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Samsung Galaxy’s ‘Circle to Search’ to Get Three New Utility Features

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Google first unveiled Circle to Search, the latest AI-powered feature, alongside other Galaxy AI features with the Galaxy S24 series.  Later, Google introduced this AI feature to its pixel smartphones. For starters, the Circle to Search functionality provides the ability to instantly search for information about any object on the screen.Now, Google is preparing to add new features to enhance its utility.

Currently, when you activate the circle to search interface, the button displays an at-a-glance icon that allows you to search either manually or by voice. Additionally, a Google Lens icon appears as a shortcut to the application, and a translation icon allows you to instantly translate text on the screen. And to make it more convincing, the company will make some changes to the application in the coming updates.

According to the Android Authority, with the help of app investigation partner Assemble debug, some new features are arriving for the instant search screen, one of which is saving screenshots on the cloud. Currently, when you circle any object, it directly goes to the search result but does not save anywhere, but soon this will change, allowing the user to save the selected screenshot on the cloud or share it with anyone.

Along with this, the Circle to Search could also get two more features, including “listen” and “select all,” similar to Google Lens; this will cut down on the steps to use those features with the Google Lens and be directly accessible from there. 

In Google Lens, the listen feature allows users to get text-to-speech conversion for any text selected. The “Select All” button allows users to easily select all the text that appears in the images and provides an option to copy or search directly from there. However, currently, it is not confirmed how these features will work, but as these are still in the beta update, we can expect them to arrive on the device in the next few days.

Circle to Search is available on these Galaxy devices

Circle to search is counted under the Galaxy AI feature and is currently available for these Galaxy devices:

  • Galaxy S24 series
  • Galaxy S23 series
  • Galaxy S23 FE
  • Galaxy S21 series 
  • Galaxy Tab S9 series
  • Galaxy Tab S8 series
  • Galaxy Z Fold 5
  • Galaxy Z Flip 5
  • Galaxy Z Fold 4
  • Galaxy Z Flip 4
  • Galaxy Z Fold 3
  • Galaxy Z Flip 3

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Samsung Health Gets a Boost with New Update

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Samsung Health is one of the prominent applications that provides several functions to manage user health. With time, Samsung has brought many features to the application so it can encourage the Galaxy user to give priority to their health. Now,  moving forward, with the same commitment, the company has brought new updates to the application.

Samsung Health App beta update

Samsung has rolled out a new update for the Samsung Health beta application, which is coming with version number 6.27.0.121. With the latest update, the company hasn’t brought any specific changelog, which indicates that the update may not bring any significant changes but will enhance the overall performance of the application.

Meanwhile, if we talk about the last significant update, it has brought new functions where users can compete against the post-running results, which keeps encouraging them to beat it. Along with this, the menstrual cycle is also enhanced, and the option is now placed at the top of the screen.

It is worth noting that Samsung Health’s new update is only available for users who are using the beta application; meanwhile, the update will also be available for more users in the coming days in the stable version as well.

To download the latest update for Samsung Heath beta, you just need to check for the update from the Galaxy Store; if it shows a new update available, tap on the update button and take advantage of the newly arrived changes for the application. In case the update hasn’t arrived on the Galaxy Store, users can also check it from an external source. 

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No More Public “Likes”: X (Formaly Twitter) Protects User Privacy

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Social media platform X (Formerly Twitter) is adding an extra layer of security as it says goodbye to “like” crises. The likes on a post will no longer be visible.

X has decided to keep all users’ preference data private, regardless of whether they have a premium subscription or not. Now the tons of likes a post receives will no longer be visible. This could reduce the anxiety and competition associated with public-like counts. 

The reason behind this change appears to be to reduce negativity and encourage user engagement. This comes after the platform was criticized for exposing politicians and public figures who “liked” inappropriate content. Initially, the brand introduced an option to hide the “Likes” tab as an advantage for X Premium subscribers last year. In a recent tweet, a notification popup and it suggested that the social network will make likes private for everyone by the end of this week. 

The new feature eliminates one of the reasons for signing up for a premium subscription since last year the brand’s advertising revenue suffered a rejection, and, to fix its financial crisis, it has introduced two new subscription phases. The Premium+ plan costs $16 per month and removes ads from their timelines, whereas the other is an affordable plan that costs $3 per month; this does not include the site’s blue checkmark. 

Apart from this, it could make the platform more secure and safer and a more welcoming place for self-expression. However, it will be interesting to see whether this new twerk will have a positive effect or if it will push more users to consider the multiple subscription plans on offer. 

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WhatsApp to bring a “Recent media” feature for community group chats

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WhatsApp is working to bring some convenience to the community group members. In the recent beta update, the development team is testing a media list that will offer community members the convenience of going through the recently shared media in the group. Let’s explore it more.

According to the report, WhatsApp has developed a separate space for community member groups where members can quickly check recently shared media files, including images, videos, and GIFs, in one place. For your information, this facility was already available for groups and chats, where users could check the video file from the chats’ profile info, and now it will be available for community members as well.

WhatsApp Recent Media Feature: How you can try the new feature

The latest feature is life for WhatsApp beta users, with the newest version being 2.24.13.4. If you are already a beta user, then you should start receiving the new update. Still, if you haven’t enrolled in the beta program, you need to go to the Whatsapp application info and tap on the join button; when registration is successful, you will get the new update; just hit the update button. You can also do that by visiting this link

Meanwhile, if we talk about the availability of the feature for the public, it is expected that the feature will be live for everyone in the next few weeks. But if you want to try all the features in early access, you should go for the beta program. Before installing that, keep in mind that you may get some issues while using the application.

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