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Sharing Private Tweets on Twitter got a whole lot easier

Sharing Private Tweets on Twitter got a whole lot easier

Twitter has been creating waves in recent times with cool new features being added on a regular basis. Just a few days back, the social media giant has added a new feature to its repertoire that lets users share tweets in Direct Messages. Every day, millions of people send Direct Messages to communicate privately with friends, family, experts, brands, and anyone else they find interesting on Twitter. In fact, we’ve seen the number of messages sent grow over 60% in 2015. And the number of Tweets shared privately has grown even faster, at 200% in just the second half of last year. With all this interest heard from tweeps all over the world, it could be easier to share a Tweet using Direct Message. So now — in just a few taps — you can share unique Twitter content from your timeline right into your private conversation. This update is the next step towards making conversations richer in Direct Messages. Over time, twitter has added more ways to express yourself using GIFs, emojis, or realllllllyyyyy long private messages, to help you connect with a group of people, and made it easy to get customer service. The new Message button is now  available on Twitter for iOS and Android. Update your app, and share a Tweet to get the conversation...

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What is WhatsApp’s new End-to-End Encrpytion?

What is WhatsApp’s new End-to-End Encrpytion?

WhatsApp in its last update took out a very interesting feature called end-to-end encryption. Though, this has baffled a lot of people what the heck does it exactly do. Worry not peeps, we are here to help you out. End-to-end encryption ensures that a user’s messages, videos, photos sent over WhatsApp can’t be read by anyone else — not WhatsApp, not cyber-criminals, not law-enforcement agencies. Even group chats will be encrypted. WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum announced the update on his Facebook page, stating that the company has been working on the feature for the last two years. Koum wrote, “We’ve been working for the past two years to give people better security over their conversations on WhatsApp… People deserve security. It makes it possible for us to connect with our loved ones. It gives us the confidence to speak our minds. It allows us to communicate sensitive information with colleagues, friends, and others. We’re glad to do our part in keeping people’s information out of the hands of hackers and cyber-criminals.” The calls you make from WhatsApp are also encrypted, so you do not have to worry about anybody listening in. Now in order for this to work, both parties have to have the latest version of WhatsApp installed on their devices.   WhatsApp is using “The Signal Protocol”, designed by Open Whisper Systems, for its encryption. In its White Paper, explaining the technical details of the end-to-end encryption, WhatsApp says that “once the session is established, clients do not need to rebuild a new session with each other until the existing session state is lost through an external event such as an app reinstall or device change.” WhatsApp has even given a way to verify if the chat is encrypted or not. If you friend is nearby take his phone, open your chat and tap on verify. Then take your phone do the same, with one extra step, tap on scan QR code and once you scan the QR code on your friends device, a green tick will show. If it does then the chat encryption is working, if not, a red alert pops up. So, make sure you are running the latest version of WhatsApp on your...

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Snapchat 2.0 – Video, Audio, GIFs and so much more

Snapchat 2.0 – Video, Audio, GIFs and so much more

Snapchat can be childish, it can even be silly, but you still love it and you still use it everyday. Say what you want for the social app, but more and more people are joining the snap selfie band wagon.  Snapchat today is updating everything and you can get the full details by scanning the QR Code below. To sum up the list Snapchat 2.0 comes up with: Snapchat Stories now auto-advance, so when you get to the end of watching a friend’s Story or swipe left, the next Story in your list starts playing. Over 200 Stickers are now available in private chat, and ones related to text you’ve typed like “love you” or “hungry” are instantly surfaced when you press the Stickers button. Video Notes in Chat let you record and send a quick 10-second max thumbnail-sized GIF-like loop so you can react with your face, and they play audio too if the recipient taps. Audio Notes also work the same way as the video notes. Video and Audio Calls without the recipient having to be chatting with you at that time. Send Multiple Photos What do you guys think about the new changes? Let us know in the comments below! Source:...

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Take the Batcave Tour with Google Maps [Batman vs Superman]

Take the Batcave Tour with Google Maps [Batman vs Superman]

Batman vs Superman is the major topic on the internet, with the new movie’s release this weekend. If you are comic books fan (or not), then you must have always wondered what would it feel like to be in the Dark Knight’s Batcave. Google has made it possible thanks to Google Maps. Google Maps have teamed up with Warner Bros to give you a full 360-degree look inside the secret lair featured in the film via Street View. It is just extra-ordinary, you can see the Batmobile, the Batcomputer and so much more!!! So, if you want to put on the Bat’s shoes then head on over to the link below. Trust me, you will not regret it!! Google Maps:...

