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Google Maps takes on Facebook with launch of its own news feed

People are getting frustrated that Stories are everywhere now, but Google Maps is keeping it old school. Instead of adding tiny circles to the top of the app’s screen, Google Maps is introducing its own news feed. Technically, Google calls its new feature the “Community Feed,” as it includes posts from a local area. However, it’s organized as any other news feed would be — a vertically scrollable feed with posts you can “Like” by tapping on a little thumbs up icon. The feed, which is found with ...
Tags: Google, Android, Food, Facebook, Apps, Business, Maps, Instagram, Facebook Pages, Tech, Ios Apps, News Feed, Businesses, Android Apps, Google-Maps, Google News


Snapchat launches a TikTok-like feed called Spotlight, kick-started by paying creators

After taking on TikTok with music-powered features last month, Snapchat this morning is officially launching a dedicated place within its app where users can watch short, entertaining videos in a vertically scrollable, TikTok-like feed. This new feature, called Spotlight, will showcase the community’s creative efforts, including the videos now backed by music, as well as other Snaps users may find interesting. Snapchat says its algorithms will work to surface the most engaging Snaps to display t...
Tags: Social, TC, Mobile, Apps, Video, Instagram, France, Social Media, Tech, Spotlight, Snapchat, Instant Messaging, Snap, Vertical Video, AARP, Wall St Journal


This Week in Apps: Apple slashes commissions, Twitter launches Fleets, warnings about Parler

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the TechCrunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever, with   204 billion downloads and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019. People are now spending three hours and 40 minutes per day using apps, rivaling TV. Apps aren’t just a way to pass idle hours — they’re a big business. In 2019, mobile-first companies had a   $544 billion valuation, 6.5x higher ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, TC, Facebook, Apps, Twitter, Japan, Instagram, Supreme Court, Australia, Washington Post, Youtube, Ipo, Tech, Eu


Facebook sues operator of Instagram clone sites

Facebook has today filed another lawsuit against a company acting in violations of its terms of service. In this case, the company has sued Ensar Sahinturk, a Turkish national who operated a network of Instagram clone sites, according to court filings. Facebook says Sahinturk used automation software to scrape Instagram users’ public profiles, photos and videos from over 100,000 accounts without permission, and this data was then published on his network of websites. In the filing, Facebook says...
Tags: Security, Social, Facebook, Apps, Instagram, Tech, Facebook Page, Cambridge Analytica, Ensar Sahinturk, Sahinturk, ENSAR


Instagram revamps its mobile messaging app Threads

Instagram is continuing to develop its standalone messaging app, Threads. Last month, the company to make it possible for users to message everyone, instead of just “close friends,” as its other messaging app, Direct, once did. Today, Instagram is releasing a redesigned version of the Threads app with updated navigation and a Status tab, as well as support for posting photos and videos to your Instagram Story. The changes address some of Threads’ shortcomings in usability. Though the app ...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Apps, Messenger, Instagram, Social Media, Tech, Messaging Apps, Facebook Applications, Social Software, Instagram Story, IGTV Reels


Trump will lose protected Twitter status after his presidency

Twitter has at various times acknowledged that Donald Trump isn’t bound by the same rules that govern the rest of us. This executive privilege has allowed him to continue posting comments that could have long ago gotten any normal person banned from the platform. More recently, the service has sought to balance misinformation/disinformation with warning labels that alternately sit below or obscure the text. Twitter was adding these at a frenetic pace in the lead-up to the November 3 election....
Tags: Social, Facebook, Apps, Twitter, Instagram, Supreme Court, US, Tech, Policy, Pennsylvania, Republican Party, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Dorsey, Trump, Congressional


Facebook launches E.gg, an experimental collage making app

Facebook’s internal R&D group, NPE Team, has today officially launched its latest app, E.gg, to a broader audience. The app, a freeform creation tool described as a “digital zine creator” and “GIF collage bonanza,” was announced earlier this year, but was only onboarding users via a waitlist until now. Today, it’s available in the App Store for anyone to download. The app allows users to create and share canvases, which are basically mixed media “artsy” collages created using a combination of...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Apps, Instagram, Collage, Social Media, Tech, Ios Apps, Creativity, App-store, Giphy, Jason Toff, Facebook Product, NPE Team


Facebook just launched a new app named E.gg where users can create 'personalized spaces' that look like Tumblr pages

