Google Search tests a new feature to show like counts on articles for the Android appEarlier, the main aim of this feedback system was to refine the personal tastes of the users where they could upvote the posts that they liked and downvote the ones they didn’t. Later on, this system was simplified by replacing the upvoting option with a heart button on each card and the downvoting was moved to a “Not interested in this” option within a menu.
WhatsApp is testing another new file sharing featureAs WhatsApp is releasing this feature only to some beta testers if you are unable to find this feature, it means that the option hasn’t yet been rolled out for your account. Users who are unable to find this feature now need to wait for a future update to use it.
YouTube ends experiment enabling Picture-in-Picture mode on iOS appHowever, some users are still able to access it for the moment despite the feature being disabled. The report suggests that some users who enabled the feature earlier can still experience the PiP mode until it is completely disabled on the app. Premium users who never experimented with the feature will not be able to experience this feature anymore.
Musk wants blue ticks, zero ads for Twitter premium subscribersAfter investor Michael Burry complained about losing his account's authentication checkmark, the billionaire and new Twitter board member told Burry he'll get it back and also suggested that the company give authentication checkmarks to all Twitter Blue users. Twitter's monthly subscription service offers premium features such as some ad-free articles and the ability to retract a tweet before it's visible to others and is available to users in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
Instagram lowers creator payouts for Reels, raises target metrics for monetisationAccording to the global business daily, The Financial Times, creators' per-view payments have dropped by as much as 70%, and videos require millions of views to be paid. Changes in the payout system, according to the creators, were not disclosed by the company. According to the FT, a creator's personalised threshold for earning up to $35,000 has increased from 58 million to 359 million views.
Google Meet to remove users automatically from empty callsGoogle has claimed that this improvement will make it easier for users to manage the meeting settings. It won’t be necessary for users to browse between settings menus anymore. This improvement is expected to make leading and attending meetings much more efficient as it will provide users with the ability to easily share screens and join — or leave — meetings at the right time.
Twitter to test the Edit button on the Twitter Blue service in the coming monthsMany Twitter users - among them, Kim Kardashian, Ice T, Katy Perry and McDonald's corporate account - have long begged for an edit button. The company itself recently teased users with an April Fool's Day tweet saying "we are working on an edit button." The official Twitter account said Tuesday that the April 1 tweet wasn't a joke and that it has been working on it since last year.
Apple may roll out a new music app soon, latest iPhone update hintsTo recall, Apple acquired classical music streaming service Primephonic in August last year. Apple is not known to reveal any details about its upcoming products but it is expected that we may see the new app soon. The company started to release the first beta versions of iOS 15.5 and iPadOS 15.5 this week.
Google Maps users in India will soon see toll prices among other new featuresGoogle Maps users will now be able to see the approximate fares on Google Maps. Soon, you’ll see the estimated toll price to your destination before you start navigating. "When a toll-free route is available, we’ll still show you that route as an option. Like always, you can choose to avoid seeing routes with toll roads completely.
Twitter to soon get this most requested featureThe Twitter Comms team posted about the upcoming feature on the platform. The company tweeted, "yes, we've been working on an edit feature since last year! no, we didn't get the idea from a poll. we're kicking off testing within @TwitterBlue Laps in the coming months to what works, what doesn't, and what's possible."
WhatsApp reportedly fixes this feature for desktop usersWhatsApp rolls out updates with new features and bug fixes regularly for its app on various platforms. Although the app works in quite a similar manner for web and desktop users, there are a few features that are only available to WhatsApp desktop users.