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Facebook is testing tabs to organize your News Feed

Facebook caused a lot of hullabaloo when it changed the News Feed from chronological order to an algorithmic ranking, and some people will never get over it. While you can still sort your feed by ‘Most Recent,’ the option is currently buried in the sidebar and reverts to normal after 24 hours. But as spotted by developer Jane Manchun Wong, the social network is considering adding tabs to your News Feed to make it easier to organize your content. Facebook is working on tabbed newsfeed for easier ...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Insider, Jane Manchun Wong


Facebook prototypes tabbed News Feed with Most Recent & Seen

Facebook may make it easier to escape its ranking algorithm and explore the News Feed in different formats. Facebook has internally prototyped a tabbed version of the News Feed for mobile that includes that the standard Most Relevant feed, the existing Most Recent feed of reverse chronological posts that was previously buried as a sidebar bookmark, and an Already Seen feed of posts you’ve previously viewed feed that historically was only available on desktop via the largely unknown URL facebo...
Tags: Social, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Tech, Facebook News Feed, Facebook Algorithm, Jane Manchun Wong


Instagram Is Testing a Latest Posts Feature

It's not quite the return of the chronological feed, but Instagram is internally testing an alternative. Blogger and developer Jane Manchun Wong discovered a Latest Posts feature in the code for the Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network, sharing a screenshot in a tweet. Instagram is working on "Latest Posts" feed for catching up feed posts...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Advertising, Jane Manchun Wong, Social Pro Daily


Instagram is testing a way to display posts in chronological order

In 2016, Instagram began messing with users’ feeds, much to fans’ chagrin. The posts they would see from the accounts they followed weren’t in order of when they were posted, but in order of what the app’s algorithm determined to be worth looking at. Thankfully, there might be some respite. Reverse engineer extraordinaire, Jane Manchun Wong, tweeted about a feature currently being tested, that will allow you to see the latest posts you missed out on. Instagram is working on “Latest Posts” feed f...
Tags: Startups, Apps, Instagram, Jane Manchun Wong


Instagram prototypes “Latest Posts” feature

Instagram users who miss the reverse chronological feed might get a new way to see the most recent pics and videos from who they follow. Instagram has been spotted internally prototyping a “Latest Posts” feature. It appears as a pop-up over the main feed and brings users to a special area showing the newest content from their network. Instagram Latest Posts For now, this doesn’t look like a full-fledged “Most Recent” reverse-chronological feed option like what Facebook has for the News Feed...
Tags: Social, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Instagram, Tech, Wong, Time Well Spent, Jane Manchun Wong, Digital Well-being, Instagram Time Well Spent, Instagram chronological feed


Tinder tests new social features, including prompts and a ‘Share to Matches’ option

Tinder is testing a series of new social features designed to boost conversations between users on its service. One of the new features is a conversational prompt, first teased during parent company Match Group’s recent earnings. The prompt encourages users to respond to questions or finish a sentence in order to better showcase their personality with their answers. The other, a “Share to Matches” option, allows users to post photos, looping videos and other content that can only be seen by thei...
Tags: Tinder, Tech, Match Group, Jane Manchun Wong, However Match Group


Facebook's Twitter account was hijacked by the same group that hacked a bunch of NFL accounts (TWTR, FB)

Facebook's Twitter account was briefly hijacked by the hacking collective OurMine on Friday afternoon. A back-and-forth tussle for control between the hacking collective and Facebook resulted in a series of rapidly posted-then-deleted tweets. OurMine has a history of hacking the social media accounts of high-profile individuals, teams and companies: it hacked the Twitter accounts of 15 NFL teams at the end of January.  Twitter confirmed the hack to Business Insider, and said the accounts were ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, NFL, Trends, Facebook Messenger, Jack Dorsey, Business Insider Facebook, Jane Manchun Wong, Facebook s Twitter, Jane Manchung Wong, Sundar Pichai Facebook


Instagram tests IGTV ads that let creators monetize their vids

Instagram might finally be allowing its stars — its IGTV stars, that is — to make money directly from their content. It’s internally testing a Partner Program that lets IGTV creators run ads on their videos. If it works on Facebook, then why not give it a try on Instagram? It’s better than nothing, which is basically what creators have had up to this point. Instagram is working on IGTV Ads to let influencers monetize their content by running short ads on their IGTV Videos pic.twitter.com/wOhbnps...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Instagram, Social Media, Jane Manchun Wong, IGTV


