Tag: social media

Whatsapp hits fast forward (and rewind) with a new video feature, rolling out to iOS and Android users very soon

WhatsApp has been busy developing a video fast-forward and rewind feature, with the new feature arriving for iOS devices soon. The feature will apply to videos sent and received within the instant messaging app, with users able to double-tap the right side of the screen to fast forward and the…

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The only thing you want less than a TikTok ban is China spying on you and manipulating everything you see

The prospective TikTok ban – something that terrifies 170 million Americans and an untold number of online entrepreneurs – is rapidly becoming a tangible reality. But until it crystallizes with a signature from US President Joe Biden, nothing is certain, and everyone has questions. Ever since the US House of…

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In wake of possible TikTok ban, Instagram might be looking to boost Reels with Spins feature

Instagram is currently testing out a new feature called Spins, which could give its Reels a unique and timely enhancement if the proposed US TikTok ban becomes law. Spins would allow other Instagram users to take an existing Reel and replace the audio or text, as confirmed by the company…

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The US House votes to ban TikTok – but it’s not as bad as you think

The US House of Representatives has passed a bill that calls upon TikTok to divest itself from Chinese owner ByteDance or face a nationwide ban. The bipartisan bill comes from the leaders of the House Select Committee on China, and aims to curb the possibility that TikTok could be used…

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Social Media without content moderation would ruin us and the Supreme Court should know it

As I write this, I feel a bit like a broken record, reporting again how the United States Supreme Court could, with a ruling today (Monday or soon after), decide the fate of social media as we know it. Justices could choose to leave content moderation decisions in the hands…

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Say goodbye to Google Podcasts, you’ll be forced to use YouTube Music by 2024

Google announced that Google Podcasts app users will have to migrate to YouTube Music later in 2024, as part of its wider efforts to transfer users and listeners to its new all-in-one app. Google previously expressed its intention to help out podcast creators through its YouTube service, with plans revealed…

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