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1. TikTok disables direct messaging for children under 16
TikTok has introduced a new set of parental controls to its platform to users worldwide. These features, collectively called “Family Pairing” will enable parents to control the elements of this app, for example to limit how long the child is able to use the app or with who their child can message.
2. Google introduces free shopping listing
In order to encourage the growth of retail during the corona virus pandemic, Google will make it possible for all merchants to sell items in its Shopping tab.
3. Snapchat reports 229 million daily active users
Snapchat has finished the first quarter of 2020 with 229 million daily active users, which is 20% more when compared to the same period last year.
4. Facebook Avatars launched in Europe
Facebook avatars, feature allowing users to customize a virtual look-alike and use it as stickers in messages and comments has been launched in Europe. This social giant’s avatars, similar to Snapchat’s popular Bitmojis were unveiled last year.
5. Telegram hits 400 million monthly active users
Instant messaging service Telegram has amassed 400 million monthly active users, where only last October they reported 3000 million users. This service, founded by Pavel Durov the creator of Russian social networking site VK, states that the number of users increases by 1.5 million every day and that Telegram is the top social networking app in more than 20 countries.