Meta introduces new privacy updates on Facebook, Instagram to protect teens

Today, Meta announced an update to protect young people from harm and said that it is working to promote safe, age-appropriate experiences for teens on Facebook and Instagram. Continue reading “Meta introduces new privacy updates on Facebook, Instagram to protect teens”

Meta to discontinue Portal products and Smartwatches: Report

Reuters reports claim that Meta could discontinue Portal devices and scrap forthcoming wearables. Since Portal’s first release in 2018, Meta has released various models, the most recent of which, the Portal Go, was only released last year. Continue reading “Meta to discontinue Portal products and Smartwatches: Report”

Meta introduces new tools to help Facebook and Instagram creators earn

Meta has announced a new feature for creators to create their own NFTs (or digital collectibles) and sell them to followers and collectors on and off Instagram today. Also announced are new tools for creators to build businesses on Facebook and Instagram. Continue reading “Meta introduces new tools to help Facebook and Instagram creators earn”

Meta adds Reels and more new features to Facebook Groups

At the sixth annual Facebook Communities Summit today, Meta unveiled new features for Facebook Groups in addition to announcing a number of adjustments to help users engage more deeply with the issues that matter to them, strengthen community culture, and make managing their groups simpler for admins. Continue reading “Meta adds Reels and more new features to Facebook Groups”

Microsoft partners with Meta to bring Teams, Windows 365 and Xbox Cloud Gaming to Quest devices

Today, Meta announced a collaboration with Microsoft to add fresh content to its metaverse hardware projects, featuring Windows apps as well as Teams integrations. Starting with Teams, Office, Windows, and perhaps even Xbox Cloud Gaming, Microsoft will deliver its most popular services to Meta’s Quest VR headsets. Earlier today, Meta introduced the Quest Pro VR headset. Continue reading “Microsoft partners with Meta to bring Teams, Windows 365 and Xbox Cloud Gaming to Quest devices”

Meta introduces new ways to customize your Facebook feed

Facebook, which is owned by Meta, today announced new options to tailor what you see in your Facebook Feed, so you can find the content that is most pertinent to you. You may now choose whether to show more or less posts from the individuals and communities you’re linked to, as well as posts that Facebook suggests to you. Recently, Meta introduced Community Chats on Facebook Messenger. Continue reading “Meta introduces new ways to customize your Facebook feed”

Meta’s Make-A-Video AI creates videos from text

Meta has unveiled “Make-A-Video,” a new AI system that turns text into high-quality video clips. Make-A-Video relies on Meta AI’s recent generative technology research and could offer new doors for artists. The system learns how the world flows from video without words. Continue reading “Meta’s Make-A-Video AI creates videos from text”

Meta introduces Community Chats on Facebook Messenger

Mark Zuckerberg has announced that the company will start testing the capability for users to start Community Chats in Messenger in the upcoming weeks. This feature will enable users to start a Facebook group, start chats and audio channels, as well as invite followers to join their new group, all from within the app. Continue reading “Meta introduces Community Chats on Facebook Messenger”

Meta partners with Qualcomm for custom VR chipsets

At IFA 2022 in Berlin, Qualcomm Technologies and Meta Platforms announced a multi-year deal to work together on spatial computing for the Meta Quest platform. This will be powered by Snapdragon XR platforms and technologies. Continue reading “Meta partners with Qualcomm for custom VR chipsets”

Meta rolls out new Reels tools, ‘Add Yours’ sticker to Instagram and Facebook

Meta has announced new Reels tools for Facebook and Instagram. The firm is introducing an “Add Yours” sticker feature for Reels on both the platforms. The sticker enables users to reply to other users’ Reels on a particular topic or in response to a request. You could share a Reel with an Add Yours prompt, for instance, asking people to post clips of their pets. Continue reading “Meta rolls out new Reels tools, ‘Add Yours’ sticker to Instagram and Facebook”

Meta rolls out 3D avatars for Facebook, Instagram and Messenger in India

Meta has released updated 3D avatars for Facebook and Messenger in India. The new avatars are much more expressive, flexible, and varied. Meta is adding new facial shapes and devices to help people with disabilities so that they can better represent the untold millions of unique people on the planet. Continue reading “Meta rolls out 3D avatars for Facebook, Instagram and Messenger in India”

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”

Meta is expanding Facebook Protect to 50 countries including India, makes 2FA mandatory for high-risk accounts

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Facebook Protect, a security program for groups of people that are more likely to be targeted by malicious hackers, is now being rolled out to 50 countries, including the United States, India, and Portugal. Continue reading “Meta is expanding Facebook Protect to 50 countries including India, makes 2FA mandatory for high-risk accounts”

Obliq Slim Meta case for Samsung Galaxy Note5 review

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The Obliq Slim Meta case for the Galaxy Note5 is a case that is designed to protect your phone while at the same time maintaining the slim profile and shape of your handset. In this review we take a look at the case’s design, handling and protection to see whether it really has your phone’s back ‘covered’.

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