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You can now make group calls on WhatsApp with just one tap

 

WhatsApp groups that have four or less members will soon have a feature with which the members can start a group voice or video call with just a tap of a button. The company made this announcement via Twitter.

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Coronavirus lockdown drives up demand for OTT content, app subscriptions: Here’s by how much

 

Bobble AI has released a report in which it says that the work-from-home mandate due to Coronavirus lockdown has driven up demand for OTT content, subscription for educational and fitness apps rises.

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Coronavirus lockdown: TikTok becomes most downloaded social media app in India

 

TikTok became the most downloaded app in the social media category on both iOS and Android in the week starting March 22, a report has said. TikTok was followed by WhatsApp, Facebook, Helo and Instagram.

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‘Facebook Tournaments’ allows you to compete with friends during online gaming

 

Facebook has launched Tournaments feature that will allow streamers to organise gaming tournaments while practicing social distancing. Streamers can also raise funds to help those in need during the ongoing Coronovirus outbreak.

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Netflix launches new parental controls on its platform

 

The newly launched controls on Netflix are aimed to let parents and families shape the experience they want their kids to have on Netflix, and help keep them safe from viewing unhealthy content.

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Coronavirus: Snapchat launches AR donation lenses to support WHO efforts 

 

Snap Inc, has launched an AR donation lens on Snapchat. When a user views a Rs 500 currency note in the camera and taps on it, an AR experience will trigger and take the user to the donation page for the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO.

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Coronavirus: From now on, you can forward messages to one chat at a time on WhatsApp

 

WhatsApp is introducing a new limit on forwarding the ‘frequently forwarded’ messages to one chat at a time. The company says that this will slow down the spread of misinformation on the platform.

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Quibi is a new-age streaming service that offers episodes of 10 minutes or less

 

Quibi, an app that offers episodes of 10 minutes of less, has launched in India. The 90-day trial period of the app is available, and after the trial period is over, you will have to pay Rs 669 per month to continue watching content.

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COVID-19: Google Maps now shows food and night shelter locations in India

 

Google Maps now shows the locations of food and night shelters in 30 cities across India. Labourers, who were forced to walk their home back, can now find the nearest spot to stay and eat.

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Global online music streaming subscriptions grew 32% YoY, Spotify leads: Counterpoint Research

 

Spotify continues to be the market leader and recorded a 23 per cent YoY growth in total revenue during the calendar year 2019. Overall the music streamers are focusing on creating exclusive content with podcasts continuing to gain more users.