With only 45 days left for Christmas Eve, Pinterest launched its annual holiday gift guide which is highlighting the most searched holiday gift ideas on the platform. This year’s Pinterest gift collection is separated into ten categories, each of which you can click through for more specific gift ideas. 

Each product listing includes up-to-date pricing and a direct link to product pages where you can make a purchase easily whatever you want. Pinterest has attempted to make the posting more versatile well disposed and keeping in mind that it’s essentially intended for direct shopping, it could likewise be an important exploration posting for your own missions, giving understanding into the most famous items and classifications that individuals are looking for in 2020. Additionally, Pinterest has also shared a list of some key themes and ideas for the gift-giving season to help businesses plan their pinterest promotional marketing activities.

Top 10 Pinterest Holiday Gift Ideas Category

Here’s the list of top Pinterest holiday gift guide based on Pinner’s activity within gift searches:

  • Housewarming gift baskets (+2.5x search activity)
  • Gifts for plant lovers (+2x search activity)
  • Movie night box gifts (+3x search activity)
  • Self-care package gift ideas (+70% search activity)
  • Best skincare products (+30% search activity)
  • Diamond jewelry necklace (+5x search activity)
  • Indoor gym for kids (+2.5x search activity)
  • Natural toys (+7x) & learning toys (+96%)
  • Personalized cutting board (+88%) & personalized apron (+83%)

That could help give some extra direction concerning where you should center your endeavors, and unquestionably, as indicated by Pinterest’s details, there will be a great deal of interest in blessing looking the 2020 Christmas season.

Last June, Pinterest Reported a significant uptick in clients attempting to discover Christmas present ideas, with scan amount for Christmas up 77% in April over basic yearly ranges. With the COVID-19 pandemic prohibiting what we will do, and who we will see, many, it shows up, have been needing ahead to Christmas as when, surely, issues are maybe again to some phase of ordinary, anyway as time has gone on, that is transformed into increasingly more substantially less likely, and it creates the impression that we can’t be equipped for having our normal parties and get-togethers over the special seasons this a year. 

Additionally, the data uncovers that people need one thing to keep awake for – with a great deal troublesome data in 2020, people wish to Christmas as a moment of help, of festivity, and surely, of regularity after what’s been an incredibly vigorous a year. 

All things considered, it is esteem focusing on these inclinations, and thinking about the more extensive requirement for festivity inside your get-away promoting endeavors. In reality, people are looking for one thing to take their psyches off the overall happenings, and Christmas offers allow that, and to present to these you deal with to have a great time the season.

You can also read more about Pinterest Holiday Gift Guide from their official newsroom page.  

Dark Mode for Facebook Mobile App

In recent months, the social media giant facebook redesigned its website and mobile app for a better user experience with lots of new features. So here it’s good news for all Facebook users that they confirmed launching dark mode options on its every mobile app such as Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram after a month of testing. Earlier in March, Facebook also added a dark mode for pc as part of its desktop app. Facebook has a massive number of around 3 billion active mobile users monthly. So it would make sense for Facebook to rolling out dark mode in its main app but keep in mind any bug or design issues could affect a larger section of its audience.

The dark mode option on the Facebook, announcement was first made by Jane Manchun Wong who is a reverse engineering expert and app industry superstar normally tweets about unreleased features in many apps (including WhatsApp, Twitter, Facebook Lite), but the tweet has collaborated with company’s official spokespersons.

Enable Facebook Dark Mode Feature in Mobile App

Facebook for Android’s, Dark Mode feature was tested and publicly available a few months ago for some beta version users. To enable Facebook dark mode option on your android or iOS app, 

  • First, update your Facebook app
  • Once updated, go to Facebook’s “Settings & Privacy” menu
  • Below you will see the Dark Mode option
  • Click and Toggle On that to activate the dark mode feature. 
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Note: This dark mode option is only available from Android 10 onwards.

We have yet to receive an official press release from Facebook on their Newsroom website, but a Facebook spokesperson confirms this rollout. As he said “We know people have been asking for dark mode, and they won’t have to wait much longer. People will start to see the option in their Facebook app settings as we roll it out globally.”

