Author: Romain Dillet

Instagram adds a new creative way to reply to a photo or story

 Instagram inception, here we come. If somebody sends you a photo or video in a private conversation on Instagram, the app will now let you play around with the original photo so that you can reply in a creative way and keep the context of the conversation. If you receive a photo or video, there’s now a reply button in the conversation thread. If you tap on this button, the original photo… Read More

Apple has an official Instagram account showcasing photos shot on iPhone

 Gizmo maker Apple just launched its official Instagram account, @apple. But this isn’t your average corporate account as the company doesn’t want to showcase its own product ad nauseam. Instead, Apple is going to share photos shot with an iPhone. In many ways, this Instagram account feels like the natural extension of the “Shot on iPhone” billboard ad campaign.… Read More

WordPress.com gives you more options to share your posts on social networks

 WordPress.com is slowly but surely replacing all those clunky social sharing plugins that you use. With today’s update, you can now schedule tweets, Facebook posts or LinkedIn updates in WordPress.com’s admin interface. WordPress.com has had social sharing features for years, but it used to be very basic. You could connect your Facebook or Twitter accounts with your… Read More

Twist is Slack without the annoying distractions

 When Slack implemented threaded conversations, it seemed like the holy grail for internal communications. Slack finally lets you talk about multiple things in separate conversations. But Slack remains a real-time messaging service at heart, so threads don’t feel native. It works well for many teams, but some companies would prefer something a bit more asynchronous and focused. At the… Read More

Snap’s Spectacles are now available in Europe

 Snap’s Spectacles are going on a summer tour across Europe. Starting today, anyone in Europe can buy a pair of sunglasses on Snap’s website or in a vending machine. With this launch, Spectacles are available outside of the U.S. for the first time. European Spectacles are exactly the same as the ones that launched in September 2016 in the U.S. While the excitement around Spectacles… Read More

Instagram’s Kevin Weil says Instagram Stories are just one part of the product

 Instagram’s head of product Kevin Weil came to Disrupt in New York to introduce selfie filters for Instagram Stories — read more about the new feature here. You can now choose between eight different filters to add koala nose and ears to your face and more. This was clearly inspired by Snapchat, and Weil is aware of that. “There’s a level of craft and attention to… Read More

Hugging Face wants to become your artificial BFF

 Meet Hugging Face, a new chatbot app for bored teenagers. The New York-based startup is creating a fun and emotional bot. Hugging Face will generate a digital friend so that you can text back and forth and trade selfies. Playing with Hugging Face was a lot more engaging than talking with a customer support bot. Like other companies, Hugging Face doesn’t want to be useful. It wants to… Read More