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Meta rolls out new privacy updates for teens on Instagram and Facebook

Meta announced today that it’s introducing new privacy updates for teens on Instagram and Facebook. Most notably, everyone under the age of 16, or under 18 in certain countries, will now be defa

Facebook is removing several information fields from profiles, including religious and political views

Facebook is notifying users that it will remove four information fields from profiles starting next month. These fields include religious views, political views, addresses and the “Interested in”

TikTok begins testing an early version of its platform research API

Earlier this year, TikTok announced that it’s developing a research API to improve access to public and anonymized data about content and activity on its app. Now, the company says it’s re

Google rolls out new features across Maps, Search and Shopping

Google announced today that it’s introducing a slew of new Maps, Search and Shopping features. The company revealed a majority of the new features during its Search On event in September and is

Yubo expands its real-time audio moderation technology to the UK, Australia and Canada

Yubo, a social livestreaming app popular with a Gen Z audience, announced today it’s expanding its audio moderation technology to the U.K., Australia and Canada. The Paris-based company first la

Snapchat gears up for the FIFA World Cup with new AR experiences, filters and more

Snapchat is introducing a slew of new features and experiences ahead of the FIFA World Cup to let users show support for their teams and keep up with the tournament. The new features let you virtually

YouTube Shorts begins testing shopping features and affiliate marketing

YouTube is adding shopping features to Shorts, its TikTok-like short-form video product, the company confirmed to TechCrunch on Tuesday. The new shopping features allow users to purchase products as t

Google to pay $391.5 million in location tracking settlement with 40 states

Google has agreed to a $391.5 million settlement with 40 state attorneys general over its location tracking practices. The settlement outlines that Google misled its users into thinking they had turne

Google’s Health Connect app is now available in beta

Google announced today that its Health Connect app is now available in beta on the Play Store. Health Connect is designed to centralize access to health and fitness data from various eligible apps. To

DoorDash rolls out new safety features for delivery people on its platform

DoorDash is rolling out new in-app safety features to help ensure delivery people on its platform are safe before, during and after every order. Now, if DoorDash detects that a delivery is taking long

YouTube’s new ‘Live Q&A’ feature makes it easier to manage questions during livestreams

YouTube is introducing a new “Live Q&A” feature that is designed to make it easier for creators to interact with viewers during livestreams. When creators start a Q&A, the prompt w

Meet Pineapple, the platform aiming to reshape professional networking for Gen Z

Pineapple, an app that’s aiming to reshape professional networking for Gen Z, is officially launching to the public today. The idea behind Pineapple is to give young professionals a way to netwo

Reddit’s latest feature lets you mute entire communities

Reddit is rolling out a new “community muting” feature to give users more control over what they do and don’t want to see on the platform. The new feature is launching on Reddit&#821

Nintendo and DeNA to establish joint venture company called Nintendo Systems

Nintendo and mobile games company DeNA are forming a joint venture company called Nintendo Systems that will aim to enhance the digitization of Nintendo’s business. The joint venture builds on N

Gmail will no longer allow users to revert to its old design

Google announced today that it’s making the new Gmail interface the standard experience for users. The company first released the new interface earlier this year but allowed users to go back to

Instagram rolls out an in-app scheduling tool to all professional accounts

Instagram is rolling out an in-app scheduling tool to all professional accounts in its app, the company has announced. The new tool allows businesses and creators to schedule their posts in advance wi

Signal is the latest app to roll out a Stories feature

End-to-end encrypted messaging app Signal is rolling out a new Stories feature to all users on Android and iOS, the company announced on Monday. The official launch comes a few weeks after the company

Apple is reportedly working to simplify its ‘Hey Siri’ trigger phrase to just ‘Siri’

Apple is reportedly planning to simplify its “Hey Siri” trigger phrase to just “Siri,” according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. Right now, the quickest way to access Siri is

YouTube will soon roll out a ‘Go Live Together’ co-streaming feature to select creators

YouTube is gearing up to roll out a new feature that will allow select creators to invite a guest to go live with them, the company announced on its Creator Insider channel and in a blog post. At laun

Etsy begins rolling out visual search, starting with iOS users

Etsy is launching a new image search feature that is designed to help users find what they’re looking for faster. Up until now, the only way to search on Etsy was through keywords. Now, users on
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