Instagram Moves Forward on Testing Monetization for IGTV

Monetization on IGTV appears to be one step closer, as Instagram is now testing ways for creators to earn money on their content for the long-form video destination. Developer and blogger Jane Manchun Wong shared screenshots in a tweet of an IGTV ads section under the Instagram Partner Program. One screen reads, "You're eligible to...
Tags: Advertising, Jane Manchun Wong, Social Pro Daily


Instagram prototypes letting IGTV creators monetize with ads

Instagram may finally let IGTV video makers earn money 18 months after launching the longer-form content hub. Instagram confirms to TechCrunch that it has internally prototyped an Instagram Partner Program that would let creators earn money by showing advertisements along with their videos. By giving creators a sustainable and hands-off way to generate earnings from IGTV, they might be inspired to bring more and higher quality content to the destination. The program could potentially work sim...
Tags: Social, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Media, Instagram, Entertainment, Advertising Tech, Youtube, Tech, Bloomberg, Instagram Ads, Twitter Facebook, Partner Program, Sarah Frier, Facebook Watch


Twitter rolls out redesigned Conversations for iOS

Twitter has been testing out redesigns of its feed in regards to replies to a tweet for a few months now. Today they announced that they are ready to roll out an update that will make conversations easier to follow with the new layout. We’ve given conversations a makeover on iOS. When people you follow are in a conversation, you’ll see their replies in a new way in your Home timeline. This new layout makes it easier to see who's replying to who so you can join in on relevant conversations....
Tags: Twitter, News, Blogging, Reddit, Jane Manchun Wong, Twitter Conversations redesign


Users to Twitter: Ban Nazis. Twitter: What if you could have emoji reactions to a Direct Message

Twitter, where Donald Trump posted 123 bonkers tweets today and Nazis and psyops bots roam free, is rolling out a pop-up feature that lets users add an emoji reaction to a Direct Message, kind of like a similar feature that exists in iOS iMessage. So fancy! Twitter is testing DM Reactions pic.twitter.com/Ihp7hsnaOH — Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) October 16, 2019 Reports Chance Miller at 9to5Mac: Twitter first started testing this emoji reaction feature last year, but it’s now rolling...
Tags: Twitter, Post, Business, Technology, News, Social Media, Tech, US news, Tech News, Donald Trump, Miller, Jane Manchun Wong


Instagram tests Direct Messaging on web where encryption fails

Instagram will finally let you chat from your web browser, but the launch contradicts Facebook’s plan for end-to-end encryption in all its messaging apps. Today Instagram began testing Direct Messages on the web for a small percentage of users around the globe, a year after TechCrunch reported it was testing web DMs. When fully rolled out, Instagram tells us its website users will be able to see when they’ve received new DMs, view their whole inbox, start new message threads or group chats, s...
Tags: Google, Security, Social, TC, Facebook, Apps, Instagram, Tech, End-to-end Encryption, Facebook Messenger, Instagram Direct, Ftc, Facebook Instagram, Stamos, Alex Stamos, Facebook Messenger WhatsApp


Instagram adds Boomerang effects as TikTok looms

TikTok has spawned countless memes formats from its creative effects, challenging Instagram for the filtered video crown. Now nearly five years after launching Boomerang, Instagram’s back-and-forth video loop maker is finally getting a big update to its own editing options. Users around the globe can now add SlowMo, “Echo” blurring, and “Duo” rapid rewind special effects to their Boomerangs, as well as trim their length. This is the biggest upgrade yet for one of mobile’s most popular video c...
Tags: Social, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Instagram, Tech, Snapchat, Boomerang, Instagram Stories, Jane Manchun Wong, Boomerang Instagram, Instagram Boomerang, Tiktok, Duo Boomerang


Daily Crunch: Facebook acquires a cloud gaming startup

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Facebook acquires Madrid-based cloud gaming startup PlayGiga Facebook is building out its gaming business — earlier this year, the company added its Gaming hub to the main navigation menu. And last month, it agreed to buy Beat Games, developer of popular virtual reality title Beat Saber. PlayGiga, m...
Tags: Social, Gaming, Facebook, Spotify, Elon Musk, Germany, Tech, Tesla, Paypal, Intel, Yale, Alipay, Madrid, Tivo, Venmo, Xperi


