Twitter is finally getting a Stories-like format, and it seems really promising. The new feature, called Fleets, is only being tested in Brazil and allows users to publish disappearing tweets.
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WhatsApp is finally getting a new dark mode on Android and iOS. It's designed to reduce eye fatigue and has a different look on Android and iOS.
Facebook's rewritten Messenger app reduces the codebase by 84%, allowing the app to be smaller, faster, and simpler to use as Facebook looks to unify its messaging services.
Facebook is suing data analytics firm OneAudience after the company paid third-party apps to use a malicious SDK that allowed the company to steal user data without their permission.
LinkedIn wants to catch the next generation of users with a new Stories format, internally testing LinkedIn Stories as it explores Stories in a professional context.
Facebook is cancelling its annual developer conference, F8, due to concerns over coronavirus. It will instead host local events and live-streamed content.
Mehedi has updated his Twitter client, Tweeten, to version 5, adding native support for Windows 10 on ARM and several new features.
Facebook-owned WhatsApp now has 2 billion users around the world, joining Facebook itself in the 2-billion user club.
Instagram reportedly generated $20 billion in ad revenue for Facebook in 2019, beating YouTube's $15 billion in ad revenue.
Twitter is finally taking serious actions against fake media on the platform, and will start removing/labelling tweets with fake media that may cause potential harm.
In celebration of Data Privacy Day, Facebook is bringing its Off-Facebook Activity tool to everyone around the world and prompting users to review their privacy settings.
WhatsApp is finally getting a dark mode, but it is only available to users of the beta version of the app on Android for now.
Emboldened by the “techlash,” some smaller tech firms went public with the abuses they’ve suffered at the hands of Big Tech.
Facebook is working on its own OS, and original Windows NT team member Mark Lucovsky is leading the charge.
Facebook continues to invest on its gaming business, acquires Spanish cloud video gaming company PlayGiga for 70 million euros.
Twitter is finally fixing the interface for its iPad app, introducing a new multi-column layout that makes use of the screen real estate on devices like the iPad Pro.
Instagram continues adding new Stories mode, it's now introducing a new mode for sharing multiple photos on Stories.
Instagram continues to improve its online safety tools, now uses AI to review potentially offensive post captions.
The FTC is reportedly considering blocking Facebook's plans to unify the infrastructure behind WhatsApp and Instagram.
Facebook's first ever Data Transfer Project tool will let users directly transfer photos and videos to Google Photos, as well as other services.
Twitter pauses plans to remove inactive accounts from its platform after concerns about the removal of accounts of the deceased.
Twitter has started removing inactive accounts and will eventually open up the inactive usernames for everyone else.
The latest Twitter and Facebook breach was caused by two malicious SDKs that paid developers to secretly collect user data from the social networks.
Facebook launches a brand new market research app that pays users for answering surveys, and it's being very careful about how it collects and uses the data collected.
Instagram will start testing hiding likes in the United States with a small group of users sometime this week as it looks to promote better mental health.
Instead of just showing tweets from people you follow, Twitter will now let you follow certain topics/subjects that show tweets from people you don't follow.
WhatsApp is giving users more control over exactly who can add them to group chats so you no longer be added to spam groups by strangers.