Snapchat launching new features and releasing AI chatbot to all users
- Snapchat is launching two new shared Story modes, one is called “Communities” which is for people interacting within the same school.
- The other is called “After Dark” which will allow users to add a story after 8pm and only friends who have posted to the after Dark story will have access to view the Snaps when they’re shared the next morning.
- Snapchat have also announced that they are updating its Memories feature in launching “Friendship Flashbacks” that will show the user old Snaps saved between themselves and a friend.
- A new location-sharing mode called “Live Location” will enable a user’s location to be shared indefinitely.
- They’re adding a “Popular Last Night” tag to the Snap Map to let users see where their friends were hanging out last.
- Snapchat is also releasing its AI chatbot to everyone for free.
- For further updates please visit the Verge and the Guardian websites.
Stalled plans for NI autism job ‘hugely frustrating’
- The Chief Executive of Autism NI has said it is ‘hugely frustrating’ that plans to introduce an autism reviewer have been stalled.
- This comes after legislation was passed last year which placed a duty on the Department of Health to strengthen autism support and introduce an autism reviewer to scrutinise services.
- The Northern Ireland Office has said in the absence of an executive, the position cannot be filled.
- For more, go to the BBC’s website.
Adults in Northern Ireland going without food so children can eat
- The Consumer Council has carried out research to explore experiences of barriers and concerns adults in Northern Ireland have regarding food.
- The study found all 22 participants had seen their food costs increase.
- In households struggling the most, parents discussed going without food so their children had enough to eat.
- According to the NI expenditure tracker, the lowest earning households have seen their discretionary income fall by almost half in the last year, so they may have less than £19 to spend after bills and living expenses.
- For the full story, visit the Newletter’s website.