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Facebook adds polls to Messenger Stories

Facebook adds polls to Messenger Stories

As a sign of its continued investment in Stories, Messenger today announced the introduction of polls in Stories. Both Instagram and Facebook Stories already give users the option to add a poll to
Google begins rolling out AI-powered high-priority notifications in Gmail mobile app

Google begins rolling out AI-powered high-priority notifications in Gmail mobile app

Google is beginning the rollout process for its recently announced “high-priority” notifications feature in its Gmail mobile app. The new AI-powered smarts will be landing first in the Gmail iOS app,
Yahoo Mail gets mobile web overhaul and launches for Android Go

Yahoo Mail gets mobile web overhaul and launches for Android Go

Yahoo launched two new initiatives aimed at improving Mail's usability on mobile devices: a redesigned dashboard for smartphone web browsers and a new app optimized for phones running Google's Android
Twitter fights spam by requiring new users to confirm their email or phone number

Twitter fights spam by requiring new users to confirm their email or phone number

Twitter has traditionally had more lax signup requirements then its oft-cited competitor Facebook. Users haven’t had to give their full name on Twitter, for example, which has made it easier for users
Dashlane launches mobile email inbox scanning to assess your online security hygiene

Dashlane launches mobile email inbox scanning to assess your online security hygiene

Password management app Dashlane has officially launched a new email Inbox Security Scan feature in its mobile app, promising to give users feedback and insights into the security status of their
Google doesn’t dispute claims that third-party developers may read your Gmail messages

Google doesn’t dispute claims that third-party developers may read your Gmail messages

ANALYSIS: Another week, another data privacy brouhaha. A Wall Street Journal report on Monday reveals that third-party developers have been reading Gmail users’ emails. According to the WSJ, a number
Twitter has locked out users suspected of signing up as preteens for over a month

Twitter has locked out users suspected of signing up as preteens for over a month

After the rollout of GDPR, Twitter started locking out accounts if it suspected users were under the age of 13. Now, more than a month later, many affected users -- who say they're now old enough to
WhatsApp now flags ‘forwarded’ messages to combat fake news

WhatsApp now flags ‘forwarded’ messages to combat fake news

WhatsApp is the latest technology platform to up its fake news-fighting game, as the Facebook-owned messaging app today posted ads in local Indian newspapers informing users how to spot fake news on
WhatsApp limits forwarded messages to curb the spread of fake news

WhatsApp limits forwarded messages to curb the spread of fake news

In an ongoing effort to curb the spread of erroneous information, WhatsApp has revealed that it will now limit the number of chats you can forward a message to. The move comes following a series of
Why WhatsApp’s message-forwarding restrictions won’t curb the spread of fake news

Why WhatsApp’s message-forwarding restrictions won’t curb the spread of fake news

ANALYSIS: WhatsApp announced yesterday its latest effort to combat the spread of fake news through its platform. Its solution? Limit the number of “chats” you can forward a message to. The move came
Facebook acquires enterprise messaging platform Redkix to integrate into Workplace

Facebook acquires enterprise messaging platform Redkix to integrate into Workplace

Facebook announced today that it is acquiring an Israeli messaging company called Redkix, which will join Facebook’s workplace team. In a message to users posted on its website, cofounders Oudi and
WhatsApp launches Facebook chat ads and Business API for automated messaging with customers

WhatsApp launches Facebook chat ads and Business API for automated messaging with customers

WhatsApp today announced the launch of the Business API, which allows large businesses to manage and send non-promotional messages to customers — like appointment reminders, shipping info, or event
Twitter kills third-party push notifications and auto timeline refresh (updated)

Twitter kills third-party push notifications and auto timeline refresh (updated)

Despite months of protests from both users and developers, Twitter is today killing third-party app access to some of its most popular features, including push notifications and automatic timeline
WhatsApp to clamp down on ‘sinister’ messages in India

WhatsApp to clamp down on ‘sinister’ messages in India

NEW DELHI (By Aditya Kalra, Reuters) — Facebook-owned WhatsApp assured the Indian government on Tuesday that it would develop tools to combat the problem of fake messages, the country’s information
Instagram adds support for third-party authenticators to let you bypass text-based 2FA

Instagram adds support for third-party authenticators to let you bypass text-based 2FA

Two weeks after an unusually high number of users broadcasted complaints of hacked accounts, Instagram is giving users more ways to keep their accounts secure — and view information about other
Google and Samsung partner to ensure RCS works between their messaging apps on all devices

Google and Samsung partner to ensure RCS works between their messaging apps on all devices

Samsung and Google have announced an expanded partnership to ensure that their respective Rich Communication Services (RCS) messaging services play nicely with each other across platforms. RCS, for
Google will kill Inbox by Gmail in March 2019

Google will kill Inbox by Gmail in March 2019

Google today announced that it is killing off Inbox by Gmail at the end of March 2019. This is Google’s six-month notice: Users trying to access Inbox after March will be unceremoniously redirected to
Google lets companies livestream meetings to 100,000 people through Hangouts Meet

Google lets companies livestream meetings to 100,000 people through Hangouts Meet

Google has announced that G Suite Enterprise subscribers will now be able to livestream meetings to up to 100,000 people across the company. The feature is being added to Hangouts Meet, G Suite’s
Google is ditching the Gmail Offline Chrome app from December 3

Google is ditching the Gmail Offline Chrome app from December 3

Google today announced that it‘s removing its Gmail Offline Chrome app from the Chrome Web Store “after” December 3, 2018. The internet giant first launched the Gmail Offline app for Chrome back in
Facebook Messenger assistant M can now translate French

Facebook Messenger assistant M can now translate French

Facebook Messenger today announced that intelligent assistant M can now translate conversations from English, French, and Spanish in France, Mexico, and the United States. M Translations in French is
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