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Snapchat reveals 3D camera mode

Published on 09/17/2019 @ 9 AM EST
Available for the iPhone X or newer, 3D Camera Mode applies 3D effects which responds to the movements of the viewer's smartphone. The 3D effect works for those even with older devices.

Medium may offer article-saving feature

Published on 09/07/2019 @ 1 AM EST
According to a user who reverse-engineered Medium’s Android app, it appears the brand is working on way to let users save and re-format articles from around the internet. The feature would let users read articles at a later date as well as without ads.

Facebook Dating feature now available

Published on 09/06/2019 @ 8 AM EST
Like other dating apps, users can test the waters with a potential match without meeting in person. The Secret Crush option lets users’ crushes find out but only if they match. Dating pools can be managed to include friends or even friends-of-friends. Facebook Dating requires a separate profile and all users must be over the age of 18.

Facebook may soon conceal like counter

Published on 09/04/2019 @ 10 AM EST
Like many other social media sites, Facebook is considering hiding the likes counter as a way to encourage people to post more. The goal is to eliminate users feeling bad for getting fewer likes, improving the likelihood that they’ll post more routinely.

Google Calendar to help enforce office hours

Published on 09/04/2019 @ 10 AM EST
Using Working Hours, the app will form an idea of the user’s schedule and warn colleagues about their availability automatically. Previously, this feature had to be manually enabled. When inviting guests in an event, users will see a warning that some colleagues may decline due to other Calendar events.

YouTube to give estimated subscriber count

Published on 08/31/2019 @ 1 AM EST
Starting in September, the video platform will display an abbreviated subscriber count, meaning those with millions will have a decimal, such as 1.56M for 1,563,000. Though a trend among other social media sites, YouTube is facing criticism. Those with under 1,000 subscribers will not see an abbreviation.