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Zoom has temporarily removed Giphy from its chat feature

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Zoom has temporarily disabled the integration of GIF platform Giphy in its chat feature, the company said in a blog post. “Once additional technical and security measures have been deployed, we will re-enable the feature.” Zoom didn’t offer any specifics beyond that on Giphy’s removal.

The company mentioned the change as part of its latest list of security updates to the platform, which also includes limits on screen sharing, changes to muting and unmuting functions, and restrictions on logging in to meetings from multiple devices (for meetings that require registration).

The move comes a few days after Facebook acquired Giphy for over $300 million, with plans to integrate it into Instagram. How that acquisition will affect Giphy integrations with other platforms like Twitter, TikTok, and iMessage — all competitors to Facebook— remains unclear, but Facebook has had well-documented issues with privacy and security.

At the time of the Facebook acquisition, Giphy’s GIFs did not use any embedded tracking, and its API did not have access to users’ data, according to the company.

Zoom likewise has seen its share of security problems as demand for its service has soared during the coronavirus pandemic, with people working and schooling remotely.

Zoom and Giphy did not immediately respond to requests for comment Monday.

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Facebook joins attack on Apple over points associated with its App Retailer: App Store Commission!!

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Facebook joins attack on Apple over points associated with its App Retailer: App Store Commission!!

Facebook on Friday joined the attack on Apple’s operation of its App Store after the iPhone maker refused to forgo its commission on live online events hosted on the social network that allows people to make money during the pandemic.

Facebook has joined the businesses attacking Apple over

points associated with its App Retailer

The feedback from Fb come within the wake of a blockbuster lawsuit from online game sensation Fortnite maker Epic Video games on Thursday which accused Apple of abusing its monopoly place in its online market.

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Facebook said it would not collect any fees from paid online

events

Facebook said it would not collect any fees from paid online events that educators, entertainers, or others can host due to a fresh addition to the platform, but that Apple declined to back off from its standard share of transactions that are handled through the App Store.

Facebook vice president Fidji Simo said in a blog post.

We asked Apple to reduce its 30 percent App Store tax or allow us to

offer Facebook Pay so we could absorb all costs for businesses

struggling during COVID-19,” 

“Unfortunately, they dismissed both our requests and (small- and medium-size businesses) will only be paid 70 percent of their hard-earned revenue.”

Fb’s criticism comes amid heightened scrutiny of Apple’s insurance policies for its on-line market.

  • Apple has defended the fee to cowl the prices of managing the App Retailer and defending customer’s safety, however, critics say the fee is an abuse of its place.
  • Apple said Fortnite was pulled after “Epic Games took the unfortunate step of violating the App Store guidelines that are applied equally to every developer and designed to keep the store safe for our users.”

TikTok Reliance Deal: RIL in talks with parent ByteDance to acquire TikTok for $5 billion in India!!

 

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TikTok Reliance Deal: RIL in talks with parent ByteDance to acquire TikTok for $5 billion in India!!

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TikTok Reliance Deal: RIL in talks with parent ByteDance to acquire TikTok for $5 billion in India!!

India banned 59 Chinese apps in June, including the short video app TikTok. Then another 15 Chinese apps were banned in late July.

After the ban in India, there was a demand to ban Tiktok in the US. The United States has placed a bet in front of TikTok to break ties with China.

Meanwhile, there is news that Reliance Industries may buy Tiktok’s Indian business.

Mukesh Ambani’s RIL in talks with parent

ByteDance to acquire TikTok in India

  • The report claimed that Reliance Industries is considering buying a stake in Indian business with ByteDance, the TikTok parent company. It is reported that the talks are currently at the initial stage.
  • TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer is reported to have met top Reliance executives. In this meeting, there has been talking about TikTok’s Indian business, although Reliance Industries has not yet released any official statement on this.

However, it is believed that ByteDance can get success in selling the Indian market of TikTok to Reliance.

“The Mukesh Ambani-led firm had begun talks last month with the Chinese firm to acquire its operations in India. The deal is said to be valued at $5 billion”.

