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The best articles, tips, tricks and tutorials for your favorite apps and programs

  • How to send videos with Facebook Messenger
    Video is becoming one of the main formats we use to receive information. Besides, the substantial improvement of photography sensors in mobile phones makes it possible to make high-quality videos, even in domestic environments. These are the main reasons why every day several thousand videos are shared through social networks and instant messaging apps.
  • How much does Facebook Messenger charge?
    The Facebook messaging application is completely free. This means that we do not have to pay to install it. We also do not have to pay anything if we want to use its service. Sending and receiving messages, and making calls and video calls can, therefore, be used freely at no extra cost. The only requirement is to have a Facebook account that, of course, is also free.
  • How to use Stickers in Facebook Messenger
    Stickers are in. This advanced version of emojis lets us express happiness, joy, sadness, anger, and tons of other moods. Facebook Messenger integrates a huge library of stickers that we can use in both individual and group conversations.
  • How to close Facebook Messenger
    Facebook does not make things easy when it comes to signing out from Messenger. This is mainly because there is no official way to do it. Here are two alternative ways to sign out from your Facebook Messenger account.
  • What is Facebook Messenger and what is it for?
    Facebook Messenger is an instant messaging application. It is part of the Facebook ecosystem and lets you keep in touch with the rest of the users of the social network. Originally, this service was called Facebook Chat and was fully integrated into Facebook. However, since August 2012, it has been operating completely independently.
  • How to create a group in Telegram
    Telegram groups let many users join the same chat. In contrast to channels, all users within a group can participate by sending messages, photos, or files. The objectives of a group can be many. For example, thanks to them, we have a space for debate, a place to have contact with all our family or share opinions with people who have our same interests.
  • How to install YouTube Vanced
    Installing YouTube Vanced is very simple. This process has some peculiarities but is very similar to that which must be done to install any other application. To download a secure and up-to-date copy, we recommend that you use the Malavida links. Take the following steps to perform the installation.
  • How to block adverts on YouTube with YouTube Vanced
    YouTube Vanced has some advantages over the official application developed by Google. For example, it is capable of playing music in the background, even with the screen off. However, one of its strengths is advertising blocking.
  • How to zoom into videos on YouTube with YouTube Vanced
    For some time now, YouTube has let videos zoom in to completely fill the screen. If we look at the latest devices introduced by technology brands, many of them feature an ultra-widescreen. This causes two black stripes to appear when playing non-optimized content.
  • What is YouTube Vanced and what's it for?
    YouTube Vanced is a modification made on the original YouTube application. Its main purpose is to add features that are not on YouTube by default or that are paid for. As it is an unofficial modification, we must be careful when downloading and installing it. Although the application itself is secure, fraudulent copies may exist on the Internet. Malavida provides a secure and updated app download from this page.
  • How to use YouTube with your screen off with YouTube Vanced
    Besides the great ad blocker, the ability to play videos in the background and with the screen off is one of YouTube Vanced's key features. This feature is especially useful if you are one of those who use the Google service to listen to music. Starting to play audio in the background with YouTube Vanced is easy. Open the application and search for your favorite video.
  • How to uninstall YouTube Vanced
    Although the installation of YouTube Vanced is slightly different from other applications, it is very easy to uninstall. This process is no different than usual and can be done in a few steps. However, do not forget that together with YouTube Vanced, you installed Vanced MicroG. In this guide, we show you how to uninstall both.
  • Does YouTube Vanced work on non-rooted, rooted, and Magisk-rooted devices?
    Yes, YouTube Vanced works perfectly no matter if your device is Non-Rooted, Rooted, or with Magisk. However, depending on our smartphone's status, the installation may be different. Below you will find the differences between installation on rooted and non-rooted devices. Of course, this includes those that work through Magisk.
  • How to remove devices from Google Play
    When we register devices in Google Play, they are automatically saved in a list. This feature will be useful if we install apps directly from the website. However, over time, devices we no longer use build-up, and this can be cumbersome. Can these devices be removed from the Google Playlist? The answer is no, oddly enough. The only way to stop them from showing up is not using those devices since smartphones and tablets not used for more than a year will automatically disappear from the list. However, they can be hidden.
  • How to switch your Google Play account
    You can use the Google Play Store through one or more accounts. If you have several accounts, you can conveniently and easily switch between them from the app.