This feature is very much useful and saves your eyes when scrolling through Facebook late at night.

Force Dark Mode Developer Option

If you can’t activate the dark mode option on your mobile, there is another easiest way to do this. That is called the force dark mode option, this will be available on android 10 or above version mobile. By using this developer mode feature, you can switch your mobile into a dark mode and that will reflect all dark mode feature apps too. To enable the hidden developer options follow the below steps

  • Go to your mobile settings
  • Then click ‘about phone’ and choose software information
  • You will find the build number click that 5 times continuously.
  • Now the developer mode has been turned on.
  • Go back to settings and below you find developer options.
  • In that search, force dark mode
  • Now enable that force dark mode feature.
  • Now you get a shortcut dark mode icon
  • Toggle on that and enjoy the dark mode feature for whatsapp, facebook and complete mobile too.

WeChat Ban Request Halted by US Judge

California’s District Judge Carl Nichols who joined last year has rejected the request from the Department of Justice to reverse a previous decision allowing the Chinese social media app WeChat to remain active in US app stores. US Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler said the government submitted evidence does not change her opinion about the messaging app, owned by the Chinese company Tencent app. So she ordered WeChat will remain active in US app stores for the time being and temporarily halts Presidential candidate Donald Trump’s request. 

Beeler’s prior request obstructed the Commerce Department boycott of US exchanges on WeChat. And keeping in mind that the legislature asserted it has distinguished “critical” dangers to public security, Beeler didn’t show up convinced. She said in her September 20th request that a gathering of WeChat clients considering themselves the WeChat Alliance had demonstrated there was “severe questions” about whether the boycott would conceivably abuse their First Amendment rights.

John E. Hall, a lawyer for TikTok, had argued around a 90-minute Sunday morning hearing that the ban was “unprecedented” and “irrational.”

TikTok Partnered With Oracle

The Trump organization likewise needed to boycott video sharing application TikTok, claimed by Chinese-based ByteDance, on similar grounds, and President Trump requested the organization be sold. But instead of a sale, a provisional understanding made Oracle TikTok’s believed innovation accomplice in the US and made another substance called TikTok Global. The TikTok and Oracle partnership deal has not yet been finished. On September 27th, US District Judge Carl Nichols conceded a fundamental directive against a restriction on new downloads of TikTok in the US hours before it would have produced results.

ByteDance said on Sept. 20 they made a preliminary deal for Walmart Inc and Oracle to take stakes in a new organization, TikTok Global that would manage U.S. operations. The deal is still to be checked by the U.S. government’s Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).

Justice Department attorney Serena Orloff said at a hearing earlier this month, that Tencent can collect a “digital facsimile of a person’s life” on WeChat and also the administration’s position that the company is connected to the Chinese Communist Party. This app is also banned in India and some other countries due to security concerns and people are afraid to use whether is WeChat safe to use or not.

The group is not officially connected to WeChat, but they said there is no alternative app the same as WeChat does, and argued it is the primary and easiest way for Chinese language speakers in the US to connect with their families in China as well as receive information locally. 

WeChat’s US Statistics

WeChat has 19 million active US users and 1 billion users globally. It has been downloaded around 22 million times in the United States since 2014, which about 7 percent of downloads from outside China.

The US Justice Department also has appealed against Beeler’s decision to the Ninth Circuit, but a final hearing is not expected before December 2020.

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A great YouTube channel requires an awesome name same as the video content. To maximize channel views and subscribers, you should have an easily searchable and attractive YouTube name. So it’s important to know how to set up a YouTube channel name to get the full potential of your profile.

YouTube Custom URL

If you want to set up a custom URL for your YouTube channel, you should have below eligibility

  • Have 100 or more subscribers.
  • Channel should at least 30 days old.
  • Should Have an uploaded photo as a channel icon.
  • Have uploaded channel art.

This article will guide you on how to change your YouTube name easily with step by step guide. 

