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December, 2020

  • 18 December

    Instagram Is Down Now, Users Around the World Complain of Crashes

    Instagram appears to be down for many users around the world. The issue appears to be unevenly distributed, with it working for some users, and not for others. The week of downtime continues with one more high-profile outage, with Instagram users turning to Twitter and other social platforms to complain ...

  • 15 December

    Snapchat Rolling Out Bitmoji Paint Online Multiplayer Painting Game

    Snapchat is rolling out a new original game called Bitmoji Paint. The game includes painting and cutely grotesque customisable avatars. Users can paint squares present in the grid as a shared canvas. Announcing Bitmoji Paint in a press release, Snap Inc. said that the game will allow millions of players ...

  • 11 December

    Twitter India Shares How PUBG and Among Us Took Over the Conversation in India This Year

    Twitter saw gaming conversations nearly double on the platform in this pandemic year, which isn’t unexpected given the lockdowns and social distancing. It’s also no surprise that multiple games such as PUBG and Among Us dominated the conversations, as one of the few ways to safely and responsibly connect with friends. ...

  • 10 December

    TikTok Overtakes Facebook to Become 2020’s Most Downloaded App Globally: App Annie

    TikTok overtook Facebook to become the most downloaded app globally in 2020, as per an industry report on mobile trends. TikTok jumped the list by three spots and is projected by analytical firm App Annie to break into the 1 billion monthly active user club next year. Facebook’s apps, however, ...

  • 9 December

    Twitter’s Top Trends in 2020: #Covid19, #BlackLivesMatter

    The coronavirus pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement topped the list of conversation topics on Twitter in a tumultuous year, the messaging platform said Monday. In a summary of trends, Twitter said the hashtag #Covid19 and other variations were tweeted nearly 400 million times, while #StayHome was the third ...

  • 8 December

    WhatsApp: How to Set Custom Wallpaper for Chats on Android, iPhone

    Up until now, WhatsApp only allowed its users to set a common custom wallpaper for all it chats, this changes now. With a new software update, you can now set a custom wallpaper for each of your chats individually. That’s not all, the Facebook-owned messaging platform has also introduced a ...

  • 6 December

    Twitter Rolls Back Threaded Conversations After Negative Feedback, Kills Twttr App

    Twitter is rolling back its threaded conversation layout that was launched earlier this year. The company said that the feedback it received from users on the new design was not very positive. This layout showed replies to the original post with thin grey lines to form a thread. Twitter said ...

  • 5 December

    WhatsApp Video, Voice Call Buttons Tipped to Be in Testing on Desktop App

    WhatsApp could be testing the ability to make video and voice calls via its desktop app, as per a tweet by The Guardian’s Alex Hern. This facility is currently not available through WhatsApp Web or through the desktop app either, but it could arrive soon to all users. Hern shared ...

  • 4 December

    YouTube to Warn Users Before Posting Offensive Comments, Rolls Out Features to Support Diverse Communities

    YouTube is introducing new features to its platform to support diverse communities and encourage respectful interactions. The streaming platform will warn users when a comment they are about to post may be offensive to others, giving them the option to reflect before posting. YouTube will also test a new filter ...

  • 3 December

    WhatsApp Users Must Accept Updated Terms of Service in 2021, or ‘Delete Account’: Report

    WhatsApp users may lose access if they don’t accept new terms of service. The popular messaging service will reportedly update its terms of service in the coming year, that will take effect starting February 8. If users do not agree to the new privacy rules, however, they could lose access ...