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WhatsApp is introducing stickers and support for third-party stickers – 29.10.18

WhatsApp is introducing stickers and support for third-party stickers

WhatsApp is beginning the rollout of this new feature on both iOS and Android devices in the next few weeks, by launching a few sticker packs that are created by its own designers and some from other designers.

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*As the company’s announcement reads, “Whether with a smiling teacup or a broken heart, stickers help you share your feelings in a way that you can’t always express with words.”*

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Twitter suspends accounts linked to mail bomb suspect

At least two Twitter accounts linked to the man suspected of sending explosive devices to more than a dozen prominent Democrats were suspended on Friday afternoon. Democratic commentator Rochelle Ritchie tweeted that she reported a tweet from @hardrock2016. According to a screenshot, Twitter received the report and on October 11 responded that it found “no violation of the Twitter rules against abusive behaviour.”

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*In a statement to TechCrunch, Twitter stated only that “This is an ongoing law enforcement investigation. We do not have a comment.” The company indicated that the accounts were suspended for violating Twitter’s rules, though did not specify which.*

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Google rolls out ‘.new’ links for instantly creating new Docs, Slides, Sheets and Forms

The company this week introduced its  “.new” domain, which can be used to instantly create a new file across any of these services, it says. For example, instead of going to Google Drive, clicking the “new” button, then the service you want to use, you can just type “doc.new” to get started in a new Google Doc. Google helpfully registered many variations on this domain, as well, so docs.new and documents.new also work.

Read more here.

*If you tend to work with Google Docs on a regular basis, this little hack can end up saving a ton of time throughout your day. You can even bookmark the domains to use as shortcuts, so you can get to the same blank document with just a click.*