DID you know that you can now add filters on your Facebook Messenger chats?The feature was launched the new feature last year – here’s the lowdown on using them.Facebook Messenger filters are similar to those found on Snapchat.The filters augment reality to add fun effects to the images captured by the phone’s camera.These include masks, 3D objects or facial filters.The company have previously said that it wants to let your camera “do the talking” as more people are posting photos and videos instead of blocks of text.Snapchat pioneered camera-first sharing and is wildly popular with younger users. Years ago, Facebook tried to buy the company but was rebuffed.Since then, it has been trying, with varying degrees of success, to clone Snapchat’s most popular features.While the Valentine’s Day Facebook messenger filters have not been announced for this year, in 2017 there were a variety of themed filters, stickers and effects available.Last … [Read more...] about What are the Facebook Messenger filters and when are they released for Valentine’s Day?
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SINGER Lemar is getting ready to dance, dance, dance - on the ice - after replacing ex-England cricketer Monty Panesar on ITV's Dancing on Ice.But, what do we know about the star, who came third place in the BBC TV talent show Fame Academy?Lemar was born in Tottenham, North London, on 4 April 1978 - that makes him 39.He grew up listening to R&B and soul music. He often sang at home with his brother and sisters, and they pretended to be The Jacksons.His first taste of the limelight came at 17, when he supported Usher at the Junior Jam at The Temple in Tottenham.At 5ft 11.5in, Lemar is slightly taller than the average male.Lemar shot to fame in the first ever series of Fame Academy, which aired in October 2003.He came third in the show, which was presented by Patrick Kielty and Cat Deeley.Despite only coming third, Lemar - who has had seven top ten UK singles and sold over two million albums - is seen as one of the most successful singers to come out of a reality TV show.Before … [Read more...] about Who is Lemar, how tall is he, what are his hit songs, when was he in Fame Academy and does he have a girlfriend?
THREE members of the same family including a teenage actor who was an extra in war epic Dunkirk have now been questioned by cops over the disappearance of Gaia Pope.Here's what we know so far about Nathan Elsey, 19, his grandmother Rosemary Linch, 71, and his uncle Paul Elsey, 49. Nathan and Rosemary have now been released.Gaia, 19. from Langton Matravers, Dorset, was seen running past a house in Morrison Road in CCTV footage last Tuesday at 3.39pm.Just over 45 minutes earlier she was captured on cameras buying ice cream at a garage in Valley Road, Swanage.It's claimed she was also spotted in driver dashcam footage at around 11.35pm near where clothes were later found.Her twin sister Maya wrote on social media the teenager has epilepsy and had been suffering from seizures before she went missing.Last week Miss Pope’s family, including her actress mum Natasha Pope who previously appeared in Inspector Morse and The Bill, issued a statement urging her to contact them or police.They … [Read more...] about Who is Paul Elsey, how does he know Gaia Pope, when was his nephew Nathan released and what has his dad said about the arrest?
THE white van man blocked into by an 'irate' woman motorist who parked MILLIMETRES behind his vehicle has told how he was FINALLY able to escape.Gary Marston filmed the bizarre argument after he found the car had blocked him in - with the female motorist unwilling to move it.Floor layer Gary posted footage of the argument, during which the car owner repeatedly tells the van driver to "call the police", to Facebook.Today he told Sun Online: "I was working next door to where this lady lived.“My workmate Jack Tomlin told me that someone had just hit the back of my van.“When I went outside I saw how the car had been left. But it was only a parking bump and I really wasn’t that worried about damage – I just wanted to get to my next job. I would have just driven away but there was a lamppost in front of me.“The woman was a bit irate already. I started off really calm. She said she was going to call the police so I started to film. She was very … [Read more...] about White van man blocked in by ‘irate’ woman motorist in bizarre video tells how he was FINALLY released
GERMANY has tonight launched a massive manhunt for the Berlin truck attacker after bungling cops released a man wrongly accused of the atrocity.In a stunning reversal, police chiefs have admitted an innocent 23-year-old Pakistani refugee was wrongly detained in the minutes following the attack.They believe the real terrorist is now at large - and say there is a "significant" threat of being hit by another deadly atrocity.It means authorities are now locked in a terrifying race against time after almost 24 hours of their initial investigation was blown on a false lead.The journalist who first reported doubts regarding the culpability of the refugee arrested claims cops have "no idea who they're looking for", it was reported.Michael Behrendt said: "They have no weapon, no DNA traces. Until they have any concrete information, it’s still completely unclear what they’re dealing with."Berlin police chief Klaus Kandt said: "There are just so many possibilities to kill … [Read more...] about Massive manhunt for armed truck terrorist amid fears of MORE attacks as ISIS claims responsibility and bungling cops release man wrongly arrested over massacre
THE Pulse nightclub massacre left 49 dead and 53 more injured after ISIS-inspired Omar Mateen went on a bloody gun rampage at the Orlando club.It has now emerged the families of three victims are suing Google, Facebook and Twitter – but why? The families of three men killed at the nightclub are suing Twitter Inc, Alphabet Inc's Google and Facebook Inc after accusing the companies of providing "material support" to the self-radicalized gunman.The lawsuit was filed by the families of Tevin Crosby, Javier Jorge-Reyes and Juan Ramon Guerrero, who were killed during the massacre.The three families claim Twitter, Google's YouTube and Facebook "provided the terrorist group ISIS with accounts they use to spread extremist propaganda, raise funds and attract new recruits".The suit alleges the "material support has been instrumental to the rise of ISIS and has enabled it to carry out or cause to be carried out, numerous terrorist attacks."It also says they share revenue with ISIS for its … [Read more...] about Why are Orlando nightclub shooting victims’ families suing Google, Facebook and Twitter?
