Apps

Match Group, the company that owns several dating apps, including Tinder and Hinge, released its first-quarter earnings report on Tuesday, which shows that Tinder’s paying user base has decreased for…

Match looks to Hinge as Tinder fails

Instagram is adding a handful of new features for Stories to give users more creative ways to share content and engage with each other, the company announced on Friday. Most…

Instagram now lets you post a secret Story that viewers can uncover with a DM

Today, after months of testing, Google is rolling out labels in the Play Store to denote official state and federal government apps in more than 14 countries. This new label…

Google will now show labels in Play Store to denote official government apps

TikTok is adding new ad products that will allow marketers to better control what sort of content their ads appear against.

TikTok expands its premium ad slots despite potential US ban

Kajabi, the video and web hosting platform for content creators to sell online courses, announced Thursday the official launch of its no-code branded mobile app offering, letting users host their…

Online course platform Kajabi allows creators to build their own branded apps

At the 2024 IAB NewFronts event on Wednesday, Snapchat announced a series of new augmented reality (AR) and machine learning (ML) tools designed to help brands and advertisers reach users…

Snapchat launches new AR and ML tools for brands and advertisers

Snapchat is launching the ability for users to set in-app reminders with the help of its My AI chatbot, the company announced on Wednesday. The social network is also rolling…

Snapchat’s ‘My AI’ chatbot can now set in-app reminders and countdowns

Substack is launching the ability for writers to paywall their entire Chat or specific threads to paid or founding members only, the company announced on Wednesday. The rollout of the…

Substack now lets writers paywall their ‘Chat’ discussion spaces

WhatsApp is introducing a new way for people to organize events in Communities, the company announced on Wednesday. The feature makes it easier to plan get-togethers and events directly in…

WhatsApp now lets users plan and schedule events in Communities

Since Elon Musk acquired Twitter in the fall of 2022, the market for Twitter alternatives has been saturated with would-be competitors ranging from smaller startups to open source apps to…

LinkedIn is the Twitter/X rival no one is talking about

Instagram is introducing a few new changes to its ranking systems to better highlight content from smaller, original creators.

Instagram is updating its algorithm to surface more content from smaller, original creators

Biz Stone, a Twitter co-founder, is among those who have joined the board of directors of Mastodon’s new U.S. nonprofit, Mastodon CEO Eugen Rochko announced over the weekend. Mastodon’s service,…

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone joins board of Mastodon’s new US nonprofit

AI may be inching its way into the newsroom, as outlets like Newsweek, Sports Illustrated, Gizmodo, VentureBeat, CNET and others have experimented with articles written by AI. But while most…

Curio raises funds for Rio, an ‘AI news anchor’ in an app

Apple’s App Store isn’t always as trustworthy as the company claims. The latest example comes from RockAuto, an auto parts dealer popular with home mechanics and other DIYers, which is…

Despite complaints, Apple hasn’t yet removed an obviously fake app pretending to be RockAuto

With RevenueCat Billing, essentially a web SDK, developers can accept subscription payments from any website.

RevenueCat raises $12M Series C as it expands its subscription management to the web

The company is launching a new unified media player, along with instant comment loading and a direct shortcut to conversations.

Reddit is making it easier to navigate conversations on its mobile apps

X, the company formerly known as Twitter, is launching a dedicated TV app for videos uploaded to the social network soon. X CEO Linda Yaccarino announced on Tuesday that the…

X is launching a TV app for videos ‘soon’

After losing their husbands in devastating and unexpected ways, Karine Nissim and Eloise Bune discovered there were no suitable places where people could go to face all the challenges that…

Two widow founders launch DayNew, a social platform for people dealing with grief and trauma

The streaming service will launch in three phases and will focus on “news networks” and “religious channels,” as well as “family-friendly” offerings.

Trump’s Truth Social plans to launch a live TV streaming platform

The app is designed to make people who usually play an instrument on their own feel like they’re part of a worldwide band.

Indaband’s new app lets you create music with people around the world

iGBA was an ad-supported copy of the open-source project GBA4iOS that offered a Game Boy game emulator for iOS.

Apple pulls a Game Boy emulator for App Store violations, but says game emulators are allowed

This represents an over 8,000% increase from $1.8 million in the first quarter of 2023, when just 21 apps were available.

Quibi redux? Short drama apps saw record revenue in Q1 2024

Lyrak is a new X rival that aims to differentiate itself by focusing on real-time news and monetization options for creators.

Lyrak to take on X by combining the best of Twitter with fediverse integration

Substack announced on Thursday it’s introducing a few new features for podcasters on its platform. Most notably, the company is rolling out a Spotify integration that will allow podcasters on…

Substack now allows podcasters to sync and distribute their episodes to Spotify

Google Photos is getting an AI upgrade. On Wednesday, the tech giant announced that a handful of enhanced editing features previously limited to Pixel devices and paid subscribers — including…

Google brings AI-powered editing tools, like Magic Editor, to all Google Photos users for free

The new app aims to address the loneliness epidemic by helping users meet new people by quickly matching them with a person and a place to meet up.

Buffet’s new app tackles the loneliness epidemic by connecting people in the real world

Meta announced on Tuesday it’s rolling out the ability for Messenger users to create shared albums in chats, send photos in high-definition, and share larger files up to 100MB in…

Messenger now lets you create shared albums, send HD photos and share larger files

The deal, which was for $125 million according to sources close to the matter, is Automattic’s second acquisition of a cross-platform messaging solution.

WordPress.com owner Automattic acquires multiservice messaging app Beeper for $125M

X, formerly Twitter, is rolling out support for passkeys, a new and more secure login method compared with traditional passwords, to all iOS users globally. The option debuted in January,…

X adds support for passkeys globally on iOS

After opening its developer API to select companies for testing in March, Meta’s Twitter/X competitor Threads is now introducing developer documentation and a sign-up sheet for interested parties ahead of…

Meta’s X competitor Threads invites developers to sign up for API access, publishes docs