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Pinterest Adds Night Mode, Outlines Mobile Web Improvements

In a new blog post, Pinterest has outlined the steps it’s taken to improve its mobile web experience, which is aimed at helping more people access …

Apps

Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Twitter partner for ambitious new data project

An open-source collaboration for ‘the future of portability’<p>Today, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Twitter joined to announce a new standards initiative called the Data Transfer Project, designed as a new way to move data between platforms. In a blog post, Google described the project as letting …

Online Privacy

WhatsApp will drastically limit forwarding across the globe to stop the spread of fake news, following violence in India and Myanmar

The social messaging service has been blamed for its role in spreading dangerous and inaccurate information.<p>Facebook-owned WhatsApp is making changes it hopes will drastically curtail the ability of users to spread fake news via its social messaging service by making it harder for people to forward …

Internet

Bring Your Conversations to Life with New Updates in LinkedIn Messaging | Official LinkedIn Blog

Messaging

New: See when your friends are online to DM

Today we’re making it easier to connect with friends on Instagram by showing you when they’re available to chat.When your friends are active on …

Social Media

Reddit Reinvents the Chat Room With Community Chat

A few months into Jason Lee’s new job at Reddit, the office was buzzing with excitement. It was April 2017 and Reddit had just launched r/place, a …

Internet

Tik Tok racks up 500 million global MAU as short video craze continues

Tik Tok, the popular short video app developed by Chinese tech firm Beijing Bytedance, said on Tuesday that the number of its global monthly active …

Social Media

Skype is getting a call recording feature nearly 15 years after it launched

Call recording available later this month<p>Microsoft is finally adding call recording to Skype. Later this month, Skype will be updated to include built-in call recording. The new feature will be cloud-based, allowing you to access Skype call recordings across devices including Windows, Mac, iOS, …

Apps

The lead designer of Monument Valley deconstructs his latest game, Florence

<i>Warning: this article contains spoilers! Grab Florence from the</i> <i>App Store</i> <i>or</i> <i>Google Play</i> <i>if you want to play it first.</i><p>Florence is a game where two people …

App Store

How social platforms use other social platforms to win hearts and minds - Digiday

Even the world’s biggest platform has to roam onto other platforms in the bid to shape opinion.<p>Facebook started to get very chatty on Twitter earlier …

Social Media

‘Super, super cheap’: Media buyers find easy wins on Snapchat thanks to price drop

Instagram continues to squash Snapchat in size with now twice as many people using its copycat Stories feature every day. But it’s not all bad for …

Social Media

Sex, Beer, and Coding: Inside Facebook’s Wild Early Days

Everyone who has seen <i>The Social Network</i> knows the story of Facebook’s founding. It was at Harvard in the spring semester of 2004. What people tend to …

Silicon Valley

Snapchat’s new Lens Explorer will let you browse thousands of community filters

Promoting Snapchat as the leader in augmented reality<p>At the end of last year, Snapchat introduced a way for people to build their own lenses. Today Snapchat is introducing a new way to find those lenses inside the app. Lens Explorer, as it’s known, will showcase the best of developers’ lenses in a …

browsethousands

How Facebook Checks Facts and Polices Hate Speech

Chris Cox has long been the chief product officer for Facebook. He has also recently been promoted to run product at WhatsApp, Messenger, and …

Social Media

WhatsApp legal threats target 3rd party apps interfacing through standard Android APIs

So much of what we do on our smartphone is driven by services, as companies provide us with access to things like cloud storage, social-media …

Apps

Confirmation bias in Design – UX Collective

<i>Nassim argues that most of the really big events in our world are rare and unpredictable, and thus trying to extract generalizable stories to explain</i> …

Critical Thinking

Snapchat Launches Augmented Reality Experiences in Disneyland, Universal Studios

For the first time ever, Snapchat is launching AR experiences with all three major theme park operators, Disney, Universal and Six Flags.<p>The Minions …

Walt Disney Company

Hello. tbh, We’re Moving On

We wanted to let you know that we are shutting down three apps due to low usage: Moves, tbh and Hello.• We launched<b> Hello</b> in 2015 for people using …

Social Media

Instagram’s Do Not Disturb and ‘Caught Up’ deter overgramming

Instagram is turning the Time Well Spent philosophy into features to help users avoid endless scrolling and distraction by notifications. Today, Instagram is rolling out its “You’re All Caught Up – You’ve seen all new posts from the past 2 days” warning in the feed, which TechCrunch broke the news …

Social Media

Migrating Messenger storage to optimize performance

More than a billion people now use Facebook Messenger to instantly share text, photos, video, and more. As we have evolved the product and added new …

Databases

Facebook will allow you to see all the active ads from any Page

Facebook made two announcements about ad transparency today — one around the ads purchased by any Page and another around expanding its recently announced archive of political ads.<p>It seems like ad transparency is a big focus today, as Twitter just launched its own Ads Transparency Center, allowing …

Social Media

Instagram Stories now lets its 400M users add soundtracks

The right music can make a boring photo or video epic, so Instagram is equipping users with a way to add popular songs to their Stories. TechCrunch had the scoop on the music feature’s prototype in early May, and now it’s launching to iOS and Android users in 6 countries including, the U.S. Thanks …

Instagram

YouTube creators are angry about YouTube's auto-thumbnail experiment

Over the next few weeks, YouTube will run an experiment where 0.3 percent of its viewers will see automatically generated video thumbnails, rather than the images YouTubers created.<p>That may not sound like much of a reach, but given that the service pulls in 1.8 billion viewers each month, the …

Internet

LINE CONFERENCE 2018 in Review

<b>● LINE to redesign the entertainment, media, business, commerce, AI, and financial sectors</b><p><b>● Blockchain-based "LINE Token Economy" concept and other</b> …

Cryptocurrency Exchange

[Japan] LINE Enters App-Free HTML5 Game Market Announces New Game Service “LINE QUICK GAME”

<b>●</b> <b>LINE to initially release games of various genres including popular titles such as “Tamagotchi”, “Sudoku” and a chat-based mystery game.</b><p><b>TOKYO – June</b> …

Sudoku

Replace Media, Share vCards, Mark as Unread, 2X Voice Messages, and More

Telegram 4.8.3 for iOS and 4.8.10 for Android are out today, bringing several nifty features and improvements.<p>Replace Media and Add Captions<p>Sending …

Apps

16 Rules of Effective UX Writing

by Nick BabichUX writing is the practice of crafting UI copy that guides users within a product and helps them interact with it. UI copy includes …

UI Design

Snap is reportedly about to launch its own gaming platform

Snap is seeking to explore new ground as it tries to outrun Instagram’s efforts to copy its features. Its newest effort may be building out a bona fide hub for gaming inside Snapchat, according to a new report from The Information. The platform will launch later this year, the report says, and Snap …

Mobile Photography

Facebook makes Stories another Like contest with emoji reactions

Instagram’s future growth depends on the developing world, so it’s built a version of its app just for them. “Instagram Lite” for Android appeared today in the Google Play App Store without any announcement from the company. “The Instagram Lite app is small, allowing you to save space on your phone …

Social Media