A HOSPITAL porter caught by paedophile hunters trying to get what he thought was a 14-year-old girl to send him topless photos has avoided jail.Ian Williams sent messages telling her to "be brave" and asked if the teen was a "naughty girl" before assuring her "it will be ur secret" if she sent him the photo.Williams, 48, sent a photo of his genitals to 'Eva Wells' on Facebook - a fake profile set up by a group called Public Justice PHL (Paedophile Hunters London) to catch predators.He was handed a suspended sentence at Bexley Magistrates Court after admitting attempting to cause or incite a girl between 14 and 15 to engage in sexual activity.The full transcript of the conversation between Williams and Eva begins with Williams sending the message: "Hi Eva."Although Eva gives her age immediately to give Williams the chance to leave the conversation he carries on talking to her.He begs her to send him a topless photo - even resorting to using a crying emoji.Williams, a … [Read more...] about Sick messages sent by hospital porter to fake schoolgirl who was actually a paedophile vigilante
The blackman whose death was live streamed on Facebook after being gunned down by police had been pulled over 31 times by cops and had 63 traffic charges.A report by the Mail Online revealed that Philando Castile, 32, had paid hundreds of dollars in road fines after being found guilty of 43 separate offences.Castile, who had a clean criminal record aside from the driving violations, was shot dead by a traffic cop Jeronimo Yanez in Minnesota on Wednesday after being pulled over for having a faulty tail light.His tragic death was streamed live by his girlfriend Diamond Reynolds sparking national outrage and protests against the US police.The victim’s family insist he was the repeated target of ‘DWB’ which means ‘driving while black’.The Mail report reveals that Castile had been pulled over at least 31 times in the past 14 years and was charged with numerous misdemeanour offences.The violations included failure to wear a seat belt, speeding , driving after a … [Read more...] about Black man who was killed by police while being streamed on Facebook live by his girlfriend had been pulled over 31 times and had 63 traffic charges
KATIE Price has made no secret of her singing aspirations over the years and despite very little commercial success, the star is determined to carry on - even releasing a new track in June of this year.She recently gave The Sun Online readers an exclusive first listen to her new song ahead of its release. But what other songs has she released? Here's what we know...Katie's new dance single, I Got U, was released on 30 June 2017.The star teased the single artwork before the song dropped after an appearance on Loose Women.She was slammed by viewers over her "disastrous live performance" and her fellow Loose Women panellists looked to be cringing in the background.The former glamour model has also performed a bit of it during an appearance on Good Morning Britain, as well as for The Sun's Bizarre column during a Facebook live.It is her first release since club anthem Free To Love Again, which hit the charts in 2010.She has documented her latest quest for pop … [Read more...] about When was Katie Price’s single I Got U released, what was her Eurovision song entry and when did she duet with Peter Andre?
Karam al-Masri says he fainted the first time he saw, up close, a man whose leg had been blown off in an airstrike. He couldn't take any photos that day. But the young photographer quickly found a way to deal with the bloodshed that he would document for the next several years in Aleppo, the town he had grown up in and which has come to symbolize the horrors of Syria's civil war. "I wouldn't look directly at the wounded children or the dead bodies. My eye was always on the viewfinder in my camera. It was my way of protecting myself," he said. "My camera was like a shield." Attending the 'school of revolution' Karam al-Masri, who is now 25 years old, had never planned to become a photographer, but his pictures of the atrocities that took place in his hometown have made the front pages of newspapers across the world. He was a law student when the Western-backed Free Syrian Army rebels took control of large chunks of Aleppo in 2012. The eastern area where Al-Masri grew up was part of … [Read more...] about ‘My camera was like a shield,’ says Syrian war photographer