How to change your YouTube channel name

To change your YouTube name, you’ll need to make sure your account is a YouTube brand account. A brand account provides you with some extra functionality over the standard personal YouTube account such as allow others to jointly manage the account including Google Photos and YouTube.

To find out if your channel is a Brand Account follow the below steps

  • Go to the channel settings by clicking your channel profile picture.
  • Click the advanced setting in the navigation on the left.
  • Under the Account Information, you’ll see a message like the one shown in the below image:
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If your account is not branded, then you will see like below image

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Still, you can change your YouTube name on a standard and non-branded YouTube account. But your name also changed on all other Google services like Gmail.

Change YouTube Channel Name

  1. Sign in to your YouTube channel by clicking the sign-in button on the right corner with the correct email and password.
  2. Click on the Settings gear icon which will appear if you click profile picture.
  3. Under the Your YouTube Channel overview section, select the Edit on Google link to change your name.
  4. Now change your First name and Last name to what you want your channel to be called. 
  5. Finally, click the Save button to finish.

And that’s it. You have successfully changed the new YouTube channel username. 

Change Your YouTube Channel Name on a Phone (Android and iOS)

Same as changing your YouTube channel name on PC, you can also change it through your android or iOS mobile.

  1. Login YouTube Channel on your mobile browser.
  2. Simply tap on your YouTube channel logo in the top right, and then tap on your channel name.
  3. Tap on that pencil icon and change your desired YouTube channel name.

Youtube Channel Name Change Limit

There is also a limit for change your YouTube channel name URL. So you can only change your YouTube name three times every 90 days. And to get an instant YouTube channel name change link visit the Google support page.

US Presidential Election

The World’s eyes are on the US election 2020 is scheduled on Nov 3rd which will be the 59th quadrennial presidential election between current USA President Donald Trump and Democratic Party candidate Joe Biden and vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris. Both candidates starting their campaigns and done their first presidential debate last month. But Trump has refused to participate in the second US presidential election debate after it was announced the event would be held virtually due to his diagnosis.   

Google’s Find Nearby Polling Location Feature

So voters who want to know the nearest polling place or ballot dropbox to register your vote? Tech giant Google Inc, recently in a new blog post says launched a new feature for US voters to find nearest voting locations by their search engine, Google assistant, and maps. 

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People who go to Google Search to find voting information, now they can easily find details while search ‘early voting locations’ or ‘ballot drop boxes near me’, providing voters with details on where they can vote in-person or return their mail-in ballot. 

This feature is also extended to Google Assistant. If you’ve got an Assistant-powered device nearby (An android phone, Nest Mini, or Nest Hub), so voters can ask ‘Hey Google, where do I vote?’ and they get details via an Assistant-enabled smartphone, smart speaker, or smart display.      

Same as if someone searching for “voting locations near me” in the Google Maps in a mobile app, it shows results based on location by tapping the “Directions” button will get the nearest voting place details. 

Google product manager Yunhan Xu says the reason to highlight polling locations directly in Search in Maps comes after searches for “how to vote” in the US reached record-highs this year.

Google says, they pulling its nearby polling location information from the Voting Information Project as partnered with Democracy Works and state election officials. The company says they’ll be adding more polling places until US Election Day, expecting to have more than 200,000 in the system when all is said and done.

Official Website for US Election 2020

If you feel don’t want to get your polling place details from Google search, maps, and assistant or just want more clarification about polling locations? There’s an always official site like Vote.org and usa.gov/voting also provides info on checking your voter registration status, becoming a poll worker, etc.

Snapchat Stats 2022

Snapchat is an American messaging application developed by Stanford University students Reggie Brown, Evan Spiegel, and Bobby Murphy in 2011. It allows users to send photos (that are called ‘snaps’) that are viewable for only 1 to 10 seconds after that they will be deleted automatically. As of Q1, 2022 Snapchat has 332M daily active users, and 48% of users fall into the age group of 15-25 & 35% of users from 26-35 ages. This app is mostly used by American teens (102 M) and Indian (28 M) people as of April 2020. Via this platform over 180 million users have engaged with augmented reality.

