Facebook unveils its upcoming Clubhouse-style audio-based social media offering

20 Apr 2021

Facebook unveils its upcoming Clubhouse-style audio-based social media offering

When Big Tech social media platforms such as Twitter and Spotify unveiled their Clubhouse clones, it was speculated that Facebook would also join in with a similar platform.

19 Apr 2021

Actress blasts doctor after dermatological process leaves her with swelling

Tamil actress Raiza Wilson has lashed out at a dermatologist for allegedly pestering her to undergo a procedure she "didn't need."

16 Apr 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Facebook could enter the dating game, and more

Facebook had already made an abortive attempt at its own dating app back in 2019, but that didn't work out at all. Now, the social media behemoth is trying its hand at video-based speed dating.

15 Apr 2021

Instagram's test lets users hide Likes, Facebook might follow suit

Continuing its ongoing experimentation with the Likes counter, Instagram has now announced a new option. It allows users to turn off the visibility for the Likes count on their own posts as well as others' posts they see on the app.

08 Apr 2021

High time we normalize all body types, says Sayantani Ghosh

Popular TV actress Sayantani Ghosh broached an important topic on social media recently, that of body positivity and shaming.

08 Apr 2021

After Aamir Khan, Amit Sadh, Samir Soni quit social media

The recent COVID-19 surge has been hard on the entertainment industry with many actors getting infected and shoots being halted.

01 Apr 2021

Instagram Reels' latest feature called Remix mimics Duets from TikTok

It's no secret that Instagram Reels is Facebook's version of TikTok. And, now Instagram's new Remix feature announced yesterday mimics TikTok's Duet feature.

22 Mar 2021

App Store privacy analysis finds Instagram, Facebook most invasive apps

Apple's privacy campaign keeps on giving. Cloud Storage firm pCloud rummaged through Apple's brand-new privacy labels and came back with a privacy report card for apps with results that will shock no one.

20 Mar 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Twitter gets ready for fifth-generation warfare, and more

You really need to pay attention when Angela Merkel, who was once scouted by Stasi secret police, gets spooked by Big Tech censorship.

19 Mar 2021

Facebook working on Instagram for children under 13

Facebook is building a version of Instagram for children. The company had reportedly announced the app internally on Thursday, but it is not yet launched for public use.

18 Mar 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Facebook develops concern for human rights, and more

Last time Apple feigned privacy concerns, that was revealed to be a ploy to ruin Facebook by going after its ad revenues. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had responded by famously asking employees "to inflict pain" on Apple.

17 Mar 2021

Instagram deploys AI tool to keep teens safer: Here's how

On Tuesday, Instagram announced a new technology that will use Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) to determine users' age. The tool is aimed at underage youngsters who might lie about their age to create accounts on the platform.

12 Mar 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Uncle Sam wants your YouTube money, and more

YouTubers have been suffering lately from rampant demonetization, COPPA purges, and the overall decline in AdSense revenues, but Google isn't done just yet.

11 Mar 2021

Instagram Lite rebooted in 170 countries; Adds Reels support

The Instagram Lite app has been available in India since last December, but now Facebook has launched it in a new avatar in 170 countries. The lightweight app is meant for smartphone owners with limited space.

10 Mar 2021

Instagram Captions feature will transcribe audio within your Stories

Instagram is testing a new feature called Captions which transcribes the audio of Instagram Stories.

02 Mar 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Amazon accused of discriminating against blacks, and more

Not long after being caught stealing tips from its drivers, Amazon follows in Google's footsteps and gets accused of discriminating against a black employee.

02 Mar 2021

Instagram's Live Rooms feature will allow broadcasts with four people

Instagram has announced a new feature called Live Rooms. It will allow a host and three participants in an Instagram Live session. Previously people could host sessions with just one other person.

02 Mar 2021

Kohli becomes first cricketer to touch 100 million Instagram followers

Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli has become the first cricketer to get 100 million followers on Instagram.

26 Feb 2021

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg pens 'open love letter' to fiance

The last time Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg hit headlines for her personal life was February 2020, when she announced her engagement to marketing CEO and former NBC News producer, Thomas 'Tom' Bernthal.

13 Feb 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Facebook is after your vital stats, and more

From your political preferences to buying habits, Facebook's spying of its users is comprehensive. However, there's always some scope for improvement.

