WhatsApp Status has 1 billion daily users!

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Facebook recently announced its Q2 2017 earnings. In this announcement, the social media giant stated that the messaging app WhatsApp now boasts 1 billion daily users. WhatsApp Status, the Snapchat Stories clone, also reached 250 million daily users. Furthermore, WhatsApp users are currently sending 55 billion messages and 4.5 billion photos every day. WhatsApp currently supports 60 languages and has rapidly expanded its global user base by being free, easy to use, and having features lacking in traditional SMS. It surpassed the 1-billion-monthly-user mark in February 2016. Now, this is…

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Google launches Motion Stills app on Android

Motion Stills

Google has launched its Motion Stills app on Android, a full year after launching it on iOS. The Android app is completely different from the iOS version. Motion Stills on iOS is meant to be a really easy way to turn the iPhone’s Live Photos into shareable GIFs, and it does that well. However, Android does not have Live Photos. Therefore, the new Motion Stills just serves as a camera app that exports GIFs, which is quite disappointing. The app can take two different types of shots. The first, which…

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Telegram debuts “disappearing photos and videos” feature

Telegram

Telegram is most popular for its encrypted messaging service and pretty emojis. The platform recently added yet another feature to bolster its privacy. Now, the app lets you send disappearing photos and videos to your friends. These photos and videos disappear after a few seconds, or you can set the timer for how long you want the media to stay before it gets deleted. If this sounds familiar, it is because this feature is similar to Snapchat’s self-destructing photos and videos feature. Snapchat has seen a lot of its features…

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Instagram announces offensive comments filter

Instagram offensive comments filter

Instagram has announced two new features to be added to the service, which are the offensive comments filter and the ability to block spam. Both of these features are designed to help improve the Instagram experience by making it a safe place for self-expression. Both features rely on machine learning to perform, and they are both expected to become more powerful over time as they get better at identifying offensive comments and spam. Instagram states that in terms of offensive comments, the offensive comments filter owes its existence to the…

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Link your other accounts to Instagram, gain 1,000 followers

Instagram offensive comments filter

Did you know that it is possible to gain more than 1,000 followers on your Instagram account by simply linking your other social media accounts? It is really easy to do, and it is one of the easiest ways to gain more than 1,000 followers on Instagram. Well, you can get more than that, and you can get less. It depends on how many followers you have on your other social media accounts. When you do this, it alerts your friends, family and other people on your lists for them…

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The latest Instagram features appeal to your creative side

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Instagram is at it again. The social media giant has added some new features to the mobile app. These features will appeal to your creative side, and to all those that like making interesting Stories on Instagram. The latest Instagram features include face filters and video rewind mode. There are eight different filters to use on your pictures and videos. You can find them by swiping to the Camera and tapping the face icon. Thy work on both cameras and you can also use them on Boomerang. Of the latest…

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Smart brands know when to innovate and when to copy

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In business, innovation is often over hyped. Here is a universal fact: Most businesses succeed by copying most of the time. You cannot keep reinventing the wheel. Smart brands know when to innovate and when to copy. An example of a smart brand in the app world is Facebook. Facebook The Innovator There is no question about Facebook’s ability to innovate. It has been proven over the years. But in recent times, we have seen a different side of the brand: an all out copy job on another brand. Facebook…

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Photo Albums feature set to debut on Instagram soon

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Listen up, everyone. Instagram is working on enabling users to post photo albums. That means that instead of posting your heavily modified pictures one at a time on Instagram, you will be able to post them all at the same time! Yaay! For those of us that love photo albums (read: all of us), this is great news. Remember that the closest thing we’ve had to this feature was the Layout app, which users could use to create a collage. Also, Instagram Story helped a little. However, the real thrill…

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Instagram hits 500 million users worldwide

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Selfies and photo sharing on social media is the new trend, and Instagram takes full advantage of that. The photo sharing app have just announced to hitting the 500 million user mark. Out of this number, 300 million people are active daily on the platform. In a blogpost, the company announced the numbers, also thanking users for their creativity, openness and passion. Today, we’re excited to announce our community has grown to more than 500 million Instagrammers — more than 300 million of whom use Instagram every single day. Our…

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