social networks

Facebook Legacy Contact gives options for social network afterlife

No one wants to really admit thinking about it, but we have to accept the fact that we do wonder what will become with our social media accounts when we suddenly pass away. It's a reality that we have to face, especially now that these social networks have become as natural to us as eating. The largest social network of them all, Facebook, has now introduced the Legacy Contact feature, which gives us the option to choose who will be our "emergency contact" to manage your account when you die.

Yarn is a Material Design-infused Hacker News client

First up, we all got to learn what Hacker News is – that is, it is a news website that has social elements (a bit like Reddit) and usually caters to computer programmers, app developers, self-confessed hackers and information tech entrepreneurs. As the readership of this social network, quite inevitably a client like this new Yarn app will be created.

DeviantArt rebrands, finally launches mobile app

DeviantArt has long been known as one of the most popular and vibrant social networks for artists and creative people. In fact, it's considered the 9th biggest social network in the US, with an average of 2.5 billion monthly pageviews. However, for some reason, they seemed to be holding out when it comes to having a mobile app, despite optimizing their website for smaller screens. But now, they are set to launch a mobile app and rebrand their look as well.

Status automatically lets your friends know what you’re doing

If you don't want to flood your friends' Facebook or Twitter timelines with inconsequential updates like "at home" or "driving" or "out of town" but you would actually like them to know it, then there's a separate app for that. Status - auto status updates somewhat simplifies the process and does that for you.

Bitstrips + Emoji = Bitmoji and whole lot of avatar fun

If you believe that Bistrips and emojis are two of the greatest things ever that came from the Internet, then this new app is definitely something that will make you search for the best happy emoji. Bitmoji combines two of the things we love to share on social networks and messaging apps, and will make conversations and status updates even more interesting (or so we hope).

Facebook launches Safety Check feature in times of disasters

Every time we tell ourselves that we're getting sick and tired of Facebook and all the frivolous things about it and social media, they go and do things that make us think there still might be hope for them (and us!). One new feature that they announced today is crucial during times of natural calamities and other disasters. Safety Check is a way to let your loved ones know you're safe and also to check on your family and friends who are in affected areas.

LINE launches SnapMovie video making and editing app

LINE is already one of the most popular messaging apps in the world, but they have not been sitting idly on their laurels. One of the newest products that they've launched the past months is a movie making and editing feature that has made wanna-be mobile filmmakers happy. Well now, they will be even happier as SnapMovie is a separate app altogether, bringing more features to make the mobile moviemaking experience well, a snap.

Create videos for Instagram with new Magisto update

Ever since short (and we mean really short) videos started becoming popular on social media, there has been a glut of apps catering to this need to post 15-second “masterpieces” online. Vine, Instagram, and even Facebook have gotten in on the action. The popular video editor and creator Magisto has joined the fray as their latest update now allows you to create videos that can be posted on image sharing giant Instagram.

Pinterest introduces conversations, multiple recipients

While not as popular as other social networks like Facebook or Twitter, Pinterest is still considered a juggernaut with more than 70 million users and more than 2 million pins sent everyday. Now, they are making it even more personal as they introduce a few new features that can turn a pin into a conversation between you and a friend or a group chat to talk about a particular pin that you find useful or interesting.
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