Instagram rolls out parental supervision tools and Family Center in India

Meta announced a new parental control feature dubbed “Parental Supervision Tools” for Instagram and the new Family Center tool back in March 2022. Now the firm has announced that the rollout of these parental control tools has started in India. Continue reading “Instagram rolls out parental supervision tools and Family Center in India”

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 is testing default end-to-end encryption for Messenger

Meta has unveiled several new Messenger app features and also confirmed that with the upcoming update, personal messages and calls will be encrypted end-to-end by default. One of the most interesting new features is “safe storage,” which lets users back up their end-to-end encrypted Messenger conversations and then get them back with a PIN or a code that the app generates. Continue reading “Meta is testing default end-to-end encryption for Messenger”

Facebook is getting new Feeds tab — Here’s how it works

The Meta-owned Facebook app is getting a revamp to its interface. This time it’s not the design changes, instead the company has split up the content we consume on the news feed (i.e. the feed we see when opening the app). Till date, we were consuming both our personal content—friends’ posts, posts from pages we follow, etc.—as well as suggested posts from Facebook in the news feed.  Continue reading “Facebook is getting new Feeds tab — Here’s how it works”

Facebook Groups update bring a sidebar and Channels

Facebook Groups are a great platform for people with like-minded interests to come together and form communities. A number of updates have been introduced to Facebook Groups that improves the organisation of joined groups and adds new ways to discuss topics.

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Meta halts development of smartwatch and commercial release of AR glasses

Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, has reportedly halted the development of their smartwatch and has also decided to limit the release of their AR headset to developers. The two decisions are part of the company’s larger move to scale back their investments in their Reality Labs hardware and AR/VR division.

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Meta introduces new editing tools for Facebook and Instagram Reels

Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, has announced a couple of creator-focused updates to Instagram Reels and Facebook Reels. Creators on these platforms now have access to new editing tools, the ability to create and schedule Reels on desktop, and more.

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Facebook Messenger update adds Calls tab to home screen

Facebook Messenger has begun rolling out an update to its iOS and Android apps that will add a new ‘Calls’ tab to the home screen. The move comes as the company has observed a 40% increase in daily callers now when compared to pre-COVID times.

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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”

Instagram to begin testing NFTs starting this week

Collectors and creators of non-fungible tokens, also known as “NFTs” will soon be able to show off their creations on Instagram. “Similar functionality” is coming to Facebook, according to CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who confirmed this in a press statement. Continue reading “Instagram to begin testing NFTs starting this week”

Meta to let creators sell virtual items in Horizon Worlds

Meta has begun testing a number of new tools that will allow developers to experiment with various methods to monetize Horizon World, a social VR platform in the meta-universe. As part of it, the metaverse now allows creators to sell virtual items, and the Horizon Worlds Creator Bonus program is used to fund them. Continue reading “Meta to let creators sell virtual items in Horizon Worlds”

Facebook Messenger gets Slack-like Shortcuts feature

Meta has released an update to its Facebook Messenger app that enables users to use shortcuts, a new command system, and adds a little additional fun to their messaging experience. By just typing keyboard shortcuts, you can access a number of helpful functions. Continue reading “Facebook Messenger gets Slack-like Shortcuts feature”

Facebook Reels rolls out globally; introduces Overlay Ads for creator monetization

Last year, Facebook began testing Reels within the Facebook app for users in the US. The feature is now being rolled out to more than 150 countries worldwide, and to monetize them, Facebook is introducing Overlay ads in Reels. It is also receiving a couple of new updates to improve the creator experience and discovery experience.

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Meta records $117.9 billion revenue in 2021; 2.82 billion Family daily active people in December 2021

Meta has released their earnings report for the last quarter 2021, along with earnings for the entire 2021 fiscal year. The company recorded $117.9 billion revenue during 2021, which is a 37% YoY growth, and the net income was recorded at $39.37 billion, which is growth of 35% YoY. In Q4 2021, they recorded $33.67 billion in revenue, growing 20% YoY, while the net income was $10.2 billion, declining 8% YoY.

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