It’s been a busy week in the world of digital with some of the major social networks making changes to their features. Snapchat has changed one of its most well know features, allowing users to only have to tap once to view videos rather than hold down their finger throughout the duration. As well as this, in their update, they have stepped up their security, making it more difficult for hackers to view user’s content.
Another big update has been Facebook’s logo. Although the changes were minor, the social network giant has changed their logo design slightly to appear more modern. The iconic logo has been the same since the launch in 2005 and the changes aim to refresh the look and feel of the company.
Instagram’s popularity keeps growing as the most liked photo on the site reached 2.6 million thanks to model and reality star Kendall Jenner. Unsurprisingly, the title was previously held by the self-titled ‘selfie queen’ Kim Kardashian which was a picture of her and Kanye West on their much anticipated wedding day.
The world of digital has no limits and this week proved it as MasterCard are set to trial new selfie passwords. Once users are on the app, they will be prompted to choose an option of either fingerprint I.D or facial recognition. If users select to pay via facial recognition, then they will be instructed to look at the phone they are holding directly, blink once, then the payment is authorised and the transaction is compete. MasterCard have partnered with Apple, Blackberry, Google, Microsoft and Samsung as well as two, unnamed banks. Depending on the feedback given, the feature will be available shortly to all users.