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How Gentjan Cekeli used his social media influence to break a world record

One of the most important lessons Gentjan wishes to impart to young entrepreneurs is starting early. Get moving as soon as you have that dream, that vision. Start from where you are and work your way up; you don’t need to wait until you’ve perfected everything. Learn as you go.

May 13, 2021, 17:35 PM IST

Instagram update! You will be able to add “She,her” or other pronouns to your bio, here’s how

The feature has already been launched in a few of Instagram's key markets. 

May 12, 2021, 21:12 PM IST

Artificial intelligence programme that detects sarcasm in social media

Computer science researchers at the University of Central Florida have developed a sarcasm detector that will help a lot of brands to understand and respond to the feedback provided by their customers.

May 12, 2021, 15:43 PM IST

Facebook asked to drop plans for 'Instagram for kids'

Children under 13 are technically not allowed to use the Instagram app in its current form due to federal privacy regulations. But Facebook in March confirmed a report by Buzzfeed News, saying it is “exploring a parent-controlled experience” on Instagram.

May 11, 2021, 19:47 PM IST

THIS Facebook feature will remind you to read news articles before sharing them

It will function in a way that when a user shares posts on the app or website, they will get a popup on the page that says “You’re about to share this article without opening it” followed by smaller text that says “Sharing articles without reading them may mean missing key facts.”

May 11, 2021, 15:45 PM IST

Accept WhatsApp privacy terms or you will lose access to THESE functions – Check out the list

You’ll encounter limited functionality on WhatsApp until you accept the updates, though this will not happen to all users at the same time.

May 11, 2021, 12:43 PM IST

Covid-19: Here’s how you can order food on WhatsApp

With many patients self-isolating in the comfort and safety of their homes, many patients are finding it difficult in getting healthy meals. In a bid to help Covid-19 patients in India, popular celebrity chef Saransh Goila has partnered with social media giant Facebook to help them in finding meals in their locality. 

May 07, 2021, 19:42 PM IST

Facebook unveils new features for Instagram and Messenger: Check how it works

Besides that, users of Instagram will be able to send a visual reply in DMs. This feature is already available in Stories, and it allows users to send a reply with another photo or video. This feature is only for iOS now and it will soon be launched on Android.

May 07, 2021, 15:45 PM IST

Facebook users, here’s how to find who is stalking your profile

Facebook is offering the facility to iOS users to find out who visiter their profile on its flagship app within the ‘Privacy’ settings. 

May 07, 2021, 14:41 PM IST

DNA: DNA viewed by 167 million people on Facebook

In the month of April, DNA was viewed by 167 million people on Facebook alone. DNA is highly popular among millions of TV viewers across the world for its precise, impeccable, and intensifying issues of immense concern to the nation.

May 06, 2021, 23:58 PM IST

WhatsApp privacy policy: HC seeks CCI stand on Facebook, WhatsApp appeals against single judge order

A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Jasmeet Singh issued notice to the CCI that had ordered the probe and sought its response by May 21, the next date of hearing.

May 06, 2021, 11:27 AM IST

Trump Facebook ban remains but oversight board rips company policies

Trump called the decision and his banning across tech platforms "a total disgrace" and said the companies would "pay a political price."

May 05, 2021, 22:10 PM IST

Instagram rolls out auto-captioning sticker in Stories

Captions have been available in IGTV and the Threads app, and Instagram said it`s adding them to Stories and Reels to make them more efficient and inclusive to watch.

May 05, 2021, 12:41 PM IST

Donald Trump launches his own communications platform to counter ban from social media platforms

After being banned from all social media platforms including Twitter and Facebook, former US President Donald Trump launched his own communication platform named 'From the Desk of Donald J Trump'.

May 05, 2021, 12:28 PM IST

Ahead of Trump Facebook ruling, here’s how social media sites handle world leaders

Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc currently have rules that give world leaders, elected officials, and political candidates greater latitude than ordinary users. Facebook defines politicians as candidates running for office, current officeholders, and many cabinet appointees, along with political parties and their leaders. 

May 04, 2021, 19:28 PM IST

Facebook on Donald Trump ban: Oversight board to announce decision on May 5

Facebook blocked Trump`s access to his Facebook and Instagram accounts over concerns of further violent unrest following the Jan. 6 storming of the US Capitol by his supporters. It later handed the case to the oversight board. The board had said then that the Trump case received over 9,000 comments, more than any other case.

May 03, 2021, 19:48 PM IST

COVID-19: Now find nearest vaccination centres on Facebook

Facebook’s tool is showing centres where people above 45 can vaccinate themselves, along with a link that redirects users to the official CoWin portal. 

Apr 30, 2021, 17:02 PM IST

Good news for journalists! Facebook to pay $5 million to local journalists in newsletter push

The growth of paid newsletters has shaken up the media world, as high-profile journalists from outlets including the New York Times and Vox Media have left to strike out on their own on platforms such as Substack and Patreon, lured by cash advances and un-capped earning potential from subscriptions.

Apr 30, 2021, 13:58 PM IST

Facebook blocks hashtag calling for PM Narendra Modi's resignation by ‘mistake’, restores after facing flak

The development comes amid reports that social media companies are being asked to remove posts that are critical of the Modi government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

Apr 29, 2021, 13:09 PM IST

Twitter, Facebook and others remove nearly 100 posts after govt order

Twitter removed or restricted access to more than 50 posts in the past one month at the behest of the government, including tweets that criticized its handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Other posts removed showed pictures and videos of a recent Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh. 

Apr 25, 2021, 20:30 PM IST