Here are the top trending news from the world of technology. News that every tech enthusiast should keep a tab on.
WhatsApp will soon allow you to have Two Accounts on same Phone
Pretty soon you no longer have to switch between two phones to access your different WhatsApp accounts. Meta has announced that it is soon launching a feature that will allow users to operate two WhatsApp accounts on the same phone. This feature will be especially useful for people who use different WhatsApp account for work and a sperate account for messaging family members and friends. However, Meta has said that if users wish to setup a second WhatsApp account, they will still need a separate phone number and a sim card. This implies that this feature will work only dual sim phones.
Instagram users to enjoy more Privacy & Data Tracking Control
Users can now stop Instagram from tracking and collecting information from their web and app activities. However, users will have to enable this feature manually by going into Instagram settlings. Additionally, Instagram users can also know what all information Instagram’s parent company Meta shares with third party businesses. The users can personalize what information Meta can share with third party businesses or stop altogether from sharing the information. Previously, these features were only on Facebook. By expanding these features to Instagram, Meta is seeking to make Instagram more privacy friendly and also consolidate its image of being a truly privacy friendly platform.
Adobe adds more ‘AI features’ to its Photoshop Tool
Adobe has just launched Photoshop Elements 2024, the latest updated version of its photo editing software. With this latest iteration, Adobe has added plenty of AI features that will supposedly make photo editing more simple and fun. For instance, “Select Subject” tool can automatically select the subject of a photo with just a few clicks. Then there is ‘Match Color and Tone’ tool that can automatically match the color and tone of two photos. Along with these AI features, Adobe is offering other performance enhancement features like ‘Guided Edits’ and ‘Expert Options.’ Guided Edits walk you through step-by-step instructions on how to edit and enhance your photos. Expert Options, on other hand, allow users to gain more control over their edit.
Google to make Pixel phones in India
Google has announced that it will begin manufacturing its Pixel phones in India starting in 2024. Google said it is currently talking with several domestic and international manufacturers for setting up a manufacturing plant. Google’s decision isn’t really surprising considering that India is the second largest smartphone market in the world. Besides, manufacturing Pixel phones in India will help to reduce the cost of its devices and make them more competitive with other smartphone brands in the country. India also sets to benefit from Google’s decision as it will create more jobs in the country and boost the local manufacturing sector.