Facebook today announced three new mobile app features aimed at helping its users better „create and save memories,“ with a launch in India first and then rolling out to the global community „shortly thereafter“ (via The Verge).
The first feature allows photos and videos taken with Facebook’s in-app camera to be saved directly to a user’s Facebook account in the cloud, and not onto their device’s storage. This is aimed at the India market due to the popularity of cheaper entry-level devices in the country and their inherent storage limitations.
Image via The Verge These pictures and videos will only be visible to the user [...]
Instagram today released a new Data Download feature which is designed to let Instagram users download a copy of their photos, videos, stories, profile info, comments, and messages to comply with the European Union’s upcoming GDPR privacy law.
While the privacy law is only applicable in Europe, Instagram has made the new download tool, accessible here as long as you’re signed in to an Instagram account, available to all of its users.
An Instagram spokesperson told TechCrunch that while the Data Download tool is „currently accessible to everyone on the web,“ access via Android and iOS is still rolling out.
Once a data download [...]
Apple this afternoon shared several new iPad ads on its YouTube channel in the United Kingdom, all of which are designed to highlight the addition of Apple Pencil support to the low-cost tablet.
Each short video ranges in length from 12 seconds to 17 seconds and focuses on a different iPad and Apple Pencil feature or supported app. The Notes app is demonstrated in the first video, for example, while the drawing app Tayasui Sketches Pro is shown off in the second.
A third video highlights Apple Pencil integration in Keynote, a new feature that was announced alongside the debut of the new iPad, and the fourth video covers the Markup feature that can be [...]
Netflix today added a slew of 30-second video trailers to its iOS app, after limited testing of the feature since early March.
Optimized for mobile, the trailers ape the look of Snapchat and Instagram Stories, appearing as circular icons on the app’s main screen and playing back in a vertical format on iPhones. Netflix offered its rationale for the feature in a blog post on its website:
Today, we are excited to introduce mobile previews (launching today on iOS and coming soon to Android) to the mobile experience. Mobile previews present members with a fun, simple, and easy way to learn about all the new content on Netflix — and find something great to [...]