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You will now see ads in Instagram Reels
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You will now see ads in Instagram Reels

NEW DELHI: Facebook-owned Instagram launched Reels -- its TikTok rival -- last year. With Instagram Reels, you can create short musical video formats like the ones found on TikTok. It also allows you to record and edit 15-second video clips. Now, the company has introduced ads in Reels. The 30-seconds long ads will appear in between clips. The ads will come with a small 'sponsored' tag along with the name of the advertiser's account. Instagram started testing the ads in April this year in India, Australia, Brazil and Germany. Same as the Instagram Reels, the full screen ads will loop and users will also be able to comment, like and save them. The company claims that the ads will help businesses reach greater audiences, allowing people to discover inspiring new content from...
Mozilla wants you to not buy these gadgets on Amazon Prime Day
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Mozilla wants you to not buy these gadgets on Amazon Prime Day

With Amazon Prime Day sale kickstarting, the creator of Firefox internet browser--Mozilla-- took to Instagram to tell buyers to stay away from three “super creepy” gadgets. Interestingly, Mozilla’s list of creepy gadgets even include Amazon’s Echo smart speaker. The creepy gadget list by Mozilla aims to make people aware of online privacy. Despite the attractive offers, Mozilla is suggesting people to stay away from Amazon Echo Dot smart speakers. It explained, “While Amazon doesn’t sell your personal information, they sure as heck use it to target you with more stuff to buy. They also use voice requests to train Alexa’s speech recognition system.” Mozilla said that even if you go ahead to buy Amazon’s range of Echo smart speaker...
6 Instagram features that you probably didn’t know about
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6 Instagram features that you probably didn’t know about

Facebook-owned photo-sharing app Instagram may not be as popular as Facebook and WhatsApp, but it is certainly playing an important role in the virtual world. Whether you want to look at it as a platform for “influencers” who are nothing but modern-day — and mostly self-appointed — gurus who tell you how to almost everything you may want or see it as a simple space for you to share your pictures with your loved ones, Instagram is an integral part of social media. With Facebook — the biggest social networking giant — at the helm, there is little doubt that app misses out on any feature. Here we tell you a few of the features that the app offers that you may or may not know about: You can unsend messages on InstagramThe app allows its users to delete messages from a chat irrespective of ...
Why Apple removed this party app from App Store
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Why Apple removed this party app from App Store

Apple has removed an iPhone app called Vybe Together from the App Store. As per reports, this app encouraged secret meetings and parties while the world is fighting COVID-19 by isolating indoors. As per a report by The Verge, the app was caught promoting itself via TikTok, showcasing videos of secret parties and encouraging others to join by calling itself a “secret party app”. The app allowed people to apply for entry into a party along with their friends. If the host finds the party people interesting enough, they may approve you to join. As per the website, “address is shown 2 hours before the event starts to approved users.” While the concept of this secret party app is quite attractive it is definitely not advisable to party with strangers during a pandemic. People started venting th...