Facebook Launches Vanish Mode on Messenger and Instagram; Latter Also Gets Reels and Shop Buttons

first_imgMosseri said that Instagram’s home screen hadn’t been updated in a big way for quite a while, but the way people create and enjoy culture has changed. “The biggest risk to Instagram is not that we change too fast, but that we don’t change and become irrelevant,” Mosseri said in the post.Are iPhone 12 mini, HomePod mini the Perfect Apple Devices for India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. – Advertisement – The new ephemeral messaging feature on Instagram and Messenger differs from WhatsApp’s recently introduced ‘Disappearing Messages’ feature. While those messages can be screenshotted, and are readable for seven days, Vanish Mode chats will disappear after they have been viewed by the receiver, the sender will get a notification if someone takes a screenshot of the chat before it vanishes.Vanish mode is now available on Messenger in the US and a bunch of other countries. It will roll out on Instagram and in other countries soon.As mentioned above, Instagram is also going through a considerable redesign and its head Adam Mosseri has written a blogpost to explain the changes. The platform hopes that the Reels tab will give people an opportunity to “share their creativity with the world and have a chance to break out and find an audience”. The shops tab, on the other hand, will feature personalised recommendations, editors’ pick curated by Instagram’s @shop channel, shoppable videos, and new product collections, for a closer integration with brands. The tech giant has said that the Shop tab would make it easier for users to get inspired by creators, shop through Instagram, and support small businesses.- Advertisement –center_img Instagram and Facebook Messenger are getting their own version of ephemeral messaging with the introduction of Vanish Mode. Disappearing messages were once a Snapchat signature, although now versions of this exist across platforms including WhatsApp and Telegram. Instagram has also brought changes to its homepage. The Reels tab, which was launched recently in India, is now being expanded globally, and a Shop button is also being added to the navigation bar and will push the notification button for likes and comments to the top-right corner of the homepage.Facebook had announced Vanish Mode back in September. It’s now coming to Messenger and Instagram and will let users send messages on the DMs without it staying in the chat history. You can swipe up on the existing chat thread to turn on this feature. A simple second swipe up can bring you back to regular chat mode. Facebook noted that only people you’re connected with can use vanish mode in a chat. It also doesn’t seem to apply to group chats, and will only work in a private, one-on-one chats. Instagram already has a feature which allows users to send photos and videos that disappear once they have been viewed and the addition of Vanish mode for texts makes its messaging functionality even more similar to Snapchat.- Advertisement –last_img read more

NHL playoffs 2019: Jordan Staal recreates brother Eric’s OT magic in Hurricanes win

first_imgA two-sided shutout after 60 minutes obviously requires strong goaltender play, and Robin Lehner and Petr Mrazek were both on point. They each finished with 31 saves, but Mrazek and the Hurricanes were able to complete the shutout as Jordan Staal scored the game-winner on a shot that bounced of Lehner’s skate. Staal’s goal came on the 13th anniversary of his brother Eric netting an overtime goal for the Hurricanes in the postseason. Mrazek joins Cam Ward and Kevin Weekes as the only netminders in Carolina/Harford franchise history to post multiple shutouts in the same postseason. He and the Hurricanes will return to the ice at 3 p.m. April 28. Defense was at a premium in Game 1 between the New York Islanders and Carolina Hurricanes on Friday night, with the contest decided through a unique familial connection. The game reached overtime without either team scoring a goal, the first time this has occurred in the 2019 Stanley Cup playoffs. last_img read more

Bruh moment of 25th November 2019: AS Roma’s official Twitter account trolls Manchester United…

first_imgImage Courtesy: Getty/TwitterAdvertisement 58rv0oNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vshv0aWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ejybpa( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 5cq5Would you ever consider trying this?😱b5jxzCan your students do this? 🌚dxkmuRoller skating! Powered by Firework Yesterday had been amazing for both AS Roma and Chris Smalling. The ex Manchester United defender scored the opener, and also provided two assists as Roma thrashed Brescia at home. The enjoyment didn’t stop as the club pulled a light jab at Smalling’s former side on Twitter.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty/TwitterThe Red Devils ended the match day in all disappointment, as they newly promoted Sheffield United managed to make a 3-3 draw at Bramall Lane. Meanwhile, as the Twitter hand of Bleacher Report Football was cherishing Roma’s victory and their center back’s marvellous performance, one United supporter came and called Serie A ‘farmers league. But, Roma’s social media executives promptly jumped on work.Check out the tweet made by the club below-Advertisement One twitter user named Raven replied to the tweet by saying: “I repeat Manchester United was the problem” suggesting it was the best decision for Smalling to swap sides. However, one user named Fini replied: “Italy is farmer league” implying the Serie A is easier and the reason why the 30 year old English center back is doing better.Below here is the whole conversation-Roma’s Twitter admin posted screenshots of the convo, and added in a tweet from Sheffield United’s official Twitter handle, poking at Solskjær’s side and its fans for not being able to secure a victory against them.Here is the tweet by Sheffield-This tweet was posted as Sheffield striker Oli McBurnie netted in the equalizer in the 90th minute as they were trailing behind 2-3. Advertisementlast_img read more