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Facebook Messenger has now added the ability to send 360-degree photos and HD videos via the app in a bid to make sharing visuals on the app even better. To take a 360-degree photo simply just go to your camera and select the panorama setting – the app will then convert the photo into a 360-degree interactive photo which users can swipe to navigate or simply just move their phone around. In regards to HD video, you can now record and send 720p videos straight from your camera. Read Facebook’s official post on these new features here.
Furthermore, Facebook have now announced that they will be rolling out a new feature, which will allow all users to be able to delete messages. This comes just months after WhatsApp added its “delete for everyone” feature to the app. Facebook-owned Instagram also allows users to unsend messages, so it was always likely Facebook would follow suit. You can read the story here.
LinkedIn is currently carrying out a small test on a portion of users in which they must include a hashtag in an update before they are allowed to post it. Users have taken to Twitter to display their confusion as to why they were being forced to include a hashtag. LinkedIn commented that the test is, “to better understand the value of using hashtags in posts to help members discover and join relevant conversations.” It is not yet clear whether this feature will roll out, but let us know if you already use hashtags on LinkedIn? Read more here.
Twitter recently rolled out its new timestamps feature for live video. After seeing a large number of users on the site tweeting their live videos after broadcasting had finished, and using time codes to talk about specific parts of the broadcast, Twitter has introduced timestamps to make life a whole lot easier. The timestamps feature allows users to select the part of a live video they’d like to tweet and add a description. If your broadcast is still live, the tweet will include a LIVE button that users can click on to continue watching the live broadcast. Read here.
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