today at 07:30 pm (IST).
With pinned comments, Instagram aims at promoting positive comments by highlighting them at the top of the feed post.
Here are the biggest developments from the world of tech from the week ending July 3.
Instagram Reels is currently being tested in India. Some users have started receiving the update which includes Reels.
Once rolled out, the feature will come in handy for users with hearing disabilities.
Instagram is also rolling out further access to Reels in France and Germany,
Influencers call this a great move as Instagram hasn't done anything on direct revenue share until now.
Facebook said that the hashtag was accidentally blocked as the result of a report in March that was inaccurately reviewed by its team.
The video ads will be up to 15 seconds long and are built for mobile, which means they will be in vertical format.
The major focus of this training programme is on enabling offline retailers build a digital presence through the Facebook family of apps -- Facebook, Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp, it added.
The move to build up e-commerce offerings follows Facebook's launch last year of limited shopping options on photo-sharing app Instagram and messaging app WhatsApp.
GIPHY is a popular library where users share and create billions of GIFs on a regular basis.
A Twitter handle has accused some men of using “semi nude and nude pictures of women in a Google Drive and circulating it among their friends”. The idea to share images on the drive was allegedly started by a student of Jadavpur University (JU), and he gave access to several other friends
The Delhi Police has identified at least 27 members of the group – both minors as well as older.
The Delhi Commission of Women took cognizance of the matter and issued a statement, demanding strict action against the members and the admins of the group.
When the group chats came to light and were shared widely on social media, many joined the outrage against the rape culture which was being propagated as well as normalised by the group.
Here are the biggest developments from the world of tech from the week ending April 26.
This partnership has the potential to deliver significant results for India across multiple domains. Vision and ambition aside, both the companies need to realise each other’s strengths and core competencies to deliver on their promise.
Rt.live works using an effective reproduction number, which tracks the average number of people who catch the virus from a single infected person
The screenshots suggest that Instagram is testing the feature by giving some users the ability to block or restrict multiple accounts at once from the comments section.
Instagram has also teamed up with fact-checkers to review posts related to COVID-19.
The feature is currently being tested on Android and iOS only in Brazil, Product Lead at Twitter Kavyon Beykpour, said in a tweet thread.
The ‘Remove Follower’ feature has been available on the Instagram iOS app for quite some time.