Facebook's new app is named "E.gg," and is described as a "digital zine creator." Facebook Facebook has a new app called E.gg that allows users to create personalized websites.  E.gg is described as a "digital zine creator," and was introduced with a similarly ancient reference: websites circa 1999. It's goal is broad: to "give creative control back to people" and to "create a low-pressure space for the really unpolished and mismatched things" that the early days of the internet embodi...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Apps, Instagram, Trends, App Store, Egg, Facebook Facebook, Edison Research, Geocities, Ben Gilbert, Tech Insider, NPE, Facebook E


Twitter Debuts Coward Mode

Great news for chickens: It’s now easier than ever to pretend you never posted that cringe to Twitter, which is rolling out a new, Instagram Stories-like type of post that auto-deletes after 24 hours. These are called Fleets, which is slightly confusing until you realize it’s a bad pun.Read more...
Tags: Apps, Twitter, Science, Technology, News, Instagram, Social Media, Snapchat, Tweeting, Jack Dorsey, Fleets


TikTok expands parental controls to include search, commenting, and account privacy

TikTok today announced it’s expanding its parental control feature set known as Family Pairing to give parents additional tools to manage various aspects of their teen’s account as well as their privacy on the social video platform. The new tools will allow parents to set their teen’s account to private, control whether their Liked Videos are visible to others, control who can comment on the teen’s videos, and even decide whether the teen is allowed to use TikTok’s search feature. When Family Pa...
Tags: Apps, Instagram, Tech, Liked Videos


Facebook’s Messenger Kids app redesigned to look more like Messenger

Facebook today is rolling out an updated version of its Messenger Kids app with the goal of making it easier for kids to interact with their friends and family, navigate the app, and personalize their experience with features like custom chat bubble colors. The redesign also gives the kid-friendly app a look-and-feel that’s more like Messenger itself. The updated app does away with the larger, colorful blocks that would flash when messages arrive for a more traditional messaging app design...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Apps, Messenger, Instagram, Social Media, Tech, Instant Messaging, Canada, Facebook Messenger, Messaging Apps, Facebook Facebook, Messenger Kids, Facebook Parents, Facebook Companies Parents


This Week in Apps: Conservative apps surge, Instagram redesigned, TikTok gets ghosted

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the TechCrunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever, with   204 billion downloads and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019. People are now spending three hours and 40 minutes per day using apps, rivaling TV. Apps aren’t just a way to pass idle hours — they’re a big business. In 2019, mobile-first companies had a   $544 billion valuation, 6.5x higher ...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Google, Android, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Hbo, Instagram, China, Nigeria, Time, Disney, US, Samsung, Tech


Netflix’s latest experiment is a TikTok-like feed of funny videos

Netflix already borrowed the concept of short-form video “Stories” from social apps like Snapchat and Instagram for its Previews feature back in 2018. Now, the company is looking to the full-screen vertical video feed, popularized by TikTok, for further inspiration. With its latest experiment, Fast Laughs, Netflix is offering a new feed of short-form comedy clips drawn from its full catalog. The feed includes clips from both originals and licensed programming, Netflix says. It also includes v...
Tags: Social, TC, Mobile, Apps, Video, Comedy, Media, Instagram, Social Media, Tech, Netflix, Kevin Hart, Streaming Service, Video Clips, YouTube Twitter Facebook, Mobile Applications


Facebook’s Snapchat-like ‘Vanish Mode’ feature arrives on Messenger and Instagram

Facebook today announced its new Snapchat-like feature for disappearing messaging, Vanish Mode, is arriving on Messenger and Instagram. The feature, meant for more casual conversations, allows users to set chats to automatically delete after the message is seen and the chat is closed. In Vanish Mode, Messenger and Instagram users can send text chats, emoji, pictures, GIFs, voice messages, and stickers, which will disappear after they’ve been seen and users leave the chat, Facebook expla...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Apps, Messenger, Instagram, Social Networks, Social Media, Tech, Snapchat, Facebook Messenger, Bangladesh, Messaging Apps, Instagram Facebook, Facebook To, Facebook Vanish Mode, U S Canada Mexico Peru


The Best Alternatives to Google Photos

The day has finally arrived. Google has flipped the switch on Google Photos from “free” to “paid.” Soon, you’re going to have to subscribe to a Google storage plan to use the service if, or when, you fill it up your free storage space with too many photos and videos.Read more...
Tags: Google, Photos, Apps, Photography, Backup, Lifehacks, Google Photos


Check Out These T-Mobile Deals During Black Friday!

