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WhatsApp has added a Mute Forever feature

WhatsApp, the most widely used messaging app owned by Facebook has now come up with the much awaited feature that it has included the forever option in the mute menu for the users all across the world. According to many users, this feature should have been there from the very beginning. WhatsApp announced the introduction of the new feature on Twitter for both iOS and Android. WhatsApp has also confirmed that the new feature will also be available on WhatsApp Web.

WhatsApp till now allowed it’s users to mute a chat for just few hours, weeks or a year. But now they have removed the option of muting the chat for 1 year with forever. This new feature has come as a sigh a relief for many users. This new mute forever feature will be rolled out via an OTA update.

In order to update WhatsApp you are required to go to Google Play store on your Android device and if you are using iPhone then go to App store. You need to make sure to connect your device to a stable WiFi connection before updating messaging app. Once the app is updated you will get the mute forever feature in the list under Mute option in the Settings menu. Now you are required to click on the option to mute the particular chat forever. After this you will never be notified if the contact that has been muted sends you a new message. This was a requirements of many users who were receiving many unwanted messages everyday. This feature is making more sense now as we are working from home amid coronavirus pandemic and are highly dependent on the messaging platform to connect with our friends.

In the coming days WhatsApp is going to add voice as well as video calling features to the WhatsApp Web version. With this feature, WhatsApp is planning to compete with other video calling platforms like Google Meet, Microsoft teams, Zoom and many more. Not so long ago WhatsApp extended the voice as well as video call participant to eight from four members.

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How to transfer your Google Music playlist to YouTube Music

Google Play Music is an application which Android users were using for the last decade but now they are shutting down the app for some of the users all around the globe. If you are an Android users then you must have noticed that you are prompted whenever you open Google play Music which advises you to shift you music playlists to YouTube music. According to some reports many people have not been able to access their content through this app or it;s web portals. On some phone it is even showing that “Google Play Music is no longer available”.

It is not a sudden decision by Google Play Music as they have announced it few months ago that they are closing. YouTube Music is a hot property at the moment and you can listen to the songs, recordings and the cover versions that are available on YouTube. This music streaming service was launched in March 2019 and has hot 500 million downloads on Google Play Store. Transferring the music library from Google Music to YouTube Music is a piece of cake. Google earlier confirmed that their music streaming service users from South Africa and New Zealand will not be able to access the service in September. It is still the time for the users to save the music library even though you need to move to YouTube Music.

How to Transfer your Playlist to YouTube Music:
First of all download YouTube Music app.
Now you will see a transfer button in the app which will initiate transferring process of your Play Music history, uplaods, playlists and the purchased content.
Once the transfer is completed you will receive an email and notification.
YouTube Music’ home screen will also show the updated recommendations which are based on your likes/dislikes and the playlists.

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WhatsApp is switching on shop button on business profiles

In the COVID-19 era people’s dependence on the communication apps has been increased greatly. Same is the case with WhatsApp, the number one messaging app on Internet. Whats now has made it very simple and easy for the businesses to sell on the platform. Now WhatsApp is adding a shopping button as well as direct purchase option to the Business Profiles thus making it easier for the customers to flow through.

According the stakeholders at WhatsApp they are planning to expand the ways for the people to check out the available products and also make the purchases right from the chat. They also made it very simple for businesses to integrate the features into existing eCommerce and the customer solutions. This will be very productive for the small businesses who have been impacted in this time. This service will the launched worldwide soon. The businesses will now also get to option to manage the WhatsApp messages through hosting services that Facebook is planning to offer. This feature will make it very simple and easy for the small and medium businesses to get started. You can sell the products and also keep the the inventory up to date. With this you can reply to the messages they receive instantly wherever the employees are.

The company is claiming that 175M people message WhatsApp Business account each day. More than 68% of international adults said that they are interested to do business with a company that can be contacted through messaging. In India there are 78% adults who agree that messaging saves time than calling a business. Now 75 % prefer to message a business than before the COVID-19 pandemic. The poll was done among more than 8000 in USA, Germany, UK, India, Brazil, Mexico and Indonesia without mentioning the brands and products.

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How to use Apple’s new Translate app offline

With iOS 14, Apple has brought the feature which people was desperately waiting i.e. Translate. With this feature, Apple is aiming at taking on Google Translate. The new Translate app of Apple will not just only perform the usual language but also comes with the features like conversation mode. It has got the support for multiple languages and many more. We are going to see what is inside the new Translate app.

