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Whenever a new update is rolled out for WhatsApp, the world waits for the most popular messaging platform to gain features that make life easier. This time, the update for WhatsApp brings certain features that change the way you use the app. The highlight of the update has to be the enhanced file sharing feature.

WhatsApp now lets its users share any kind of file on the platform. Earlier, it was just limited to file formats that the mobile platform can understand, with exception of third-party apps. The update limits the file size sharing up to 100MB, which is more than enough for sharing large documents on the go.

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Facebook is building a standalone app that incorporates ideas from Houseparty, the group video chat app that rose from the ashes of Meerkat, The Verge has learned. The app, which has the working name Bonfire, was recently demonstrated for employees. It is being targeted for a fall release, according to a person familiar with the matter. “We don’t have anything to share at this time,” a Facebook spokeswoman said.

Facebook’s move comes two years after Life On Air, which had helped usher in a new era of live broadcasting with its app Meerkat, pivoted to group video chat.

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Instagram is testing a new archive feature that lets users save their older posts to view them privately. These posts can later be made public anytime a user wants. An Instagram spokesperson told TechCrunch the “archive option creates a private space for personal viewing of old posts.” The feature will be rolled out for everyone in the next few months.

Instagram will add a new encircled clock icon on the top right of user’s profile that will let them view archived posts. A photo or a video on Instagram can be archived by clicking on the three dots besides a post or holding down on a post. All archived posts will remain private. Instagram’s archive feature will likely reduce the number of posts users delete after they do not get enough likes or due to some other reason.

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Facebook Inc chief executive Mark Zuckerberg laid out a vision of his company serving as a bulwark against rising isolationism, writing in a letter to users that the company’s platform could be the “social infrastructure” for the globe.

In a 5,700-word manifesto, Zuckerberg, founder of the world’s largest social network, quoted Abraham Lincoln, the US president during the country’s 19th century Civil War known for his eloquence, and offered a philosophical sweep that was unusual for a business magnate.

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he musician Jay Sean has visited the headquarters of YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. Instagram has reached out to tutor him on the best time to post photos for maximum impact.

But there is one social media service Mr. Sean has not heard from, even though he frequently uses the app to post spontaneous snippets of his life: Snapchat.

“When it comes to celebrities, Snapchat is different from Instagram or Twitter,” said Mr. Sean, whose biggest hit was the song “Down,” which also features the hip-hop artist Lil Wayne. Mr. Sean has 472,000 followers on Instagram, but he says he does not know how many people follow him on Snapchat because the company does not disclose the information.

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Facebook yesterday said that is working to fix flaws in its metrics calculations that led to the audience being overestimated at times.

It was the second time in months that Facebook acknowledged problems with assessing the reach of content at the leading online social network, a key factor in luring crucial advertising.

In September, Facebook said it had overestimated the average amount of time spent watching videos over the course of the previous two years.

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It has been reported that Twitter Inc is planning another round of job cuts, with people familiar with the matter telling Bloomberg Technology the social media giant may lay off up to 300 staff — approximately 8 percent of its workforce.

While Bloomberg’s sources noted the estimated number might change, it said an official announcement is expected to be made by the microblogging site as early as this week when it delivers its third quarter earnings

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Facebook promised it’ll offer Messenger users end-to-end encryption, and the company finally rolled out the feature to all its users. However, Messenger isn’t end-to-end encrypted by default, meaning you have to manually activate it for each conversation., which can be a hassle.

“Your messages are already secure, but Secret Conversations are encrypted from one device to another,” the iPhone or Android app will tell you. What that means is that your chats are, were, will be encrypted while in transit — that’s the “already secure” part — so they can’t be hacked. But Secret Conversations are the only ones that are also encrypted at each end, including your device and Facebook’s server. That means nobody can snoop on your protected chats.

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After the popular mobile messaging platform WhatsApp, parent company Facebook has rolled out end-to-end encryption for its Messenger users.

People can toggle the “Secret Conversations” feature on in settings to enable end-to-end encryption on Messenger, technology website Engadget reported on Wednesday.

 

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Snapchat’s unveiling of camera-equipped sunglasses thrusts the messaging app maker into the cutthroat hardware business, a risky move that reflects its strength in video, but follows a shaky record by internet giants.

On Friday, the Venice, Calif., startup revealed Spectacles, a $130 pair of stylish sunglasses outfitted with a camera that with a tap of a button near the hinge can record up to 10 seconds of video at a time.

The one-size-fits-all glasses, which come in black, teal or coral and will be available this fall in limited quantities, are designed to connect to a smartphone so Snapchat users easily can share videos through the app.

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