One thing that is a constant expense is our mobile phone service. I’m always looking for ways to cut down costs on both phone services as well as replacement phones. Black Friday is a great time to get those deals, yes… even on your phones and services! Black Friday isn’t just about toys and games […] The post Check Out These T-Mobile Deals During Black Friday! appeared first on Not So Average Mama.
Tags: Deals, Black Friday, Apps, Photography, Electronics, Did You Know, These T Mobile Deals During Black


TikTok takes down some hashtags related to election misinformation, leaves others

As social media platforms struggle to get U.S. election misinformation under control with varying degrees of success, TikTok has taken new actions to stop people from searching and browsing select hashtags associated with misinformation and conspiracies related to the U.S. election results. The video app has redirected some hashtags — including #RiggedElection, #SharpieGate and others — where users have been publishing election misinformation. And it has taken down various videos making claims o...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Apps, Twitter, Elections, Instagram, Social Networks, US, Social Media, Tech, Hashtag, Arizona, Trump, 2020 Election, Tiktok, Sharpiegate


WhatsApp now lets you post ephemeral messages that disappear after 7 days

Facebook recently announced that WhatsApp passed the whopping milestone of 100 billion messages sent per day, but not everyone wants those chats to stick around forever. Now, Facebook’s wildly popular messaging app with 2 billion users is adding a feature to give people more control on how their words and pictures live within the app. From today, messages — including photos and videos — can now be marked to disappear after 7 days. Disappearing messages are being rolled out globally across ...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Apps, Instagram, Tech, Whatsapp, Signal, Ephemeral Messaging, Ephemerality


Facebook and Instagram notifications warn US users there’s no winner yet in presidential election

Facebook and Instagram are running notifications in their respective apps informing U.S. users that the winner of the 2020 U.S. presidential election has not yet been determined. In large pop-ups appearing at the top of the Facebook and Instagram News Feeds, the notification states that “Votes Are Being Counted” and directs users to other in-app election resources. Both apps are using the same language for their respective notifications: “The winner of the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election h...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Apps, Instagram, US, Social Media, Tech, United States, News Feed, President, Vice President, Biden, Caching, Presidential Election, Mobile Software


Facebook and Instagram notifications warn U.S. users there’s no winner yet in Presidential Election

Facebook and Instagram are running notifications in their respective apps informing U.S. users that the winner of the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election has not yet been determined. In large pop-ups appearing at the top of the Facebook and Instagram News Feeds, the notification states that “Votes Are Being Counted” and directs users to other in-app election resources. Both apps are using the same language for their respective notifications: “The winner of the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election h...
Tags: Travel, Social, TC, Facebook, Apps, Instagram, Social Media, United States, News Feed, President, Vice President, Biden, Caching, Presidential Election, Mobile Software, Facebook Applications


After getting the date wrong earlier, Siri now knows today is Election Day

Listen chief, it’s Election Day in the United States. You know that, I know that. Everyone knows that — and in the off-chance anyone wasn’t clued in to the fact, the last few weeks have offered a non-stop barrage of reminders to vote. Today. Tuesday. November 3. 2020. It seems the last one to find out, however, was Siri . If you happened to greet Apple’s smart assistant with a “Happy Election Day” earlier today, it may well have answered that the big day isn’t until November 8, as pointed o...
Tags: Apple, Apps, Instagram, Siri, Tech, United States, Election, Lucas Matney, 2020 Election, Kirsten Korosec Apple


This Week in Apps: Facebook Gaming skips iOS, TikTok goes shopping, Apple One bundles arrive

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the TechCrunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever, with   204 billion downloads and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019. People are now spending three hours and 40 minutes per day using apps, rivaling TV. Apps aren’t just a way to pass idle hours — they’re a big business. In 2019, mobile-first companies had a   $544 billion valuation, 6.5x higher ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, TC, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Pinterest, Instagram, China, India, Samsung, Tech, ExxonMobil, Walmart, Bloomberg


What it's like to get locked out of Google indefinitely

Google; Samantha Lee/Business Insider Entrusting your data to big tech platforms can be highly risky. Users who have been banned by Google for supposedly violating its terms of service have been left without access to key parts of their lives. Many have appealed the suspensions but have received automated responses. They don't know why they've been banned. "This is just how life is when you're dealing with trillion-dollar faceless corporations," said Aral Balkan. Visit Business Insider's ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Apps, Gmail, Instagram, Microsoft, Trends, Tech, Google Music, Skype, Tech Insider, Birkenhead UK, Samantha Lee, Gmail YouTube, Aral Balkan, Stephen Roughley


Facetune maker’s new app Filtertune let anyone create and share personalized photo filters

