How to Find and Saved Passwords on Mac

Mac, the 2nd most popular computer OS after windows have a lot of features under its sleeve. Many people use Mac because they feel mac is more sophisticated with features and performance than windows and that is true for many instances. I use both Mac and Windows for different purposes, and I must tell you that Mac has its advantages and millions of others who use Mac I agree with them.

Mac has very subtle and nifty features that might not sound super important, but in our day to day, it helps to make the computing process easier. One of them is the Keychain. Keychain helps you to save passwords for many websites in an encrypted form and autofill it when necessary. Keychain passwords are also synced with other Apple devices logged with the same Apple ID which ensures that you carry your password everytime you need.

There is no denying that Keychain is a great feature and saves you from remembering hundreds of complex password. But sometimes we do need to know the password and saving a complex password is not that easy. There could be many reasons as to why you need a password, but we can help, you find your saved password from your Mac machine.

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How to Find Save Password on Mac

1. Open Keychain Access. You can find it in others folder by going to launch pad, or you can do a spotlight search.

2. Click on the Password under the category on the left.

3. Search for the thing you want to see the password and double click on it.

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4. Click on the box beside ‘Show Password.‘ Mac will ask for your login password. So enter the password that you use to login to your mac.

5. Now you can see the password.

How to Find Saved WiFi Password on Mac

Another great feature of Keychain Access is that you can also find the WiFi password that you have saved. So to do so, follow the below instructions.

1. Open Keychain Access, under Keychains from the top left side of the screen, click Systems.

2. Under category from the bottom left side of the screen, click Password. You can see all the WiFi networks; your Mac was connected to.

3. Select your desired network and double click on it.

4. Click the box beside Show Password and enter your Mac login password.

5. Now you can see the password of that network.

Keychain on Mac is a great feature and easy to use too. I wish Windows also had such a simple yet powerful tool to find and organize passwords.

Instagram Now Lets you to Apply for Blue Tick Verification, Here is How You Can Apply

Instagram with 400 million active users, it becomes necessary to keep a tab on security while giving the best experience to the users. In a recent announcement, Instagram has started giving users an option to apply for blue tick verification features. For those who don’t know what blue tick is, it is a stamp that you can see right next to many profiles which signify that the account is the original one and Instagram verified the authenticity of the people or brand.

Earlier to get a blue tick you generally had to had a large number of audience, somewhat popular, some connections with people in Instagram office. Many people also went to some shady practice of going through the black market. There is a huge black market for blue tick where many people promise to get you a blue tick for your profile in exchange for hefty fees. More often than not those people turn out to be scammers.

Instagram Now Lets you to Apply for Blue Tick Verification, Here is How You Can Apply

To fight all these, Instagram has decided to let people allow for blue tick themselves. It is still not clear as to what criteria there in place for verification process but having a large audience with the right document helps you to get in line.

While announcing, Instagram also announced a few more security features like 2F Authentication in a press statement.

How to Apply for Instagram Account Verification

In the last article, we showed you how to use Instagram on laptops to share photos and videos with your followers. This is the 2nd How To video on Instagram and in this article we will show you how to use the new feature to apply for Instagram verification.

This article will walk you through the steps required for applying verification. We don’t guarantee that the Instagram will give verify badge, i.e., blue tick. Verification badge solely depends on Instagram.

First, make sure you have the latest version of Instagram installed on your phone. If not go to Google Play Store for Android and App Store for iOS and update your app.

Open Instagram, head to your profile then setting.

In the setting, scroll down until you see an option “Request Verification.

Tap on that and then fill in your Username, full name or business name.

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Attach documents to back your claim. If you are applying for verified blue tick for a person, then upload government-issued IDs like a driving license or passport. Make sure your name and photo are visible.

For a business account, upload documents like your business incorporation certificate, Tax filing report or utility bill.

Instagram promises to keep your documents safe and not share with anybody.

After that tap on submit and your wait. Instagram will initiate verification and decide if your account is eligible for the blue tick.

