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Matt Navarra / The Next Web:
Instagram tests native regram button, GIF sticker search, Story archiving, closest friends list, and other new features   —  TNW today obtained information on a range of new features Instagram is currently testing.  As with all tests, this means some of you may have already seen one or two of the new features.
Dec 2, 2017, 3:20 PMIn context
Abhimanyu Ghoshal / The Next Web:
AOL says it is shuttering its Alto email service on December 10   —  AOL informed users of its Alto email service that it's shuttering the app on December 10.  —  Alto made its debut back in October 2012, when AOL previewed it to users as a smarter inbox for a range of email services …
Nov 10, 2017, 10:50 PMIn context
Napier Lopez / The Next Web:
Twitter more than doubles the characters available for display names from 20 to 50, retains 15 character limit for usernames   —  Twitter has been a bit preoccupied with length lately.  After permanently increasing the maximum character length for tweets to 280, it's now allowing your display name to be longer too.
Nov 9, 2017, 10:35 PMIn context
Rachel Kaser / The Next Web:
Facebook Live adds screen-sharing feature via a Chrome extension, so users don't need to install 3rd-party streaming software   —  Facebook today added an option to share your screen directly on Facebook Live, thus eliminating the need for other software for many users.
Oct 17, 2017, 6:40 PMIn context
Matthew Hughes / The Next Web:
Facebook releases its Bonfire group video chat app on the Danish iOS App Store; app allows sharing of pictures from chats to Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger   —  Bonfire, Facebook's group video chat app, has sprung up on the Danish iOS App Store, suggesting the social media giant is slowly rolling it out to customers.
Sep 13, 2017, 10:20 AMIn context
Már Másson Maack / The Next Web:
European org urges Apple to support Advanced Mobile Location on iPhones, which gives more accurate locations of emergency calls and is supported on Android   —  Despite being relatively easy, Apple keeps ignoring requests to enable a feature called Advanced Mobile Location (AML) in iOS.
Aug 11, 2017, 8:40 AMIn context
Matthew Hughes / The Next Web:
Facebook tests a built-in animated GIF creator in the camera section of its iOS app, which lets you add GIFs to your Facebook story or post them on your profile   —  No matter if you pronounce it Gif or Jif, I think we call all get behind the addition of a new GIF mode in the Facebook camera.
Jul 14, 2017, 11:15 AMIn context
Abhimanyu Ghoshal / The Next Web:
Yahoo's News Digest app, which delivered news updates twice daily, to shut down June 30   —  Under former CEO Marissa Mayer, Yahoo failed to build anything truly exciting over the past five years - except for a single truly notable app, Yahoo News Digest.  Now, under the reign of its new owner Verizon …
Jun 22, 2017, 10:55 AMIn context
Matthew Hughes / The Next Web:
Twitter now lets brands add up to 3 action buttons to Direct Messages; actions include following another Twitter account, visiting a web page, tweeting, more   —  Twitter just souped up Direct Messages, in the process making them more useful for brands when it comes to customer service and growing engagement.
Jun 13, 2017, 12:55 PMIn context
Rachel Kaser / The Next Web:
Microsoft announces Code Builder extension for Minecraft: Education Edition, which introduces the Agent, a sidekick who helps kids execute coding instructions   —  Microsoft today announced Code Builder for Minecraft: Education Edition.  This new extension will teach kids how to code …
May 2, 2017, 11:35 AMIn context

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