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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Facebook Messenger Lite for Android expands to 132 more countries

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Facebook launched Messenger Lite app for Android for emerging markets such as Kenya, Tunisia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Venezuela back in October last year. Now Facebook has announced that it is expanding the app to 132 more countries including Germany, Colombia, Italy, Vietnam, Algeria, Morocco, Nigeria, Peru, Turkey, Japan, Taiwan and the Netherlands. Continue reading “Facebook Messenger Lite for Android expands to 132 more countries”

Facebook rolls out camera effects for India, brings Reactions to Lite app

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Facebook today announced new India centric features for its platform at an event called as “A place to connect” in Delhi. The social network is bringing India specific camera filters along with the frames and effects that come in the Facebook camera. The custom effects for India include Namaste and geo-specific experiences in cities like New Delhi, Mumbai, Goa, and other places. Continue reading “Facebook rolls out camera effects for India, brings Reactions to Lite app”

Facebook announces Camera Effects augmented reality platform

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Mark Zuckerberg announced Facebook’s new augmented reality platform called Camera Effects Platform on first day of the F8 2017 conference. Launched in open beta, the platform turns smartphone cameras into the first AR platform, providing an opportunity for artists and developers to create effects for the Facebook camera.
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Facebook’s AI powered assistant ‘M’ finally available for Messenger

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In 2015, Facebook had introduced personal digital assistant M for Messenger. Now, the social network has launched suggestions from AI powered assistant M in Messenger for users in the US. M offers suggestions by popping into an open conversation to suggest relevant content.

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Facebook introduces new tools to prevent revenge porn across Instagram and Messenger

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Facebook has introduced new tools to help people when intimate images are shared on Facebook without their permission. The social network is working on preventing sharing of these images often referred to as “revenge porn”, on Facebook, Messenger and Instagram.

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Facebook introduces Snapchat-like Stories at the top of News Feed, Camera Effects and more for iOS and Android

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Facebook has yet again copied Snapchat’s feature. A couple of weeks back it released Messenger Day. This time the social network has released Facebook Stories, similar to Snapchat and Instagram stories at the top of the News Feed in the main Facebook app for Android and iOS. Continue reading “Facebook introduces Snapchat-like Stories at the top of News Feed, Camera Effects and more for iOS and Android”

Facebook Messenger now lets you share your live location

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Facebook has added yet another feature to Messenger. The social network has rolled out live locations that will allow Messenger users to share their location with friends and family in real-time but only for an hour at a time.  Continue reading “Facebook Messenger now lets you share your live location”