Foursquare To Focus On Local Discovery, Launching ‘Swarm’ For Check-Ins

Foursquare users have checked in over five billion times since the app launched in 2009, but soon that’s all about to change with a dramatic update. Today, the company announced that Foursquare will shift to being all about local discovery, and a separate app called Swarm will be for checking in to locations. Swarm will […]

Snapchat Introduces Video Calling, Text Conversations

Snapchat today released its biggest update ever on Android and iOS, rolling out the ability to video chat and send text for the first time ever. And as before, nothing lasts forever. Apps like Confide have popped up in recent months, essentially functioning as a Snapchat for text, and text is an idea the social […]

Anonymous App Cloaq Arrives On iOS

Cloaq, yet another app in the ever growing space of anonymity, has finally launched on iOS. Making it unique from competitors, no personal information is required. When signing up, users simply create a password, which Cloaq then automatically generates a special username or handle. That specially assigned handle starts with an @ symbol, and is […]

Facebook Messenger Finally Adds Video Support

Facebook Messenger got a major upgrade today with the ability to send and receive videos. Rolling out now on iOS, it’s expected to hit Android later this week. While you can send and watch videos within the messaging window, you can’t record videos directly from the app. You’ll still need to fire up your go-to […]

Twitter To Let Verified Users Know When Tweets Go Viral

Twitter recently added real-time pop-up notifications to its website, and has began rolling out a “significant engagement” feature to its iOS app. It’s essentially another way of saying “Your tweet/tweets are going viral,” and is currently only available to users who are verified. Our friends over at The Next Web caught a glimpse of the new […]

Pinterest Launches Guided Search, A Simpler Way To Discover

Pinterest held a special event Thursday evening at its headquarters in San Francisco, and announced a new feature called Guided Search. Rolling out on the official iOS and Android app, when users search for something, they’re provided with several relevant categories to help drill down what they’re interested in. Here’s a quick video of the new […]

Instagram Personalizes ‘Explore’ Tab

Instagram introduced the “Explore” tab in June 2012, and has made a big change that now displays personalized results. First hinted at by Co-Founder Mike Krieger Tuesday evening, Facebook has since confirmed the news: “We’re always looking to update the types of posts you see in Explore to better tailor it to you. We’ll show you […]