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Facebook Adding More Anti-Harassment Protections

Facebook has added several ways to help people avoid harassment on the social network. Facebook says it is improving efforts to detect fake, inauthentic, or duplicate accounts that are created in order to get around blocks. The company is using things such as IP addresses to proactively recognize accounts that may be created by someone who […]

Facebook Launching a Snooze Tool for Your News Feed

Facebook today rolled out a new feature for its News Feed that will allow people to temporarily silence friends, pages, and other content they don’t want to see. Selecting the new Snooze tool, which appears in the drop-down menu on individual posts, lets people unfollow any person or page for 30 days. The move is not […]

Twitter Reworks Thread Feature

Twitter has made it easier to publish tweet storms, or threads. The use of threads, a way to string together a series of tweets to tell a longer story, has risen in popularity over the last few years. In order to simplify the process of composing these threads, Twitter has a new “plus” button in the […]

Instagram Improves Mobile Website

Instagram has made its mobile web site a bit more useful. Moving forward, people will be able to take and share photos from instagram.com when using their mobile devices even if the app is not installed. The mobile web also now supports adding text and color to images posted to stories, and saving others’ posts […]

Google Updates the Look of Maps to Aid Navigation

Google has announced a significant change to the appearance of Google Maps. According to Google, it has updated the look of driving, navigation, and transit maps in a way so ancillary information is more visible, such as gas stations when driving or train stations when riding the rails. Maps now relies on a new color […]

New Versions of Chrome Will Help Foil Unwanted Redirects

Google plans to add new safety features to its Chrome browser over the coming weeks that will address user complaints regarding several types of shady behavior. First, Chrome 64 will attempt to foil unwanted redirects. Google says the browser will show any and all redirects originating from third-party frames in a new infobar rather than allowing […]

You Can Now Order Food with Facebook

Facebook today made it possible for Android, iOS, and web users to order food for takeout or delivery without leaving the app. The social network has partnered with a number of food delivery services, including Delivery.com, DoorDash, ChowNow, EatStreet, Slice, and Olo, as well as a handful of restaurants, including Papa John’s, Wingstop, Panera, Jack in […]

Google Allo Now Supports More Browsers

Google has increased the availability of its Allo messaging app to more desktop browsers and mobile devices. Specifically, the service is now available to the Firefox and Opera browsers. It was previously only available within Chrome. The messaging service can now also be accessed online by iOS users. Allo was previously only available online to […]

Facebook Debuts Crisis Response

Facebook has announced Crisis Response, a single spot where users will be able to find information about a range of natural and man-made disasters, weather events, and more. Crisis Response houses existing Facebook tools such as Safety Check, Community Help, and Fundraisers. Moving forward, the Crisis Response center will also include links to articles, videos, […]

Google Gives YouTube a New Logo and Overhaul

Google today unveiled a new version of YouTube for both mobile devices and the desktop. To start, the mobile app has a new, clean design. Google changed the header from red to white, moved the navigation tabs to the bottom of the app, and added new library and account tabs to ease content discovery. The app […]

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