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WhatsApp rolls out ‘Avatars’ to some beta testers

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Meta-owned messaging platform WhatsApp has released custom ‘Avatars’ for some beta testers.

According to WABetaInfo, an avatar is the best way to express yourself on WhatsApp.

Users may experience some minor glitches because this feature has recently been made available to some people.

Some beta testers have been given the option to create an avatar after updating WhatsApp beta for Android from the Play Store.

After creating an avatar, the app will immediately create a new sticker pack for users to share stickers with loved ones.

Additionally, users can select an avatar to use as their profile picture.

More users will be able to get the feature in the coming weeks, according to the report.

The company recently released the ability to add up to 1024 participants to groups, for some beta testers.

The feature was available in the WhatsApp beta for Android and iOS, but was limited to an indefinite number of beta testers.

The report mentioned that if any user wants to check if the feature was available in their WhatsApp account, they can try to create a group or add new participants to an existing one.

In May, along with the new features, the company implemented the ability to add up to 512 people to a group of 256 people.


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Pakistani man’s rendition of ‘Mann Bharrya’ from Shershaah will bring tears to your eyes

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The 2021 blockbuster Shershaah, starring Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani, will always be remembered for its incredible story based on the life of Captain Vikram Batra.

Produced by Dharma Productions, the film had become the most watched Indian film on Amazon. The film led the 67th Filmfare Awards with 19 nominations, including Best Actor and Best Actress, and won 7 awards.

The songs in the film, especially ‘Mann Bharrya’ by graceful singer B Praak and Darshan Rawal’s Kabhii Tumhe Yaad, were huge hits. The film was released during the pandemic and touched the hearts of millions of people.

Now, a Pakistani man has taken social media users back to the times of the 2021 pandemic with his rendition of the hit song ‘Mann Bharrya’. Netizens are getting excited after seeing the video which is now going viral on social media platforms.

The Pakistani man is an artist identified as Mudasir Aashi Khan. He shared the video of himself singing the song, but there’s a twist. Khan changed the lyrics and rewrote them in his own words.

Sharing on his Instagram, he captioned, “This song is originally sung by @bpraak. But these lines are also written by myself.”

In the video clip of a few seconds, we can see him sitting among some other people. He soon begins singing the song with his own lyrics and receives a round of applause from the listeners. Since being shared online, the video has received more than lakhs of views and counting.

Impressed by Khan’s singing skills, people also posted comments praising him.

One user wrote: “Well written, truly music has no borders… Support from India” while another wrote: “Your voice like fire. really feel it fire. LOVE from India.”

Another user wrote: “What a blessed voice, lots of love from India. Keep growing,” while another wrote: “Love and much respect to you brother. Much love from India.”

Similarly, one user wrote: “So much love and respect…your voice is so soulful…so pure…keep spreading magic.”


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Birthday celebration goes wrong; 5 held for cutting cake with sword on Bhubaneswar street

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Commissioner’s Police arrested five youths, including a minor, on Monday on charges of cutting a cake with a sword while celebrating a birthday in Bhubaneswar street.

The police action came after an alleged video of the birthday celebration went viral on various social media platforms.

In the video, around 15-20 youngsters can be seen using a sword to cut a cake while celebrating a birthday in the middle of the road in the Nayapalli area.

All the people in the alleged video are said to be residents of the Nayapalli area, the sources reported.

Prior to this incident, a KBN (Koi Bhai Nahin) gang was in the news for a similar event last year. Several young members of the KBN group broadcast images of themselves brandishing swords and sharp objects on social media. The video was filmed in the streets of the state capital.


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Here’s what Sunny Leone thinks about Urfi Javed; KRK takes a stand for Uorfi

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Urfi Javed has been in the news for a couple of days after his ‘war of words’ with Indian author Chetan Bhagat. While various commoners, as well as celebrities, have commented on Uorfi and her strange fashion sense, now the attractive and beautiful Sunny Leone has shared her views on the fashionista.

Urfi sets the internet on fire with her weird but trendy outfits. While netizens don’t leave the opportunity to brutally troll her, there are several fans who come to support Urfi. There are even certain celebrities who have stepped in to defend and admire Urfi.

During an exclusive interview with Rohit Khilnani on Bollywood Hungama, Sunny shared her thoughts on Uorfi.

While answering the entertaining quick questions, when the host asked, “A Bollywood celebrity, whose fashion sense you feel, this person has surpassed it every time I open his Instagram.”

In response to this, Sunny said, “I would say Urfi.”

Later, the host said, “She (Urfi) will be very happy to see this.”

While Sunny crowned Urfi with the label of celebrity with the best fashion sense, analyst and controversial and self-proclaimed film actor, Kamaal Rashid Khan aka KRK lashed out at Sunny Leone while earlier defending Urfi and Nia Sharma .

Although KRK defended Urfi and Nia, at the same time, he criticized Sunny saying that it was Sunny who inspired these girls to wear such revealing clothes.

Earlier today, KRK tweeted: “Why are people criticizing #urfijaved #NiaSharma and other modern girls, when they allowed #SunnyLeone to stay in India to inspire all these girls? If you are considering a porn star (who also sells 2day porn movies) as a good girl, then don’t be hypocritical by criticizing Indian Girls.”


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