What is IGTV?
It is the new social TV of the Instagram platform that aims in replacing the traditional TV experience for the mobile platforms. IGTV as the name says, where IG refers to Instagram and TV refers to Television. So it is basically an Instagram Television aimed for vertical platforms like mobiles and tablets.
This new feature was introduced in Instagram on 20th June 2018 and has become immensely popular across various famous brands, Social influencers, celebrities, entrepreneurs, and common Instagram users. Instagram in its post or story feature does not allow users to upload videos more than 1 minute but with the IGTV feature, users can now create their own channels and post hour long videos easily.
It is available as a small portable TV like icon on the top right corner in the line of direct messaging. Often Instagram sends users an orange notification to check the new IGTV videos and upload new contents in their own channels.
IGTV operates on your search based and follower algorithm to suggest you with the featured channels. You can swipe one after another to watch different videos spontaneously. The feature is very exciting and highly beneficial for business promotions or sharing any informative content.
Video ideas for IGTV channel
IGTV videos are the long-lived videos in your Instagram account not like the stories disappearing in 24 hours. The following topics give an idea about the contents you can upload on IGTV.
- Travel videos
- Educational videos
- Corporate tours
- Informative videos
- Launch Parties
- Social Causes
These are the contents that mostly the professional people use for the IGTV videos. So if you want to be a social influencer like them or want to promote your business products, this is the best platform.
How to use/watch IGTV
- IGTV resides within the Instagram app. So just go to the portable YV icon and click on ‘Continue’ to create your own channel.
- There you can view the channels from other followers and users suggested by Instagram. You can also link comment in other user IGTV videos and interact with people just like in public posts.
- To upload your own videos, go to the upload section in your channel and choose from the gallery the respective video.
- If you want to see the IGTV videos from your followers, under the Following tab you can find their IGTV channel those who are using it. Browse it one after another to view all their videos.
- There is a tab called “Popular” which helps you discover all new videos on IGTV from different users.
- The video gets displayed with the title featuring the IGTV channel name of the user who uploaded it. You can tap the screen to remove the headlines and stream video smoothly.
- You can pause, resume the videos at any time and even copy the link or send it in a direct message.
- The application is also available in Standalone form other than the Instagram platform. You can download it directly from the Google Play Store and App Store.
This new video platform has been proved highly beneficial for Instagram users in their work life. So if you aim to be the next IGTV user, follow the above-mentioned points to use it like professionals.
WhatsApp Suddenly Turns Off Blue Ticks – For Good Reason
A big innovation has been quietly introduced in WhatsApp, which concerns the blue tick as reading confirmation for messages. Many have already noticed the problem, but the change only implements something long overdue.
WhatsApp turns off blue ticks for voice messages
Perhaps some of you have already noticed. In WhatsApp, an important change was quietly carried out. Until now, blue ticks were always displayed for voice messages as soon as the message was received and listened to. In this way, the sender could see directly whether the recipient had listened to the message – even if the read receipts were deactivated. That is exactly what has now changed. WhatsApp has not completely switched off the blue tick for voice messages but has equated them with normal messages.
Accordingly, what applies to text messages now applies to voice messages. If you have deactivated the read receipt with the blue tick, you will no longer receive a read receipt from your contacts. So if you have deactivated the read receipt, but want to see the blue tick for voice messages again, then you have to reactivate the read receipt on your account. But then the other person must also have activated the read receipt. The blue ticks only reappear if both parties have activated the function.
WhatsApp is planning further changes
Currently Free Of Charge Instead Of 4.49 Euros: Android App Brings Cult Games To Your Smartphone
If you want to play an old classic game on your smartphone, you can download the free Android app “Sudoku Deluxe VIP” for a short time. This gives you lasting fun puzzles and also does something for the gray cells.
Free Android app: “Sudoku (Premium Pro)” for free instead of 4.49 euros
Sudoku: A game that experienced a real hype a little more than 10 years ago and is still one of the most popular logic puzzles. Not only can you pass the time, but you can also get your brain going. Depending on the level of difficulty, the puzzles are easy to challenging. There are an infinite number of apps on the subject in the Google Play Store, but currently with “ Sudoku (Premium Pro) ” a pro version without advertising is available for free. So if you want to solve one or two puzzles in between, you can currently download the game for free and save 4.49 euros. The promotion is valid until April 25, 2021.
Sudoku Deluxe VIP: How good is the Android app?
With over 100,000 downloads and an average of 4.7 stars, the Android app “Sudoku Deluxe VIP” is rated quite well. The app is very easy to use and the Sudokus are available in different levels of difficulty. You never get bored with it and you do something for your memory. If “Sudoku Deluxe VIP” costs money again after the promotion, you can use one of the numerous free Sudoku apps. The app with the simple name “Sudoku”, which is linked above, is currently recommended by the Google Play Store editorial team. With over 10 million downloads, it is one of the most popular Android apps in this sector. But you have to accept advertising for this, and in-app purchases are also included.
Apple And Google Buckle: Criticized Conspiracy App Returns
After the Parler app, popular with QAnon fans, was thrown out of the Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store earlier this year, the conspiracy app can now hope for a comeback. Both companies would like to offer the app again under certain conditions.
Parler: QAnon app is about to make a comeback
Apple has announced that it wants to offer the Parler platform again in its app store. Even Google, according to a comeback will be at hand, be as long as the operator of the app to guidelines of the Play Store hold. Both Apple and Google kicked the app out of their app stores in January 2021 after massive criticism.
“Parler is back in the Play Store as soon as an app is presented that meets our guidelines,” says a spokeswoman for Google. The group also points out that the app for Android was still available “via other channels” during the ban from the Play Store.
Apple is a step further and has sought a conversation with the operators of Parler: Apple has “extensive discussions with Parler to bring the app into compliance with the guidelines and to include it back in the App Store”, Bloomberg quotes the group. A first update for the app was approved on April 14th. The operators had promised to moderate content better.
Parler: “Wrongly made a scapegoat”
Parler’s operators continue to wash their hands in innocence. One was “wrongly made the scapegoat for the events on January 6th,” it says in a first statement.
Parler is considered a reservoir for right-wing conspiracy theorists and QAnon supporters. After Twitter and Facebook blocked many accounts, Parler became one of the most important means of communication for the planned and ultimately actually carried out the storm on the Capitol in Washington on January 6, 2021.
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