Spotify prototyping feature to discover music through friends called Tastebuds

Popular software reverse engineer Jane Manchun Wong has reported a new prototype feature in Spotify called Tastebuds. The feature, currently in testing phase, allows user to discover new music and artists through their friends. There’s literally an app called @tastebuds, which supported Spotify, but its Twitter account has been inactive since 2017 Is this a hint of acquisition or will Spotify have to change the name of this feature before release? pic.twitter.com/wmdnnmFsa8 — Jane Manchun ...
Tags: Apps, Spotify, News, Blogging, Jane Manchun Wong, Spotify Tastebuds


Spotify prototypes Tastebuds to revive social music discovery

Spotify is prototyping a new way to see what friends have been listening to, called “Tastebuds”. Despite how discovering music is inherently social, Spotify has no features for directly interacting with friends within its mobile app after axing its own inbox in 2017 and keeping its Friend Activity ticker restricted to desktop. It seemed like Spotify was purposefully restricting social features to force users to rely on the company’s own playlists and discovery surfaces. This gave Spotify the ...
Tags: Social, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Spotify, Media, Tech, Facebook Messenger, Wong, Dani Deahl, IPO Spotify, Jane Manchun Wong, Spotify Social, Spotify Social Listening, Tastebuds.fm


Facebook Is Working on Favorites, Its Version of Instagram’s Close Friends

The parent is borrowing from the child, as Facebook is testing Favorites, its version of Instagram's Close Friends feature. Developer and blogger Jane Manchun Wong discovered the feature last week and shared screenshots via Twitter. Facebook/Messenger is testing "Favorites" list for Stories It's like Instagram's Close Friends pic.twitter.com/dsIinrX1Zd -- Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) November 21,...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Advertising, Twitter Facebook Messenger, Jane Manchun Wong, Social Pro Daily


Facebook prototypes Favorites for close friends microsharing

Facebook is building its own version of Instagram Close Friends, the company confirms to TechCrunch. There’s a lot people that don’t share on Facebook because it can feel risky or awkward since its definition of “friends” has swelled to include family, work colleagues, and distant acquaintances. No one wants their boss or grandma seeing their weekend partying or edgy memes. There are whole types of sharing, like Snapchat’s Snap Map-style live location tracking, that feel creepy to expose to s...
Tags: Social, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Instagram, Tech, Snapchat, Facebook Messenger, Lol, Wong, Second Facebook, Messenger Facebook, Facebook Stories


You can now hide replies to your tweets — here’s how

Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. Earlier this year, Jane Manchun Wong, a security researcher with a knack for revealing yet-to-launch software features by reverse engineering apps, tweeted that Twitter was testing a “replies moderation” tool. Today, Twitter officially rolled out the feature globally, giving you “more control over your conversations” with the ability to hide replies to your tw...
Tags: Startups, Twitter, Basics, Jane Manchun Wong


Uber appears to be expanding a feature that lets you choose your favorite driver (UBER)

An Uber feature allowing riders to mark the driver as a "favorite" has been spotted in San Francisco.  Previously, the feature that lets certain drivers have first access to a scheduled ride, as first noticed in Hong Kong before launching in the UK.  An Uber spokesperson offered little detail, saying it's a limited test.  Click here for more BI Prime stories.  Uber appears to be expanding its testing of a favorite drivers feature that it launched in the United Kingdom earlier this year. In Ma...
Tags: Uber, Hong Kong, UK, San Francisco, Trends, United Kingdom, Avis, Watch Google, Jane Manchun Wong


Facebook is testing facial recognition tech to keep bots at bay (update)

In order to keep its social network free of malicious bots, Facebook keeps trying out new tactics.In its latest test, it’s deploying facial recognition tech to spot fake profiles. The feature, spotted by app researcher Jane Manchun Wong, asks you to take a video selfie and turn your head from side to side in order to verify that you’re not a bot. The text in app screenshots posted by Wong reads, “We need a short video of you turning your head in different directions. This helps us confirm your i...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Artificial Intelligence, Wong, Jane Manchun Wong, Facebook s Facial Recognition


Facebook is testing facial recognition tech to keep bots at bay

In order to keep its social network free of malicious bots, Facebook keeps trying out new tactics.In its latest test, it’s deploying facial recognition tech to spot fake profiles. The feature, spotted by app researcher Jane Manchun Wong, asks you to take a video selfie and turn your head from side to side in order to verify that you’re not a bot. The text in app screenshots posted by Wong reads, “We need a short video of you turning your head in different directions. This helps us confirm your i...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Artificial Intelligence, Wong, Jane Manchun Wong, Facebook s Facial Recognition


