30 Jun 2020
Microsoft suspends all advertising on Facebook, Instagram
Microsoft has suspended all advertising on Facebook and Instagram at least until August.
30 Jun 2020
Acting against hate speech, Reddit bans pro-Trump subreddit
As Facebook continues to reel from a massive advertisers' protest against its mishandling of racism, violence, and hate speech, Reddit, which has long been criticized over these issues, has started taking corrective measures.
29 Jun 2020
Coca-Cola to Unilever, these big brands are boycotting Facebook ads
Facebook is heavily reliant on a revenue model where it shows personalized ads from brands and generates money from the businesses for providing ad space and the resulting traction.
26 Jun 2020
Now, Facebook will warn you about old news articles
Credibility and timeliness are the two most important aspects of online news consumption; they define what people perceive of different matters, events.
24 Jun 2020
WhatsApp's payments service suspended in Brazil: Here's why
Just 10 days back, WhatsApp had launched its much-coveted payments service in Brazil, its second-biggest market after India, and opened a way to send and receive money on chat.
19 Jun 2020
Twitter labels Trump's video attacking 'fake news' as fake
Continuing its stringent content moderation practices, Twitter has fact-checked a video tweeted by US President Donald Trump and labeled the same as 'manipulated media'.
19 Jun 2020
Twitter's audio tweets have a major accessibility issue: Details here
A day ago, Twitter announced audio tweets as a way to let users share their personal thoughts and experiences in their own voice.
18 Jun 2020
Now, you can share new "Voice Tweets": Here's how
Continuing with its product-improvement plans, microblogging giant Twitter has announced a new 'voice tweeting' capability for its users.
17 Jun 2020
Now, Facebook will let users disable political ads
As Twitter continues its stringent policy to moderate and fact-check misleading political posts, including those by US President Donald Trump, Facebook is taking a different approach.
13 Jun 2020
ICC warns against contemporary methods of corrupt approaches
The International Cricket Council's Anti Corruption unit has stated that players could receive corrupt approaches through social media during lockdown.
12 Jun 2020
#TechBytes: All new features coming to WhatsApp
After launching dark mode and an enhanced 8-person limit for group calling, WhatsApp appears to be working on additional capabilities for its Android and iOS apps.
11 Jun 2020
Now, Twitter will nudge you to read before retweeting
Twitter is going to new heights to keep conversations healthy on its platform.
10 Jun 2020
Meet Michael Seibel, Reddit's first ever black board member
Reddit has named seed capital firm Y Combinator's CEO Michael Seibel as the first black member of its board.
10 Jun 2020
#TechBytes: What are Twitter Fleets, how to use them?
Microblogging giant Twitter has launched Fleets, its own version of Stories, in India.
07 Jun 2020
Your WhatsApp-linked number could show up in Google Search
Your WhatsApp-linked number, maybe even name and email address, could be leaking through Google Search.
07 Jun 2020
#TechBytes: How to transfer Facebook photos, videos to Google Photos
A few months ago, Facebook announced a tool to let select users port their photos/videos to Google Photos.
04 Jun 2020
Zuckerberg says allowing Trump's controversial posts was 'correct' decision
When Twitter moderated a few controversial tweets from US President Donald Trump, all eyes were on what Facebook, its counterpart, would do to deal with similar content on its own platform.
02 Jun 2020
Racism exists in cricket as well: Chris Gayle
West Indian opener Chris Gayle voiced his opinion on the 'racism' row as protests continue to escalate in United States, following George Floyd's death.
29 May 2020
Fact-checking row: Trump signs executive order targeting social media giants
United States President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that aims to remove certain protections given to social media platforms.
28 May 2020
Trump to sign executive order targeting social media firms
US President Donald Trump will sign an executive order pertaining to social media, the White House has confirmed.
28 May 2020
Twitter CEO responds after employee targeted for fact-checking Trump
When Twitter took the audacious step of debunking 'potentially misleading' tweets by President Donald Trump, a wave of criticism ensued, targeting one single man - Yoel Roth, the Head of Site Integrity at Twitter.
27 May 2020
In a first, Twitter flags Trump's tweets as 'potentially misleading'
Twitter has been working aggressively towards flagging and removing misinformation around COVID-19 and the upcoming US Presidential elections.
21 May 2020
Now, you can choose who can reply to your tweets
In a bid to give users more control over their conversations, Twitter has started rolling-out a feature to limit replies on tweets.
13 May 2020
Twitter allows employees to work from home 'forever'
As the novel coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc around the world, Twitter is moving to let its employees work from home 'forever'.
06 May 2020
Now, Twitter warns against replying with mean, harmful tweets
If you often lose your temper during Twitter arguments and end up saying mean things to others, be prepared to be reprimanded by the microblogging giant.
04 May 2020
#BoysLockerRoom: Delhi teens casually talk about raping girls; shock Twitter
An Instagram group chat titled "Bois Locker Room" has kicked up a storm on social media after it was revealed that its participants, mostly boys as young as 16 and 17, discuss raping underage girls and objectify them in their conversations.
01 May 2020
Reddit pulls back 'chatrooms' within a day of launch
Yesterday, Reddit surprised the world by launching a 'chatroom' feature for some 16,000 subreddits.
28 Apr 2020
Twitter disables SMS service in most countries: Details here
Finally, the days of using Twitter over SMS are gone.
24 Apr 2020
Facebook is still planning to show ads in WhatsApp
Earlier this year, The Wall Street Journal had reported that Facebook was putting its WhatsApp advertising plans "on ice".
23 Apr 2020
Now, Facebook and Instagram will show account location information
In a bid to ensure transparency for its users, Facebook is bringing the ability to show the location of 'high-reach' pages and accounts.
02 Apr 2020
YouTube likely to launch TikTok competitor 'Shorts'
YouTube, the biggest video sharing platform in the world, is looking to take on the popular new kid on the block - TikTok.
31 Mar 2020
You can win Rs. 7.5 crore from Houseparty: Here's how
Houseparty, the social networking app that shot to fame ever since governments began imposing lockdowns on their citizens in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, is offering a reward of Rs. 7.5 crore ($1 million).
21 Mar 2020
Bored of self-quarantine? Try these tech-backed ways for help
The spread of COVID-19 in India has forced the government to close down public spaces.
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.
19 Mar 2020
Now, Twitter is banning misleading posts about coronavirus
After Facebook and WhatsApp, Twitter has come into action to combat the spread of misinformation related to the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19.
18 Mar 2020
Why Facebook is marking legitimate posts as spam
With the outbreak of coronavirus, people have resorted to social distancing and spending most of their time on social media, games, and OTT apps.
14 Mar 2020
#CoronavirusOutbreak: Italian man pleads authorities to collect sister's dead body
In Italy, where the impact of coronavirus has been calamitous, a man had to make an impassioned appeal on social media to get the authorities to collect the body of his dead sister, who passed away due to COVID-19.
12 Mar 2020
Facebook giving free Portal devices to employees: Here's why
As the cases of coronavirus continue to increase in the US, Facebook is doing everything possible to make working from home convenient for its employees.
10 Mar 2020
Jack Dorsey to stay as Twitter's CEO, for now
Jack Dorsey will stay as the CEO of Twitter, at least for the near future.
09 Mar 2020
How to make your Instagram account more impressive
Hands down, Instagram is one of the most influential social media platforms out there.