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UC Browser signs deal with Twitter and Microsoft Bing – Cricket Integration added

UC Browser signs deal with Twitter and Microsoft Bing – Cricket Integration added

  UC Browser, Pakistan’s No. 1 mobile browser with over 35% market share (according to StatCounter) from UCWeb, a business within Alibaba Mobile Business Group,  has joined hands with Twitter and Microsoft Bing to provide a mobile gateway to all things cricket ahead of the all-exciting cricket season through the debut of a revamped UC Cricket, which is part of a broader plan to ride on the digital content trend and shape how content will be consumed on mobile Internet. The Revamped UC Cricket: An all-in-one cricket content aggregation platform UC Browser, Twitter and Bing have a huge user base in the country. The partnership aims to reshape the digital cricket content landscape. According to the partnership, Twitter will provide live, public, and conversational content related to cricket matches on UC Cricket such as trending Tweets of cricketers, and exclusive Twitter-only content from official cricket team accounts such as native videos, Periscopes, Vines, and photos. Moving forward, UC Browser and Twitter are exploring deeper integrations around the cricket season to make the UC Browser experience always-on throughout this exciting cricket season. Bing, a leading search engine of Microsoft, will provide predictions to upcoming games via Bing Predicts on UC Browser. * Besides, UC Browser brought a brand new UC Cricket for Pakistani users in February 2016. This new version of UC Cricket is specially designed for Pakistani users with new interface and local cricket content, such as live scores, headlines of most popular matches in Pakistan and cricket guessing games.   Big vision on Digital Content Consumption and Aggregation in Pakistan With the booming development of mobile internet, Pakistan will witness a significant increase in different formats of media being consumed online such as video, photos, live streaming, social interaction, and so on. With such landmark partnerships in the industry, UCWeb aims to address the key challenge faced by users and partners i.e. content discovery and navigation for users and content distribution by publishers & partners. Commenting on the content strategy, Kenny Ye, Managing Director of UCWeb International Business Department said, “Pakistani users can now access news, cricket content, movies, video and music through UC Browser. The definition of UC Browser is not confined to a mobile browsing tool. It’s also a content aggregation and distribution platform. Our cooperation with Twitter and Bing is going to reshape the digital cricket content landscape, considering the modalities of our cooperation and scale of our combined user base.We hope to bring more facilities to Pakistani people’s daily life in the future by providing more options on UC Browser, for example, shopping, train status inquiry, mobile recharge, ticket bookings. ” RavichandranBhaskaran, Head of Business Development, South Asia for...

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YouTube launches local versions in Pakistan, Sri lanka and Nepal

YouTube launches local versions in Pakistan, Sri lanka and Nepal

YouTube announced that it has just launched localized versions in Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. This launch provides Internet users in those countries with a more tailored YouTube experience to find high quality local content so they can be informed, entertained, educated and inspired by content for their own culture and language, while continuing to access the wide array of content on the world’s largest online video platform. Now, users visiting the YouTube homepage from those countries will be able to see videos and playlists that are popular in their countries in their local languages and domains. With over 1 billion monthly users worldwide, YouTube is the world’s largest online video sharing community, and is now available in 88 countries locally, as well as in 76 global languages, including in Nepali, Urdu, and Sinhalese. Starting today, visitors to YouTube from each respective country will see their country-specific YouTube site by default: for instance, users from Pakistan will now see the YouTube Pakistan site in Urdu when they visit the YouTube homepage, with playlists of trending and recommended videos popular in Pakistan. Viewers can now more easily find content that is beloved in their own countries, and discover more relevant local content on the world’s largest and most diverse video sharing community. This launch will also provide more people from Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka the chance to share their own stories and videos with the rest of the world. “We aim to provide an even more tailored YouTube experience by launching versions that are optimized for Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. We also hope that this will pave the way for the work of local creators, personalities, and musicians to shine on the world’s largest and most vibrant video community,” said a Google spokesperson. With Google’s mission to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful, we are committed to protecting the exchange of ideas on all our platforms, including on YouTube. We continue to engage with industry, governments, and civil society groups globally to ensure the Internet remains open, safe, and secure. Government requests to remove content will continue to be tracked, and included in our Transparency...

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