Social Media

Whats App launches Group video calling for Voice and Video

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Whats App is now adding group video/voice calling to its iOS and Android app, the company announced it on Monday. Whats App already had this video calling feature since 2016, but calls were, until now, limited to two participants. With the latest change, the app is upping its support to four total participants.

Users now can make group calls to up to four people can hold face-to-face voice or video call, and then by tapping the ‘add participant’ button on the top right corner of the app can add another contact to the call.  As you might have hoped, these group video calls are encrypted with Whats App’s usual end-to-end encryption, ensuring that your communications are always secure.

In the midst of Facebook’s highly anticipated F8 developer conference, founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg took the stage to announce the latest updates to come from the social network’s universe. Not only did Zuckerberg share new features from the Facebook platform, but he also gave us glimpses into what we can expect from other companies that now exist under the Facebook umbrella, including Instagram and Whats App.

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In a post on their blog Whats App said: “Over the last couple years, people have enjoyed making voice and video calls on Whats App.

“In fact, our users spend over 2 billion minutes on calls per day.

“We’re excited to announce that group calls for voice and video are coming to Whats App starting today.”

“Today, we’re launching a test to limit forwarding that will apply to everyone using Whats App. I

“In India – where people forward more messages, photos, and videos than any other country in the world – we’ll also test a lower limit of 5 chats at once and we’ll remove the quick forward button next to media messages.

“We believe that these changes – which we’ll continue to evaluate – will help keep WhatsApp the way it was designed to be: a private messaging app.

“We are deeply committed to your safety and privacy which is why Whats App is end-to-end encrypted, and we’ll continue to improve our app with features like this one.”

If we compare the WhatsApp group calling feature with other platforms, the range is surprising. While Facebook Messenger supports group video calls of up to 50 and Skype supports its half, i.e.., 25. Snapchat supports 16 and through Apple’s FaceTime you can connect to 32 people.

Updated on July 31: Allows for Whats App video calls with up to four people can hold face-to-face

Phone / Mobile, Uncategorized

Should we Use a Screen Protector on Our Smartphones?

Undoubtedly, it is the much needed item these days as smartphones are one of most expensive devices. So, it is very important that you should protect your mobile phone from scratches, dust, or accidental drops. Beside this, there are many other advantages of using a screen protector. Let’s have a glance at those benefits:

Keeps your Private Data Secure

By using the privacy screen protector, you can hide your data from others standing next you. The only person who is in front of the device’s screen can watch your data. The privacy screen protector keeps your information confidential. So, if you want to block the view from others, consider picking a privacy screen protector.

Relief from Eye Strain

For those who use more of the Laptop / Computer machine or smartphone are likely to have an eye strain. In order to reduce the risk of eye strain, you must use screen protectors. With the help of a screen protector Smart phones can be used to the maximum without feeling fatigued or straining your eyes. If you spend more time on your smartphone, you can go for an anti-glare screen guard.

No More Smudges & Fingerprints

Unfortunately, smartphones gets dirty with a simply touching your screen. And, a screen with all over fingerprints doesn’t look good at all. So here a screen protector is a huge relief. It saves your smartphone’s screen from fingerprints and sloppy blotches.

Reduces Glare

Screen protectors reduces the glare while viewing your smartphone under direct sunlight. Screen protectors reduce glare from bright light and improve smartphone’s screen visibility.

Helps Protecting Phone Screen

It is very likely that your accidentally slips from hand or pocket or bag while carrying it. There are chances of breaking or cracking phone screens as dropped on the hard surface. So in this context, Screen Protectors are very helpful. So if you cant go to market then you  should consider going online shopping for the screen protector.

Social Media

Instagram soon adds New feature to Your Stories

By this speed, we will lose the count as Instagram has been adding lot of features to the Stories since it was launched. Instagram did it again, and this time it has been reported of testing a feature that will allow the users to post questions to their stories.

With this features the users will be allowed to ask certain questions, while the viewers can click the text box and respond to the question with whatever they like. However, there is a probability that this will appear as a sticker in Instagram’s camera app.

To create your story – Simply click the airplane button below the post, same way you would when sending it via Direct.  At the very top is an option that enables you to create a story. Once you click the button, you will see the feed post as a sticker with a customized background ready to share to your story. You will get lot of options such as – to rotate, scale and move sticker and click them to explore other styles.

Instagram will only allow the public account users to share the post, which means that those users who have set their accounts to private will not be able to share the post. So if you don’t want your posts to be shared by other users, just do changes in Settings. This feature is available on Android and yet to come on IOS.

Lately, Instagram has been in news for adding number of features & innovative products to the app. Last year, IGTV was launched by Instagram, in which it gives new way for online user to create content for their followers and make money. IGTV features video content of up to one hour, and anyone can upload these videos.

Let’see if this feature rolls out well with the users.