Wednesday, July 26

Social Media

Instagram search for stories using location and hashtag

Instagram search for stories using location and hashtag

Social Media, Trending
Instagram 'Stories' feature has now gone a step further. Instagram users can now search for stories using location or hashtag, because the photo-sharing app has started placing its stories on the Explore tab. The updated version of Instagram contains the location pin, which helps users to find stories based on location. Instagram’s Story Search can open up new avenues on the photo-sharing app. Users can check out factors like weather condition, what is happening in a particular location, and what people are doing at a particular place. This feature is very similar to Snapchat's Story searching feature. Once a user updates the Instagram app, he will be able to see Location Stories in the Search bar. The updated Location Stories feature is already available on Android and iOS platforms
Is YouTube making easier for users to start live-streaming on mobile devices.?

Is YouTube making easier for users to start live-streaming on mobile devices.?

Social Media, YouTube
According to a report from Android Police, the video site is dropping a requirement that means users have to have more than 1,000 subscribers before they “Go Live” via a phone or tablet. The company previously dropped this subscriber-count requirement down to 1,000 from 10,000 in April.   The change hasn’t yet been confirmed by YouTube or Google and doesn’t appear to be showing up for everyone, but will likely roll out over the coming days. It’s important to note also that this doesn’t meant just anyone can start live-streaming from a mobile device. According to AndroidPolice.com 'The only requirements are a verified channel and no live stream restrictions in the last 90 days.' News Update by The Verge : A YouTube spokesperson reached out to The Verge to say the report fr
YouTube Go beta launches in India

YouTube Go beta launches in India

Social Media, YouTube
Google announced today that a public YouTube Go beta is now available for users to try out in India. The new app is a redesigned version of the YouTube Go app announced last September, which is specifically focused on offering an improved experience in areas with poor connectivity. YouTube says on it's official blog '... After months of expanded testing and refinement, we’re happy to announce that we’re making the beta version of YouTube Go available for download on the Google Play Store in India.' Key features of YouTube Go include: A home built for you : YouTube Go home screen features trending and popular videos in your area, so that you can find and discover videos that you and your community care about. Preview videos before you save or watch : On YouTube Go we’
After Google Maps, Facebook Messenger can now share live location for 60 seconds

After Google Maps, Facebook Messenger can now share live location for 60 seconds

Apps, Social Media
Facebook has launched a similar feature on its Messenger app just almost a week after Google Maps featured live location sharing. Messenger app users can now share current location in real-time to Facebook friends using ‘Live Location’ feature which is integrated into the Messenger app as an icon. Clicking on it will allow users to broadcast their location to friends for up to a maximum limit of 60 seconds. This being rolled out globally on both iOS and Android. Facebook says that it has been testing the feature in Mexico and claims to have optimized the feature to save battery life, according to this Reuters report. Note that Facebook already allows static location sharing, but with the new feature, a user can accurately track movements of another user on a map using Live Location.
WhatsApp has revealed its latest feature ‘Status’. Looks similiar Snapchat Status and Instagram Stories.

WhatsApp has revealed its latest feature ‘Status’. Looks similiar Snapchat Status and Instagram Stories.

Apps, Social Media
Whatsapp has finally officially launched their new Status feature which had been in beta mode since long. The Whatsapp feature was much discussed and it was known that Whatsapp would be rolling out the feature as early as last year and after months of waiting, the feature is finally unveiled. This is the second major update to the app Whatsapp has launched in the new year and looks like the trend of updating the a with newer features will continue throughout this new year. Coming back to the present rollout, the new feature apes Snapchat and gives a major boost to the status feature which has been present but so far redundant in Whatsapp. Although the new feature is a direct copy of the Snapchat Status feature, it is bound to bring some form of excitement make the otherwise boring Whatsapp...
Year 2015 – A Look Back

Year 2015 – A Look Back

Business, News, Social Media, Technology
Hi Everyone, Today i want to tell that our first video is out on our Youtube Channel and its about "Things happened in the year 2015 in India". The video contains not very much events but few great things which happened in India. There are many things which we can take a #LookBack but i found this things more important to include them in the video. Please watch the video and Share, Comment and Subscribe to our Channel.: www.youtube.com/trendadda   Thank you.

