How To Add Photos, Videos, And GIFs To Your Whatsapp Status

Facebook bought Whatsapp a few ago. The only noteworthy change made to Whatsapp since the acquisition was support for GIFs. For the most part, Facebook left Whatsapp the same as they found it until now. Facebook has long been copying features from Snapchat and including them in the Facebook, Messenger, and Instagram apps. Following this, Whatsapp has a new way to share status updates and these updates closely resemble stories that you share on Snapchat. You can add photos, videos, and GIFs to your Whatsapp status with this new feature. It remains visible for twenty-four hours and you can control who it is visible to. Here's how it works. Read More

How To Share Multiple Photos In One Post On Instagram

Instagram has just added a new feature and this one hasn't been ripped off from Snapchat. When you post to Instagram, you can share multiple photos in one post. The limit is ten photos per post. The feature is rolling out to users slowly. Even if the feature hasn't rolled out for you, you will still be able to see these multiple photo posts in your feed. Instagram lets you apply filters and edit photos in your post the same way it has always done. Here's how you can share multiple photos in one post on Instagram. Read More

How To View Suggested Videos In Full Screen Mode On YouTube

When you play a video on YouTube, you get suggestions for other videos to watch. This is how you end up going down the rabbit hole; you watch one suggested video after the other. Before you know it, it's 4pm. The YouTube app for iOS and Android lists the suggested videos below the video player. This is when you have the video open in the standard viewing mode. If you go to full screen mode, the suggested videos disappear, or so they used to. An update to the app now lets you view suggested videos in full screen mode on YouTube. Here's how. Read More

How To Remove Hat, Gloves, And The Backpack From Your Pokèmon Go Avatar

Do you ever think your Pokèmon Go avatar is over-dressed? When you customize the avatar, you can give it all the gear that Ash had when he set out on his journey. This means that in addition to the essentials, i.e. pants and a shirt, your avatar also wears a hat, gloves, and carries a backpack. You can of course customize these items and Niantic has items that you can buy for your avatar. If you'd rather just stick to the essentials the game lets you remove the hat, gloves, and backpack from your Pokèmon Go avatar. Here's how. Read More

How To Use Picture In Picture Mode For Videos On Facebook

Facebook is the second most popular place where people watch videos. The number one spot is held by YouTube. This is a fact Facebook is well aware of and it constantly pushes video content to users. Videos on Facebook autoplay, and as of last year you can also cast a video to a Chromecast and other TV sticks. Facebook is now slowly rolling out a new feature whereby videos will auto-play with sound. There's also a neat picture in picture mode for videos on Facebook that lets you 'minimize' a video to a small corner of your screen and continue scrolling your feed. The video will continue to play, with sound. YouTube has this exact same thing. Here's how you can enter picture in picture mode for videos on Facebook. Read More

How To Turn Off Auto-Sound For Videos On Facebook

A while back, Facebook made it so that videos in your news feed would play automatically. It was awful. Thankfully, Facebook gave users a way to turn off auto-play for videos. It was a terrible idea to have videos play automatically and now Facebook is going to one-up that idea. A new feature is rolling out to users that will auto-play videos with sound. Before this feature was added, users had to tap a video to get sound. Now, videos will play automatically with sound. It will be awful. Thankfully, users have the option to turn off auto-sound for videos on Facebook. Here's how. Read More

Use Google Now On Tap To Translate Text In Images

Google Now On Tap is a neat context aware feature in Android. It lets you take screenshots and share them, look up words, and use your calendar more efficiently. One other neat Google Now on Tap trick is that it can translate text. This trick only works for images and not on web pages. If you have text in a different language, using Google Now on Tap to translate it isn't going to work. For imges though, it works like a charm. Read More

How To Enable And Disable Two-Step Verification In Whatsapp

Whatsapp has added a new security feature; two step verification. The feature was initially rolled out to select users but has now been made available to everyone using Whatsapp. Two-Step verification in Whatsapp adds a second layer of security to ensureno one can set up Whatsapp using your phone number. When you enable two-step verification in Whatsapp, any time you need to set up Whatsapp on a new device you will have to provide your passcode. Here's how you can enable and disable two-step verification in Whatsapp. Read More

How To Practice Breathing Exercises For Meditation In VR

Breathing is a major part of yoga and meditation. The seemingly simple act of inhaling and exhaling is broken down into four steps which take a little time to get used to. If you're trying out meditation or learning the basics of breathing for yoga then Exhale VR is a web app that can help you. There are quite a few apps available to help people learn how to meditate and regulate their breathing and Exhale VR gives you a visual way to do it. You can use the app with Google Cardboard or, if you don't have VR headset, from just your desktop browser. Here's how it works. Read More

