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May 2, 2023

Reddit is testing chat rooms again

  • Reddit is testing Discord-like channels where users can talk to each other in real time.
  • These channels will be located within various subreddits, allowing users to swap between searching through posts and chatting with other users on a range of topics.
  • Reddit have said they differ to the platform’s Live Chat feature as the chats “will be dedicated spaces, rather than a one-off post.”
  • These conversations can be accessed within the main Chat tab on Reddit’s bottom menu bar.
  • For more, please visit the Verge website.

“Delete Snapchat” searches rise due to dislike of My AI feature

  • Research conducted by CloudTech has found that since Snapchat’s My AI feature has been made available to all users, there has been a 488% increase in the search term “delete Snapchat”.
  • Reports of complaints include the inability to unpin My AI from the top of the chat list until they purchase a Snapchat Plus subscription.
  • Many users are calling for Snapchat to remove the AI bot entirely and others have decided to delete the app altogether.
  • For more please visit the Digital Camera World website.

Pupils suspended from schools across Warrington reached ‘record high’

  • Data from schools in Warrington has found there was more suspended pupils in the spring term last year than in any term since their records began in 2016-2017.
  • The latest Department for Education figures have shown 638 pupils were suspended in the 2021-2022 spring term, this is up from 407 in the same time period in 2018-2019.
  • The Children’s Society has said the rising number of suspensions is concerning, since poor behaviour indicates children are suffering from ‘unmet special education needs or larger issues outside of school’.
  • To read the full story, go to the Warrington Guardian’s website.