Facebook wants you to take a selfie in order to verify your identity

Facebook is reportedly working on facial-recognition software that would verify the identities of users trying to access the app. Jane Manchun Wong tweeted out a prototype that asks users to take a selfie by looking in different directions.
Tags: Facebook, News, Trends, Social Media, Facial Recognition, Emerging Tech, Facial Recognition Software, Identity Verification, Jane Manchun Wong


Facebook is testing end-to-end encryption for secret Messenger calls

In March, Mark Zuckerberg shared his grand vision of Facebook’s future that included encrypting all messaging services. It seems that the company is slowly working on making that happen. According to app researcher Jane Manchun Wong, Facebook is testing encrypting video and audio calls over Messenger in Secret mode. However, this doesn’t mean your calls in normal mode will be encrypted. Facebook Messenger is testing Video/Audio calls over Secret Conversation pic.twitter.com/aNgnvtzsBf — Jane Man...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook Messenger, Jane Manchun Wong, Jane Manchun Wong Facebook


Instagram is testing a feature to clean up your pity follows

We’ve all been there: You meet someone who wants to stay in touch later, but you don’t want to share your number with them. So you turn to the next best thing — Instagram. These are people whom you follow out of courtesy, but don’t interact with much. Don’t worry, Instagram is testing a feature that might help you out unfollow some of them. According to app researcher Jane Manchun Wong,the social network is experimenting with a feature to let you group accounts — and it’ll even corral those cour...
Tags: Startups, Apps, Instagram, Jane Manchun Wong


Instagram may finally add DMs to desktop with Messenger-like interface

People don’t really use Instagram on their PCs. The platform is clearly aimed at mobile users, with a relatively sparse desktop UI and small images given the large amount of desktop real estate. Worse, Instagram tends to add new features to the web version months after it hits the mobile app. Heck, you still can’t even upload images from a PC. Still, slowly but surely the web app is becoming more useful. Case in point: Instagram appears to be working on adding DM’s to the web UI. The potential n...
Tags: Startups, Apps, Twitter, Jane Manchun Wong, Worse Instagram


Instagram might soon let you post group stories

Instagram might finally let you make stories for your group. According to app researcher Jane Mancun Wong, the company is currently testing out this feature in one of the app’s test builds. Screenshots posted in Wong’s tweet indicates once you snap a photo from the stories camera option, it’ll let you post it to your stories, stories visible to only close friends, and stories for a group. Plus, you’ll be able to create a new group and post your story there too. Instagram is testing Group Story p...
Tags: Startups, Apps, Instagram, Wong, Jane Manchun Wong, Jane Mancun Wong


Leak reveals Uber’s $9.99 unlimited delivery Eats Pass

What’s the cord-cutting equivalent to ditching your kitchen? Uber’s upcoming subscription to unlimited free food delivery. Uber is preparing to launch the $9.99 per month Uber Eats Pass, according to code hidden in Uber’s Android app. The subscription would waive Uber’s service fee that’s typically 15 percent of your order cost. Given that’s often $5 or more, users stand to save a lot if they order in frequently. But Uber could still earn money on menu item markups, cover costs with a flat or...
Tags: Amazon, Food, TC, Transportation, Mobile, Uber, Apps, Tech, Food Delivery, Payments, Jane Manchun Wong, Postmates Unlimited, DoorDash DashPass, Subscription delivery, Uber Eats Pass, west People


Instagram unlikable? A brief analysis of the impact of the proposed “unliking” of Instagram

Last month, digital hobbyist Jane Manchun Wong discovered some inactive lines of code in Instagram that would turn off the display of likes on Instagram posts. Initially, Instagram claimed no immediate plans to test the functionality, but about 2 weeks later at the F8 Conference on April 30th, Facebook announced that it would shortly begin a limited test in Canada. It’s a small but significant change. You’d still be able to like something, but the exchange would become a personal exchange betwe...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Social Media, Seo, Content Marketing, Blogging, Canada, Digital Media, Dara, The Marketing Economy, Instagram Likes, Jane Manchun Wong, Instagram Checkout, Initially Instagram, Dara Pollak, Instagram Business API