Instagram strongly advised you not to believe if any people approach you disguised as an Instagram employee and ask for money. Instagram also encourages to report those peoples.

I hope you get a verified badge on your profile soon. If you did get a blue tick, share with us in the comments. We would love to see.

How to Post Pictures on Instagram from Your Windows and Mac Laptop Computers

With over 400 million active users worldwide, Instagram is one of the most popular social network sites. This platform is owned by Facebook it is very different that Facebook in many nature. For starter, Instagram is a social site for sharing photos and videos and you can follow others as well as others can follow you. Instagram is mostly focused on smartphone users as many of its features are available on smartphone only. On the smartphone, you can share photos, videos, and stories instantly. But on the desktop version, you are very limited regarding what you can do. The desktop version is limited to viewing and liking others photos as well as managing basic setting. There are not a whole lot of things that you can do on your PC or Mac computer or laptop.

This is a bummer as many of us spend a considerable time with our computer or laptop and want the convenience of sharing images from the comfort of our laptop. There are also other instances like we have a picture on the computer which we want to share and because Instagram won’t allow posting directly from the laptop, we have to go to an extra step to transfer the file from computer to phone.

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Not anymore, I’ll be sharing a simple method which you can use to use Instagram from your laptop like you would from a phone. You can use all smartphone features easily, and yes you can upload video and photos as well.

How to Share Photos and Videos on Instagram From Windows and Mac Desktop Laptop

Before you follow the steps, make sure you are using the Google Chrome browser, and you have the latest version of Chrome installed on your laptop.

Open the Google Chrome browser and go to www.instagram.com and log in using your IG credentials.

Click on the three vertical dots from the top right corner of your browser.

Go to ‘more tools’ and the select “Developers Tools”. Alternatively, you can also press Ctrl+Shift+C on Windows and Command+Shift+C on Mac to pull up developer option.

A window shall appear. Here click on the small mobile icon. For reference check the image down below.

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Now reload the website using browser button or simply press F5 for windows or Command+R for Mac.

Now you shall see a mobile version of Instagram. Click on plus icon and browse to the photo you want to share. Add the bio, add hashtags, tag people if you want to click on share to share the image with your followers.

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Similarly, you can also add stories to your Instagram from the laptop.

So, this is how you can share photos and videos on Instagram from your PC, and you don’t have to go through the pain to transfer media from computers to mobile.

How to Download and Install Fortnite on Android

Finally, Fortnite is here for Android. In beta, but that’s ok I guess especially for months looking at your friend with iPhone playing the game. Even though Fortnite is available for Android but it is not available on Play Store, and Epic Games, the developer behind the Fortnite is not looking for releasing on Play Store yet. So downloading and installing isn’t as easy it should be.

Many people are getting confused as to how to download the app on their latest smartphone and start the action on their mobile screen.

We here at The Converging Network bringing this article which will try and solve this. We’ll tell you how you can download Fortnite on your android phone right way in the simplest way possible.

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How to Download Fortnite for Android

I’ll be dividing the download process into three parts for better understanding.

Part One: Checking Device Compatibility

This is an important part. You have to check if your phone is, in fact, incompatible with latest Fortnite Beta. Even though the app is optimized for phones but it still requires a lot of processing power, and your phone might not have that.

Fortnite Install Compatibity Devices

A glance at the Epic Games website confirms that the latest beta can be run on the latest Samsung devices, All Google Pixel devices, few Huawei, LG, OnePlus, Xiaomi, Nokia, Razor, Asus and ZTE phone. You should check if your particular brand and model mentioned on that list or not. If it is, then go ahead read the second part. If your device isn’t specified, then you might have to wait for few more days because Epic Games is rolling to other devices as well.

Part Two: Allowing Security Permission

Now that you know your phone is compatible for Fortnite beta, you have to change the security permission to allow installation from third part source.

