'Color' Hopes to Marry Photography with Social Networking
A company called Color Labs has today made a new photography-based social networking application available to the iOS and Android platforms. The application taps into GPS data when used to take pictures and video, and automatically creates a social networking group based on others who are nearby and also use the application. The application says it only groups photos together when they are taken within 150 of other users who have the application. Users don't need to friend anyone or even upload photos/video, it all happens automatically. The application also has its own built-in text messaging feature so people can strike up conversations based on the images/videos shared. It is free.
Facebook Messenger Takes a Shot at Snapchat with 'Days'
Facebook is updating its Messenger application with disappearing stories that behave similar to those of Snapchat and Instagram. The feature, called Messenger Day, lets people create short stories made up of photos and videos and then share them with their Facebook friends.
Facebook to Support iPhone's Live Photos
The Facebook iOS application now lets users upload, share, and view Live Photos captured with the iPhone 6s or 6s Plus. Live Photos debuted with the newest iPhones from Apple earlier this year.
Apple's New Clips App Offers a Fun Way to Create Videos
Apple today announced Clips, an app for the iPhone and iPad that lets people piece together photos, videos, and music for sharing on social networks. One of the core features is called Live Titles, which lets people create animated captions by using their voice, rather than typing.
Facebook Wants People to Share More Videos
Facebook is prepared to ease the process of creating compelling video posts with your pictures. The company today said it plans to relocate the Slideshow feature built into its Moments app and drop it into the main Facebook app for iOS.