13 Feb 2021

Ronaldo becomes first person to amass 500mn social media followers

Football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has reached yet another milestone by becoming the first person ever to have 500 million followers across social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

09 Feb 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Apple pulls a Xiaomi with advertisements, and more

Apple had recently taken great pains to warn us about its evil Big Tech brethren and their evil advertisements. Looks like it forgot to heed its own warnings.

09 Feb 2021

Instagram launches Parents Guide children's safety initiative in India

Facebook-owned social platform Instagram launched a Parents Guide on Monday. The 2021 version of the guide aims to inform parents of the safety features available on the platform.

07 Feb 2021

DiCaprio leads letter urging Joe Biden's action on climate change

There's a lot riding on current US President Joe Biden's stint, and luminaries across the world, doubling up as activists, want their voices and requests to be heard.

05 Feb 2021

SAG Awards: Nominations announced, Golden Globes snub given recognition

The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards has announced the nominations for the 2021 slate.

01 Feb 2021

'Thank God': Sidharth Malhotra shares his cop avatar

Sidharth Malhotra looks dapper in his first look from the upcoming movie Thank God.

01 Feb 2021

Anushka Sharma, Virat Kohli name their daughter Vamika

Film actor Anushka Sharma and cricketer Virat Kohli have unveiled the name of their first child, whom they had welcomed last month.

31 Jan 2021

WFH special: Tips to reduce fatigue from excessive screen time

Excessive use of your phone and/or laptop in these times of WFH leads to a number of discomforts, like migraine, eye pain, and muscle fatigue, among others.

29 Jan 2021

Mahesh Babu reveals release date of Adivi Sesh-starrer 'Major'

Telugu film star Mahesh Babu on Friday revealed the release date of the upcoming movie Major, starring Adivi Sesh in the lead role.

28 Jan 2021

Priyanka Chopra Jonas starts shooting for 'Citadel' by Russo Brothers

Fresh from the success of superhero flick We Can Be Heroes, Priyanka Chopra Jonas is set to start another high-profile project.

28 Jan 2021

'Thor: Love and Thunder' shoot starts after welcome by Aboriginals

Last week, Matt Damon announced his entry to the shooting schedules of Thor: Love and Thunder, and this week, MCU's next big-screen outing began shooting with a lot of grandeur.

28 Jan 2021

Sana Khan 'heartbroken' over negative videos made on her

Former TV and film actor Saiyad Sana Khan, who had quit showbiz last year, has responded to certain "negative videos" being made about her.

28 Jan 2021

Want to run away: Bachchan begins shooting for 'MayDay'

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who recently wrapped up work on the TV game show Kaun Banega Crorepati, has kick-started shooting for Ajay Devgn's upcoming movie MayDay.

28 Jan 2021

Pamela Anderson uninstalls 'brain controlling' social media from her life

Pamela Anderson has taken a decision that might be good for her well-being but really bad for her fans across all age groups.

27 Jan 2021

'Juno' actor Elliot Page to divorce wife Emma Portner

Juno actor Elliot Page has announced he and his wife Emma Portner have decided to end their three-year-old marriage.

27 Jan 2021

This 'plastic' deathbed is a clarion call to save climate

Aakash Ranison, 25, is a young climate change activist who, through his life and work, advocates a sustainable and healthy lifestyle.

25 Jan 2021

Justin Bieber talks about Miami arrest seven years ago

The phrase "better late than never" has rung true for pop icon Justin Bieber, who has had some rough encounters since he gained stardom at a pretty young age.

25 Jan 2021

Varun-Natasha wedding: Check out the first pictures

Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend Natasha Dalal on Sunday in an intimate ceremony.

24 Jan 2021

Meet Natasha Dalal, Varun Dhawan's wife-to-be

Bollywood star Varun Dhawan is all set to tie the knot with his longtime girlfriend Natasha Dalal on Sunday, January 24.

22 Jan 2021

'Atithi Bhooto Bhava': Shoot begins for Pratik Gandhi-starrer in Mathura

After a smashing breakthrough with Hansal Mehta's Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story, actor Pratik Gandhi is all set to star in a romantic-comedy film titled Atithi Bhooto Bhava.

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