How To Create A Snapcode For A Website In Snapchat

Snapchat has a thing called Snapcodes; a type of QR code that can be scanned to quickly follow someone. It's pretty neat and has, like almost everything else in Snapchat, been copied without shame by competing messaging apps. Snapchat has now expanded the feature to allow users to create Snapcodes for websites. Users can enter any URL they want to point the code to and add an image to it. It will be branded with the Snapchat ghost. Here's how you can create a Snapcode for a website in Snapchat. Read More

How To Fake Your Location On Android [No-Root]

Android users, for one reason or the other, might need to fake their location. It might be something only developers need to do or the average user might use a fake GPS location to access apps or services that aren't available otherwise. For the most part, you need to root your device to fake your GPS location but Floater lets you do so without a rooted device. You can fake your location on Android via the apps' floating widget provided you have developer options enabled. Here's how it works. Read More

Play The Chrome T-Rex Running Game On Your Phone

Chrome has a neat little game hidden on the No Internet Connection page. Most desktop users know about this game; whenever you lose your internet connect and Chrome fails to load a page, it shows you a 'No Internet Connection' message. Just above this message is a pixel image of a T-Rex. If you tap your space bar, the T-rex starts running. Cacti appear in its path and you must tap the space bar to jump over them. This very same game can be played on Chrome for iOS and Android. Here's how you can play the Chrome T-rex running game on your phone. Read More

How To Set WiFi Connection Priority In Android

Smartphones and desktops are not always accurate when it comes to choosing the strongest connection to connect to. Your PC or your smartphone will connect to a network based solely on its signal strength. This is hardly the best approach since other factors such as stability and speed are important when connecting to a network. If you're running Windows 10, there's a pretty easy way to set WiFi connection order. To set WiFi connection priority in Android, you need an app called WiFi Prioritizer. Read More

20 Best Android Apps & Tips Of 2016

Android Marshmallow was released in 2016 and it's roll out to all Android devices has been slow. A new version of Android doesn't see the same adoption rate as a new iOS version does and most carriers and manufacturers are still in the process of rolling it out to Android users. It wasn't a bad year for Android and here are the best Android apps and tips of 2016 Read More

How To Send Self Destructing Messages On Viber

Self destructing messages are fast becoming a popular feature in messaging apps. The feature itself originally came from Snapchat. Messaging apps have since incorporated the same feature or a variation of it. Viber is the latest app to get a self destructing feature. The feature works only for photos and videos. Here's how you can send self destructing messages on Viber. Read More

How To Go Live On Instagram

Instagram introduced a live broadcast feature some time ago. The company has been rolling it out to users all over the world in stages. Some users got the feature earlier than others and the roll out is still in progress. The feature is a clone of Periscope but unlike Periscope, your broadcast can be viewed so long as you're live on Instagram. Once it ends, the broadcast cannot be replayed or viewed again. Here's how it works. Read More

How To Add Custom Tiles To Quick Settings In Android

Android 6.0 and later has a neat Quick Settings panel in the Notifications shade. The Quick Settings panel comes with a few preset toggles that let you toggle Bluetooth, WiFi, and screen orientation lock. Android has not made the Quick Settings panel OS exclusive and users can add or remove tiles to them. To add custom tiles, users need to download an app that will add the tile they want. These apps are available in abundance in the Google Play Store. Here'w how you can add custom tiles to Quick Settings In Android. Read More

How To Disable Animations In Android [No Root]

Animations are a cosmetic feature that make an OS look cooler. Animations fill transition actions i.e. when you switch from one app to the other, an animation makes the switch look smoother. Animations are part of all operating systems; Windows, macOS, iOS, Android, and Windows Mobile. They do look neat and contribute to the finesse of the UI but they also drain your battery. An excellent example of this is the parallax effect in iOS which was a huge battery drain. Android is no different; it too has animations to fill the transition gaps and make the OS appear more fluid. These animations drain the battery like any other animation would. Here's how you can disable animations in Android. Read More

Get Notifications When There Is A New Google Doodle Game

Google uses doodles to mark noteworthy historical or major global events. During the Olympics, Google had a new game-doodle for every day of the event. Google doodles, when they're just bits of art are neat in themselves but Google does add a game every now and then. If you usually find out about a a play-able doodle through someone else, or when it's too late, you'll be glad to know that's about to stop. Google, through its Google app for Android, now lets you enable notifications when there is a new doodle available. Here's how to turn them on. Read More

You Can Now Download ADB And Fastboot As Stand Alone Tools

We've covered quite a few Android guides on AddictiveTips. Many are for flashing ROMs, rooting devices, or forcing a firmware update on your device. Often, an integral step in these guides involves unlocking your bootloader and then flashing a ROM or the new firmware via ADB and Fastboot. In order to do this, you have to install Android Studio. Without it, you cannot unlock the bootloader or flash a ROM. The thing is, Android Studio is a pretty large set of development tools when you only need to download ADB and Fastboot. Google has now made the ADB and Fastboot tools available for direct download so that you no longer have to download Android Studio just to get these two tools. Read More