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  • India’s richest industrialist Mukesh Ambani is considering investing in TikTok. It has been claimed in a media report.
  • According to the report, this conversation is currently in the initial stages, and Reliance Group is currently exploring possibilities of investing in this short video-based app.

This can also be a profitable deal for Reliance. The reason for this is that the TikTok app was quite popular in India.

Due to the ban on this, the Indian user could not find any other great option for this.

So if TikTok starts again, it will get a good response.

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All New Snapchat update August 2020: Every major feature coming to the app

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All New Snapchat update August 2020

After the Snap partner Summit, the news is prevailing over the web about the new Snapchat update. This is true! In the partner summit, they have decided to introduce new features, platform update, partnership deals, and many more things. The partner summit was held in the month of June and since then users have been waiting for exciting features every day. For example: After the summit. Camera kit and Snap, minis features are added to the app. Today I am going to share all new Snapchat update.

Snapchat is a great multi-media messaging platform. You can snap, connect, discover, play games, cloud storage, and share your pictures free with Snapchat! With billions of installs and a pretty good rating, Snapchat is winning hearts. Snapchat is a secure and fun way to partake the moment with your dear ones. Scroll down to know more about Snapchat already added and upcoming features.

Snapchat Updates after Partner Summit

New features have been added to Snapchat after the partner summit and these have enhanced user-experience to a great extent. Below is the features list:

1) Navigation Tools

  • New action bar element for top-level navigation.
  • A map features to find places popular around the globe.
  • Topics to add stories. Add topic/hash and then add a related story to categorize it under the section.

2) New AR Experiences

Snap announced new Lenses and augmented reality activities for Snapchat developers, creators, and everyday users.’ Introduction to AI and ML to Snapchat with AR begins here.

3) SnapMinis

Snap Minis are a unique way for developers to carry their services inside Snapchat. It empowers new, social experiences. Minis are carefully designed to deeply integrate within conversations, so coordinating with friends is faster than ever.

4) Bitmoji for games

Snapchat has added built the ultimate cross-platform avatar for gaming. Use anywhere on mobile PC and console, Bitmoji is fun-filled.

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New Snapchat Updates August 2020

VOTE features

Snapchat is ready to roll out a distinct set of features based on the election. It not only helps its users get informed about how to vote but also designate to vote right within the app. Snapchat has its most user base lying between the age of 13-24 years of age and thus this idea comes to add election feature. Reported by Axios, the election focused features will be activated by September.

  1. The new “Voter Registration Mini” feature lets users register to vote directly in Snapchat. It will also include would have a  tracker that monitor the number of users who have joined to vote on Snapchat.
  2. A new “Voter Guide” that provides users with information about topics like voting by mail, ballot education, and voter registration.
  3. Partnering with BallotReady to launch a new “Mini” feature that will help Snapchat users learn about different voting options (in-person, vote-by-mail, etc.) and will encourage them to make a plan to go vote.
  4. Launching a new voter portal that will serve as a checklist that can help users register to vote and will live in each Snapchatter’s user profile.

TikTok Style feature

It has been said that Snapchat is going to add TikTok style features like adding music to videos. The feature is already open for New Zealand and Australia and soon is going to be launched to other regions as well. This amazing feature will permit users to record videos set to popular songs within Snapchat only. Remember, there won’t be an infinite “For You” page of content, nor will there be assistance for viewing all videos that use a specific song or sound that is offered by Tik-Tok. Instead, Snapchat focuses on individual and personalized creativity for sharing with close friends not to the public or followers.

Wellness Feature

This amazing feature will help users to deal with stress, anxiety, and emotional issues. It is going to offer meditation tools from the health tech group Headspace, which produces apps for relaxing the mind.

“We found that an overwhelming majority of Snapchatters experience feelings of stress and anxiety and that their friends are the first people they turn to when they need help, more than professionals or even their parents,” Snap said.

Snapchat to Take on TikTok by Adding Music to Snaps With This New Cool Feature !!

Final verdict

Founded in 2011, Snapchat is expanding slowly and gradually to another level and in the near future, undoubtedly it would become the most prominent social media apps.

So, this is all about new Snapchat features I hope you would like it.

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