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On the sidelines of COVID-19, Facebook has launched a new feature called ‘Shops’ – a tool that will serve the small business to thrive forward in the retail space which is lately going through a digital transformation. Sellers can list their business using the tool to connect with the customers. They can upload cover images to showcase their retail outlets for the customers. Mark Zuckerburg, the CEO of Facebook said that Shops will play an important role in helping small businesses to cope up with the crisis situation. “They are not going to undo all of the economic damage that has been caused by COVID but I hope that we can at least help build some of the infrastructures that businesses need not only at this moment but going forward as well,” he added in a statement.

Twitter Officially Launches ‘Retweets with Comments’ on iOS

Twitter has made it easier to see retweets with comments, all in one place, in its efforts to help users track and follow conversations on the micro-blogging platform easy and natural. Twitter appears to be toying with is adding a separate counter for retweets that have comments attached to them, as well as a tabbed UI for easily switching between counters once you’ve opened them up. The feature is now available on iOS. The new functionality allows a user to tap on the retweets word on a tweet (not the icon) to see who has retweeted your tweet with/out a comment. The feature is also tested in Android and can be expected to be rolled out soon.

Google is Launching a New Video Series to Help Businesses

Google is launching a new video series to help marketers and businesses get a better understanding of the opportunities and trends surfacing, besides providing basic updates of various products and tools of Google. In their newest series, leading experts and data scientists will look at the evolving data and the current market scenario to find out what business needs to hold on to the moment. It will discover the new strategies and product ranges that will help stand out the brand in the crisis situation. The first volume of the series could be expected to be launched in June. It is expected that the series will surefire the brand strategies to adapt to the post-COVID business environment.

Corona has brought dramatic changes to dating, quotes Tinder

In an interview with BBC, the Tinder Chief Executive Elie Seidman said that the Covid-19 pandemic has brought a drastic effect on the people who used dating apps. The user engagement has been up significantly as Tinder users had made 3 billion swipes worldwide on March 29. During the ongoing lockdown days, there has been a significant change in the behaviour metrics of the users. The popular dating app has recently announced that it will start rolling out a Global Mode feature for the users, where the users will be able to virtually date any other Tinder users from any part of the world. The platform will also allow users to avoid geography filters completely.

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