Anshuman Jain

As a tech journalist, I dive into the ever-evolving tech landscape with a particular interest for smartphones, apps, and gaming. With a passion for sharing insights, my articles blend expertise with a friendly touch—think of me as your friendly neighborhood tech support.

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Karl Pei who is CEO of Nothing changed their username to Carl Bhai to promote their latest Nothing Phone 2a

Carl Pei Turns to “Carl Bhai” to Hype the Nothing Phone (2a) in India

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Nothing CEO Carl Pei started a viral marketing campaign on X by renaming his account to Carl Bhai, pulling together the Indian tech fraternity. This trend gained a lot of attention and engagement, creating hype for the Nothing Phone 2a in a price-sensitive market like India. But was this just a planned cheesy marketing campaign and did it work out in the favor of Nothing.
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WhatsApp Now Stops Users from Taking Screenshots of Profile Photos

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WhatsApp's latest beta update for Android (version #2.24.4.25) now prevents users from taking screenshots of profile pictures. This feature aims to enhance user privacy and prevent unauthorized sharing of profile photos. The update is currently available for WhatsApp beta users on Android and will roll out to more users in the coming weeks.
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Android 15 DP1 Notification cooldown feature preview

This New Android 15 Feature Makes Persistent Notifications Bearable

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The developer preview of Android 15 introduces a new feature called "Notification cooldown". It slowly, gradually reduces notification volume and vibrations for repeat notifications from the same app within a short period. The feature is enabled by default, but users can disable it or enable it for specific conversation apps. This feature is a welcome addition for those who receive a lot of notifications and want to reduce distractions.
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How to Turn Off the ‘Chirping’ Sound in the Facebook App

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Facebook recently added a new 'chirping' sound with the latest update which plays while scrolling through the newsfeed on the app. The sound is intended to provide additional audio cues while swiping. However, not all users enjoy it and some find it obnoxious. To disable the feature, open the Facebook app, go to Settings & Privacy, then Settings, then Media, and toggle the Sounds for Apps option off.
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Preview of Google Messages double tap to react feature might look like

Google Messages Will Soon Let You React with a Double Tap

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As per code strings spotted in the latest Google Messages beta app, the company is looking to lift a simple yet useful feature from competitors like Telegram and Instagram. You might soon be able to double tap on messages to react to them. This feature is still being developed and not available for use, so stay tuned for a stable rollout.
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Clear cache on the Instagram app on your phone

How to Clear Cache for Instagram on Android and iOS

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Cache data can help improve the loading times of an app as it saves elements that an app might need frequently. However, this data can also cause issues as it increases over time, which is why it is important to clear the cache time to time. To clear cache for Instagram on Android, you have to visit the App Info page for the app and clear cache. Whereas on iPhone and iPad, you need to offload the app to do the same.
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Edit option available within Instagram direct messages

How to Edit Sent Messages on Instagram

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Instagram has introduced a new Edit feature for its direct messages that allows users to make change to their messages after they have been sent. These messages will show an "Edited" tag on top of them to let the recipient know you made changes to it. You can edit a message up to five times and the option to edit will be available up to 15 minutes of sending the message.
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WhatsApp Will Let You Set Favorite Contacts for Quick Calling

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WhatsApp is working on a feature to choose and set favorite contacts on the app which should appear at the top of the calls tab on the app. This report comes from WABetaInfo which showed a preview of this feature in the latest beta update for the iOS version of the app. It's addition will let users call with just one tap to the people that they frequently reach out.
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WhatsApp Web shows addition of chat lock feature in latest update

WhatsApp Web Is Getting the Chat Lock Feature Very Soon

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WhatsApp Web is set to add a Chat Lock feature in as reported by WABetaInfo from the latest update. This feature allows users to hide and lock individual chats on the platform, which will be accessible through a separate tab and protected by a passcode. This feature is already available in the mobile version of the app and will provide a uniform and secure experience no matter which device you use.
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Google Art Selfie 2 AI tool

Google’s Art Selfie 2 Tool Can Transform Your Photos into Paintings

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Google's Art Selfie 2 is an AI tool that transform your selfies into one of 27 different artistic styles ranging from art, history and culture. This feature is free to try within the Google Arts & Culture app. The app shows you interesting trivia about the topic while you wait for the image to process. And once done, you can share, retake or download it.
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snapchat AI Bitmoji pets

Snapchat Is Going to Let You Make Bitmoji Pets with AI, But Why?

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Snapchat is testing a new Snapchat Plus feature, allowing users to add a new friend to their profile in the form of AI Bitmoji pets. This feature will allow Snapchat+ users to create realistic or imaginary pets using AI. These pets will then be shown standing right next to you on the Snap Map whenever a friend checks your location. Does this feature have any other use? Not really.
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Passkey about to get introduced in WhatsApp Beta

WhatsApp Is Getting Closer to Adding Passkey Support on iPhone

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The latest WhatsApp Beta version 24.2.10.73 for iOS shows that the messaging platform has started work on adding passkeys support for iPhones and iPads. The news comes from WABetaInfo where they show a screenshot of the setup screen for the passkeys feature on iOS. Passkeys already made their way to WhatsApp on Android back in October 2023.
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how to know if someone has blocked you on Snapchat

How to Know If Someone Blocked You on Snapchat

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If you are unsure if someone has blocked you on Snapchat or not, then try out the methods in our guide to confirm your suspicion. To find out if someone has blocked you on Snapchat, we first suggest you to log out and log back into your account. Then, check your recent chats if the recipient appears in it or not, look for delivered texts, check profile details, look for their name in the Friends list, and more.
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how to extend snaps in snapchat - extend photos with AI

How to Use Extend Snaps Feature on Snapchat

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Snapchat now lets you use AI to extend your photos before sharing them to Stories or with friends as Snaps. Called Extend Snaps, this feature is currently limited to Snapchat Plus users. It uses AI to add a zoomed out effect to your images, filling out the background. To use the Extend Snaps feature, click a picture in the app and tap the crop icon on the right, and then tap Extend at the bottom of the screen.
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whatsapp video calling will allow audio sharinng very soon

WhatsApp Tests Audio Sharing over Video Calls: Here’s How It Will Work

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Latest WhatsApp beta for Android hints at the upcoming addition of a music/ audio sharing feature. The feature will come into play while you are sharing your screen on a video call. It will allow other participants to listen to the audio coming from your device. It won't work on regular video or voice calls. The feature will be available soon on WhatsApp for Android and iOS.
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Share WhatsApp Status as Instagram Story in latest WhatsApp Beta

Latest WhatsApp Beta Tests Sharing Your Status on Instagram

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The latest WhatsApp beta update on Android lets you share your WhatsApp status directly to Instagram! This feature allows you to share your status as an Instagram Story without leaving the app, giving you more control over your cross-posting on social media. You can choose which status updates you want to share and can even upload them simultaneously on both Facebook and Instagram. This new feature is expected to roll out soon as it is already available in the beta version.
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