Snapchat launched the Spotlight feature in November 2020 as a way to share the most entertaining user-generated content on this platform. By this Snapchat reports paying over $1 million daily to creators of the highest-performing content. Snapchat ranks as the 12th most popular social media application worldwide. An average of 5+ billion snaps are created every day and users spend a minimum of 30 minutes on Snapchat every day.

Snapchat Emojis

Emojis are the right way to communicate your feelings and thoughts to another person without using text mainly because it saves your time. These days, if you send a message to someone with plain text, they might think you’re upset or angry at them especially if it’s a close friend or your loved ones.

Snapchat emojis are different from all other messaging app emojis such as Facebook and Twitter. If you’re new to this Snapchat app, you will get doubts about how to change and use Snapchat emojis, and also you might face some difficulties. These Snapchat emoji themes are more multi-purpose than on other platforms to express your emotions in texts. In the Snapchat app, you can create an emoji called bitmoji to interact with your close friends.  

The emojis on the app can be set automatically and manually which is mainly used to track the activity of you and your friends. When Snapchat assigns your chat an emoji, the metrics they look at include the number of snaps you send to one another, and how frequently you reply to each other’s messages. To see the emoji lists, open your Snapchat profile and go to the Friends section.

In this article, we will look at all the most used Snapchat emojis, their meaning, and how to use those snap emojis wisely.

What is Snapchat Emojis?

When Snapchat launched it used a “Best Friends” feature to display who you frequently send and receive messages on this app. But this information was available publicly so that anyone can tap on somebody’s profile and see their top 3 friends without their knowledge. This is the main reason to remove their “Snapchat Best Friends Emoji” system because top Snapchat users were concerned about their data privacy and security breaches.

The current Snapchat emoji feature is more user-friendly than the “Best Friends” ranking feature. Snapchat has a list of some symbols/icons and emojis. Snapchat symbols are used in expressing relationships between friends whereas Snapchat emojis are small visual images used in chats. The Snapchat emoji meanings are simple and easy to understand.

These Snapchat icons are used to know info on sent and received snaps. Below is the meaning of the Snapchat icons:

Purple color Arrow – contains snap with audio.

Open purple-colored arrow – Send snap was opened by someone with audio.

Red color arrow – snap does not go with the audio

Open red-colored arrow – snap opened by someone, and does not have audio

Open blue colored arrow – chat is opened

blue color arrow – sent chat

Open green colored arrow – chat viewed and received by the receiver

Zodiac Emoji on Snapchat

If you found the zodiac emoji end of your friend’s Snapchat username, that represents the following date ranges.

  • ♈ Aries — March 21 – April 20
  • ♉ Taurus — April 21 – May 21
  • ♊ Gemini — May 22 – June 21
  • ♋ Cancer — June 22 – July 22
  • ♌ Leo — July 23 – August 22
  • ♍ Virgo — August 23 – September 23
  • ♎ Libra — September 24 – October 23
  • ♏ Scorpius — October 24 – November 22
  • ♐ Sagittarius — November 23 – December 21
  • ♑ Capricorn — December 22 – January 20
  • ♒ Aquarius — January 21 – February 19
  • ♓ Pisces — February 20 – March 20

Snapchat Emojis List and Meaning

Here we listed the 2020’s top most used and popular Snapchat emoji symbols, names with meaning for your understanding.

