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Instagram Stories get stickers and a hands-free camera option

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No matter where you are upto, now you can add context and creativity to your stories in the Instagram. The Facebook-owned photo sharing service, Instagram introduced a set of tools namely stickers, holiday fun and more.

In last month, the company updated the version by adding Boomerang to make the stories more fun. Now you have new options to turn any moment into something you want to share with your friends and followers.

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You can make your Stories game by adding more fun to it like stickers using a new button that appears when you take a picture or video. By tapping on the smiley face will offer you customised labels as per the weather, current time and even your location.

How to add stickers to your Stories
  • After you have taken the image or video, you can see a new stickers button next to the text and draw tools.
  • Tap on the smiley face for customizable options.
  • Adding the location labels is same as adding the location to your posts you share. For this, you can just choose and search for the location.
  • People who are watching your story if they click on the location sticker they learn more about the location.
  • But your story won’t show in the location page itself.
  • You can add as many stickers as you want.

Making stickers of your own is easy. You can move them around, make bigger or smaller and even choose from different styles. The Subtle stickers let your photos or videos shine, and Vibrant stickers bring extra pop to your story.

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Adding Holiday Fun to the Stories
  • The updated version comes with a set of holiday stickers only for the few weeks.
  • Candy cane which is a unique option which brings a sweet addition to your drawing tools.
  • Keep an eye on another set of stickers in this holiday season and for the New Year bash.

Other options include Hands-free, which lets you start recording the video with only one tap. There is no need to press and hold. A new slider allows you to adjust the size easily with an automatic text wrap.

The Instagram Stories update is available on the app latest version 10.3. It is available for both Android and iOS devices.

Instagram adds Live Video Feature along with Disappearing Photos and Videos

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Instagram Live Video Feature Unveiled

Are you ready for live video feature on Instagram??? Facebook and Instagram (owned by Facebook) will be going to roll out the new Live Video feature globally in the new few weeks. Exciting right!!! Now you can share freely. Instagram made this attempt as a copy of Snapchat by adding videos and disappearing photos with the direct message feature.

This Instagram new Live Video feature is now part of stories as like other stories on the app, and it also disappears after 24 hours. These videos cannot be stored as a separate video file like on Facebook, and you can also see how many people are watching the video.

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According to the Instagram officials, around 100 million people are using Stories every day. They mentioned that “We’ve seen stories open up a new side of what people share on Instagram, and now over 100 million people use it every day. With today’s announcement, you’ll soon have two more ways to share freely and at the moment.”

How to start Live Video: It’s easy to go live

  • First of all, swipe right from the feed to open the camera.
  • Tap on the ‘Start Live Video’ button, and you can start sharing for up to an hour.
  • Your friends will get a notification when you go live.
  • While you are live, you can ping a comment for everyone to see or can also turn off the comments.

When you are following someone, and they start a live story, you can see a ‘Live’ under their profile in the stories bar. One interesting thing is, during broadcast you can like and comment as much as you can. You can also check new live stories on Explore.

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By tapping on the ‘Top Live’, you can see exciting live stories happening at that moment, and you can easily skip that by swiping right and left. The user can edit the photos and videos of others by swiping right into the Stories camera. And next, you can tap on the arrow button to share this privately with your friends.

Users can also create a group with a just tap on the ‘New Group’ feature on the top right. Instagram also says, “Whether your account is set to public or private, you can only send disappearing photos and videos to people who follow you,” thus ensuring that not everyone ends up with these messages.

Facebook Launches its New Public Group Chats Feature Rooms

Facebook Launches its New Public Group Chats Feature Rooms

Social networking giant Facebook has launched several messaging features in the recent past. Now, it has rolled out a new feature which also accommodates the people who are not registered users. Facebook rooms feature is testing for a long time and finally made it debut in selected markets.

Facebook Rooms feature allows anyone from on or outside the platform to get involved in this topic based group chat. Rooms feature permits to have public conversations without disclosing any of your personal information. You can choose the particular subject of your choice which you wish to have a conversation about.

Users can create their own Rooms through the Messenger app, invite members and approve new members. They can also set a nickname for themselves, organize notifications and more. Rooms will be available to a wider audience in Australia and Canada at first considering the English speaking user base.

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According to the reports, to Facebook’s explanation the feature is different from group chats as it is focused on chat about specific topics with people you may not know or people you may know.

Usually, Group chats are only joined by family and friends you know. Users can set Rooms to private and allow those to join only when an administrator approves them. This could also help connect people around different subjects and discuss via messaging, instead of boring formal structure of a Facebook group.

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Facebook rooms feature could also be used for sending out alerts or organizing events. As of now, there is no info about the launch of this feature in India. Undoubtedly, the feature will make its presence in the rest of the world sooner. Facebook is busy in trailing more new messaging experiments with the goal of challenging Snapchat.

Whatsapp New Feature: Clone of Snapchat Status

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Recently Whatsapp has introduced the video calls in the beta version. Now it is coming with the new feature in status tab getting inspiration from the snap chat story feature.

By this feature, they can take photos& videos and share with their restricted friends. Instagram also adopted this feature from Snapchat with the name of Instagram stories.

After updating this feature, you can take a quick photo or video and send it your selected contacts, you can also edit your photo in your style. Upto now our status can be seen to all our friends or else it will be hidden for all friends. But now by this feature your status will be visible to your selected contact list.

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Already Instagram has already launched this feature, now WhatsApp also adopted this feature for users convenience. But this feature is only enjoyed by the users of WhatsApp beta version and its works only in the rooted Android Smartphone or Apple Smartphone.

After updating the status tab, you will get the four tabs, in that you can see the options of chats, status, calls and camera. By this camera option, you can take the photos and videos. By the next three options you can chat, make calls and update your status. You can set the status as you want, like in other sites you can doodle your images and videos, edit as you want and share it with your restricted friends.

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Whereas in snap chat there is limited time for photos and videos after sharing but WhatsApp didn’t introduce the time limit. Soon we can see many new updates in the whatsapp.

How to get Whatsapp status feature

For that, you must have a beta version of WhatsApp if not register yourself as a tester here. After completing it, go to play store and download the latest build. To use the feature, you must have to download this app then you can enjoy the features

Instagram is Testing Live Videos with Go Insta Feature

Instagram is Testing Live Videos with Go Insta Feature

Instagram is planning to release live video streaming which can start with a red button named Go Insta. It is testing live video in its stories feature. Snapchat is one of the social networking sites which allows users to post images and videos as part of the story. But it will disappear after 24 hours. In the same way Instagram is introducing Go insta, but we are not sure about span of time.

As we all know, Instagram is social networking site which is used for online photo sharing, video sharing, etc. By 2010 it has 1 million registered users; by 2011 it has 5 million registered users, in 2012, 30 million users registered. At present 300 million to 500 million users are using Instagram.

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To start the live streaming, users have to click the large red button named Go insta. After that, it starts broadcasting. We can’t say videos will remain for only 24 hours or not, that details should be announced by the officials of Instagram. It seems to be limited to live videos for Russian users. It soon to be launched in the US also.

On August 2nd Company introduced a new feature called Instagram stories. Users can take photos of their moments and make a story. They can edit their photos and save it as ‘your story’. They have options watch, create and choose people to watch story. Many users enjoyed this feature.

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Now they are introducing live video streaming in ‘your story’ feature. Now they can enjoy the video clippings. Whereas in Instagram stories, photos which are saved in the main profile will remain safe or else it will delete exactly after 24 hours. We still don’t know company included same feature in live streaming videos or not.