Facebook could be next to try out modular devices, a patent suggests
Could a Facebook modular smartphone be next? The social media company just patented a modular device to reduce waste and eliminate the need to buy an entirely new device to upgrade. The post Facebook could be next to try out modular devices, a patent suggests appeared first on Digital Trends.
That viral ‘live’ storm-cloud video? It’s basically a fake and definitely a GIF
Facebook's algorithms may be working to punish fake live video, but millions tuned into a live video that was actually an old GIF. The storm itself was real -- but it actually happened back in 2015. The post That viral ‘live’ storm-cloud video? It’s basically a fake and definitely a GIF appeared first on Digital Trends....
Twitter will live-stream two days of FYF Fest performances this weekend
Twitter will live-stream two of the three days of FYF Fest in Los Angeles, the first music festival the social media platform has live-streamed. Notable artists include the reclusive Frank Ocean and Nine Inch Nails. The post Twitter will live-stream two days of FYF Fest performances this weekend appeared first on Digital Trends....
Facebook goes all-in on video, runs autoplay with sound on by default
Facebook is rolling out new playback features on its mobile app, like autoplay sound and picture-in-picture, and introducing another video app for Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Samsung Fire TV. The post Facebook goes all-in on video, runs autoplay with sound on by default appeared first on Digital Trends.
Amazon Spark Adds a Touch of Social Media to Prime Shopping
Ever see a person wearing a cool backpack on your Instagram feed and wish you could buy it for yourself? With Amazon Spark, you can. The newest Amazon Prime feature allows users to share photos of products, which viewers can then buy. The post Amazon Spark Adds a Touch of Social Media to Prime Shopping appeared first on Digital Trends....
Snapchat Spectacles: Everything you need to know
Snapchat's cool new sunglasses are social media's latest craze. If you're an avid snapper, check out our guide to find out how they work, and how to get your hands on a pair. The post Snapchat Spectacles: Everything you need to know appeared first on Digital Trends.
China’s cybersecurity crackdown has taken aim at WhatsApp
The Facebook-owned messaging app has been at least partially blocked, according to The New York Times. The move has crippled users' ability to send photos and video, and even hampered texting as well. The post China’s cybersecurity crackdown has taken aim at WhatsApp appeared first on Digital Trends.
Facebook celebrates World Emoji Day by showing how many are shared each day
World Emoji Day is Monday, July 17 -- so how often do we really use emojis anyway? New data from Facebook offers a glimpse. And if those emojis aren't enough, Messenger now has sticker versions, too. The post Facebook celebrates World Emoji Day by showing how many are shared each day appeared first on Digital Trends.
Facebook is testing a new gif-making feature for iPhone users
is testing a new gif mode in the iOS version of the Facebook app. If you're an iPhone user, when you swipe left to get to the Facebook camera, you'll see a new option to record your very own gif.  The post Facebook is testing a new gif-making feature for iPhone users appeared first on Digital Trends.
Facebook app’s camera now makes GIFs
Facebook has finally gotten with the times and realized that GIFs are one of our main ways of communicating online these days. With that, the camera in the social network’s main app is gradually being updated with a new option to create GIFs. The feature is gradually being rolled out, as is often the case, so it’s not available for … Continue reading...
Facebook Live now lets you broadcast in VR using the Oculus Rift ‘Spaces’ app
The Oculus Spaces app for Facebook is getting a new feature that enhances the social sharing aspect of the experience. Namely, Spaces will now allow users to share Facebook Live video sessions generated in the VR environment. The post Facebook Live now lets you broadcast in VR using the Oculus Rift ‘Spaces’ app appeared first on Digital Trends....
Jayden K Smith, Facebook Hacker: Friendship Request or hoax?
If you’ve got a Facebook profile, you may have come across a new, scary-sounding warning being shared by some of your friends. Like so many of the viral posts that came before it, this one warns you against adding a certain Facebook user – this time named Jayden K. Smith – for fear of having your profile hacked. The question … Continue reading...
Jayden K Smith, Facebook Hacker: Friendship Request or hoax?
If you’ve got a Facebook profile, you may have come across a new, scary-sounding warning being shared by some of your friends. Like so many of the viral posts that came before it, this one warns you against adding a certain Facebook user – this time named Jayden K. Smith – for fear of having your profile hacked. The question … Continue reading...
Later brings its drag-and-drop Instagram visual planner to iOS and Android
Planning and curating an Instagram feed these days is harder than one might think. Later is bringing its drag-and-drop visual planner to its iOS and Android apps -- which makes planning on the go that much easier. The post Later brings its drag-and-drop Instagram visual planner to iOS and Android appeared first on Digital Trends....
Edit backgrounds, alter voices and send Snapchat Paperclip links in latest update
Snap Inc. is ending the link boycott by expanding the feature outside of sponsored posts using Snapchat Paperclip links. Users can also now add special effects to a photo's background, or even add distorted voice effects to Snaps. The post Edit backgrounds, alter voices and send Snapchat Paperclip links in latest update appeared first on Digital Trends....
Up your ‘gram game: how to get more Instagram followers
Do you want to become Instagram famous in a matter of days? Here are a few tips on how to get more followers on Instagram, whether you plan to do so via hashtags or increased networking. The post Up your ‘gram game: how to get more Instagram followers appeared first on Digital Trends.
Why the Internet is mad at CNN right now
This week there was a bit of a firestorm surrounding the posting of meme-like content on Donald Trump’s Twitter feed. A Reddit user apparently created a GIF which showed Donald beating up a wrestler which had a CNN logo for a head, then took credit for it once it was Tweeted. The folks at CNN’s KFile went to find the … Continue reading...
Photerloo simplifies sharing by merging social and stock sites
Programs that post to multiple social sites are nothing new, but Photerloo software is designed specifically for photographers with the ability to upload to social, photo sharing and even stock sites all at once. The post Photerloo simplifies sharing by merging social and stock sites appeared first on Digital Trends.
Facebook wants to help you find free Wi-Fi hot spots wherever you go
A new Facebook feature that pinpoints local free Wi-Fi hot spots on a map within the platform's mobile app was in testing last year, but is now in the process of releasing to the public. The post Facebook wants to help you find free Wi-Fi hot spots wherever you go appeared first on Digital Trends.
Twitter to serve up live-stream tennis goodies for Wimbledon fans
Tennis fans around the world excited for the start of Wimbledon can hit Twitter this week for some extra goodies, including behind-the-scenes footage, news, interviews, and highlights. The post Twitter to serve up live-stream tennis goodies for Wimbledon fans appeared first on Digital Trends.