Heading to twitter to discover that Instagram is having an outage is a thing of the past thanks to a new Insta feature.
Whether it’s FOMO or your company’s lifeline depends on it, there’s nothing more stressful than when Instagram has an outage right before you get into your favourite Reel.
Not to mention the utter chaos users experienced when both Instagram and Facebook went down twice last week.
That’s why, in an attempt to avoid recurring meltdowns, Facebook Inc is testing a new feature to notify users of outages or technical issues directly on the app.
“Today we’re announcing two new features to help give people more information about Instagram outages and their account status, directly in the app.”
The testing will occur over a few months, running only in the United States.
The new feature will notify users in their Activity Feed about when an outage has occurred and when it’s resolved.
However, only major outages will be detected or when Instagram sees its users looking for answers.
“Just like any experiment, this may be something we roll out more widely, but we want to start small and learn.”
“And if it makes sense to, we’ll expand to more people.”
Changes to “support request”
In addition to this new feature, Instagram is making changes to its “support request” feature.
In a new tool dubbed “account status”, users will have access to information regarding their content distribution and whether they’re at risk of having their account disabled.
If users believe they have been wrongly reported, they’ll be able to request a review directly from the feature.
The account status tool is expected to make its debut within the coming months.
Instagram will continue to update their users on the progress of both features, with an announcement on the results of their outage notification tool and account status feature to come in the next few months.
Written by Rebecca Borg
ChatGPT should not be used to look up medication, pharmacists say
There’s concern about the way people are using ChatGPT to source information surrounding medication.
Pharmacists at Long Island University posed 39 drug-related questions to OpenAI’s free chatbot — with only 10 of the responses deemed “satisfactory”.
This means ChatGPT flubbed 75% of questions about prescription drug usage.
For the other 29 questions, the responses either did not directly address the question, were inaccurate or incomplete.
The researchers asked ChatGPT to provide references with each of its responses for verification purposes.
But only eight of 39 replies included references.
OPenAI does warn users that its technology isn’t fine-tuned enough to give accurate medical advice.
Huge reveal from gaming company Rockstar shows GTA VI
Rockstar Games surprises fans with an early release of the Grand Theft Auto VI trailer following an online leak.
In a stunning reveal, the highly anticipated “Grand Theft Auto VI” trailer has finally hit the gaming community, and it’s not holding back on the mayhem. Rockstar Games, known for pushing boundaries, seems to have outdone itself this time, showcasing a virtual world teeming with criminal escapades and high-stakes action.
Rockstar embraced a leak and unveiled the official trailer ahead of schedule. Fans are speculating on new features and plot twists, creating a buzz on social media.
Now, the gaming community eagerly dissects every frame of the trailer, searching for additional details beyond the leaked material.
The trailer opens with a breathtaking skyline of the fictional metropolis, setting the stage for a narrative that promises to be as immersive as it is controversial. From high-speed car chases to pulse-pounding shootouts, the snippets offer a glimpse into the sheer scale and detail the developers have poured into the latest installment. Fans are already dissecting every frame, eagerly speculating on the storyline and characters that will drive this blockbuster game.
Google’s AI bot faces delay
Google has decided to delay the launch of its highly-anticipated conversational AI bot, codenamed ‘Gemini,’ until January.
Originally scheduled for release in December, the postponement comes as the tech giant strives for perfection in its new AI creation.
The decision to delay ‘Gemini’ is reportedly due to the need for additional testing and fine-tuning of the AI’s conversational abilities.
Google aims to ensure that ‘Gemini’ offers a seamless and engaging user experience, and the extra time will be dedicated to achieving this goal. #featured
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