Social Media

In this page we provide all information about social media updates like facebook,whatsapp,instagram,twitter etc. we provide latest social media news, views and updates from all top sources for the Indian Technology industry.

  FB, Instagram, WhatsApp down for 8 hours worldwide

Facebook and Facebook-owned apps Instagram and WhatsApp are down for over eight hours globally, with users finding it difficult to access the platforms. “We’re focused on working to resolve the issue as soon as possible, but confirm the issue is not related to a DDoS attack,” Facebook said. Many users also complained they were unable to send pictures through WhatsApp.

Google removes 200 apps with adware from Play Store

Google has removed over 200 adware apps, which had nearly 150 million downloads, from its Play Store, as per security firm Check Point which notified Google of the same. Check Point believes developers were tricked into using the malware, hidden in the software developer kit of an ad-platform. Once installed, it removes the app icon and persists in the background.

WhatsApp making image search tool to fight fake news

WhatsApp is reportedly developing a new tool that lets users search an image, sent or received in chats, on the web to fight fake news. The tool, discovered by WABetaInfo, will let users upload an image directly to Google to reveal “similar or equal” images on the web. 

Twitter launches prototype app ‘twttr’ to test new features

Twitter has launched its new prototype app named ‘twttr‘, that allows participating users to test new features and provide feedback, to its first group of participants via a tweet. Twitter reportedly said that most participants in the program will be English or Japanese speakers. It had first announced the program during the technology event CES in Las Vegas in January.

YouTube to add fact checks to searches on sensitive topics

YouTube is adding a new information panel to offer fact checks from verified partners that will appear when users search for sensitive or controversial topics to help curb the spread of misinformation. The feature will first launch in India in Hindi and English. This comes after YouTube was recently accused of recommending conspiracy theory videos spreading fake news.