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WhatsApp is rolling out animated stickers in beta (APK download)

Animated stickers have been available in Telegram and Gboard for a long while, but WhatsApp has only supported static sticker images so far. Be it through the app's few included packs or downloadable third-party packs from the Play Store, you got still image stickers. That's changing now in WhatsApp beta, as the app is introducing animated sticker support.

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Apple Music gets gapless playback on Android (APK download)

A few months after Apple Music expanded to more than 50 new countries, the service's Android app is in for some treats. An update to version 3.3.0 adds some features that music lovers will be happy about, like gapless playback, enhancements to downloads, and the usual "improved overall app performance."

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GitHub 1.2 improves Markdown support, pull requests, and more (APK Download)

Code repository service GitHub released its shiny new mobile app earlier this year, but work on the application didn't stop there. The v1.1 update made reviewing pull requests and finding code in a project much easier, and now v1.2 is rolling out.

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Google Sounds celebrates Pride Month with 16 special ringtones and chimes (APK download)

Despite all the crazy things going on this year, it's Pride Month in many parts of the world. As always, Google celebrates that occasion by donating money and gives us some seasonal product updates, like a selection of wallpapers and appropriately decorated search results. This year, the company has also added a few new ringtones and notification chimes to its Google Sounds app, collected under a Sounds of Pride umbrella.

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Quibi now rolling out Chromecast support on Android as part of broader initiative to be much less dumb service (APK download)

The streaming service Quibi launched in April after months of buildup and advertising, and while it wasn't exactly dead on arrival, it hasn't caught on with most viewers. The service is currently revamping its slate of shows, while also attempting to address some of its core complaints — like the complete inability to watch content on large screens, which is finally being addressed through Chromecast support.

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Google Maps adds YouTube Music playback controls in navigation mode (APK download)

The last few months have been very beneficial to users of several Google services. Meet, Duo, and YouTube Music, in particular, have received updates and new features nearly every week, bringing them closer to competing services and making them easier to use and recommend. Today's winner of the update lottery is YouTube Music, which is now officially supported as a media app inside Google Maps.

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You can now customize Twitter lists on Android, hide their content from your main timeline (APK download)

Twitter lists are a great way to silo content you find on the social network into small, easy-to-digest chunks, all while avoiding missing out on important tweets from accounts and people you care about. Now, lists are becoming more customizable on Android and, as a bonus, you can hide these lists' content from your main timeline.

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Wells Fargo now supports face unlock on Pixel 4 devices

When the Pixel 4 was launched last year, many people praised its fast face unlock system. It didn't do much good, though, unless it worked with the apps you used, and that wasn't likely at launch. Google introduced a new version of the Biometric API for Android 10 that worked with authentication methods such as fingerprints and faces, but it meant that developers had to add this updated API into their apps first. It took a while, but many bigger banking institutions are starting to support it, and now you can add Wells Fargo to that list.

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You can now invite anyone to join a Google Duo group video call with a simple link

The last few months have seen a skyrocketing use of video calling, be it for work or personal communication. Some services, like Zoom or Google Meet, made joining calls easier for groups of people by simply sharing a link, and now Duo is catching up to them.

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Google Camera v7.4 adds a 4K video resolution quick toggle (APK download)

Back in March, a leaked Google Camera 7.4 APK suggested Pixel phones might get the capability to record 4K 60fps video. That version of the Camera app is now available and rolling out to users, but unfortunately, it doesn't bring that much-awaited feature. What it adds is a quick toggle in the video mode to switch between 1080p and 4K.

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