Tag Archive: Group


Spotify launches Group Sessions for socially-distanced group streaming

You can’t be with your friends, but you can stream with them.

What you need to know Spotify has released Group Session, a new feature that’ll make it easier to share a music experience with friends from a distance. Aimed at Premium subscribers, group features will allow two or more users to control a single queue. It’s currently in beta and will continually evolve over time.

Spotify is launching Group Session, a feature of the app that  [Read More…]

Google Duo group calls are coming to the web as a Chrome preview

They’re also adding a family mode with fun video effects and masks.

What you need to know Group calls will be coming to Duo on the web in the coming weeks, initially as a Chrome preview. A new family mode lets you draw and apply video filters in Duo calls. Those same filters and effects are coming to regular Duo calls as well.

Google rolled out web support for one-on-one calls through its Duo video calling service  [Read More…]

Microsoft Teams maximum group chat size to increase this month

Group chats in Microsoft Teams can more than double in size, thanks to an update rolling out this month.

What you need to know The maximum number of group chat participants will increase in Microsoft Teams this month. The update brings the maximum number of group chat participants from 100 to 250. The update is rolling out now and will be completed by mid-May.

Microsoft Teams group chats can be significantly larger starting this month. A new  [Read More…]

New WhatsApp beta expands group call limit to eight people

The feature is live in the latest betas for both iOS and Android.

What you need to know WhatsApp is expanding the maximum number of participants allowed in a group call to eight. It’s also making it easier to start group calls in group chats of four people or fewer. The changes are rolling out in the latest iOS and Android betas, so a formal release shouldn’t be too far off.

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WhatsApp will soon let you host larger group calls

The call UI will also be changed to more prominently display the fact that WhatsApp is using end-to-end encryption.

What you need to know WhatsApp is looking to expand its limit on group audio and video calls. The latest betas for the app suggest the limit will be increased from the current four per call. In addition, the app will soon start displaying a new banner that alerts users that calls are end-to-end encrypted.

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WhatsApp group chats may not be as private as you think

All it takes is a simple Google search.

What you need to know WhatsApp group chats may be far less private than one would imagine. Invite links for private WhatsApp groups can be easily found via a Google Search, meaning anyone could potentially join a private chat. The issue likely stems from a mistake on WhatsApp’s part.

A journalist for DW News this week tweeted out a grim warning: “Your WhatsApp groups may not be as secure  [Read More…]

Google tests tab group sharing on Chrome for Android

It’s already available on Chrome Canary builds.

What you need to know Chrome first introduced tab grouping on mobile devices last year. It’s now testing a feature that would let users share all the tabs in a group. The change is already live in Chrome Canary and does not require enabling any flags.

Back in September, Google made a bunch of improvements to its browser, including the addition of customized themes for the desktop version. On the  [Read More…]

Latest WhatsApp update lets you control who can add you to a group

You can now exclude specific contacts with the help of the new “My Contacts Except” option under group chat privacy settings.

What you need to know WhatsApp has replaced the “Nobody” option under Privacy Settings for groups with a new “My Contacts Except” option. The new option lets users exclude specific contacts or “select all.” WhatsApp says the update is now rolling out to users across the globe on the latest version of the app.

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PayPal is leaving the founding group for Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency

PayPal remains “supportive” of Libra.

What you need to know PayPal is officially leaving Facebook’s Libra Association. The Libra Association still has 27 other members, including Visa, Uber, Spotify, and others. Facebook plans to launch its Libra cryptocurrency next year.

This past June, Facebook made headlines with its announcement to launch its own cryptocurrency in the first half of 2020. The cryptocurrency is called “Libra,” and it’s governed by the Libra Association that’s made up of a  [Read More…]

Group apps for different Focus mode schedules in ActionDash 5.0

New feature automatically kicks you to the home screen after your screen is off for a set time period.

What you need to know ActionDash 5.0 brings app groups and all-day modes to Focus mode. New Fresh Start feature hopes to end you returning to distracting apps when waking your phone up. App groups for Focus mode finally allow you to easily block different types of apps during different times of day.

ActionDash has been on a  [Read More…]