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Facebook Tries Out 'Instant Videos'

Facebook is trying out a feature that'll automatically download videos over WiFi, making them immediately accessible whenever you feel like watching. The feature, known as Instant Videos, will also reduce your data usage. It's being tested with some Android users.

Gigabit Available To 57.5 Million People In US

57.5 million Americans now have access to gigabit broadband internet, according to Viavi, a telecom hardware manufacturer. Viavi's report found the US has more people with access to gigabit internet than any other country. Though the prevalence of gigabit per capita is low.

Twitter Testing Built-In Tweetstorm Feature

Twitter is trying out a feature that'll make it easier to post tweetstorms, which effectively give people a way to skirt around the social network's 140-character limit. A user on Twitter, Devesh Logendran, sent screenshots of the feature in the Android app to TheNextWeb.

Spotify Web Player Stops Working With Safari

Spotify is no longer working with Safari, so if you want to use a browser to access the service's Web Player, an alternative one is required. Because of some "recent updates" made to Apple's web browser, it technically doesn't work with the music service's player.

Equifax Hacked, 143M Americans Affected

44% of the United States population has been affected by a single hack. Equifax, which provides credit reports, experienced a data breach that exposed the personal information of 143 million people. Some info on people in Canada and the UK was also exposed.

Instagram Testing Stories On Facebook

Since Stories on Facebook are not so popular, Facebook has decided to add a new feature to its Instagram platform that would allow users to share their Stories directly to Facebook. Those that have received this feature now see a new option to share photos and videos created with

Twitter Enables Night Mode On Desktop

Twitter has officially rolled out its highly requested Night Mode display option on desktop. When it's enabled, the theme becomes dark, something many people prefer all the time or at least in the evening. Night Mode has already existed on mobile devices.

Facebook Watch Arrives Around The US

Facebook's "Watch" tab is now available for users around the United States. It features access to a growing selection of original video content, which Facebook is trying to use to compete with YouTube and others. Content creators on Watch receive 55% of the generated ad revenue.

YouTube Improves Streaming Latency, Mod Tools

An update to YouTube's livestreaming capabilities has introduced improved moderation tools and lower latency streaming. The new ultra-low latency feature can be activated during a stream to reduce the delay between broadcasters and viewers to a couple seconds.