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Facebook app update adds the Jump List support on Windows 10

Facebook app update 140.1118.22941.0 is now available for Windows 10 users. The new update comes with the Jump list support and introduces the novelties.

In addition, the latest update has improved the search for contacts, pages, and groups. Also, there are bug fixes and other improvements to the app.

Facebook update 140.1118.22941.0 for Windows

  • Introduced the novelties already available in the latest Beta Facebook update.
  • Added support for the Jump List.
  • Improved search for contacts, pages, and groups.
  • Improved access to Messenger.
  • Bug fixes and various enhancements.

You can download the Facebook app from the Windows Store or from the link below.

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Twitter Lite app announced for slower internet connection users

Following the footsteps of Facebook lite and Youtube Go, Twitter today announced a lite version of its mobile app. The new Twitter Lite is a web app which takes up less than a megabyte and comes with a further data saver mode that blurs images and videos until they’re tapped.

According to the company, the Lite version can save up to 70 percent on data while loading 30 percent faster. In addition, the web app also features such as push notifications on Android, and if you add it to your phone as a home screen shortcut it’ll appear in the app drawer just like a native app. The app was developed in partnership with Google.

The Twitter Lite app also features regular feed, notifications list, and tabs for search and direct messaging. However, touch response is slower compared to the native iOS app, but overall Twitter Lite is extremely usable.

Twitter Lite is available globally, you can access it by going to mobile.twitter.com.

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Facebook’s Messenger Day feature for iOS and Android is now available globally

Facebook’s Messenger Day feature is now available on iOS and Android devices. Facebook’s Messenger Day feature is very similar to Snapchat Stories. With this new feature, you can share photos and videos with effects and annotations with friends for 24 hours.

Previously, the company was testing this new feature with a limited number of users. Messenger Day integrates with the rest of the Messenger chat experience too. According to Facebook, you can easily add a photo or video to your Messenger Day when you send it to a friend or group of friends over Messenger.

Facebook Messenger Day feature details:

  • First, make sure you’ve updated your Messenger app so you have the latest version.
  • Open Messenger and tap on the camera highlighted with the sun to celebrate this launch. Doing so drops you right into the full-screen camera. Or, tap the “Add to your day” button at the top of your inbox to get started.
  • Snap a quick selfie or take a photo or video of what’s around you.
  • To add art and effects, tap the smiley face icon in the top right and then tap to add to your photo or video. You can also add text over your images by tapping the “Aa” icon, and you can overlay a drawing by tapping the squiggly line in the top right corner.
  • Once you have your photo or video the way you want it, tap the arrow in the bottom right corner. You can then add directly to your day, save it to your phone’s camera roll, and/or you can choose to send it to a specific person or group of people. The photo or video that you add to your day will be viewable for 24 hours.

You can download the Facebook Messenger app from the link below.

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Facebook beta app update 81.762.14877.0 for Windows PC out with new features

Facebook beta app update 81.762.14877.0 is now rolling out for testers. The latest update brings new features like photo view improvements when shared by friends and more.

Also, you can now watch the video with audio without having to open the full screen. Recently, this new feature was released on other platforms. In addition, the company has worked on improving the browsing experience, in addition to the typical bug fixes.

Facebook beta app update 81.762.14877.0 features:

  • Now you can watch the video (with audio) without having to open the full screen.
  • Photo view improvements shared by friends.
  • Improvements and bug fixes.

You can download the app from the Windows Store or from the link below.

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Instagram gets stickers and hands-free video mode in latest update

Instagram’s new update is now available with new features like stickers to your Stories and shoots hands-free video. The stickers consist of both dynamic content and static images. Also, you can use multiple dynamic stickers at once as well as both can be rotated and resized.

There is now a new button on the top right when editing a Story image to access the stickers. You can scroll through a list of Instagram stickers and all your device’s emojis. However, you cannot add stickers to normal Instagram posts, just Stories.

Finally, you can now simply press the button once to record and press again to stop. The hands-free mode shows up as a mode on the main Stories screen, at the bottom of the screen.

