Google has introduced breakout rooms in its video conferencing app Meet to divide participants into smaller groups during video calls and have more engaged distance communication. Google will let you make up to 100 breakout rooms during a single call. With the feature, teachers and educators will be able to break their classes into smaller groups for projects or focused discussions. Participants can then easily rejoin the original meeting following their smaller group discussion. G Suite Enterprise for Education customers, Google said in a statement. "This feature will be launching to additional Google Workspace editions later this year," the company said. With this feature, educators can offer increased engagement in their classes by splitting students up for simultaneous small group discussions or working time. Moderators can also jump between breakout rooms to monitor and participate in discussions. "You can also manually move people into different rooms". While only event … [Read more...] about Google allows up to 100 breakout rooms in Meet for focused chats
In a first serious step to realise the dream of CEO Mark Zuckerberg to integrate its family of apps, Facebook on Wednesday announced to connect the Messenger and Instagram for cross-app chat with bringing some of the best Messenger features to the popular photo and video sharing platform. Messages and calls from friends and family using Instagram will stay in your Instagram app but people using the Messenger app can now reach you on Instagram without you needing to download a new app, and vice versa, said dam Mosseri, Head of Instagram. "You can also control where you receive messages and calls, such as in your chats, in your message requests or not at all," added Stan Chudnovsky, Head of Messenger. "We're also bringing familiar features from Messenger like replying to a specific message, forwarding a message, and customisable chat colours and themes," Mosseri said. Facebook is rolling out these new features on Instagram and Messenger in a few countries around the world that will … [Read more...] about Facebook finally integrates Messenger with Instagram
Imagine we never had WhatsApp, and people chatted on video calls, I don’t think we would have seen this mass breakdown of shared realities because people who are yelling crazy things would appear crazy to us and we would be able to use our own native trust interpretation. And though it doesn’t have a business model, WhatsApp is still part of the infrastructure. So for example, just yesterday someone messaged me on WhatsApp, then suddenly all of their posts showed to me on Facebook or Instagram because they're building a link between the two. And so eventually it all links together, Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, and they're wiring them all together to make it harder to break them up. Are you worried about the forthcoming US elections or you think there are enough safeguards in place? Just to zoom out, Facebook manages something like 80 elections per year around the world. Think about how many people that they have on staff, and how many of those even speak the … [Read more...] about Tristan Harris gives chilling insights on how we’re being manipulated by Big Tech
You know, when everybody was saying this cannot happen, when everybody was telling Dhoni, guys that it cannot happen, you cannot make this comeback especially with this team he had put together because everybody was talking about how old the team is, with Kapil Dev, everybody was saying that these bunch of guys they have never won any significant one day match ever. They are not going to have a chance in the World Cup. … [Read more...] about When Ranveer was a fly on Kapil Dev’s wall!
In a chat with Hindustan Times, Fatima revealed the real reasons she took up the films. “I never think of it as me wanting to try a different genre. Of course, I do want to experiment with different roles so it’s more about how interesting the project is to me. Like with Ludo, I wanted to do the film because of Dada (Basu) and with Suraj Pe Mangal, because of the amazing star cast. There are so many actors and all of them are so good. From Manoj sir to Seema Pahwa, Manoj Pahwa, Annu Kapoor, Diljit, Supriya Pilgaonkar...I mean it’s a heavy duty cast. And then Abhishek, who has made Tere Bin Laden, so comedy is his thing. So I felt like I want to be a part of it because it is going to be a learning experience. I don’t know when I will get to work with Manoj sir again so I had to jump into it,” she said. … [Read more...] about Fatima Sana Shaikh on boycott calls for films: ‘Whether you watch a film or not, don’t have an agenda behind it’