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First look at Instagram Nametags, its clone of Snapchat QR codes

First look at Instagram Nametags, its clone of Snapchat QR codes

Instagram is preparing to launch a feature called Nametags that lets you create a special image that people can scan with the Instagram Stories camera ...
Facebook plans to let everyone unsend messages, won’t let Zuckerberg until then

Facebook plans to let everyone unsend messages, won’t let Zuckerberg until then

TechCrunch reported last night that Facebook retracted Facebook messages sent by Mark Zuckerberg and other executives from their recipients’ inboxes. ...
Snapchat brings back GIPHY after removal due to racist GIF

Snapchat brings back GIPHY after removal due to racist GIF

After a racial slur GIF caused Snapchat to remove its GIPHY sticker feature, Snapchat confirms to TechCrunch it’s reinstated its integration. GIPHY ha ...
Who gains from Facebook’s missteps?

Who gains from Facebook’s missteps?

Investors may still believe the broad social media space is just as valuable as it was a couple of weeks ago. Of course, people use Facebook for diffe ...
Facebook will cut off access to third party data for ad targeting

Facebook will cut off access to third party data for ad targeting

In a surprise change, Facebook will give up one major data source that the company uses to help advertisers target relevant users on the platform. The ...
Facebook fights creeps and apathy with expiring friend requests

Facebook fights creeps and apathy with expiring friend requests

The big blue social network feeds off your social graph, and every time you expand it, it has more content to show you. And if you didn’t want that fr ...
Instagram has unreleased ‘nametag’ scanning, adds # & @ links to profiles

Instagram has unreleased ‘nametag’ scanning, adds # & @ links to profiles

Meanwhile, today it’s starting to let users link to hashtags and other accounts from their profile. “Nametag scan” images indicate Instagram might wan ...
Facebook launches Express Wi-Fi app for its local-operated hotspots

Facebook launches Express Wi-Fi app for its local-operated hotspots

The company’s Express Wi-Fi program is live in five developing countries that see local business owners operating Wi-Fi hotspots where people can pay ...
Snapchat and Instagram remove Giphy feature due to racial slur GIF

Snapchat and Instagram remove Giphy feature due to racial slur GIF

Snapchat and Instagram have temporarily removed their Giphy GIF sticker features after users saw an extremely racist GIF as an option to add to their ...
Facebook’s next money-maker: Messenger Broadcasts

Facebook’s next money-maker: Messenger Broadcasts

Users might hate it, but Facebook is now testing a self-serve sponsored messaging tool for small businesses that aren’t sophisticated enough to build ...
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