Emoji Name Meaning
gold-star-snapchat-emoji-social-singam Gold Star If your friends have replayed this person’s snaps in the past 24 hours.
Snapchat-yellow-heart-emoji-social-singam Yellow Heart If you see this emoji next to your friend’s name, you’re the #1 best friend with each other on Snapchat. You and that person send and received the most snaps.
Snapchat-red-heart-emoji-social-singamRed Heart If you see that Red Heart next to your friend’s name for over two weeks, you both are Best Friends (BFs).  
Snapchat-pink-hearts-emoji-social-singamPink Hearts If you see a couple of pink hearts next to that contact’s username for more than two months, then you both have BFF status.
Snapchat-baby-face-emoji-social-singamBaby Face This baby emoji indicates that you and that user just recently became friends on this Snap app.
Snapchat-face-wearing-sunglasses-emoji-social-singamFace With Sunglasses The smiley face with sunglasses on shows one of your best friends is also their best friend. This means Mutual friends: you send a lot of snaps to someone they also send a lot of snaps to.
Grimace-face-emoji-social-singam Grimacing Face This awkward Grimacing smile emoji meaning is that your #1 Best Friend on Snapchat is also the user’s #1 Best Friend. You both have a strong connection with the same person.
Smirk-face-snapchat-emoji-social-singamSmirking Face This smirk emoji smile appears when you’re on the user’s Best Friends list while they aren’t on yours. It happens when you don’t send many snaps but they send you a lot.
smiling-face-emoji-social-singamSmiling Face The simple smiley face emoji define that you and the user are each other’s Best Friends and share a lot of snaps. This emoji also means you’re not top of your friend’s contact list but you are in their top eight.
Snapchat-Fire-emoji-social-singam Fire This fire emoji is called Snapstreak. If you exchange Snaps with another user for several days in a row, you’ll see a fire emoji next to this friend’s name.
100-snapstreak-snapchat-emoji-social-singam Hundred 100-Day Snapstreak. If you and other users shared snaps 100 days in a row, you’ll see 100 emojis at the end of your friend’s username.
hourglass-snapchat-emoji-social-singam Hourglass The hourglass Snapchat emoji shows that you need to send a Snap to this person as soon as possible if you want the continue Snapstreak.
Birthday-Cake-Snapchat-emoji-social-singamBirthday Cake This birthday cake emoji tells you that your friend has a birthday today. It only displays if your friend has the Birthday Party feature enabled in settings.
Sparkle-Snapchat-emoji-social-singamSparkles Emoji This sparkles emoji indicates that you and the user are sharing a Snapchat group chat together.

How to Use Emojis on Snapchat

The above-explained Snapchat emojis are the default options that are assigned to all the contacts on your friends list. You can also set your unique emojis for particular users if your friends that already have Friend Emojis assigned to them by Snapchat.

To customize your friend emojis, follow the below steps:

  • Open your Snapchat profile.
  • Go to Settings.
  • For Android Users, scroll down and find Customize Emojis.
  • For iOS Users, scroll down, and find Additional Services > Manage > Friend Emojis.

If you want a Snapchat emoji guide to copy and paste, there are lots of online emoji-providing websites available. If you search on Google and Pinterest you will get more Snapchat emoji ideas, emoji creators, Snapchat emoji games, and Snapchat emoji themes to customize your own emojis as per your thoughts. Snapchat also provides some reserved emojis for verified Snapchat account users.

Snapchat Story Emojis

Here are some of the most popular Snapchat story emojis of verified accounts

  • 👾 Alien Monster Emoji: Joe Jonas (username: joseadam)
  • 🎈Balloon Emoji: Rihanna (username: rihanna)
  • 💪 Bicep Emoji: Arnold Schwarzenegger (username: arnoldschnitzel)
  • 🌵 Cactus Emoji: Jared Leto (username: jaredleto)
  • 🍒 Cherry Emoji: Demi Lovato (username: theddlovato)
  • 💫 Circling Star Emoji: Emily Ratajkowski (username: emrata)
  • 🎬 Clapboard Emoji: Ryan Seacrest (username: ryanseacrest)
  • 👏 Clapping Hands Emoji: Zedd (username: zedd)
  • 🌙 Crescent Moon Emoji: Ariana Grande (username: moonlightbae)
  • 👑Crown Emoji: Kylie Jenner (username: kylizzlemynizzl)
  • 📀 Disc Emoji: David Guetta (username: davidguettaoff)
  • 👊 Fist Emoji: Alesso (username: alesso)
  • 🔑 Key Emoji: DJ Khaled (username: djkhaled305)
  • 🐨 Koala Emoji: 5 Seconds of Summer (username: wearefivesos)
  • 🍐 Pear Emoji: Rick Ross (username: ferrarifatboy)
  • 💟 Pink Heart Emoji: Selena Gomez (username: selenagomez)
  • 🍕Pizza Emoji: Bella Hadid, Chrissy Teigen, Martin Garrix (usernames: babybels777, chrissyteigen, martingarrix)
  • 💩 Poo Emoji: Victoria Justice (username: victoriajustice)
  • 🙏 Praying Hands Emoji: Justin Bieber (username: rickthesizzler)
  • 🐀 Rat Emoji: Ruby Rose (username: rubyrose)
  • 🚣 Rowboat Emoji: The Lonely Island (username: tliboys)
  • 🌹 Rose Emoji: Rosie Huntington Whitley (username: rosiehw)
  • 🚨Siren Emoji: Tiesto (username: tiesto)
  • 🐅Tiger Emoji: Calvin Harris (username: calvinharris)
  • 🌷Tulip Emoji: Jessica Alba (username: jessicaalba)
  • ⬆️ Up Arrow Emoji: One Direction (username: onedirection)  

