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WhatsApp adds Snapchat-like feature: WhatsApp Status
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WhatsApp adds Snapchat-like feature: WhatsApp Status

Move over Snapchat and Instagram Stories, there is a new player in the "videos/pictures that explodes in 24 hours market" -  Whatsapp Status! The WhatsApp Status feature is currently being rolled out and will allow users share photos, GIFs or videos overlaid with drawings, emojis and a caption that will be visible to selected or all friends in their contact list for 24 hours before disappearing. We are excited to announce that, coinciding with WhatsApp's 8th birthday on February 24, we are reinventing the status feature. Starting today, we are rolling out an update to status, which allows you to share photos and videos with your friends and contacts on WhatsApp in an easy and secure way. Yes, even your status updates are end-to-end encrypted. - Whatsapp Blog
Instagram Stories takes aim at Snapchat
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Instagram Stories takes aim at Snapchat

Instagram is one of the most popular social media platforms that remains popular despite the dwindling popularity of other social networks like Twitter. Facebook is looking to inject some new life into Instagram by adding features directly ripped from Snapchat. With Instagram Stories, you don’t have to worry about overposting. Instead, you can share as much as you want throughout the day — with as much creativity as you want. You can bring your story to life in new ways with text and drawing tools. The photos and videos will disappear after 24 hours and won’t appear on your profile grid or in feed. read more  
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Reviewing Super Secret Mobile Messaging Apps

So here we are... smack-dab in this post-snowden, post-wikileaks era, relatively fresh off the Vybz Kartel conviction and in a world where the rise and fall of the day's celebrities are telegraphed, televised, devised and demised by Twitter and other social media. In this hyper-sensitive age of information, buttons and screens and the need to stay connected are the orders of the day... but this itch that needs to be scratched, like any positive thing in life, is haunted by the darkside. While billions all over the world whoosh and swish messages from one end of the world to the other using apps like WhatsApp on their Android, iOS and even Blackberry devices, others bolt and cower in fear at the very thought of the NSA (or some other real or imaginary element of Big Brother) snooping at the...