+ Monday June 17th, 2019

Apps, Games & Google Services

Gmail’s widget has been quietly updated to Material Design .. but you probably didn’t notice

Widgets used to be one of the coolest features on Android, and if your favourite app didn’t support widgets, well you might’ve been quite upset. In 2019, most people simply don’t care. Lockscreen widgets basically don’t exist anymore, and while they’re still used on home screens, they’re not as prevalent …

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As part of the move to YouTube Music, Google is closing Google Play Artist Hub used by smaller musicians

While Google is moving some of its services to its own brand (e.g. G Pay replacing Android Pay), some services its moving away. Google Play Music is one such service, with Google confirming last year that the service would be rolled into YouTube Music and no longer directly Google branded. …

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Facebook Messenger now allows you to respond directly to users based on messages in a group thread

Most users these days are in group chats: Messenger, Whatsapp, Telegram, Slack… The list goes on with supporting apps. But the problem is you can often end up with several conversation threads between individuals happening which gets noisy and confusing if you’re not active in the chat at the time. …

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