Social Media
Social Media

Here's how to unblock someone on Facebook when you've had a change of heart

Maybe you were a little too hasty blocking that one person on Facebook ... or maybe you just want to do a little spying to see what they're up to. Either way, you can fix the situation easily. Here's how to unblock someone on Facebook.
Smart Home

Facebook says new Portal video-chat devices are coming in the fall

A Facebook executive has revealed the company is gearing up to refresh its video-calling smart displays later this year. The Portal and Portal+ devices launched to lukewarm reviews toward the end of last year.
Mobile

Whether you speak best with emojis, GIFs, or words, you can chat with Kik

The easy-to-use Kik has the look and feel of an SMS text messenger, but with plenty of appealing perks. With only a user name as an ID, Kik lets you exchange messages, photos, videos, sketches, emoji, and more with others on the platform.
Social Media

Getting weird ads? Here’s how to find out what Instagram thinks you like

Instagram thinks it knows a few things about you, but how does it actually find that information? As the social network prepares to deliver ads from influencers that you don't follow, learn how to see what it gets right and wrong.
Mobile

Skype now lets you share your Android or iOS screen during calls

Skype has officially launched screen sharing for Android and iOS so you can share your swipes on dating apps, shop with buddies, or, if you really must, show a PowerPoint presentation to co-workers.
Photography

To post or not to post? Here's when you should put up a picture on Instagram

Let's be honest, the majority of us care about the popularity of our Instagram posts. There is a sweet spot, however, if you're looking to boost the number of likes and comments you receive. Here's what you need to know.
Computing

YouTube purges extremist videos, from flat-earthers to Holocaust denial

YouTube announced big changes to its policies regarding hate speech content published on its platform. The biggest change is that YouTube plans to remove thousands of videos that feature hate speech and denials of well-documented violent…
Social Media

Sponsored posts will soon infiltrate your Instagram, even if you’re not a fan

Sponsored posts are a common part of Instagram, but they are about to get even more widespread. The new branded content ads allow businesses to promote influencers' sponsored posts beyond their own followers feeds.
Mobile

Here's how to change your Tumblr username on the app in a snap

Maybe you chose just made your name up on the fly, or maybe your name reflects a fandom you aren't a part of anymore. Here is how to change your change your Tumblr username, no matter what the reason.
Digital Trends Live

Digital Trends Live: Apple WWDC lead-up, Tesla pickup, and more

On this episode of DT Live, we talk about Apple’s Worldwide Development Conference, going on a safari with Google, in-display selfie cams, robotic lunar landers, and the future of untethered soft robots.
Social Media

The U.S. will now check social media accounts before approving visas

The application for a U.S. visa now requires most applicants to list their social media profile details, along with previous emails and phone numbers. Previously, the information was only required from some applicants.
Social Media

Bitmoji-like Facebook Avatars makes emoji stickers look like you

Facebook Avatars will soon allow users to send stickers with a cartoon version of themselves in comments and messages. While the feature feels like a Bitmoji copycat, Facebook says the Avatars are designed to be more realistic.
Mobile

Love eating out? Google Maps offers a new way to find a menu’s popular dishes

Finding the most popular dishes at a restaurant has never been easier thanks to a new Google Maps feature that uses A.I. to find the best nosh. It needs customer participation though, so carry on snapping all those food photos.
Social Media

Facebook lawyer says you don’t actually have any privacy on the site

Just one day before CEO Mark Zuckerberg said at a shareholder meeting that he wants to build a “privacy-focused social platform,” the company’s lawyer argued that privacy doesn’t actually exist on Facebook.
Social Media

Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook is working on voice-controlled products

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg confirmed on Thursday that the company is working on a variety of products that will utilize voice controls. A Facebook voice assistant could majorly disrupt the ongoing voice battle between major tech firms.
Social Media

Twitter lets you turn your livestreamed monologues into chats with guests

Livestreaming on Twitter just became more interactive as it now lets you add up to three people to a broadcast. Up to now, livestreamers could only interact with viewers via their chat messages, which appear on the screen.
Computing

If your social media needs scrubbing, here's how to delete a YouTube video

Posting a YouTube video isn't a mistake that has to last forever. Actually, deleting videos is an easy process. You can use either the mobile app or the website to get the job done. Here's how to delete a YouTube video in less than a…
Photography

A.I. cameras of the future could help prevent fake photos — at a cost

Artificial intelligence can only spot fake photos less than half the time, but adding A.I. into the camera could raise that accuracy to 90%. Researchers recently developed a way to add fake-spotting tools to a camera.