Gmail Updates Its App On Android


Google has updated its Gmail app on Android and the new update brings along more app shortcuts to the app on Android 7.1 Nougat and later versions. Apart from the app shortcuts, the search giant has also added support for Exchange Tasks to the email client on Android.

Previous to this update, there was just one app shortcut available that permitted users to compose a new mail message, as pointed out in a report by 9to5Google. Even though this shortcut still exists, now it is accompanied by shortcuts for up to three email accounts. The app shortcuts can be hauled to the home screen and therefore make it easier to gain access to different mail accounts.

Facebook Launches ‘Disputed’ Tag To Fight ‘Fake News’


Social media giant Facebook has launched its much hyped “fake news” crackdown initiative in the US, tagging as “disputed” the stories that are believed false by fact checking organizations, the media reported on Sunday. The new feature uses non-partisan third-party organizations like Snopes and Politifact to assess the factual accurateness of stories reported as fake by users.

On its help center page, Facebook has added a question “How is news marked as disputed on Facebook?” However, the section noted that this feature is not yet accessible to everyone. It is unclear how many people currently have access to the “fake news” debunking feature. The new tool was first revealed by users on Twitter, who shared screenshots which identified links to sites known to produce misinformation.