US based search giant Google on Thursday announced a major update for Assistant users in India where one can now make Assistant talk in Hindi by just asking “Ok Google, Hindi bolo or “Talk to me in Hindi.
Besides Hindi and English, users will also be able to find content in Marathi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Bengali, Gujarati and Malayalam.
The new update comes to the Google Assistant a day after Amazon announced that Alexa will support Hindi and Hinglish conversations.
“For many Indians, voice is increasingly becoming their preferred way to search, and today Hindi has become the second-most used Assistant language globally [...]
The reason behind removing likes from view was aimed at reducing social pressure among the users
Facebook is set to begin a test for hiding Likes on Friday, making the number of reactions, views and Likes visible only to a post’s author.
The test will first begin in Australia, the social media giant confirmed on Thursday.
“We are running a limited test where like, reaction and video view counts are made private across Facebook,” a company spokesperson told CNET in an email statement on Thursday.
Facebook added that it would “gather feedback to understand whether this change will improve people’s [...]
Google is reportedly interested in purchasing US-based social video app Firework that lets users share short videos like Chinese player TikTok.
According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, Chinese micro-blogging platform Weibo had also shown interest in acquiring Firework but “talks with Google are further along”.
Based in Redwood City, California, Firework that entered India last month was valued at more than $100 million in a fundraising round earlier this year. TikTok’s parent, Beijing-based ByteDance, is valued around $75 billion.
irework is part of a suite of apps created by Loop Now Technologies, a start-up that [...]
Instagram is introducing a new way for its users to help them identify phishing emails and safeguard themselves against hackers.
According to a report in CNET on Monday, the new feature by Facebook-owned photo-sharing service will display genuine emails the company sent you.
“Bad actors are getting better at imitating emails from Instagram, and it is becoming increasingly difficult for people to distinguish between a genuine email and a fake one,” an Instagram spokesperson said in a statement.
This is how it will work.
Go to settings and click on the security tab. There will be an option to see “Emails from [...]