Whether you use Snapchat to make friends or to spy on your children or any other person’s internet usage, it’s good to be aware of each of the Snapchat emoji meanings. It’s a good way to keep track of your connections on the app.

FAQ

It’s called 😏 Smirking Face. It’s used to shows the feelings including smugness, cheeky humor, self-confidence, self-indulgence, mischief, cheeky humor, and general satisfaction.

The grinning face 😁 with smiling eyes emoji expresses joy, happiness, cheerfulness, or excitement. It might also be used to show an ironic attempt at positivity when things are grim.

Two heart symbols 💕 with staggered up and down emoji is widely used to express love, romance, affection, pleasure, or happiness.

With less than 35 days away from the USA presidential election, YouTube has created a new prompt this week, when you search in YouTube about election-related search queries, you get a “Learn More” button for the official election website. This will helps to increase awareness about the voting process and understanding of both candidates. This new strategy will maximize the polling rate and fight against rumors and misinformation around the elections.  

Below the screenshot, the prompts will be displayed in searches for terms like “How to register to vote” and “How to vote”, with these alerts are lead the users to the Google’s official voting tools by this “Learn More” CTA button. In addition to this feature, searches for 2020 federal or presidential Congressional candidates will also show a similar information panel with extra details about the presidential candidates above the results.

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“We’re also providing two additional information panels on voter registration and how to vote, in English and Spanish.”

YouTube also adding a new in-app reminder feature, on how to register, how to vote, and where to vote. YouTube promoting information from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission about volunteering at the polls, so users can know more about how to get involved and assist with community participation.

YouTube also starting to launch two YouTube Originals to show the highlights of election-related information

YouChoose 2020 – This is an interactive voting special video which takes viewers through the key steps in the voting process using with YouTube meme of your choosing – “from a cooking tutorial that compares voting to following a recipe, to an auto repair video that breaks down the ‘nuts and bolts’ of voting”.

Kids Correspondent – This four-part election special episode is mainly designed to help parents and families to better understand and talk about civic engagement and the democratic process.

YouTube is always one of the main sources of news and information during election time. A date from Pew Research states that around 38% of YouTube users get regular news updates, which only behind Facebook Inc. This report clearly shows YouTube is in a significant position of influence when users search for reliable information.

Though Youtube can also drive users down to conspiracy rabbit holes as well as similar steps are like this very important to ensure that the audience is receiving the right information about the process of voting during the viewing activity.

In 2020, this is even more important due to this global pandemic COVID-19 & lockdown situation people spending more time on the internet. The watch time of YouTube content on TV screens has been increased by 80% year over year. More regional TV news channels and newspapers have been forced to close due to the economic impacts of the pandemic and also increasing internet usage people moved to the world’s biggest social media platform Facebook and YouTube to get instant news updates.   

So that social media platforms are playing a vital role in providing relevant and accurate information that jumps high this year. That’s why it is very important that each and everyone should add links to the reliable source of information while sharing social media profiles. Like these new prompts created by YouTube in users’ queries.