Facebook is shutting down Moments app on February 25th

Facebook has confirmed that it is shutting down Moments; its standalone private photo sharing app. The app’s services will be discontinued on Feb. 25th. The Moments app was first released in 2015 and had four long years of the run.  Continue reading “Facebook is shutting down Moments app on February 25th”

Facebook Quality tab will let page managers track which post violated guidelines

Page Quality

Facebook has announced that it is taking steps on how it handles Pages and the content that goes against its policies. This update will bring a new tab; Page Quality to the Pages which shows when Facebook removes certain content that goes against the Community Standards. This will reduce the distribution of posts that have been rated false by a third-party fact-checker. Continue reading “Facebook Quality tab will let page managers track which post violated guidelines”

Facebook Community Actions lets users file for petitions

Facebook Community Actions

Facebook is introducing new Community Actions; the News Feed petition feature this week. These Community Actions could unite neighbors to request a change from their local and national elected officials and government agencies. Continue reading “Facebook Community Actions lets users file for petitions”

US regulators said to impose a record-setting fine against Facebook for privacy violations

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According to a new report from WSJ, U. S regulators have met to discuss imposing a record-setting fine against Facebook for violating a legally binding agreement with the government to protect the privacy of its users’ personal data. The fine under consideration at the Federal Trade Commission would mark the first action levied against Facebook in the United States since reports emerged in March about the Cambridge Analytica. Continue reading “US regulators said to impose a record-setting fine against Facebook for privacy violations”

Facebook said to be secretly working on LOL meme hub app

Facebook LOL

After Facebook Watch, Lasso, and IGTV, the company has been quietly developing another product targeted at the teens. According to a new report, the company has spent months building LOL which is a special feed of funny videos and GIF-like clips. Continue reading “Facebook said to be secretly working on LOL meme hub app”

Facebook Messenger dark mode public testing begins in selected countries

Facebook is testing dark mode on Messenger in selected countries, and the feature itself is incomplete for now. The company has been experimenting with various features and changes in the recent times and the dark mode are one among them. The feature was announced back in October last year. Continue reading “Facebook Messenger dark mode public testing begins in selected countries”

Facebook said to be developing cryptocurrency for WhatsApp Transfers

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Facebook is said to be working on building a cryptocurrency that will let users transfer money on the company-owned WhatsApp messaging app, focusing first on the remittances market in India. It is said to be working on stablecoin which is a type of digital currency pegged to the U.S. dollar to minimize volatility. Continue reading “Facebook said to be developing cryptocurrency for WhatsApp Transfers”

Facebook details why third-party apps had access to messages

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For the past few days, Facebook has been accused of disclosing people’s private messages to partners without their knowledge. Facebook clarified that it worked closely with four partners to integrate messaging capabilities into their products so people could message their Facebook friends only if they chose Facebook login.  Continue reading “Facebook details why third-party apps had access to messages”

Facebook Messenger gets native support for Boomerang videos, new selfie mode, AR stickers and more

Facebook Messenger

Facebook has added a hot of new features for its Messenger app including native support for looping Boomerang videos, there’s also a Selfie mode that automatically blurs out the background, and an augmented reality feature that lets you place Messenger’s stickers in your photos and videos. Continue reading “Facebook Messenger gets native support for Boomerang videos, new selfie mode, AR stickers and more”

Facebook API bug allowed apps to access unposted photos of up to 6.8 million users

Facebook bug

Facebook has clarified that its team has discovered a photo API bug that may have affected people who used Facebook Login and granted permission to third-party apps to access their photos. Though it fixed the bug, some third-party apps might have accessed to a broader set of photos than usual in the period between September 13th to September 25th.  Continue reading “Facebook API bug allowed apps to access unposted photos of up to 6.8 million users”

Facebook Watch clocks 400 million monthly viewers; now available on desktop and Facebook Lite

Facebook has announced that Watch is now available around the world on the desktop and on Facebook Lite. The company is also expanding the ad breaks to eligible Pages in 40 countries around the world. Facebook also intends to expand the ways publishers and creators can make money on Facebook. Continue reading “Facebook Watch clocks 400 million monthly viewers; now available on desktop and Facebook Lite”

Facebook confirms testing live video shopping in Messenger

Facebook Shopping

Facebook is said to be testing a Live video feature for merchants that let them demo and describe their items for viewers. Customers can screenshot the product they wish to buy and use Messenger to send it to the seller, who can then request payment right through the chat app. Continue reading “Facebook confirms testing live video shopping in Messenger”

Facebook to bring Ad transparency tools ahead of India’s general elections in 2019

Facebook Ads

Owing to the general elections in India in 2019, Facebook announced that it is making big changes to the way it manages political ads on Facebook and Instagram. The company has already rolled out such changes in the US, Brazil, and the UK.  Continue reading “Facebook to bring Ad transparency tools ahead of India’s general elections in 2019”

Facebook expands Watch Party to every page and profile worldwide

Facebook Watch Party

Facebook introduced Watch Party back in July which would let groups watch videos together and now the company is expanding it to every page and profile around the world. Facebook claims that there have been more than 12 million Watch Parties in Groups since the testing phase started in January.  Continue reading “Facebook expands Watch Party to every page and profile worldwide”

WhatsApp chief business officer Neeraj Arora resigns

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WhatsApp’s chief business officer, Neeraj Arora has quit WhatsApp roughly one year after WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton exited from Facebook. WhatsApp was acquired by Facebook for $19 billion in 2014 and the company mentioned that it would allow WhatsApp to operate independently under Acton and co-founder Jan Koum, who served as its chief executive officer until abruptly quitting over privacy and data concerns in April. Continue reading “WhatsApp chief business officer Neeraj Arora resigns”