Translate Text:
Open the Translate app and then select the two languages by simply tapping the boxes at the top.
Now start typing the desired language that you need to translate from.
Once you are written the text you can tap ‘Go’ to show the translated text.
Translate Speech:
Open the app and then select the languages by simply tapping the boxes at the top.
Now you need to tap the microphone button located under the text field and then start speaking. You can speak in any of the two languages that you have selected.
Once it is done you need to take a pause and the app will show the translated text on your screen.
You can also tap the play button in order to play the translation out loud.
App Translate: Conversation mode:
The conversation mode lets you translate the conversations while they happen. In order to enable this from the app you are required to follow these steps.

First you need to open the Translate app and then select languages by tapping the boxes at the top.
Now rotate your phone into the landscape mode.
Now you are required to tap the microphone button and then start talking.
The app will keep on automatically translating as when the conversation has a break.
How many languages Apple Translate support?
Apple Translate at the moment supports 12 languages which includes Chinese, Arabic, French, English (US), English (UK), Italian, German, Portuguese, Korean, Japanese, Spanish and Russian. Apple will add support for other languages in future as well. The app also lets you download these languages offline in order to keep it useful all the time.

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How to instantly set up FaceID on your iPhone

If you have got an iPhone which is above iPhone X then you might have noticed that it has not been equipped with Touch ID sensor that lets the phone to detect the faces automatically and act as a protection layer which is known as FaceID. FaceID is actually a facial recognition system that has been developed by Apple Inc. for it’s many devices which include iPhone and iPad etc. FaceID is based on the facial recognition sensor that has got two parts a dot projector module and an infrared camera. The dot projector module projects more than 30,000 infrared dots on the face of the users and the infrared camera reads the patterns.

Setting up a FaceID is very easy and simple procedure and within no time the setup process will be completed. In order to setup FaceID on your iPhone you need to follow these simple steps.

In order to set up Face ID you are required to first set a passcode for your device which you can be done by going to Settings>FaceID & Passcode>Passcode.
Now you need to to select whether you want a four digit or a six digit passcode.
Once the passcode is set now you can go to the Face ID & Passcode page. Now you are required to enter your passcode and then tap on the Set up Face ID option.
Now the instructions for registering your face will show up and you need to follow them.
You can also set up an alternative Face ID for your partner for unlocking your device when you need. To do this you need to follow these steps.

First of all go to Settings>Face ID & Passcode and then enter your passcode.
Now you need to tap on the ‘Set Up an Alternate Appearance‘.
Now you need to follow the onscreen instructions for registering your partners face.
Face ID can work with scarves, hats, contact lenses, glasses and various sunglasses. But remember it won’t work with masks so in this pandemic era you will not be able to unlock the phone by using this feature.

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Apple has released iOS 14.1, iPadOS 14.1 update

Apple has just released iOS 14.1 and iPadOS 14.1 updates for iPhones and iPad respectively. Both of these updates has brought several enhancements as well as bug fixes whicj includes 10-bit HDR video playback as well as edit support. Here we are going to take a look at iOS 14.1 and iPadOS 14.1.

Features of iOS 14.1 and iPadOS 14.1
With iOS 14.1 update, Apple has added the support for 10-bit HDR video playback as well as editing for iPhone 8 and above. The update fices various different issues like widgets, folders as well as the icons that appeared in the smaller size, emails in the Mail app were sent from an incorrect alias as well as incoming calls were prevented from displaying the region information. The update also fixes the problem which has caused a temporary reduction of the streaming video resolution at the beginning of playback. The calculator issue has also been fixed which prevented the zeros from appearing on the screen. An issue which was restricting the users to download or add the songs to their library while viewing an album or playlist. Another issue related to Files app causing problems with MDM-managed cloud service providers to wrongly display content has also been fixed. iOS update has also fixed various issues related to Apple Watch. The issues include setting up family member’s Apple Watch as well as case material being displayed incorrectly in the Apple Watch app. However iOS 14.1 has not fixed battery drain issue that was found in the iOS 14 update. At the moment the only fix to this issue is to reset the phone to factory settings.

On the other hand iPadOS 14.1 update has also brought the support for 10-bit HDT video playback and editing for iPad Pro 12.9-inch and later, iPad Pro 11-inch, ipad Pro 10.5-inch, iPad Air and later. In addition to that the update has brought fix for all of the problems which are found in iOS related to home screen icons, music library, Mail app, Files app and more.