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Instagram to End Direct Messaging with Facebook Friends

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It is impossible to find a person who doesn’t use any of the metasocial media applications for communication. Users’ choice has always been Facebook, Messenger, or Instagram; however, Instagram and Facebook have some connection in reaching the person they want to chat with, share stories with, etc. Notably, Meta has put in a lot of effort over the years to connect Facebook and Instagram. The business offers cross-platform communications in addition to allowing users to share stories, posts, and reels. But it seems this is the end, as there is a chance that Instagram will stop allowing you to message Facebook pals, according to reports from a source, XDA Developers.

Alessandro Paluzzi, a tipster and software reverse engineer, shared a screenshot of a chat page where it is mentioned that “After mid-October, you will no longer be able to chat with your Facebook friends on Instagram, so this chat will be read-only. To continue the conversation, start a new conversation on Messenger or Facebook. No other information has been revealed by the tipster’s side, but the screenshot he shared depicts an Instagram message advising users to go to Facebook or Messenger in order to continue their chats there.

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Users can somehow rest assured, as this information isn’t something that the Meta officially announced. At the same time, the screenshot makes us think more about why Meta could terminate one such functionality that was enjoyed by many users. We can relate to facts reported in online sources that the connection of two significant social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram may have been a breach of antitrust rules in important areas like the United States.

Cross-platform texting was introduced three years ago, which made the process of discovering friends from one platform on another simpler, so we need to consider that there may be a strong reason for the firm to take this decision if this turns out to be true, as they won’t be illogical in this.


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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Android Auto 12.2 beta is available to download

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Google is constantly releasing new updates for its infotainment system, and within a short period after its launch, Android Auto has already reached the 12th generation. With each new update, the company aims to innovate the system and elevate the overall user experience. Now, moving forward, Android Auto 12.2 beta is live for Android devices.

Android Auto 12.2 beta: what’s new 

Android Auto doesn’t sometimes bring significant changes with new updates; sometimes, it gets some internal changes that users may need to see visually. However, it may provide some improvement under the hood, enhancing the performance and stability of different existing applications. Meanwhile, if we talk about the changelog, the company has brought the same old changelog, so we cannot say directly what changes it comes with. Still, we hope the update may bring some innovation that will give Android Auto a new direction and make it more compatible with more applications.

How to get the latest beta update 

To get the latest beta update of Android Auto, you just need to go to the Google Play store and search for Android Auto. Now, scroll down to the beta program section. Here, you get the Join button. Just tap on it. Once the registration is confirmed, you will get a new update. Install it and enjoy the latest developments. Alternatively, you can also join the beta program through this link.

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Samsung One UI Home gets updated with June 2024 security patch

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Samsung has already started introducing the June 2024 security patch update for the eligible devices; as of writing, the update is available for the flagship devices, including Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S23 devices; with this update, the company hasn’t reached specific changes for the devices. However, a tipster has noticed that One UI Home has been updated to a new version.

For your information, earlier, the One UI Home was running with version 15.1.01.3, but after the update, it was updated to version 15.1.03.41. This indicates that users will get some visible changes to the home screen functionality that enhance the overall experience of the device interface.

As the new update for One UI Home comes with the June 2024 patch, you don’t have to do anything manually as usual. When you update your device to the latest version, it will push a new update and update the device to the latest version, automatically updating the One UI Home.

If you want to check whether a new update is available for your device, you can do that by following simple steps: On the Home screen, perform the pinch-out gesture, tap on the setting icon, and tap on the About Home screen. Alternatively, you can check the update from the Galaxy store app. It is worth noting that the new update for One UI Home has arrived for Galaxy S24 devices, and it is expected to be available to more devices with the update.

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Samsung might reintroduce two useful features of Good Lock’s Theme Park

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Samsung’s Good Lock is an application with an endless troop of software customization options that significantly makes Samsung’s One UI much better and highly customizable. This app has been around for years, while Samsung always focuses on integrating several useful features or modules along with certain relevant enhancements that ensure users a custom software experience. However, Samsung carried away two most useful features from its Good Lock’s Theme Park, but they’re probably coming back. 

After updating the Good Lock app recently, Samsung significantly separated two useful features from the theme park, including support for image customization folders and keycap shapes. Meanwhile, users faced a lot of inconvenience due to the changes held within the Good Lock’s theme park. Now, it appears like Samsung is thinking about restoring these features to Theme Park. 

Samsung could bring back the customizable folders and keycaps to Theme Park:

According to the information provided by Good Lock’s moderator from Samsung, some changes have been performed within the Theme Park module that certainly removed the ability to create customizable folders and keycaps. Meanwhile, the team is thoroughly reviewing this issue and could consider whether they could revert the features back to Theme Park. 

However, the moderator further stated that they are not sure whether both features will return to the theme park. In addition, it’s possible that Samsung could bring them back to the Good Lock’s functionality due to their usefulness and after listening to the user’s feedback. 

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