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Saqib Shah

Saqib Shah

Former Digital Trends Contributor

Saqib Shah is a Twitter addict and film fan with an obsessive interest in pop culture trends. In his spare time he can be found playing Splatoon and watching an unhealthy amount of political talk shows.


Facebook boasts of removing fake news in Germany, but journalists aren’t so sure

Facebook has rolled out its fake news ID tools in Germany, but despite its claims of success, actual fact checkers aren't so sure.
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Facebook wants to help you find free Wi-Fi hot spots wherever you go

A new Facebook feature is rolling out that pinpoints local free Wi-Fi hot spots on a map within the platform's mobile app for iOS and Android.

Snapchat universal search is gateway to the best content, here’s how to use it

Looking for great content on Snapchat? This guide will teach you everything you need to know about the app's best feature, universal search.
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Facebook brings Messenger Day to the world, bids adieu to Director of Product

After testing it in Poland and Australia, Facebook is rolling out Messenger Day, its Snapchat Stories-like feature, to Android and iOS.
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Facebook’s powerful new servers will help it handle more visual content

Facebook is overhauling its server hardware in tandem with an expected increase in the amount of video being uploaded to its platform.

Twitter is now expanding its analytics to include user-generated Moments

Twitter Moments now come with analytics to help users track the popularity of their stories on the web and mobile.
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Pinterest’s Chrome extension now acts as your visual search engine for the web

Pinterest is giving its Chrome browser extension an artificial intelligence upgrade by integrating its visual search tool with the plug-in.
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New York Times to start printing reporters’ tweets in new trending section

The New York Times will start highlighting the best and most relevant tweets from its reporting staff in a new section in its newspaper.
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Facebook ‘City Guides’ can help you find local sights on your travels

Facebook is testing a “City Guides” feature on its mobile apps that offers user-sourced travel recommendations in the vein of TripAdvisor.
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Facebook will reportedly “spotlight” original shows in new and improved video tab

Facebook is reportedly planning to highlight its original shows in an improved video tab. Just don't expect to watch the news on the platform.
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Facebook’s new Messenger menus could mean the end of chatting with chatbots

Facebook is now allowing Messenger developers to add a new menu feature to chatbots that replaces the bot's conversational abilities.
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Get ready to see more ad breaks between Instagram Stories

Instagram is allowing any business to create ads for Stories, meaning users need to be prepared to start skipping past more promos.
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Twitter strikes live-streaming pact with the world’s biggest eSports company

Twitter is stepping up its eSports coverage as it looks to position itself as the home of competitive gaming broadcasts.

Snap’s historic stock market debut turned its founders into multibillionaires

Snap Inc. made an impressive debut on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday, which should please its newly minted co-founders.
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Medium app’s new serialized stories borrow from Snapchat, Instagram

Medium is adding a major new update to its mobile apps for iOS and Android in the form of Series; serialized posts akin to Snapchat stories.

Twitter expands muting and filtering tools, uses algorithms to track abuse

Twitter is following up on its steady stream of safety updates by rolling out more measures aimed at stamping out abuse.
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Facebook video app is now available on Apple TV, Samsung Smart TVs

You can now tune into Facebook videos from your friends and global live broadcasts on Apple TV, and on select Samsung Smart TVs.
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Pinterest Labs aims to tackle the most challenging problems in AI

Pinterest wants to join the rank of industry giants Facebook and Google by accelerating the growth of AI through its new research group.
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Facebook is changing the way it ranks posts based on your reactions and likes

Facebook is updating its News Feed algorithm again, this time with an emphasis on your use of "reactions."
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Facebook Pages gets redesigned inbox for Instagram and Messenger interactions

Facebook users have spotted a redesigned inbox for Pages that lets you manage Instagram, Messenger, and Facebook interactions in one place.
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Periscope Producer now lets anyone try their hand at live-streaming like a pro

Twitter’s Periscope is expanding its live-streaming capability by allowing users to broadcast from professional cameras and more.
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Twitter safe search will now automatically hide ‘sensitive’ content on Android

One of Twitter's latest anti-abuse features is now automatically enabled on Android, but users do have the option to turn it off.
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Feeling patriotic? Here’s how to add a flag to your Facebook profile pic

Facebook now lets you revel in your national pride by adding a country’s flag to your profile photo or video.
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Facebook is bringing ad breaks to more live and on-demand videos

Facebook is allowing more publishers and Live Video creators to insert ad breaks into their clips as part of its mid-roll ads test.
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Do you Finstagram? The new way teens are using Instagram in private

Teens tired of the fake aura of Instagram are creating secondary accounts, known as a "Finstagram," to express themselves privately.
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Snapchat's bright yellow Spectacles kiosks could be on the verge of going global

Snapchat may be planning to launch its Spectacles internationally. At least that's what its website could be indicating.
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Twitter’s customer support profiles show you’re chatting with a human, not a bot

Twitter is introducing custom profiles for businesses in order to personalize the customer support experience on its platform.
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LinkedIn Lite leads trio of new apps launched by Microsoft in India

Microsoft-owned LinkedIn is getting a set of new apps aimed at low-connectivity markets, starting in India.
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Report: Facebook plans to get you hooked on its TV app with MLB live-streams

Facebook is reportedly in talks with Major League Baseball (MLB) to license games from the upcoming season for its video app.
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Apple patents app that lets you create cartoonish avatar in the style of Bitmoji

Apple could start developing an avatar creation app that would allow you to make an animated version of yourself to use across its software.
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Facebook Messenger gets international money transfers via TransferWise bot

Facebook now lets users transfer money overseas directly from within Messenger, courtesy of a new chatbot from TransferWise.
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You can nab a pair of Snap’s video-equipped Spectacles for $130

Snap, the parent company of Snapchat, has made its video-equipped Spectacles sunglasses available for online purchase in the U.S.

Need help navigating Snapchat? Snap’s official video guide has you covered

Snapchat just released a video that explains its app to investors, but that doesn't mean users can't watch it too.
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Twitter to live-stream one-off Showtime Championship Boxing event

Twitter is set to livestream a Showtime Championship Boxing event, including a welterweight bout between Adrien Broner and Adrian Granados.