Meta Quest v40 rolls out End-to-end encryption, app unlock, audio accessibility and more

For several years, Meta has already been working on Messenger’s End-To-End Encryption (E2EE) features, and it’s now piloting E2EE communications with its own Quest VR headsets. In addition, Meta is trialing additional encryption support for one-on-one conversations as well as calls in VR, and several other notable features such as App unlock, Secure payments, More keyboards, Audio accessibility, and more in the v40 software upgrade as per the company. Continue reading “Meta Quest v40 rolls out End-to-end encryption, app unlock, audio accessibility and more”

Spotify’s new mini player lets you stream within Facebook app for Android and iOS

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”

Facebook rolls out ‘notification screen’ to alert users before sharing old news

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”

Facebook buys popular GIF platform GIPHY for $400 million

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 is testing dedicated Facebook News feed

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”

Instagram will now hide ‘Likes’ in six more countries to remove pressure

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”

Facebook said to be working on its own AI voice assistant to rival Alexa and Siri

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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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Facebook Messenger gets threaded messages feature for conversations

Social media giant Facebook has been revamping a lot of its own stuff in recent days to provide users with the smooth, easy user experience. In the recent development, Facebook is adding support for “message replies”. Continue reading “Facebook Messenger gets threaded messages feature for conversations”

Facebook rolls out dedicated gaming section to find and connect around games

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”

YouTube is rolling out ‘fact checks’ on sensitive topics to combat fake news in India

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”

Facebook details plans for ‘privacy-focused’ revamp

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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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Facebook Messenger for Android and iOS gets Dark Mode

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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