Facetune maker Lightricks is out today with a new app, Filtertune, designed to create a community around custom photo filters. With the app, creators can make their own personalized preset photos filters, then share them across social media as photos that have a special QR code attached. When others see a filter they like, they can screenshot it to import it back into the Filtertune app for their own use. While it would be easier to create some sort of in-app system for sharing filters — simi...
Tags: Photos, TC, Apps, Photography, Instagram, Social Media, Tech, Photo Filters, Lightricks, Facetune, Farbman, Facebook Instagram Twitter Snapchat, Filtertune, Zeev Farbman, Lightricks Facetune2, Ligthtricks


Beam is building a web browser that gathers knowledge from your web activity

Remember Netscape Navigator and Internet Explorer? Those applications from the 1990s used emphatic metaphors in their names to talk about a simple task — browsing the web. Today, nobody would say that Google Chrome is a web explorer. Browsing the web has become an effortless — and often mindless — task. You grab your phone or computer, you open a new tab and you type a few words in the address bar. Beam, a new startup founded by Dom Leca and Sébastien Métrot, is working on a brand new app that i...
Tags: Apple, Google Chrome, Google, Startups, TC, Facebook, Apps, Europe, Instagram, Tech, France Newsletter, Beam, Sparrow, Loren Brichter, Leca, Beam Beam


Daily Crunch: Pakistan un-bans TikTok

TikTok returns to Pakistan, Apple launches a music-focused streaming station and SpaceX launches more Starlink satellites. This is your Daily Crunch for October 19, 2020. The big story: Pakistan un-bans TikTok The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority blocked the video app 11 days ago, over what it described as “immoral,” “obscene” and “vulgar” videos. The authority said today that it’s lifting the ban after negotiating with TikTok management. “The restoration of TikTok is strictly subject t...
Tags: Apple, Social, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Spacex, Instagram, Singapore, Disney, US, Tech, Ukraine, Policy, Pandora, Pakistan, Paris


Facebook introduces a new Messenger API with support for Instagram

Following the updates to Instagram and Messenger that delivered cross-app communication and other features, Facebook today announced its Messenger API has also been updated to allow businesses to manage their communications across Instagram, in addition to Messenger . Before today, businesses could only respond to customer inquiries through the Instagram app and through Facebook’s unified business inbox. This could work for some smaller businesses, but for larger brands with a high volum...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Apps, Messenger, Instagram, Shopping, Social Media, Brands, Tech, Developers, Messages, Api, However Facebook, Clarabridge, TechStyle Fashion Group, Stories Facebook


PearPop lets TikTok celebrities monetize by sharing shoutouts and screentime with fans

PearPop a new Los Angeles-based company, is on its way to racking up nearly 25,000 users in less than a month, and has already landed seed funding from the firm Rocket One Capital. The company’s premise is simple. Allow fans to bid for shared screen time with their favorite TikTok celebrities, and it’s one that’s attracted the attention of a few of the platform’s stars with several million followers. The company was able to hook 3,000 users with one post from Anna Shumate, a TikTok star with ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Apps, New York, Instagram, Los Angeles, Tech, Ford, Manhattan, Mason, Markel, St Marks Place, Tiktok, Spencer Markel, Anna Shumate, PearPop


PearPop lets TikTok celebrities monetize by sharing shout-outs and screen time with fans

PearPop a new Los Angeles-based company, is on its way to racking up nearly 25,000 users in less than a month, and has already landed seed funding from the firm Rocket One Capital. The company’s premise is simple. Allow fans to bid for shared screen time with their favorite TikTok celebrities, and it’s one that has attracted the attention of a few of the platform’s stars with several million followers. The company was able to hook 3,000 users with one post from Anna Shumate, a TikTok star wit...
Tags: Startups, TC, Apps, New York, Instagram, Los Angeles, Tech, Ford, Manhattan, Tony Hawk, Mason, Markel, St Marks Place, Tiktok, Spencer Markel, Anna Shumate


Facebook is finally banning anti-vax ads from its platform and Instagram

Anti-vaxxers must be steaming. In an effort to curb health misinformation amidst the coronavirus pandemic, Facebook has revealed it’ll start purging ads that discourage vaccines and immunization on its platform and Instagram. As the Wall Street Journal notes, this is hardly the first time the Zuckerberg empire has promised to crack down on vaccine misinformation. Last year, the company made a similar pledge, but later acknowledged it had failed to remove paid ads from a prominent anti-vax group ...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Apps, Instagram, Wall Street Journal, Zuckerberg



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