  • How to view app permissions in Google Play
    Many times, when installing an application, we have to grant certain permissions that we usually do not stop to read. To read them at any time, launch the Google Play Store on your Android phone or tablet by searching for the tool in the application menu or, if it exists, from its shortcut.
  • How to view the history of apps downloaded from Google Play
    Is it hard for you to keep track of what you did in Google Play? You uninstalled an app by mistake and you do not remember its name? Let us help you see the history of downloaded applications. Open the Google Play app from the app menu on your Android device. You can also start it from its shortcut if you have created it. Then, tap on the three stripes icon in the upper left corner of the main screen.
  • How to request a refund on Google Play
    The refund policy of Google reflects several assumptions under which it is possible to claim a refund for purchases you make in the store. However, it should be noted that these conditions are not exactly the same for the United Kingdom and the European Economic Community (EEC) as for the rest of the world. Also, as a general rule, from 28 March 2018, returns and refunds will only be made if the product is defective or if its contents are unrelated to those previously advertised in the store.
  • How to limit monthly purchases at the Google Play Store
    Google Play allows you to set a budget for your monthly expenses in it. This will help you avoid unexpected expenses. Do you want to know how to enable it?
  • How to free space on Google Play
    One of the greatest problems with today's mobile devices is their limited storage capacity. If you want to free up space from Google Play, there are two possibilities. The first one applies to the app itself and consists of deleting the cache memory it uses in our device so we can save some space. The second option is to directly delete installed apps, and Google Play has its own tool for this purpose.
  • How to install Google Play apps on Android from your computer
    If you have all your devices connected to the same Google account, you can easily install Google Play apps on your Android phone or tablet from your computer. Do you want to know how to do it?
  • How to manage subscriptions on Google Play
    Google Play subscriptions allow us to periodically pay for certain services or applications, such as Google Drive or Evernote. Find the Google Play app in your Android's app section or home-screen shortcuts, if you made one, and open it. Tap on the three-line menu icon in the upper left corner.
  • How to clear your Google Play search history
    Do you want to clear your Google Play search history and you do not know how to do it? If you are having a hard time finding the option, do not worry, we will tell you how to do it.
  • What is Google Play Protect and how to set it up
    Google Play Protect is a security system that is integrated within Google Play. Its function is to protect the entire mobile device through three tools: measures to prevent theft, protection while browsing the Internet, and application review to prevent malware. Also, Google Play Protect scans third-party store applications and analyzes abnormal behavior among applications.
  • How to download APKs from the Google Play Store
    Downloading APKs directly from the Play Store is only possible using specialized websites or web browser plug-ins and extensions with that function since the apps downloaded from there are installed directly without leaving any APK file behind. Here we show you both methods, but you should know that they are not 100% foolproof. Nevertheless, they are the ones that can yield the best results.
  • What are Google Play developer options and what are they for
    The Google Play developer options are a series of hidden options in the store menu intended for Android developers. They were implemented in April 2019, but so far, the options offered are limited. The only tool available right now is one for sharing apps internally in private groups.
  • How to add or remove a payment method in Google Play
    If you want to buy on Google Play, you will need a payment method to use on the platform. To add a payment method, first, we must open the Google Play application. You can do this from your device's application menu or by looking up its shortcut if you have it enabled.
  • How to add an app to the Google Play wishlist
    Adding an app you want to install or buy to your wishlist is easy if you follow our little guide. Open the Google Play application from the application menu on your device or from the shortcut if you have it enabled. Use the search engine to find your desired app file.
  • How to activate Parental Controls in Google Play
    Turning on Parental Controls in Google Play is extremely easy. Open the Google Play application from your device's app menu or find its shortcut, if you have it enabled. On the Home screen, tap on the icon with the three vertical lines in the top left hand corner.
  • How to prevent Android apps from updating automatically
    If you do not want your Android applications to update automatically, open the Google Play application from your device's app menu or its shortcut if it has one. On the Home screen, tap on the three stripes icon in the top left corner.
  • How to make purchases on Google Play without a credit card
    Google offers several payment methods you can use without a credit or debit card. To access these options, tap the three horizontal lines icon at the top to display the menu.
