Publishers, Facebook is limiting link preview customizing; Here's what to do

If you are a blogger/web publisher, you should constantly be posting links to your social media pages. Facebook is reportedly dropping support for link preview customizing - that is, the changes you can make to your link’s title, meta description and image preview when you sharing links on Facebook. Starting December 18, 2017, you will not be able to customize links that are not yours. Facebook is primarily doing this to prevent misuse of link customization by users, that results in false information and fake news.

Facebook launches Snooze, a muting feature similar to Twitter's Mute

Facebook announced the launch of a new feature called Snooze, that allows users to mute posts from accounts, Facebook Pages and Facebook Groups for 30 days. This feature is similar to how muting on Twitter.com or Twitter apps works. When you snooze a certain person, Page or Group on Facebook, you will no longer see their posts on your Facebook News Feed for 30 days. The person, Page or Group you snooze will not be informed about your action.

Firefox Focus v4 brings autocomplete, custom search engines

Mozilla just released a large update to Firefox Focus v4 on Android that brings support for autocomplete of URL and usage of custom search engines. Firefox Focus is Mozilla’s vision of offering a lean mobile browser that enables users to browse the web without leaving trace of any activity. It also disables privacy oriented features like blocking ad trackers, content trackers, analytics trackers and social trackers. Firefox Focus was initially available on iOS and Mozilla launched an Android counterpart in June of 2017.

Twitter threads are finally here; Desktop version coming soon

Twitter is officially announcing threads as a feature for all Twitter users. Until now, the feature had been in beta, available for Android users who have signed up for latest beta releases. In the coming days, all Android and iOS users will be able to tweetstorm natively using the Android or iOS app. The new threading feature on Twitter for Android and iOS will be available as a “Add another tweet” button which will be shown right below the threads you create.

How to sort Google Drive files based on quota used

If you have always wondered how you can sort files on your Google Drive account in the order of storage consumption, there is neat trick available that will enable you to do just this. For those feeling left out, Google Drive is a cloud-based file storage service that allows users to store documents, photos and videos, and more to their cloud account. Files stored in your Google Drive account will synchronise across all devices you are logged in.

How to enable snow effect on your WordPress site without plugins

Christmas season is around and WordPress is offering site owners an option to show snow effect on their websites without plugins. This can be enabled both on self-hosted WordPress (WordPress.org) sites and WordPress.com sites, without the need for installing a plugin. To enable this on your WordPress sites, you will need to login into your WordPress WP Admin dashboard, or login to the WordPress.com dashboard and enable it for each site you own from there.

Twitter is testing a tweetstorming feature on Android; Here's how to enable

Twitter is reportedly testing a new tweetstorming feature on the official Twitter app, and is enabling this feature for beta testers. Tweetstorming is a popular publishing concept that has been introduced by Marc Andreessen (@pmarca) and enables users on the world’s largest micro-blogging site to tweet content in more than 280 (previously 140) characters in successive tweets. It’s basically replying to your previous tweets multiple times, that you form a chain of tweets.

[App of the week] Unsample review

I am a huge fan of Product Hunt. I love what Product Hunt has come to since I signed up back in 2015. It has become an integral part of my life and I spend every day looking at interesting apps that can help boost my productivity, teach me new things and help me do things better. Here’s kickstarting a new series called App of the week. I want to blog about that interesting apps that I find every other week.

Telegram 4.5 brings Albums, Saved Messages and more

Telegram just announced the launch of a new version. Telegram 4.5 brings Albums, Saved Messages, Improved search, ability to pin messages in channels and more. Let’s look at each feature in detail. [caption id=“attachment_2568” align=“aligncenter” width=“1200”]Telegram 4.5 brings a range of new features, primarily Albums and Saved Messages[/caption] Albums on Telegram 4.5 When you send multiple photos and videos in bulk, they will not be sent as individual messages anymore. They will be grouped to being an album.

OnePlus 5T to launch on November 16; Live telecast at PVR cinemas

OnePlus is launching the next generation of its flagship lineup on the 16th of November. Called OnePlus 5T, the launch will happen in New York, Brooklyn and fans are invited to attend the event at $40 per entry. The launch will happen at 2130 hours IST on the 16th of November, which converts to 1100 hours in New York time. Fans in India are invited to watch the live telecast of the launch event at their nearest PVR cinemas.