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Gmail on Apple App Store Finally Adds Privacy Labels But No Sign of Update Yet

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Gmail privacy label on Apple App Store

Gmail privacy label on Apple App Store

Apple started rolling out an update for YouTube for iOS last week, for the first time since December 2020. Google is yet to add privacy labels or release an update for Google Maps for iOS.

Google has quietly added privacy labels to its Gmail app on Apple App Store. Despite the addition of privacy labels that reveal the data Gmail app on iPhone is collecting, the company is yet to release an update for the mail app for iOS. Apple has enforcing app privacy labels since late last year, but Google has been slow to support the feature. The software giant had earlier stated that it would roll out an update and privacy labels for Google apps on Apple App Store by January, though very few platforms such as YouTube for iOS has received an update.

As per privacy labels for Gmail on Apple App Store, the platform collects data such as purchases, coarse location, contact info, user content, search history, identifiers, and usage data for analytics purposes, product personalisation, and app functionality. User ID and usage data are shared with third-party advertisers for personalised ads. As mentioned, the Gmail app for iOS is yet to receive an update, and the platform is still running version 6.0.201115 since December 2020. Gmail for iOS was also displaying warnings about the app being out of date earlier this month, but Google eliminated that alert without improving the platform.

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Google had also said that the delay in the update for apps on iOS was due to a bug. However, the company has started updating select apps on Apple App Store. Similarly, select Google apps are also adding privacy labels. Notably, Apple rolled out an update for YouTube for iOS last week, for the first time since December 2020. The latest version (last released on February 21) does not bring any major features or notable changes to highlight except some bug fixes. Google is yet to add privacy labels or release an update for Google Maps for iOS.

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Twitter Fleets Gets Twemoji Stickers, Some Android Users Can Now Access Twitter Spaces Audio-Chatroom

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Twitter’s version of Snapchat Stories, called Fleets is now getting a new update that brings Twemoji Stickers tray. The latest feature enables users to add emojis or stickers to Fleets for a better visual appeal. Until now, the Fleets feature on the Twitter Android or iOS app only allowed users to add text over photos or videos. Users could still add emojis if the keyboard had in-built emoji options; however, the latest feature gives access to more 3D-enhanced stickers directly. Moreover, Twitter Spaces, a Clubhouse-inspired audio-chat room is reportedly rolling out to select Android customers.

The Twemoji option for Twitter Fleets is now rolling out to users in Japan and will likely reach other markets in the coming months. The Twemoji button sits next to the text button, as per a photo shared by Twitter. Additionally, the Twemoji currently appears to be limited to iOS users while availability details for Android client remain unclear. Though the feature does not seem to be substantial, it is likely that Twitter would soon add more options like AR filters – similar to what Facebook offers with Stories on Instagram. Notably, the micro-blogging company acquired Chroma Labs last year, the team behind Chroma Stories. The app basically allowed users to add a range of colourful frames and filters to their Stories content.

In another Twitter-related news, some Android users are now getting an early preview of Twitter Spaces, a Clubhouse-inspired voice-based conversation room right on the platform. According to Android Police, Android users who have access cannot start Spaces chatroom yet but can join others and react with emojis. The company is expected to roll out the stable version in March, though the availability may vary according to regions. Twitter Spaces has been available to select iOS users since early February. Twitter Product Designer Maya Patterson had previously explained that the Spaces feature is meant to create a safe space for intimate conversations in public. It will essentially allow users to join or start a voice-based chatroom where they can discuss any topic. Admins will have control over who can speak or join.



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