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

French judges question PSG president in athletics corruption probe

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp Oryx Qatar Sports Investment is distinct from the Qatar sovereign wealth fund, Qatar Sports Investment, which owns PSG.Al-Khelaifi was interrogated by two French judges on Wednesday. The source told AFP that the Qatari businessman denied corruption and said he only learned recently of the two transfers.The judges, who are investigating the sprawling Diack case, placed Al-Khelaifi under the intermediate status of “assisted witness”, meaning that he is not being examined at this stage but remains a person of interest in the investigation.In Switzerland, Al-Khelaifi, who is also the head of the TV network BeIN sports is in the crosshairs of an investigation into “private corruption “, concerning the attribution of the broadcasting rights to two football World Cups.Last week, the Court of Arbitration in Sport backed PSG’s appeal against the governing body of European football’s attempt to reopen an investigation into the club for financial wrongdoing. FILE PHOTO: PSG president, Nasser Al-Khelaificenter_img Paris, France | AFP | The Qatari boss of top French soccer team PSG Nasser Al-Khelaifi has been questioned in France in connection with a corruption probe over the awarding to Doha of the World Athletics championships, a judicial source said Saturday.The source said Al-Khelaifi was questioned on Wednesday by investigating magistrates who termed him a “person of interest” as they examine a case which also looks at the circumstances in which the Olympic Games were awarded to Rio de Janeiro for 2016 and Tokyo for 2020.Al-Khelaifi’s lawyer Francis Szpiner did not respond to an AFP request for comment.The magistrates were looking specifically at two payments of $3.5 million in 2011 by Oryx Qatar Sports Investment, a company jointly owned by Al-Khelaifi and his brother Khalid, to a sports marketing firm run by Papa Massata Diack.His father Lamine Diack was formerly president of the IAAF, the world athletics governing body, and a member of the International Olympic Committee.At the time, Qatar was seeking to host the 2017 IAAF world championships and the two payments were made shortly before it voted. The event was awarded to London but, in 2014, Doha was awarded the 2019 IAAF games which start on September 28.These payments were outlined in a memorandum of understanding, in which Oryx undertook to purchase sponsorship and TV rights for $32.6 million, provided Doha obtained the World 2017 championships, according to a source close to the file.last_img read more

New Year Ð new look

first_img9 Jan 2015 New Year Ð new look The New Year brings a fresh look for England Golf’s top players. January 1, 2015 marked the start of our partnership with TaylorMade-adidas Golf, who are now our official sponsor for apparel, footwear, golf balls and accessories. Players from our national squads were given a preview at last month’s England Golf coaching conference, when they were fitted for their kit. Some swapped the fairway for the catwalk and strutted their stuff to show off the new look to guests at an awards dinner. They were also able to step aboard the TaylorMade Tour Truck and find out how the company supports stars like Justin Rose and secures the status of Number One Driver on Tour. England Golf Chief Executive David Joy commented on the new partnership: “We believe this new relationship will not only provide our players with the best product but also a partner who can work with us as we strive to meet our ambitions to get more people playing golf more often, increase the number of club members and support stronger clubs.” David Silvers, Managing Director, TaylorMade-adidas Golf EMEA, said: “Our partnership with England Golf provides us with a great opportunity to support the game at all levels and deliver on our long-term commitment to grow and develop the amateur game whilst in turn building a stronger relationship with golfers. “Everyone at TMaG is really looking forward to working with England Golf, not only ensuring their players receive the best support possible but also in activating the future plans of their wider strategy to grow the game.” Caption: Caption: Squad players Marco Penge (left) and Annabel Bailey (second right) with Performance Managers Rebecca Wood and Stephen Burnett. (Image © Leaderboard Photography)last_img read more