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Threads App: What about the Direct Messages?

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Another wave, like Twitter, is floating in the air, known as Threads. Owned by the American Technology Bureau Meta Platform. The Threads also operate akin to the weblog platform like Twitter. This app is especially for writing words. With the help of threads, users’ words can be conveyed to the people. This app has created hubbub-like waves in the ocean. Over 70 Million users unite the platform in just 48 Hours.

Users can log in to this app via their Instagram account. After logging in, the user can post the text he wants to up to 500 words, which also includes pictures, links, and videos of max 5 minutes. But as users started using it, they realized that it lacked some features. Especially the incapacity of sending direct messages. Direct message not being sent by threads remains the most chew question about it.

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The CEO of Instagram, Adam Mosseri, since the launch of the thread, has been active on it. To look up the reviews about this app, what users are enjoying about this app, and what not. On many affairs he accepts that there are some common features about which users complain. And said maybe in the coming update will come with the recovery of complaints. But for now, we have to be patient.

The company accepts that there is no facility of direct messages. Also, for now, they just want to keep their platform easy. According to Mosseri, the main aim is to send threads through other apps, including direct messages from insta. The rest of this decision is not like a line of stone. In the coming update, this may change. Mosseri said –

“For now, our plan is not to create another inbox anymore and instead allow people to send threads to other apps, including Instagram direct messages, but also apps we don’t own. It may not make sense in the long run, but we thought we would.”

Mosseri, open the probability that in future updates, the facility of sending direct messages from this threads app will be rolled out. But now, users can enjoy sharing threads, can also copy the thread’s URL, or else can use sharing facilities through other chatting apps.


Aastha is a Author of Samlover.com. With a degree in Engineering with IT, Aastha is deeply immersed in the realm of technology. Specializing in Android and Hardware. She is Passionate about technology at the service of digital entertainment that can be used through any platform. Music, movies and video games have always taken up a good part of his free time, but he doesn't give up outdoor activities, from simple walks to cycling and skiing. He has been producing editorial content for SamLover since 2022 and has run a computer and telephony store for 3 decades.

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Google Wallet to ask for verification before making payments

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Google Wallet provides worldwide services; it allows users to do money-related transactions quickly and safely. Whether they have to receive money in their account or pay bills, Along with this, as its name suggests, the application also works as a wallet to hold different types of documents, such as loyalty cards, transport tickets, and many more. So to provide more safety, there is one more security measure that has been taken by Google: verifying the person before making payments.

Several Google Wallet users have reported that every tap-to-pay transaction necessitates an additional step to unlock the device. At the same time, Google is also testing another new security feature, identity verification. This feature prompts the device to verify the user before making a payment after a few minutes of unlocking.

As per the official “For security reasons, you can only use your payment methods after verifying your identity. If you have already verified your identity on your device a few minutes ago, your next transaction might not require you to do so. If the verification has expired, you will need to repeat it to make the next transaction.

When you open the Google Wallet, a prompt message pops up saying, “For security reasons, we need to verify your identity before allowing you to pay.”  It will provide an attached link; just tap on it. It immediately asks you to verify your identity by choosing the verification system according to your preference, including PIN, pattern, and class 3 biometric unlocking.

As of writing, the feature hasn’t reached many users, but it is expected to be available to every user in the next few days.

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Samsung Looks Forward to Protect Users’ Data From Cyber Warfare With Samsung Knox Vault

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Samsung is gearing up to add an extra layer of security over personal and professional data as it looks into cyber threats with the Samsung Knox Vault to take a stand against cyber warfare. 

Digital technology is undoubtedly for the sake of people, but sometimes it turns out to be fatal. Now Samsung is looking forward to the need for data protection and simultaneously taking proactive steps to address it with the Samsung Knox Vault. 

Samsung Knox Vault storage is a dedicated hardware-based security solution embedded in every device that helps store sensitive data and lies at the heart of the brand’s strategy. It comes pre-installed on flagship Galaxy devices. Now Samsung has expanded its range to include more mid-range devices, which include the Galaxy A35 and Galaxy A55 5G models. 

Samsung Knox Vault encrypts sensitive data such as passwords and biometrics and houses it in a dedicated, tamper-proof place, which makes it extremely difficult to access. Even for hackers, the brand has offered its processor, memory, and security interface so that it can be completely independent from the main parts of the phone. It constantly guards data, despite other parts of the device being attacked by malware or physical tampering. 

Knox Vault boasts government certification for its defense-like security; it also blocks access to risky websites, unknown apps, and suspicious commands. Samsung’s addition of this functionality to the Galaxy A series smartphone signifies Samsung’s recognition of the growing importance of data security for a wider range of users. 

This feature efficiently reduces the risk of malware, unauthorized access, or phishing attacks, unknown apps, and more. Websites including CNET and TechRadar offer news and analysis on the smartphone security industry. The Samsung Knox Vault is an essential tool for preventing unauthorized access to data in this digital era.


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Google Introduces a Paid Version Of Chrome

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The study says that as of March 2024, 3.45 billion internet users use Google Chrome, which is about 63.87% of the global browser market. Maybe the free-of-charge is the key reason behind this. And now, to expand its versatility, Google has launched a paid version of Chrome called ‘Chrome Enterprise Premium.’ 

Chrome is a browser developed by the brand and is one of the most familiar pieces of software in its category, as well as one of the most preferred. All credit goes to its several features that suit the convenience of the users. The company consistently strives to improve the browsing experience through constant enhancements. Recently, Google has introduced the possibility of forcing dark mode on all sites, as both a function capable of bringing order to the multiple tabs open in the browser is arriving, or even as soon as the Incognito Mode of the software will surely protect the privacy of users. 

Now, Google is introducing a subscription plan, as it offers a business-oriented version of Google Chrome named Chrome Enterprise Premium. However, at the moment, the giants have not revealed detailed plan information or what features the premium version offers. 

Google has therefore decided to debut a new version of the paid Chrome browser, dedicated to business users. Chrome Enterprise now boasts two options, which are as follows: 

  • The Core Plan (free) 
  • The Premium Plan (paid) 

The brand’s ‘new browser can offer an extra layer of data protection to users while they are online, using tools such as automatic updates to protect against newly emerged vulnerabilities and personalized site permissions across all managed devices. But not only that, the new version of Chrome is specially introduced to block suspicious add-ons to better prevent any type of hacker attack. Both versions of Chrome Enterprise differ in some features; however, the Core version also represents a more than valid solution. The recently introduced Premium subscription plan can offer additional features such as: 

  • Deep malware scan 
  • Power to filter URLs based on website category 
  • Data loss prevention 
  • Context-aware access for Saas, Google Cloud, and private web apps through Chrome.

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