Twitter Streets: Hot Trends Today- October 8

Article by Oliver Nash
Posted: October 08, 2020  

New Instagram Icon Customizations Available

Instagram has introduced a new icon customization feature in celebration of its 10-year anniversary. To access it, head on over to settings in your App, drag from the top of the menu down to the bottom. A confetto will pop up and you’ll be directed to the secret menu. You can switch from the current icon to one as far as Instagram’s very first pre-launch icon dubbed “Codename”. Other logos include Twilight, Aurora, Pride, Sunrise, Gold and Very Dark.

The feature is available in both iOS and Android phones. It, however, remains unclear as to the longevity of the new icons.

Govt. Bans Nicotine Pouch, Lyft; KOT Reacts

The government, under the direction of Health CS Mutahi Kagwe, has ordered the ban of British American Tobacco’s nicotine pouch brand, Lyft. The development comes following concerns raised by parents in recent past that the cigarette alternative was being abused by children.

“At BAT Kenya we take youth access prevention very seriously. Whilst we believe it is critical that the product should be made accessible to adult smokers and nicotine consumers in the same locations that cigarettes are sold,” said Caroline Mavuti, the firm’s Head of Corporate Affairs in an interview with Nation Africa.

Kenyans on Twitter have expressed varying reactions following the news, with most applauding the government’s decision;

‘The 355’ Movie Trailer, Starring Lupita Nyong’o, Released

Genre Films has released the first trailer for its upcoming thriller flick, “The 355”. Starring a dream team of formidable female stars including Lupita Nyong’o, Diane Kruger, Penélope Cruz and Jessica Chastain, when a top-secret weapon falls into mercenary hands, wild card CIA agent Mason “Mace” Brown (Chastain) will need to join forces with rival badass German agent Marie (Kruger), former MI6 ally and cutting-edge computer specialist Khadijah (Nyong’o), and skilled Colombian psychologist Graciela (Cruz) on a lethal, breakneck mission to retrieve it, while also staying one-step ahead of a mysterious woman, Lin Mi Sheng (Fan Bingbing), who is tracking their every move.

As the action rockets around the globe from the cafes of Paris to the markets of Morocco to the wealth and glamour of Shanghai, the quartet of women forge a tenuous loyalty that could protect the world—or get them killed.

Directed by Simon Kinberg, “The 355” is slated for a theatrical release January 15th, 2021.


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