As I said, Fortnite is not coming to the Play Store. And to download apps from other sources, you have to allow in the security setting. So go ahead open setting app, scroll down to Security and here toggle the switch right next to ‘Unknown Sources.’

Remember, your setting screen may differ from mine, and you may have to go deeper in setting to find this option. It depends on the phone you are using. So try hard.

Part Three: Request Fortnite Installer and Install Main App

To install the Fortnite, you have to first request a Fortnite installer (2MB) app from the official Fortnite sign up page and then only you can install the original app.

Open a browser and go to Android beta sign up page. Here sign up for an account and wait for Epic Games invitation mail.

Fortnite Android beta app Invitation

In your invitation mail, you’ll find a link to download your installer. Once you have the installer, select your device model, and it will start downloading and installing Fortnite for your Android.

Viola! Now you have the latest version of Fortnite on your Android device. No more eye-siding while your friend with iPhone plays Fortnite.

So, this is how you download and install the Fortnite app for your android smartphone. This app is in beta so expect some glitches and bugs here and there.

Facebook Messenger Features that Many People Don’t Know

Facebook messenger is around for a long time. Facebook also ensured that all the Facebook users on mobile device install this app. With over 1.3 billion users worldwide, you’d think that a handsome chunk of users using all the features Facebook is offering with Messenger. But you are wrong. Here are few interesting features on Facebook Messenger that you should be using but you are not.

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Top Facebook Messenger Features

All the features that I am going to listing are available on both iOS and Android version of Facebook Messenger.

1. Messenger for PC

We all know that Messenger is an app for Android and iOS but did you know that you can also access facebook messenger from your PC? No, I am talking about some Android emulator, there is a first party way of accessing all the features of Messenger from your PC and Mac. Open up your browser and type messenger.com and log in with your Facebook credential.

Now you can chat with your friends and colleagues without opening Facebook.

2. Add someone to your Friendslist Instantly by Scanning Code

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Facebook lets you add anyone to your friends without ever going to Facebook and searching for their name. You can instantly add them to our friendliest and start your conversation. This is especially great when you are in a hurry and want to send someone something on Facebook but can’t wait to go through the traditional way of adding friend.

To do this, open your Messenger app, go to your profile by clicking on your profile picture from the top right corner. Then tap again on your profile picture on the center. Now you can share your code with the friend, or you can scan their code. Either way, you both will be connected instantly.

3. Start Secret Conversation

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Sadly spying is a real thing in this digital age. There is no way you can think that all your conversations are secret. But if you really want to start a conversation that you don’t want others to snoop, then you should start a secret conversation using Facebook messenger. These chats are end-to-end encrypted where no can see what you two are talking about not even government or Facebook itself.

To start an encrypted secret conversation, open up your Messenger app tap on the new message and then secret conversation. Choose the person and start talking. If you want your messages to be disappeared after a certain time, then tap on clock icon right next to your typing area.

4. Play Games

Yes, Facebook also allows you to play games from your Messenger app. No these are not any competitive multiplayer games, but these are good enough to play in your free time. There are a lot of games from Solitaire to Basketball and EverWing. You can play alone, or you can invite your friends to play along.

5. Send and Request Money

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This is another great feature of Facebook Messenger where you can send and request money from your Facebook friends. Like many other money transfer platforms, here also you have to connect your card to Facebook and every time you need to send money to someone from facebook you can do so in just a few taps.

To add your cards, go to profile>Payment>Add a New card and start sending and requesting money from your Facebook friends.

Note- Facebook Payment is only available for few countries. Please check before sending someone.

6. Send Text From Messenger

Messenger is also a great text application which you can use as a strong alternative to your default messaging app. The benefit of this app is that you can chat with your Facebook friend while you can also text somebody all from one app.

There are also many other features available on Messenger from Facebook. For example, you can chat with bots, share flight routes, plan a trip, split the bill among your friends, customize your chat, send graphics and loads of other features. You need to explore all the features that Messenger has to offer to fully utilize the power of the Messenger app. Stay tuned to The Converging Network for more such informative articles.