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Brain Wars lets you challenge anyone to a brainy game

If you fancy yourself the brainy type, then this new game that popped up at the Google Play Store should be a favorite for you. The game is built on letting you challenge other people to play short brain games with each other, anywhere in the world – as long as they’re online, of course.

Facebook Messenger now lets you add text,doodles to photos

As people continue to either be dependent or annoyed with Facebook Messenger and its separate app from the main Facebook app, the social media giant will of course continue to add features to it to attempt to recapture the hearts of the fed-up users. The latest update to the Messenger app, which has now reached 500 million downloads (forcibly for some), now allows you to have more fun with the photos that you share with your friends.

Facebook app testing opening links in built-in browser

Most people who are on Facebook have a love-hate relationship with the hugely popular social network, particularly when it comes to rolling out new features. What the social media giant does is test out new features on a random subset of users before slowly rolling it out to the public. So if you’re one of the “lucky” ones to run into this new functionality on the Android app, you’ll notice that opening links within now leads you to a built-in web browser rather than your smartphone’s default browser.

Facebook Messenger v9 has voice reply for Android Wear

There may only be two smartwatches in the market (will turn 3 once Motorola launches its Moto 360) running on Android Wear right now, but that hasn’t stopped several apps from adding features to support the platform. Probably this is due to the fact that they expect it to explode in the next few months or years. The new version of Facebook Messenger, v9, now has the capability of replying to your messages by speaking into your smartwatch.

Instagram launches new Bolt app in 3 markets outside US

Ah, so the “leaked” banner ads in Instagram about a new photo-sharing app are apparently, true indeed. The Facebook-owned Instagram has just announced they are introducing their first stand-alone app called Bolt, but for now, it will only be available in three markets: New Zealand, Singapore, and South Africa. It will reportedly make messaging photos to your friends easier by eliminating a few steps in the process.

Facebook pushing mobile users to use Messenger app

As the famous quote says, there are only three certain things in life: death, taxes, and Facebook making major changes. Okay, we made that last one up obviously, but the still famous social networking app has been notorious for constantly making big changes to both its desktop and mobile apps, and not always to the liking of its millions of users. The latest big one is that it is slowly “forcing” Android users to switch to the separate Messenger app as they will disable messaging in the main app soon.

Did Facebook leak on Instagram a new photo sharing app?

Some Instagram users were surprised and baffled when a link to a “one tap photo messaging app” called Bolt suddenly appeared on their feed last night? Did we miss a big announcement from the powers that be about another new photo sharing app? Or was it another one of their “accidental leaks” to test out new features or apps, which Facebook is notorious for doing so?

Facebook introduces ‘Save on Facebook’ feature

We’ve all been there once before – maybe you’re killing time at a lounge before a meeting and took a quick glance at Facebook over your handheld device. Then you see an interesting link – a video, an article, a BuzzFeed list – but you really don’t have the time to explore it just now. What do you do? Either you let it go right now and hope you remember it later, or consign it to oblivion.

Content is king: social media apps update picture and video features

Social media is an ever-changing animal that brings about new trends, wants and needs everyday. Trends are not dictated by brands or social media entities, but by the users themselves. And while the adage that “content is king” still holds true for the most part, it is not content that can just be read: it lives, moves and breathes. In other words, pictures and videos are the content that rule the social media stratosphere as of this moment. The new updates on social media apps testify to this as well.
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