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Let’s face reality: US Teens engage with iMessage more than any other social platform

No one really seems to talk about it or acknowledge it, but iMessage is where a lot of mobile usage is trending towards, particularly for Gen-Z, and …

iMessage

Messaging app Line adds livestreaming for group chats

In the latest update to its messaging app, Line has added a livestreaming feature, called Chat Live, which can be used in group or multi-person chats of up to 200 people.<p>The company suggests a variety of uses for the live video feature — such as chatting with friends while livestreaming a sporting …

Monthly Active Users

NBC’s Snapchat news show gains 29+ million viewers in its first month

NBC News’ first-ever daily show for Snapchat is seeing promising numbers after its first month on the air. In a release sent to reporters this morning, NBCU claims the show has grown its audience to over 29 million unique viewers. That’s roughly triple the number of viewers who tune into the …

Televisions

Sketch for Designrs

Do you have or know of a high quality resource?<p>This can be a cool plugin, template, element, icon set, article, or anything that you think would be a …

Sound Effects for UI, Free Download

1000 UI Sound Effects<p>Lifetime supply of sounds for a UX designer<p>Buy for $49<p>All formats; for iOS, Android, HTML, After Effects, and anything yet to …

Adobe After Effects

Top Facebook Updates That You Can’t Afford to Miss - July 2017 Edition

Now that you’re done exploding fireworks, it’s time to check out Facebook’s exciting July updates.<p>In July 2017, Facebook introduced fun features for …

Facebook

What’s next in the Facebook versus Snap arms race?

Snap’s less than favourable results last week led to a media storm speculating on the future of the platform. Rumours around a potential buy-out have …

Marketing

Medium's new Claps reaction button lets you applaud authors you love

Medium — home of the tedious self-congratulatory thinkpiece — has introduced a new reaction button that lets you ‘clap’ (or 👏) posts you enjoy.<p>What makes Medium’s clap feature special is that it isn’t a one-time thing. If you <b>really</b> like a post, you can applaud multiple times by mashing the clap …

Podcasting

YouTube is testing the ability to see live watch counts on any video

The best gifts for Android users<p>What’s happening here should be simple enough to understand. When watching a video on YouTube you can see how many other YouTube users are watching that video at the same time as you in real-time. This count takes the place of the standard view count, but there’s no …

Social Media

Snapchat Pokémon update lets you pose as Pikachu, Pokémon Go adds Mewtwo w/ Exclusive Raid Battles

The Pokémon Company International has teamed up with Snapchat to launch a new Pikachu Lens available now for a limited time, the company announced today. The Pokemon Go app is also getting an update with new features and characters.<p>Best iPhone, iPad, & Apple TV game controllers<p>The new lens turns …

Pokémon

Google is working on a new in-call home screen floating bubble for the Phone app

With spam warnings, visual voicemail, a super clean UI, and more, Google’s Phone app has quite a lot to offer to folks rocking Pixel, Nexus, and Android One devices. We recently discovered a new feature deep in the Phone app that makes managing calls from your home screen much easier than before, …

Google

How to set up and use Allo for Web

After months of waiting, Allo’s desktop client is here in the form of Allo for web. As you’d expect, the service allows you to access all of your Allo messages on your desktop or laptop, and although it’s still in its early form, there’s plenty to get excited about. If you’re ready to keep up with …

Google

Facebook boosts snubbed Stories Camera with Live, GIF & text sharing

Despite the tepid reception for Facebook Stories, the social network is doubling down on its full-screen Camera feature. Today Facebook added the ability to go Live, shoot two-second GIFs and share full-screen text posts on colored background from Facebook Camera, which lets you share to Facebook …

Facebook

Facebook adds eBay’s Daily Deals to its Marketplace on mobile

Facebook is again getting into the daily deals space, this time in collaboration with eBay. The company has launched a new feature within its Marketplace section on its mobile app, where a selection of inventory from eBay’s Daily Deals program is now available. The deals can be shopped directly in …

eCommerce

Facebook and Instagram get redesigns for readability

Taking inspiration from line drawings, Reddit and Messenger, Facebook is overhauling the design of the News Feed to make it more legible, clickable and commentable. Specifically, Facebook now makes it much clearer where threads start and end in comments. Meanwhile, Instagram today got a little …

Facebook

How to use Snapchat Crowd Surf for combining concert videos

Snap is not Facebook and here's three reasons why

Last week, all eyes in the tech world were on Snap as the app published it's second quarter results. I was one of them, as a 22-year-old founder who …

Snapchat

WhatsApp adds colourful status feature in its latest update

WhatsApp has rolled out a new update which lets users add colourful background to text status.<p>The functionality is similar to the one on Facebook, …

WhatsApp

Facebook brings its Marketplace to 17 European countries

Facebook’s Marketplace has become one of the biggest competitors to Craigslist in the US since it launched last year. Unfortunately, it’s only been available in a handful of countries so far.<p>That’s now changing. The company today announced it’s rolling out Marketplace to 17 more countries across …

Europe

Facebook is deleting links to a viral attack on a Charlottesville victim

Daily Stormer article violated community standards, company says<p>A blog post attacking a victim of white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, VA over the weekend was shared more than 65,000 times on Facebook — but those posts are disappearing. The company said today that links to the post on the</i> …

Social Media

Facebook shuts down its Snapchat competitor Lifestage and its standalone Groups app

Facebook is paring down its collection of standalone apps. The company’s experimental “teens-only” app Lifestage, designed to counteract Snapchat’s threat, has been pulled from the App Store. Its disappearance was first spotted by Business Insider, and Facebook confirmed its removal. However, …

Facebook

Facebook launches Watch tab of original video shows

Facebook has a new home for original video content produced exclusively for it by partners, who will earn 55 percent of ad break revenue while Facebook keeps 45 percent. The “Watch” tab and several dozen original shows will start rolling out to a small group of U.S. users tomorrow on mobile, …

Facebook

Instagram's Latest Update Expands Live, Making It Much More Useful

Double the people, double the fun? That's what Instagram is banking on with its latest update, which will give you the chance to go Live with a friend, family member, or, for influencers and celebrities, a fan, at the same time.<p>The feature will roll out as a trial to a randomly selected group of …

Facebook

Snap earnings: As Facebook and Google challenges build, a new approach

Snapchat is being battered by Instagram, and now even Google could be aiming for Snap Inc.’s social platform, but the messaging company hopes a favorite Facebook tactic can help.<p>Snap SNAP, +4.94% approaches Thursday’s earnings report facing doubts that it will be able to withstand Instagram’s …

Markets

Go LIVE with a friend

Starting today, we’re testing a fun way to go live with a friend. Now, you can hang out and go live together, whether you’re just doing homework or …

Facebook

YouTube roll out in-app video sharing and messaging to users worldwide

YouTube today is launching a new sharing feature in its mobile app, previously in testing with users in select markets. The feature allows YouTube users to send their friends videos and chat from within a new tab in the mobile app – effectively turning YouTube into a mobile messenger of sorts.<p>The …

Video Sharing

Facebook tests ‘going live’ from Facebook Camera, Live Stories like Instagram

Facebook is testing a new way to “go live” on its social network – an option that was previously available by pressing the “Live” button on the Status update box. Now, for some users, the ability to “go live” – meaning start a live video broadcast – is appearing right within the Facebook Camera …

Facebook

Google and Facebook envision Stories for news, not social

Stories taught us the joy of dictating the pace of content consumption. We fast-forward in 10-second increments, with a quick trigger finger let loose the moment we get bored. That’s why soon, endless paragraphs of text and time-consuming videos might not be the only ways to get our news.<p>This week, …

Digital Media