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FIVE AT FIVE #59

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FACEBOOK BRING REACTIONS TO COMMENTS

Only a month after releasing reactions to Messenger, Facebook’s latest update allows you to react to comments for desktop users. Similarly to reacting to a post on your News Feed, simply hover over the ‘like’ button and choose from any of the six options to how you would like to react. This feature is not yet available on the mobile application, however with the current speed of updates from Facebook, we should expect to see this introduced shortly.

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WHATSAPP STATUS SUCCESS

WhatsApp have released that their Status feature has been a huge success, already being used by around 15% of the app’s 1.2 billion users. This feature allows users post photos and videos in a slideshow that their contacts are able to see for 24 hours. WhatsApp’s Status feature now has 175 million daily users just 10 weeks after the updates release.

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SLACK INTRODUCES A NEW SEARCH FEATURE

Since May 3rd 2017, Slack have released an improved search experience powered by artificial intelligence. This update is designed to help users find relevant channels and subject matter faster than traditional search methods. With Slack’s original goal being to help the average user understand what is happening in their company, this search development is set to enhance this experience further.

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FACEBOOK MESSENGER GAMES GO GLOBAL

Facebook have announced that their Messenger game-playing features are now available to the entire 1.2 billion people that use the app every month. Instant Games first launched in November with arcade titles such as Pac-Man and Galaga and since then has developed into a feature that is used competitively between millions of friends every month.

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SPOTIFY CREATE QR-STYLE CODES FOR SHARING MUSIC

With the aim of making it easier for users and artist to share their music, Spotify have released a new feature named Spotify Codes. This feature creates a unique barcode and album cover image for each song, artist and playlist, which can then be scanned with the new camera in the app’s search bar. Once the code has been scanned music will instantly play and the code can then be sent to your friends.

Written by Way To Blue
May 8, 2017