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Facebook Messenger Tries To Beat Snapchat With 3D Masks And Effects

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The camera is really becoming an integral part of Facebook Messenger — so much so that users now have direct access to it from the home screen of the messaging app.

Facebook has re-tweaked  Messenger’s camera to offer a higher quality, faster experience. It has also added  a lot of new camera-related features that make Messenger more of a hybrid between  iMessage and Snapchat.

More than 2.5 billion emojis, photos, stickers, and videos are sent every day on Messenger.

The new camera experience in Messenger allows you to add 3D effects, artistic filters, stickers, emojis, text, and doodles to photos and videos. It’s quite similar to what most messaging apps are using— iMessage after the iOS 10 update introduced message animations, the ability to doodle and add stickers to images, and more; even Google Allo places a strong emphasis on sticker packs, text emphasis, and a higher level of customization in how we interact with each other on smartphones.

Facebook says more the company wants to enhance the experience for its next billion users.

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Messenger’s new camera features have a striking resemblances to Snapchat’s basic features. For example, both platforms now have a flower crown face-tracking 3D mask. The interface itself isn’t too far apart in design — there’s even a large circle at the bottom center of both apps now.

In fact if you’re a Snapchat user, many of Messenger’s new camera features will come naturally. You can add various types of 3D masks and effects like a fox face, reindeer horns, large eyeballs, as well as static stickers, frames, filters, and more. Some of these are existing assets that have been available on the Messenger platform, but many are new thanks to partnerships with various artists and influencers around the world.

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To start, the camera shutter button on the home screen of Messenger will be holiday-themed — and there will be plenty of holiday frames, masks, stickers, and effects to slap on photos and videos as the update rolls out globally. The social network is hoping to introduce new content for special occasions and holidays like Easter.

In case you’re not a fan of the “camera replacing the keyboard,” a palette icon near the shutter button will also let users “add art and stickers to your text.”

They have has been trying to distinguish Messenger as a different platform from Facebook — you don’t even need a Facebook account to use the messaging service. It’s all about the next billion users — Messenger now hosts more than 33,000 chat bots from various companies, and just last week the company released 17 games you can play in directly in conversations.

The improvements to the Facebook Messenger camera are rolling out via an update in the coming days — you can grab it when it’s available from the App Store or the Google Play Store.

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Download Stickers For WhatsApp – The Best Collection Of Whatsapp Stickers On The Web

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Whatsapp just added support for  sticker packs support and unfortunately it doesn’t come with a lot of stickers which means you have to download apps from Google Playstore to get new stickers.

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    If you are a kind of person that loves stickers , the downside of this is that you’ll end up having too many apps on your phone just for stickers. I decided to look for a workaround for this and luckily I found it.

    I have converted the best collection of stickers from Telegram for use on Whatsapp. So let me guide you on what to do to be able to use this method.

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    How To Add Your Own Stickers To Whatsapp

    • Download Personal Stickers For WhatsApp App From Here
    • Download Xplore App From Here
    • Download Your Choice Of Stickers From The Sticker List Below
    • Extract The Folder Using Xplore App 
    • Create A New Folder On The Root Of Your Device
    • Copy The Stickers From The PNG Folder To The Folder You Created
    • Place Your Files On The Root Of Your Device (It shouldn’t be inside any folder)
    • Launch The Personal Stickers App
    • Wait For The Folder Name To Show
    • Select Add Stickers To Whatsapp And Wait
    • You’ll get a success message, launch Whatsapp and you can see your stickers.

    Whatsapp Sticker Packs (Converted From Telegram)


    1. Bill Gates Whatsapp Sticker Pack



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    2. Elon Musk Whatsapp Sticker Pack



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    3. The Kardashians Whatsapp Sticker Pack





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    4. Captain America  Whatsapp Sticker Pack



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    5. American Dad  Whatsapp Sticker Pack



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    Request A Sticker Pack

    This page would be updated regularly. If there’s a particular sticker pack you want send me a mail at naijatechguy@gmail.com and I’ll try my best to upload it here. Cheers.

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    How To Fix Facebook App Crashing On Android Smartphones

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    The main Facebook app is a data hog, drains batteryand eats up storage space and most times it ends up crashing whenever you open it on your smartphone. I’ve actually switched to facebook lite to save my phone from that endless torment.

    How To Fix Facebook App Crashing On Android Smartphones 15There are a couple of ways to fix the crashing on your phone. This method may also work for other apps.

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    Method 1

    Update Your Facebook to the latest version

    Method 2: Clear App Cache

    1. Open Settings.
    2. Tap Apps.
    3. Navigate to Facebook app.
    4. Tap to open Options.
    5. Tap Clear Cache and then Clear Data.
    6. Restart your device and try out Facebook app again.

    Method 3: Reinstall Facebook App

     Uninstall the current Facebook app you have on your
    device and go back to Google play store and reinstall it Login with your Facebook ID and everything should be back to normal.

    Method 4: Download  Facebook Lite

    Simply download facebook lite from playstore

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    Instagram Purge – Instagram To Massively Delete Fake Accounts And Fake Likes

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    You shouldn’t be surprised seeing accounts with thousands of followers but no engagement on instagram. Some get massive comments and likes from fake accounts and Instagram is clamping down on these fake accounts.

    Some people follow and then unfollow others — after they get a follow back — and through the use of third-party apps that promote inauthentic likes, follows and comments.

    You may see Instagram follow accounts start to drop in the coming days, and this is why. According to a company blog post, Instagram is trying to do something about the use of third-party apps that ‘grammers use to help artificially grow their audience.

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    “Every day, people come to Instagram to have real experiences, including genuine interactions,” the company notes. “It is our responsibility to ensure these experiences aren’t disrupted by inauthentic activity. Starting today, we will begin removing inauthentic likes, follows and comments from accounts that use third-party apps to boost their popularity.

    “We’ve built machine learning tools to help identify accounts that use these services and remove the inauthentic activity. This type of behavior is bad for the community, and third-party apps that generate inauthentic likes, follows and comments violate our Community Guidelines and Terms of Use.”

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    If you are using any of this services you shouldn’t be scared of your account being deleted. Instagram will send you an in-app message alerting the you that they have removed inauthentic likes, follows and comments from your account. That user will also be asked to secure their account by changing their password.

    There’s also a vague warning that accounts which continue to use third-party apps to grow their audience in this manner “may see their Instagram experience impacted.”

    I’m not sure what Instagram means by  “users seeing their Instagram experience impacted” but I can guess it would be using Instagram Shadow ban which limits your engagement so much you hate your Instagram Account.

    Facebook at large, of course, has been hampered by a slew of bad news lately, with the company’s ham-fisted response to inauthentic activity across its family of apps increasingly coming under scrutiny. Instagram, for its part, says it will be ramping up its efforts along these lines even more so than what it included in the announcement today.

    Also from the company’s post: “Since the early days of Instagram, we have auto-detected and removed fake accounts to protect our community. Today’s update is just another step in keeping Instagram a vibrant community where people connect and share in authentic ways. We’ll have more updates in the coming weeks on additional measures we’re taking to tackle inauthentic activity on Instagram.”

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