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Recording, sharing videos now possible on Twitter's Direct Messages

A GIF button and a video support don't do much to fix those longstanding issues but they may bring the website up to compete with Facebook and Google

 

Aiming to take Twitter to a new level amid an existential crisis, the micro-blogging website is now bringing video support to Direct Messages.
 
"The company keeps plugging away at basic features to bring the service up to speed with competitors like Facebook Messenger. Following the addition of a GIF button on Wednesday, Twitter is rolling out this feature globally to iOS and Android smartphones," The Verge quoted the company as saying on Wednesday.
 
However, on twitter.com, user will be to send videos from within Direct Messages threads, but won't be able to record them directly on the website.
 
A GIF button and a video support don't do much to fix those longstanding issues but they may bring the website up to compete with Facebook and Google.
 
Recently, Twitter introduced a new timeline feature that allows users to never miss important tweets from people they follow by giving an option to see the best tweets first. 
 
The rest of the tweets are displayed right underneath.
 
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Will seek Nana's help in water cup: Aamir
Mumbai : Actor Aamir Khan, who on Wednesday announced the "Satyamev Jayate Water Cup" to solve the water problem of Maharashtra, will also seek support from industry colleague Nana Patekar, who is actively involved in helping the state's drought-hit farmers.
 
"I will meet Nana. I happened to see his film 'Natsamrat' which I found to be brilliant. I will talk to him. He is doing some great work. All of us have seen what he has done. 
 
"Like Nana, more and more people need to come forward for this cause. Nana has started this act which is wonderful. He is doing great work and showing his sensitivity to such an important issue. We would only like to add to that," he said to a query if he is planning to involve Nana for this project.
 
Aamir announced that the next season of his popular television show "Satyamev Jayate", which focuses on social issues, will have an episode on the water crisis in Maharashtra and other areas.
 
"The topic of water problems will be tackled in this season of 'Satyamev Jayate', especially the problems related to Maharashtra," he said at a press conference held to announce the 'Satyamev Jayate Water Cup" or a competition between villages will be involved in water conservation activities, with the winning village bagging prize money of Rs.50 lakh. The contest will be held between April 15 and May 31.
 
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Five utility apps that come in handy for women
New Delhi : Over the past few years the status of women in India has seen many great changes. Doing away with their lower status to promotion of equal rights has been a very powerful change in India -- and so has been the growth of utility apps for them.
 
Here's the low-down on five of the utility apps designed especially for women -- ranging from an autorickshaw hailer to one offering curated women's fashion.
 
* Jugnoo is a mobile app by a Chandigarh-based company of the same name, established in 2014. It is a mobile app offering one of the largest networks of auto-rickshaws in India, with more than 5,000 autos currently empanelled. Founded by Samar Singla and Chinmay Agarwal, the company is targeting students, working professionals and the masses that are dependent on public transport for their daily commute.
 
* Urban Clap, founded in November 2014, is one of India’s largest mobile services marketplaces. It provides trusted services across 80-plus categories including photographers, salon at home, home cleaning and repairs, and yoga and guitar instructors.
 
* Goibibo is one of India's leading online travel aggregators and enables users to buy air tickets, bus tickets, book holidays and car rentals. It is also a leading app available across mobile operating systems: iOS, Android and Windows. 
 
* Revv is an app that gets you a car on rent that you can drive yourself and that too available at your doorstep. Revv is the easiest and most convenient option for all the women out there who want to get back home from office or vice-versa without putting their safety at stake. It also offers hourly rentals with unlimited kilometres. 
 
* Voonik offers the largest curated women's fashion available online. The stylists at Voonik are coming up with quirky and trendy ideas that will lure one's attention so that women can dress and look their best. 
 
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