Spotify has announced a partnership with Facebook to allow users to play audio from Spotify directly within Facebook through a new mini player without switching between apps. Continue reading “Spotify’s new mini player lets you stream within Facebook app for Android and iOS”
In the latest development, Facebook has announced that it is rolling out a notification screen that alerts people when they share news articles that more than 90 days old. With the context button, the new notification screen is meant to inform users to make informed decisions about what to share on Facebook. Continue reading “Facebook rolls out ‘notification screen’ to alert users before sharing old news”
The social media giant Facebook today announced the acquisition of popular GIF platform GIPHY in a deal worth $400 million. Known for its visual expression and creation, GIPHY will be a part of the Instagram team from now on. However, Facebook said that it isn’t disclosing terms of the deal. Continue reading “Facebook buys popular GIF platform GIPHY for $400 million”
Facebook has announced a re-brand of their company logo, 15 years after its launch. The new logo is designed specifically only for the company with clarity in mind and uses custom typography and capitalization to create visual distinction between the company and app.
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Facebook has announced that it has started testing Facebook News in the US, giving people more control over the stories they see, and the ability to explore a wider range of their news interests, directly within the Facebook app. “It also highlights the most relevant national stories of the day, said the company. Facebook News articles will continue to appear in News Feed as they do today. Continue reading “Facebook is testing dedicated Facebook News feed”
After several months of testing ‘removing like counts’ feature in Canada, Instagram is expanding the feature to six more countries – Ireland, Italy, Japan, Brazil, Australia, and New Zealand. This gives more users a chance to hide the like count on their posts. Continue reading “Instagram will now hide ‘Likes’ in six more countries to remove pressure”
In recent days, various reports have been emerging on brands like Amazon, Microsoft working on various products with their voice assistant built in. While Siri, Google Assistant, Cortana has been present for years now, we haven’t seen voice assistants from social media companies like Facebook, Twitter become popular among consumers. But, looks like it is going to change as a new report suggests that Facebook is said to be working on its own AI voice assistant to rival the offerings in the market.
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Following the 2016 US presidential election, many have expressed concern about the effects of false stories or fake news circulating largely through social media. Continue reading “How to check if WhatsApp forwards are true or not”
What else do you do when you need to pass the time on the Internet? Apart from videos and movies, one of the logical answers could be gaming. There are numerous websites available with a huge collection of online games. Continue reading “Facebook rolls out dedicated gaming section to find and connect around games”
The term ‘Fake news’ is seen as the greatest threat and has the ability to fracture our society. The main sources for this unverified news are indeed the social media platform including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Continue reading “YouTube is rolling out ‘fact checks’ on sensitive topics to combat fake news in India”
In the recent development, the social media giant Facebook will no longer allow ads that spread misinformation regarding vaccines as a part of an effort to reduce the spread of “vaccine hoaxes”. Continue reading “Facebook aims to crack down vaccine misinformation”
With increasing usage of social media across the globe, concerns regarding privacy are at its peak. With Facebook owning the majority of social media apps worldwide including Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger, CEO Mark Zuckerberg has put forward his privacy vision where the main focus revolves around user privacy.
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Update – March 5, 2019: Facebook has released Dark Mode for Messenger officially. The company says that you still need to send crescent moon emoji to enable it, and the feature will be fully rolled out in settings in the coming weeks.
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Facebook brings a new update to Stories feature where you can now share events in Stories. This ability makes much more sense and makes it easier to invite your friends to Facebook events you’re attending. To share events in Stories, visit the page of the event and click “Share” below the date/time of the event. Instead of sharing the event in a post or sending to someone on Messenger, you’ll now be able to click “Share to Your Story.” Continue reading “Facebook now allows you to add event invites in Stories”