What’s New in Instagram update:

  • Stickers: No matter where you are or what you’re up to, you can add context to your story with stickers.
  • Holiday Fun: Make your story more festive with holiday stickers and a candy-cane brush.
  • Hands-Free Video Mode: A new option in the format picker lets you record a video without having to press and hold.
  • Text Enhancements: Add as many pieces of text as you’d like to a photo or video by tapping the text button.
  • Save Story Video: You can now save your entire story from the past 24 hours to your camera roll as a single video.

Instagram’s new update is now rolling out to iOS and Android devices. Download the app from the link below.

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Facebook Live Audio for voice-only broadcasts

Facebook Live Audio feature announced for voice-only broadcasts. Recently, the company also announced Live 360 – a Live Video publishing tool. Now users will be able to broadcast their voices to any subscriber who may be tuning in.

Just like with Live Video, users will be able to stream their audio straight to their followers’ News Feed and receive live feedback (such as Q&A). This has a wide variety of uses for publishers, podcasters, and authors. Live Audio also presents an easy way to broadcast in low or poor signal areas, widening the potential applications.

Also, Android users will be able to continue listening while in other apps or with a locked screen. Those on iOS can continue to hear the broadcasts while exploring about in the Facebook app.

Finally, Facebook will be testing this new feature with partners like BBC World Service, LBC, and Harper Collins. The wide roll out will be sometime early next year.

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Facebook Messenger gets group video call

Facebook announced group video call support for its Messenger app. You can now simply start a video call right from your group and Messenger will automatically start the video call with available members of the group. Also, you can add other members of the group who aren’t active to the call.

While video chatting, the company stresses that Messenger’s other functions remain intact. So you can still send texts, stickers, and other animations while video and audio are transmitting. You can also put on live masks while you are in a group video call. The Live Mask is iOS-only feature. The company will bring this feature to Android later. Facebook Messenger’s group video calling feature is initially launching on iOS and Android.

Official Post,

More and more people use messaging in groups for lots of different reasons like keeping everyone up to date, planning a family vacation or to share a few jokes. With 245 million people making video calls in Messenger every month, now we’re bringing everyone on Messenger the ability to turn group chats into face-to-face conversations.

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Zo AI chatbot released on Twitter, Facebook, and Snapchat as preview

Microsoft Zo AI chatbot is now available on Twitter, Facebook, and Snapchat in a limited preview. Previously, Microsoft released it on Kik messenger. You’ll require an invite, as chatbot isn’t available to everyone yet.

Zo is an English-variant of Microsoft’s Chinese chatbot Xiaoice. Zo is very good at normal conversations. Over 60% of people who use bots on Kik messenger are aged between 13-19, and roughly 40% of all US users of Kik messenger are either young adults or teens.

You can try chatbot by downloading Kik messenger on either iOS, Windows 10 Mobile or Android. Just search for the username “zo.ai” to get started. To download Zo AI preview on Twitter, Facebook, and Snapchat, follow below link.

Request an invite for Zo, from here. 

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Inbuilt chat games like Pac-Man are coming to Facebook Messenger

Facebook Instant Games is announced today. Instant Games is an HTML5 gaming platform that lets Facebook users play games on Messenger chat and in the Facebook News Feed. There is no need to download games. Instant Games supports cross-platform, so they’ll work on both mobile and the web.

Currently, Facebook Instant Games service is in a closed beta with a total of 17 games. Pac-Man, Galaga, Space Invaders, and Words With Friends games are included. Previously, Facebook hid a secret basketball game in its messaging service. Messenger will now feature a new controller icon in its main menu. Clicking the icon will bring up titles you can play. The main Facebook app will include a dedicated bookmark so you can find games you’ve already played.

Players will now be able to share achievements and high scores with their friends via the News Feed. The company recently launched PC gaming platform Gameroom.

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Oculus Touch controllers pre-order for $199 now available

Oculus Touch controllers pre-order now available for $199. Those who pre-order now will get two Touch controllers, tracking camera, a connector for Rock Band VR, and two games(party game VR Sports Challenge and first-person magic battle The Unspoken).

If you already have a headset, then you can pre-order anytime before October 27th. The stock is limited for new users. Bot Rift and Touch controllers will cost you $798.

Early Oculus Touch purchasers will get access to more than 35 games with the controllers at launch, including sci-fi survival game Arktika.1, zero-gravity traversal game Lone Echo, and bullet-time shooter Robo Recall. Oculus will also sell additional room-scale sensors from December 6th for $79 each.

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