  • How to update the Google Play Store
    The first thing to do to update Google Play is to find out if there is a new version available. To check it, look for the Settings application on your device and access it. Once there, scroll down and tap on Apps & notifications, or any other similar entry that grants access to the full list of installed apps. Menus may vary from one Android version to another, customization layers, and manufacturers.
  • How to enable developer options in Google Play
    If you want to activate the developer options in Google Play, you will have to follow these steps. Open the Google Play app on your Android device. Tap on the three stripes icon in the upper left corner of the screen.
  • What is Google Play and what is it for?
    Google Play is the digital store belonging to Google, it lets us safely download and install applications of all kinds, games, movies, or books on our Android tablets and mobile phones. Its content is varied, offering both free and premium options. However, these contents may vary depending on the country for which this platform is configured since not all the contents are available for all countries.
  • How to use Google Play and how it works
    To start using Google Play, you will need an Android device, a Google account (which you will need to create on your first device setup or the first time you log in to the store), and have the app installed. Most Android phones come with this app pre-installed, but if this is not the case, you can download the app by tapping the green Download button available at the end of this guide.
  • How to install and uninstall Google Play on Android
    We tell you how to install and uninstall Google Play Store from your Android device in easy steps.
  • How to sign in to Google Play
    When you turn on a device for the first time or factory reset it, it is common to set up a Google Account associated with the device from scratch. You are then automatically signed in to Google Play with that account. Therefore, the only thing you have to do is follow the initial configuration steps of your device, in one of them, you will be asked your sign-in data and you will be automatically logged in the store.
  • How to share Google Play purchases on Android
    Would you like to share your Google Play purchases with other family members? Now it is possible. Open the Google Play application, and sign up for the Google family plan. To do this, tap on the three stripes icon in the upper left corner.
  • How to sign out of Google Play
    Signing out of Google Play is not that simple and has a few consequences. In fact, not only will you be logged out of the store, but you will completely unlink your phone from that email address.
  • How to switch countries in Google Play
    Changing the country in Google Play Store is possible, but also complex. You will need to meet different requirements depending on different scenarios. It is not possible to freely change the country in the shop. In fact, a Google Account is associated with a certain country depending on the IP address or the payment method set up, and changing it is only officially expected if you change your place of residence.
  • How to install and uninstall Facebook
    You can install Facebook on your Android by two methods: through Malavida, and Google Play.
  • How to use Facebook
    In this text, we are going to offer you a basic guide to use the social network. Under no circumstances, we are going to cover all the things you can do with the platform, but we will try to cover what is necessary for you to start sharing content using Facebook.
  • Is Facebook safe?
    To address the question of whether or not Facebook is safe, two criteria must be met: that of malware and that of privacy. The case of malicious software is very clear and transparent, as no known virus could compromise our information and that has been distributed through the platform. In this aspect, it is quite safe, since, against that, many cybersecurity measures have been taken that have contributed to creating a strong defense system, which requires (and receives) continuous revisions and constant updates.
  • How to update Facebook
    To update Facebook, you have two methods: through Malavida and Google Play. Let's see both of them below.
  • How to delete your Facebook account forever
    To permanently delete your Facebook account, first of all, you must know that you cannot do it from the application, nor entering the web version of the social network in a conventional way. If you do it this way, the only thing you will get is to deactivate your account (which will make it invisible to other users) but it will not disappear, your information will still be there.
  • What is Facebook and what it's for
    Facebook is a social network designed to "connect" people through personal publications, sharing information, news, or audiovisual content. The idea is to establish contact with people close to us such as friends and family, colleagues who went to school with us, or people who have similar interests to ours.
  • What is Dropbox and what is it for
    Dropbox is a virtual file storage service that lets us store and organize music, photos, and documents. Being cloud-based software it lets us access all our information from anywhere, as long as we have an Internet connection.
  • Is Dropbox safe?
    Dropbox is a completely safe application. In other words, it does not contain any viruses or malware and therefore will not damage your devices. In addition to having secure applications, the service itself is also secure. Thus, there is a very low risk of data loss. There are at least four reasons to trust that our information is safe.
  • How to use Dropbox and how it works
    Dropbox is a service that lets us save our files in the cloud and have them available anywhere.
  • How to install and uninstall Dropbox
    The Dropbox installation process is no different from other applications. This means that using this service on our phone is very easy and quick. Before starting, we should know that all the methods proposed below are completely safe.