Jane Manchun Wong

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Soon, Spotify could start offering music videos

22 Jun 2020

Soon, Spotify could start offering music videos

From offers on yearly subscriptions to the ability to host group sessions, Spotify has been trying a number of features to boost its user base lately.

#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: Google's COVID-19 website, new MacBook, iPad, Xbox, and more

22 Mar 2020

#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: Google's COVID-19 website, new MacBook, iPad, Xbox, and more

Despite the outbreak of COVID-19 in different parts of the world, the tech industry kept going strong - throughout the last week.

Now, Instagram is testing Snapchat-like 'self-disappearing' messages

20 Mar 2020

Now, Instagram is testing Snapchat-like 'self-disappearing' messages

After Stories, Instagram is copying another highly-celebrated feature from Snapchat- ephemeral or self-disappearing text messages.

Private WhatsApp numbers, groups are being exposed on Google

22 Feb 2020

Private WhatsApp numbers, groups are being exposed on Google

WhatsApp and Google take a lot of pride in their security standards.

#WeirdNews: Someone just hacked Facebook's official Instagram and Twitter accounts

08 Feb 2020

#WeirdNews: Someone just hacked Facebook's official Instagram and Twitter accounts

In what would certainly qualify as a weird news, hackers broke into the official accounts operated by Facebook on Twitter and Instagram.

Facebook developing Instagram-like 'close friends' feature for Messenger

25 Nov 2019

Facebook developing Instagram-like 'close friends' feature for Messenger

Last year, Instagram debuted a feature to let users share their stories with a select group of followers or their 'close friends'.

Soon, you'll get a TikTok like tool for Instagram Stories

13 Nov 2019

Soon, you'll get a TikTok like tool for Instagram Stories

The virality of TikTok - and its recent expansion into education - has shaken the entire video-sharing space.

Soon, you'll be able to share group stories on Instagram

07 Oct 2019

Soon, you'll be able to share group stories on Instagram

After debuting Threads messaging app and AR-powered shopping features, Instagram is testing group stories.

Facebook may soon hide likes on your photos/videos: Here's why

03 Sep 2019

Facebook may soon hide likes on your photos/videos: Here's why

A few months back, Facebook was reported to be hiding likes for Instagram users.

Finally, Facebook is getting its own dark mode: Details here

14 Aug 2019

Finally, Facebook is getting its own dark mode: Details here

Following the footsteps of leading technology giants and social networks, Facebook has started working on a dedicated dark mode for its main app.

Soon, Twitter will let you snooze push notifications, stay focused

08 Aug 2019

Soon, Twitter will let you snooze push notifications, stay focused

After releasing a revamped desktop site, Twitter is working on a handy new feature for its mobile app - the ability to snooze notifications.

Facebook renaming Instagram and WhatsApp; adding its own name

03 Aug 2019

Facebook renaming Instagram and WhatsApp; adding its own name

Despite being marred by plenty of privacy-related debacles, Facebook is making some decisions that are difficult to explain.

You'll be able to share song lyrics as Instagram stickers

12 May 2019

You'll be able to share song lyrics as Instagram stickers

Instagram appears to be working on a new kind of Story sticker, one that would show lyrics of a song on something you post.

Soon, Facebook might allow sending messages without installing Messenger

12 Apr 2019

Soon, Facebook might allow sending messages without installing Messenger

More than five years ago, Mark Zuckerberg took the major step of separating messaging from the main Facebook app. He launched 'Messenger', a separate app that had to be installed to keep in touch with friends.

Why Facebook is tying its own name with Instagram

31 Mar 2019

Why Facebook is tying its own name with Instagram

Instagram could soon get a small, albeit very impactful, branding change.

Instagram turns into mall, lets users shop directly: Here's how

20 Mar 2019

Instagram turns into mall, lets users shop directly: Here's how

In another e-commerce focused move, Instagram has added the ability to shop directly from its Android and iOS app.

Soon, Twitter will get a handy new feature: Details here

18 Mar 2019

Soon, Twitter will get a handy new feature: Details here

Twitter is on track to receive a handy new capability, a feature that would let you keep tabs on conversations you're interested in.

Soon, you and your friends could watch Instagram videos together

09 Mar 2019

Soon, you and your friends could watch Instagram videos together

Facebook is doubling down on Instagram's content-first strategy with a handy new feature.

Soon, Twitter users will be able hide replies: Here's how

01 Mar 2019

Soon, Twitter users will be able hide replies: Here's how

In a bid to enhance user control, Twitter is building a new moderation feature into its mobile app.

Soon, Twitter may get Snapchat-like 'News Camera' feature

16 Feb 2019

Soon, Twitter may get Snapchat-like 'News Camera' feature

In a bid to compete with Snapchat and Instagram, Twitter is working on a new media-sharing feature.

Soon, you might be able to 'unsend' messages on Messenger

13 Oct 2018

Soon, you might be able to 'unsend' messages on Messenger

Facebook users might soon get the ability to retract messages sent on the company's Messenger platform.

Instagram testing ways to share your location with Facebook

05 Oct 2018

Instagram testing ways to share your location with Facebook

Popular photo-sharing app Instagram appears to be testing a new setting to allow Facebook, its parent company, to collate the places you've been to, and use that data for targeted advertising.