Photo and video-sharing social networking platform Instagram has kicked off a week of product reveals with the announcement of Collabs, a new feature that lets two users jointly share ownership of a single feed post or Reel. According to The Verge, tomorrow, it will follow this up by testing a new way to add a non-profit fundraiser to a post, and finally, on Thursday it will roll out the ability to create photo and video posts on desktop, as well as launching new music-focused effects for Reels. The new Collabs feature effectively allows two accounts to co-author a post or Reel. The post or Reel will appear jointly to each user’s followers and will share the same comment thread, as well as view and like counts. Collabs are enabled from the tagging screen, after which the second account will have to accept the invite.
The service will also roll out the ability for users to post photos and videos from desktop browsers on Thursday, following a limited test earlier this year.
This might sound like a very basic feature to only now be coming to desktop, but Instagram’s desktop functionality has historically lagged well behind what’s possible on its apps. It only added DMs to the browser last year, for example.
Finally, there are a couple of minor features also coming this week. Tomorrow, Instagram will start testing a new way to create fundraisers in posts, which will be accessible after tapping the ‘+’ button on the top right of its interface.
Google Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro unveiled with Tensor chip & 50MP camera
Google’s new smartphones, Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, recently launched after multiple leaks and teasers. As per 91 Mobiles, the American tech giant unveiled the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro at its Fall launch event on Tuesday. The Pixel 6 series is the first from the tech giant to feature an in-house chipset — Google Tensor, instead of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chips. With Tensor chip, flagship camera sensors, and Android 12, the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro are the most significant Pixel phones in years.
Here’s everything you need to know about the new Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro: Pixel 6: Priced at USD 599 (or about Rs 44,971), the Pixel 6 features a 6.4-inch FHD+ AMOLED screen with a 90Hz refresh rate. The handset has a unique unibody look with a rear camera bar and an edge-to-edge display with a punch-hole cutout for the front-facing camera. It also comes with Gorilla Glass Victus with an in-display fingerprint sensor. The Pixel 6 is powered by the Tensor chipset and will be available with 8GB RAM 128GB/ 256GB UFS 3.1 storage. The device is also packed with a 4,614mAh battery that supports wireless and 30W fast charging. The Pixel 6 devices are available in several colours, each with a two-tone design. The Pixel 6 will run on Android 12, the latest version of the Android operating system.