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

Two-bed unit tops QLD hot list

first_imgthe unit has high ceilings which is perfect for Queensland weather conditions.High ceilings, built-in wardrobes, security screens throughout, washing machine, refrigerator and dryer included make it a perfect investment property — plus it has an existing tenant.The property is 10 minutes walk to Toowong Shopping Village and train station, 300m to a park, and 300m from a bus route straight to the CBD or UQ. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK Budget commits to ‘most ambitious to date’ megacity TV celebrity Shaynna Blaze’s quirkiest makeover The living room of the two bedroom unit was recently renovated. Why punish the regions to save Sydney? It’s time to lock your rent in now The apartment is currently tenanted.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agocenter_img The unit is in a leafy established street. 3/15 Whitmore Street, Taringa, is on the market for $345,000.The apartment sector seems to be riding a new wave of popularity with a two-bedroom unit beating all comers to emerge as the hottest property in Queensland this week.The two bedroom, single bathroom, single garage apartment is in popular university spillover suburb Taringa, which neighbours St Lucia where the state’s biggest university is located — the University of Queensland. MORE REAL ESTATE NEWS The unit comes with washer, dryer and refrigerator.The unit was the most viewed property in Queensland this week, according to realestate.com.au data. Agent Clare Batch of Lilley + Power Property Agents — Indooroopilly has it listed for sale now at $345,000.It was marketed as a ground floor unit that’s recently been renovated, plus it’s airconditioned.Possibly the best feature for unit living is this one has two private courtyards — a “front alfresco courtyard and entertaining space” and a second one that flows off the bedrooms. One of two courtyards in the unit. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58last_img read more

St Michaels march on to FAI Junior Cup quarter-finals

first_imgJason Purcell’s side ran out convincing winners on a scoreline of St Michaels 2 Evergreen 0.Stevie O’Donnell was at the match for Tipp FM Sport: https://soundcloud.com/tippfmradio/st-michaels-into-last-eight-of-fai-junior-cup?in=tippfmradio/sets/tipp-fm-sportlast_img