Election Commission of India partners with Facebook for voter registration reminder on July 1

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The Election Commission will launch a special drive to enrol new electors, and has collaborated with Facebook to launch a ‘voter registration reminder’ on July 1. With over 180 million people in India on Facebook, the ‘Register Now’ button is designed to encourage Indian citizens to register themselves with the Election Commission of India.

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Facebook now has over 2 billion monthly active users

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Facebook has announced that it now has 2 billion monthly active users. The latest milestone was revealed by Mark Zuckerberg in a Facebook post. This means nearly two-thirds of the people on the Internet are on Facebook. The social network had 1.94 billion MAUs in Q1 2017. Continue reading “Facebook now has over 2 billion monthly active users”

Facebook Messenger brings Snapchat like filters, masks to video chat

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Facebook Messenger is adding Snapchat-like filters, masks, animated reactions to video chat. The update also brings the ability to take screenshots during an ongoing video chat. All the new features are available for one-on-one and group video chat. Continue reading “Facebook Messenger brings Snapchat like filters, masks to video chat”

Facebook is working on a standalone app for video creators

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Facebook announced at the VidCon conference that it is working on a dedicated app for video creators. The video creation app will be exclusive for people with verified accounts like journalists, celebrities and other online influencers. It will essentially be an update to the Facebook Mentions app that is limited to aforementioned people. Continue reading “Facebook is working on a standalone app for video creators”

Facebook is giving Indian users more control over their profile picture

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Facebook has rolled out an important feature for its over 166 million monthly active users in India. The social network has introduced a profile picture guard that will give Indian users more control over who can download and share their pictures. Continue reading “Facebook is giving Indian users more control over their profile picture”

Facebook launches disaster maps to help relief organizations after natural calamities

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Facebook has launched disaster maps that use aggregated, de-identified Facebook data to deliver crucial information to aid organizations during and after crises. This initiative is the product of close work with UNICEF, the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the World Food Programme, and other organizations.

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Facebook Live videos get closed captioning

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Facebook is bringing closed captioning to Facebook Live in order make it easier for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. This will improve the live video experience for people with such disability. Publishers can now create and stream closed captions for their Live videos. Continue reading “Facebook Live videos get closed captioning”

Facebook Live adds Live Chat with Friends and Live With features

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Facebook wants it to make it easier for you to watch and enjoy live video with your friends. The social network has added two new features – Live Chat with Friends and Live With, to Facebook Live that allows you to share experiences and connect in real time with your friends on Live. Continue reading “Facebook Live adds Live Chat with Friends and Live With features”

Facebook rolls out “Order Food” feature to select users

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We already spend a lot of our time on Facebook but it looks like the social network wants us to stay on its platform even longer. According to a new report from TechCrunch, Facebook is rolling out a new feature that will allow you to order food through the site itself. Continue reading “Facebook rolls out “Order Food” feature to select users”

Facebook launches Express WiFi in India; partners Airtel for 20,000 hotspots

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Facebook has officially announced the commercial launch of Express Wi-Fi in India. The social network was testing this service in the country since August last year. Facebook has launched 700 hotspots across the four Indian states of Uttarakhand, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Meghalaya.  Continue reading “Facebook launches Express WiFi in India; partners Airtel for 20,000 hotspots”

Facebook reports $8.03 billion in revenue, hits 1.94 billion MAUs in Q1 2017

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Facebook has reported financial earnings for Q1 2017. The social network has recorded $8.03 billion in revenue, up 49% YoY. Facebook continued its march toward the 2 billion user threshold as more than 1.94 billion people are now using its service monthly as of March 31, up 17 percent from a year earlier. Continue reading “Facebook reports $8.03 billion in revenue, hits 1.94 billion MAUs in Q1 2017”

Facebook Messenger’s Instant Games start rolling out to all users

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Facebook has started rolling instant games for Messenger. In addition, the social network has also released news features that the social network had previewed to developers at its F8 conference last month.

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