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Tech Updates Related To Telegram, Twitter Spaces, And Meta’s Facial Recognition Feature

This week has been a roller coaster ride in the tech industry. Three tech updates that stood out are related to Telegram, Twitter Space, and Meta’s facial recognition feature.


Telegram has begun to roll out its latest update, Telegram 8.2, which makes it easier to use the platform. Twitter has decided to now allow the non-users of the micro-blogging platform to be a part of Twitter Space. Meta, previously known as Facebook, has announced that it would continue using its facial recognition feature for its metaverse products.


Let us now cover these latest tech updates in detail.


Telegram 8.2


In an unofficial bid to become the best messaging platform, Telegram has started rolling out its Telegram 8.2 update for its users.

Telegram 8.2 Update
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The new tech update rolled out by Telegram comes with features that make it easier for users to use the messaging platform. The list includes a Date Bar, Admin Control, and Calendar View.


Telegram has made it convenient for a user to find his or her images/videos that were posted a long time ago. Date Bar enables a user to jump from one date/month to another date/month to find the image/videos. The tech update released by Telegram is being looked at as a nice move. Users often wish to go back to view their previous uploads.


The feature of Calendar View functions on a similar note except for the fact that it lets a user find the image/video by visiting a specific date.


Like other messaging platforms, Telegram also allows its users to create groups to communicate with others on a larger scale at a single place. The messaging platform takes an edge as with its latest tech update, named Telegram 8.2, an admin retains the right as to who can join the group. The admin of a group would be able to view the profile of the user before letting him or her join the group.


The details that an admin would be able to view are the profile picture and bio of the user. Based on this, the admin will have the right to either approve the user or dismiss the user’s request to join the group. This new tech update may give other similar platforms a signal to follow the suit.


Twitter Space, Now Open For All


Twitter has now opened the doors of Twitter Space for everyone including those who are non-users of the platform.

Twitter Space
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As per the latest tech update announced by Twitter via the official Twitter handle of Twitter Space, the platform is now available for those who are not users of the micro-blogging platform.


The Space Audios would earlier be available only to those who were registered users of Twitter. Anyone else could not listen to the audio released by the host on Twitter Space. The new tech update changes the game by allowing a non-user to listen to the Space Audio through the link shared by the host.


This is being looked at as an opportunity to reach a wider base of audience in the world of the internet. The tech update, however, comes with a string attached to it. Even though a non-user can listen to the Space Audio, he or she will not be allowed to participate in the audio session. This means that they would be unable to comment and/or reply to the audio broadcast.


Twitter has also updated its policy which earlier required a user to have at least 600 followers to host a Space Audio session. The revised policy allows every user to host an audio session, share the link, and reach a larger number of people. The latest tech update of Twitter Space seems to be a definite way of making the micro-blogging platform the most inclusive platform on the internet.


Meta’s Facial Recognition Feature


Facebook has rebranded itself, to be now called Meta. Post rebranding itself in a major way, the social media giant has said that it would retain some of the previous features. The one feature that is getting a lot of attention is Meta’s Facial Recognition Feature.

Meta's Facial Recognition Feature
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Apart from this feature, the tech update related to Meta would also highlight two more features that the company has decided to retain even after rebranding itself.


Facial Recognition Feature was a major part of Facebook. It is now expected to remain in the portfolio of the rebranded version of the company. The announcement stated that Meta would continue using the feature of facial recognition for its metaverse products. The latest tech update was confirmed by Jason Grosse, the official spokesperson of Meta.


He said that Meta would continue to explore its Facial Recognition Feature to understand how well the company can serve the needs of the people through the future of computing platforms and devices.


Meta, through the feature of facial recognition, aims to build a simulation where people would interact among themselves as avatars.


The other two features that Meta has decided to retain are DeepFace and Facebook Face Recognition. The tech update in Facebook appears to be more towards rebranding itself unless some other major developments happen in the future.


The Facebook Face Recognition feature identifies a user in an image or a video to suggest tagging that particular person. This was launched to replace Tag Suggestion. The feature of DeepFace is an expert in matching the facial templates that are generated by its Facial Recognition System.

 

This is all for this week.

 

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