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Facebook launches bulk app removal to help you clean up your account – 04.04.18

Facebook launches bulk app removal tool

 Facebook now lets you bulk remove third-party apps, and any posts those apps may have published on your behalf. This is a welcome privacy change that should make it easier to strip access to your profile from services you no longer use.

Read more here. 

 *This is part of a series of changes Facebook is making to mitigate fallout from the Cambridge Analytica scandal – will this be enough to placate the public outcry?*

 

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 USA Today’s AR app lets users experience a rocket launch at home

 American daily newspaper USA Today launched its first augmented reality experience, allowing users to see a rocket launch as an added layer to the real world anywhere they want.

Read more here. 

*This experience follows in the footsteps of the New York Times, which has launched three AR features so far – it seems that more and more news outlets are embracing and incorporating this new technology as part of their user offering.*

 

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 Snapchat introduces group video calls for up to 16 people 

Snapchat have introduced a new group video chat feature, letting users chat with up to 16 of their closest friends. If users need more people in the chat, the app is also offering group voice calls with up to 32 participants.

Read more here.  

*Over the past few months, Snapchat have added a mountain of new features in a bid to attract more users including: Map Explore; deluxe Bitmoji customisation; Giphy integration. Will these new features help encourage more interaction on the platform and draw users from other apps such as Messenger?*

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