Facebook introduces ‘Donate Now’ button for NGOs

Social Media, Technology
Facebook users would now have the option of a 'donate' button on the pages of all non-profit organizations and linked advertisements on Facebook, Techcrunch.com reported. Facebook had rolled out a 'Donate' button in late 2013 with specific partners like the American Cancer Society and The Red Cross. "Every day, people use Facebook to raise awareness and support for causes they care about and to motivate others to do the same.; We are inspired by how much good comes from these connections, so we have added 'Donate Now' calls-to-action on Pages and link ads to make those connections easier than ever," a Facebook spokesperson was reported as saying. However, now when you click the 'Donate Now' button on an NGO's page you are first alerted that the organization is 'Not endorsed by o...
Now Ads on Instagram

Now Ads on Instagram

Business, Social Media
According to ReCode.net Instagram Starts Getting Serious About Ads. Expect More Buttons, More Targeting — And More Ads. Instagram : Instagram is an online mobile photo-sharing, video-sharing and social networking service that enables its users to take pictures and videos, and share them via app on a variety of social networking platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Flickr. The service was acquired by Facebook in April 2012 for approximately US$1 billion in cash and stock.  Instagram app is used by a large number of a people on their mobile phones and smartphones because there is no availability of accessing and uploading the pictures and videos on the instagram website. The users love instagram for its multi functioning, creativity features and easy to use interface and main
Supreme Court strikes down Section 66A of IT Act

Supreme Court strikes down Section 66A of IT Act

News, Social Media
The Supreme Court today declared Section 66A of Information Technology Act as unconstitutional and struck it down. Section 66A prescribes the punishment for sending offensive messages allowed arrests for posting offensive content on social media sites through computers or any other communication device such as a mobile phone or a tablet on the internet or posting on social networking sites an offence punishable by up to three years in jail. According to the act, any person who sends, by means of a computer resource or a communication device : (a) any information that is grossly offensive or has menacing character; or (b) any information which he knows to be false, but for the purpose of causing annoyance, inconvenience, danger, obstruction, insult, injury, criminal intimidation, enmity,
Have you gone through Facebook Privacy Checkup

Have you gone through Facebook Privacy Checkup

Security, Social Media
As on the Internet, Privacy is not only about hiding your stuffs from the rest of the world but also knowing about what you share with the people (friends, family, publicly  etc). Today i signed into Facebook and find a message which is about 'Privacy Chekup'. I found to be interesting and also want to know what exactly it means (or does facebook have changed its privacy settings or what.?) So, i click on that link and i found that was about 'What you are sharing with the people on Facebook'. The setup was quick and was divided into 3 easy steps 1) Your Posts, 2) Your Apps and 3) Your Profile. You can see the Images below. // //   It is very important for a blogger like me to have a look on the posts and apps which i used to share with my friends and people on the facebook
Good Bye Orkut – Thank you

Good Bye Orkut – Thank you

Google, Social Media
Hi, Everyone. Today i am a little bit sad to know about the news of orkut shutdown. Yes, ist time now to Good Bye Orkut. Today is the last day of my first social network - Orkut. Orkut was one of the most liked and used Social Network by Google. I have really enjoyed it a lot and it has always been entertaining, fun and i have learnt a lot through the activities which we do while scraping and use the communities as QA (Questioning and Answering) people and also in voting Polls. Many people left orkut because Facebook, Myspace etc. They have overtaken Orkut in Features and Design. The people behind orkut have really tried to make every thing possible to make a space into the heart of the users and they have almost accomplished it any how but later Google's very own Google Plus have laun