Instagram is testing a new feature that will send an alert whenever you take a screenshot of a story, effectively putting an end to the practice of covertly taking screenshots of the temporary story posts on the social network.
News of the new feature was shared on Twitter by a user who posted an image of a screenshot warning message. Instagram plans to offer a one-time warning letting screenshotters know that subsequent screenshots or screen recordings will be visible to the person who posted the story.
Image via Twitter user Mulan The feature is being tested with a small number of users. Participants can see who took a screenshot of their story by going to the [...]
Instagram has never offered an option to publicly re-share images and content posted by other people, but the company is now testing a feature that would let you share public news feed posts from other people to your Instagram Story.
Instagram this morning confirmed to TechCrunch that it is indeed exploring such a feature, which is available to only a small percentage of Instagram users. „We’re always testing ways to make it easier to share any moment with friends on Instagram,“ the company said.
Right now, the only way to share a person’s Instagram post with someone else is to send it through a direct message.
As TechCrunch points [...]
Facebook is testing a feature that will let users post stories on Mac and PC, in an effort to further make the ephemeral sharing feature stick on the platform. Once the test rolls out wide, Facebook users will be able to click an „Upload Photo“ button to share pictures and videos to their story, or „Open Camera“ to record a story with a webcam.
Images via TechCrunch The test also includes „much more prominent placement“ for stories on desktop, where they will now sit on top of the News Feed — similar to their location on the iOS app — instead of in the sidebar. TechCrunch reported that all of this amounts to a new effort in [...]
YouTube appears to be in the testing phase of adding a new dark theme for its official iOS app, according to reports.
Reddit user Dean Cobb revealed on Monday night that a new dark mode was already live as an option in the Settings section of the app after updating to version 13.01.4.
Dark mode via Redditor amievengabereal However, as of this morning, rollout of the feature still seems to be limited to a handful of users, suggesting a selective server-side activation on YouTube’s end.
App Store release notes for YouTube version 13.0.1 make no mention of the dark mode addition either, but we’ll update this article if the rollout gains pace [...]