Instagram is testing new options for Stories replies

  • Instagram is testing new options to reply to Stories.
  • According to software testers, users will be able to reply to Stories with voice messages or images.
  • Additionally, a feature that will let users share posts using QR codes is reportedly also in the works.
  • You can read the full story on Business Today’s website.

TikTok is testing a ‘Watch History’ feature

  • TikTok is reportedly testing a ‘Watch History’ feature which would give users the ability to browse through a list of videos they’ve previously watched on the app.
  • No details on the feature or its release date have been officially announced by TikTok.
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  • You can read the full story on The Verge’s website.

Boys and girls feel negative effects of social media at different ages

  • According to research by the Oxford Internet Institute, girls are vulnerable to the negative effects of social media use at a younger age than boys.
  • Girls experience effects like bullying, body dysmorphia and anxiety between the ages of 11 and 13 while boys experience them between the ages of 14 and 15.
  • The study also suggested that girls aged 11 to 13 and boys aged 14 to 15, who increased their use of social media, had lower life satisfaction after 12 months.
  • You can read the full story on The Guardian’s website.

 Ofcom recruits ex-PSNI officer

  • Karen Baxter, a former PSNI officer who specialised in economic crime, has been appointed the first Ofcom board member for Northern Ireland.
  • She retired from policing in 2020 after a 30-year career.
  • Baxter also previously acted as police executive lead for cyber-crime prevention addressing the emerging risks in the online space.
  • You can read the full story on Belfast Telegraph’s website.