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Delhi Government launches Corona helpline on WhatsApp

 

The Delhi Govt. WhatsApp Corona Helpline is an automated ‘chatbot’ service. Citizens can use this service to get verified answers to their questions about Coronavirus from the Health & Family Welfare Department of Govt. of NCT of Delhi within 24 hours.

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Facebook Messenger to get Instagram Threads app like ‘Auto Status’ feature

 

Facebook is working on an ‘Auto Status’ prototype feature for its Messenegr app. The feature similar to Instagram Threads app would let your close friends what you are up to currently.

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Facebook to invest $100 million in news industry

 

The $100 million will come in the form of direct grants and advertising spend. The announcement is aimed to provide accurate information on the coronavirus and to reduce misinformation circulating on its platform.

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Facebook Messenger's new design gets rid of the ‘Discover’ tab

 

As part of a major redesign that was announced back in 2018, the company has now removed Chatbots and Instant Games from the Messenger app. In the new design, Facebook is promotin a new 'People' section.

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Instagram expands fact-checking globally

 

The move is an important step in Instagram's ongoing efforts to fight misinformation on its platform. Now, if a content been rated as false or partly false by a third-party fact-checker, Instagram will reduce its distribution by removing it from Explore and hashtag pages.

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Instagram announces 'Caption Warning' to curb online bullying

 

The new feature comes after Instagam has been facing critcism to curb on cyberbullying after a number of high-profile cases has been reported by users. The Caption Warning is rolling out globally.

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Twitter to remove inactive accounts starting December 11

 

If you haven't used Twitter in the last six months, and don't want anyone to grab your username or remove your account, you might want to sign in shortly as Twitter will start removing inactive accounts.

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Instagram rolls out ‘Restrict’ feature to stop bullying

 

The Restrict feature is designed to tacke bullying which has become a complex issue among young people on Instagram that face a disproportionate amount of online bullying but are reluctant to report or block peers who bully them.

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Twitter now lets iOS users pin five lists in timeline

 

The new swipeable pin list feature will give Twitter users more ways to access discussions on what they like most on the platform, which may make it a more engaging, interactive experience.

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Facebook announces new video tools, Instagram scheduling feature

 

With the new announcements, Facebook is offering ways to simulcast live broadcasts, new tools to track video performance and a scheduling option for Instagram/IGTV content for up to six months.