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Instagram Stories Celebrates One Year Anniversary

Instagram Stories on Wednesday turned one-year and new features like birthday and celebration stickers were added to the photo-sharing app. With over 250 million daily users, the Facebook-owned company said Instagram Stories now boasts average usage of 32 minutes per day for users under 25, and 24 minutes per day for those 25 and up. “A year ago…
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Facebook’s Artificial Intelligence Robots Shutdown After They Start Talking To Each Other In Their Own Language

Facebook abandoned an experiment after two artificially intelligent programs appeared to be chatting to each other in a strange language only they understood. The two chatbots came to create their own changes to English that made it easier for them to work – but which remained mysterious to the humans that supposedly look after them. The bizarre…
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WhatsApp Hits 1 Billion Daily Active Users

WhatsApp announced on Thursday that it now has 1 billion daily active users on its service. The Facebook-owned company also said its monthly active user base increased from 1 billion to 1.3 billion. Almost 55 billion messages are shared every day in 60 supported languages. Videos shared per day are now at 1 billion, and photos shared per day are at…
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Samsung Tops Apple As World’s Largest Phone Maker

Samsung Electronics is now the world’s largest maker of mobile phones, memory chips and most profitable tech firm, going by its record quarterly earnings released today, The figures show that the South Korean tech giant is on course to overtake Apple as the world’s most profitable tech. The firm said huge sales of its new Galaxy S8 smartphone and…
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Telegram Introduces Disappearing Messages Feature

Telegram, popular for its encrypted messaging service has added self-destruct timer to images and videos that are shared on its platform. The latest feature, which is similar to that of Snapchat and Instagram, will see shared photos and videos disappear after a few seconds. How long it takes for the media to go away depends on how long you set the…
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After 32-years, Microsoft To End Support For Paint

Microsoft has signaled an end to its graphics program Paint, after over 32-years of support. The Redmond Washington based company said Paint will not be included in its upcoming fall Windows 10 Creators Update. The company moved Paint to the "deprecated" features list, which includes apps that are "not in active development and might be removed in…
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YouTube Fights Extremism With ‘Redirect Method’

YouTube has announced a new technique to combat extremism and terrorism on its platform. The new initiative tagged Redirect Method aims to prevent people from finding extremist and terrorism propaganda videos. When users search for violent extremist content and ISIS recruitment propaganda, it will redirect them to other anti-terrorist videos. This…
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WhatsApp Now Supports All File Formats

World’s most popular messaging service, WhatsApp continued its push to make the application more appealing to its users by enhancing file sharing feature. The Facebook-owned company in its latest update added support for all types of file transfers, including archives. Earlier, it was just limited to file formats that the mobile platform can…
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Facebook Hits 2 Billion User Mark

World’s most popular social media service, Facebook, now has two billion monthly active users, the company said on Tuesday. Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of the social platform giant announced the milestone on Tuesday as he highlighted the company’s mission - not just connecting people, but helping them find common ground.The firm’s new mission…
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