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Facebook May Soon Have Instagram’s ‘Close Friends’ Feature

The feature was first spotted inside Messenger by reverse engineering master and frequent tipster Jane Manchun Wong

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The social networking giant Facebook had originally confirmed "Favorites" was for sharing via "Stories", but later corrected itself saying posts are sent to "Favorites" via Messenger. Pixabay

Facebook is going to add one of Instagram’s favourite features — “Close Friends” to the main app. The feature was added as a built-in privacy tool that let users choose to share story content to only a select group of followers, your close friends.

Many users do not want their boss or colleague seeing their partying images or edgy memes.

And Facebook-owned Instagram, instead of making a complicated set of Friend Lists, made a single Close Friends list with a dedicated button for sharing to them from Stories.

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Facebook is going to add one of Instagram’s favourite features — “Close Friends” to the main app. Pixabay

The feature was first spotted inside Messenger by reverse engineering master and frequent tipster Jane Manchun Wong, TechCrunch reported on Saturday.

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The social networking giant had originally confirmed “Favorites” was for sharing via “Stories”, but later corrected itself saying posts are sent to “Favorites” via Messenger. (IANS)

 

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WhatsApp to Support “Call Waiting” Feature

Meanwhile, the latest WhatsApp beta update has brought three new options for dark mode on the app

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Call waiting is available in v2.19.352 stable (APK Mirror) and above of WhatsApp, and v2.19.128 (APK Mirror) of WhatsApp Business. Pixabay

Facebook-owned WhatsApp has become the latest Voice over Internet Protocol services provider to support call waiting feature even as the company has skipped adding call holding for now.

When you’re already talking on the phone and another person tries to call you, most phones and operators let you know that you’ve got a call waiting. Very few VOIP services support that, though, and WhatsApp wasn’t among them until now, Android Police reported on Friday.

Earlier, when somebody would try to call you on WhatsApp while you were already on the phone, they would hear it ring, but, no one would answer. The call would then get disconnected.

Call waiting is available in v2.19.352 stable (APK Mirror) and above of WhatsApp, and v2.19.128 (APK Mirror) of WhatsApp Business, the report added.

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Facebook-owned WhatsApp has become the latest Voice over Internet Protocol services provider to support call waiting feature even as the company has skipped adding call holding for now. Pixabay

Meanwhile, the latest WhatsApp beta update has brought three new options for dark mode on the app.

The light theme would offer a white background. Dark theme, as the name suggests, would enable dark mode on WhatsApp, according to WABetaInfo, a fan website that tracks WhatsApp updates.

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Another option, which is ‘Set by Battery Saver’, dark mode would be activated only when the smartphone’s battery level drops below a certain point. This third option is said to be available only for smartphones running on Android 9.0 or older. (IANS)