Over the years, Facebook has made a number of investments in their artificial intelligence (AI) technology. The company has now announced the launch of a new long-term project called Ego4D, which aims at improving the challenges that AI faces around egocentric perception.
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After last weeks global outage to Facebook’s services, Instagram has released a new update to their app that will inform users when outages happen in the future. In addition, Instagram has introduced a new Account Status tool that will function as a one-stop place for account information.
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Facebook has announced their plans to introduce new features for their social media platforms that would work towards discouraging teenagers from consuming harmful content. The announcement comes just as Facebook is facing a problem with a whistleblower who testified against the company’s problematic practices.
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If you used any social media platform yesterday, you might have realised that Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger services went down for a couple of hours yesterday. The services were restored yesterday, but not before it created an internet spectacle as loads of people flocked to other services like Twitter with funny tweets and memes.
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Update: September 29, 2021 – After testing it for a month, Facebook has announced that it has started rolling out Reels on Facebook for iOS and Android in the US. Continue reading “Facebook is rolling out Reels within Facebook app starting from the US”
Facebook Messenger is about to hit its 10th anniversary and to celebrate it, the company has announced 10 new features for the app. The updates include Poll Games, a new birthday chat theme, a new way to share contacts, word effects and more.
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Facebook has introduced a number of updates to their Transfer Your Information (TYI) tool that improves upon the user experience, adds two new supported destinations, a new data type and more.
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Facebook is reportedly testing a new way to arrange posts and display them connected to each other, similar to how threads of tweets look on Twitter. The feature is currently being tested with a select number of accounts that belong to public figures.
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Yesterday, social media giant Facebook gained a win in its battle against the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), when a U.S. federal court struck down an anti-trust lawsuit that would have potentially resulted in Facebook divesting Instagram and WhatsApp.
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After months of development and testing, Facebook has begun rolling out two social audio-focused features in their platform, namely Live Audio Rooms and Podcast. Live Audio Rooms will be available to select public figures and Facebook Groups in the U.S., starting with iOS users, and select Podcasts are also available in the US now.
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Facebook has introduced a bunch of updates for admins of Facebook pages that adds new features such as member summary, improved tools for comment moderation, options to slow down conversations, admin announcement notifications and more.
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Over the last few years, there has been an explosion in the popularity of audio-based content on the internet, whether it be audio-based chatrooms or podcasts. Now, Facebook has been revealed to be launching their own podcast streaming support on the platform from next week on June 22nd.
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Facebook is reportedly working on expanding their hardware ecosystem with the addition of a smartwatch that may launch in the summer of next year. The smartwatch is said to feature a display that can be detached from the wrist, with two cameras for taking videos and answering video calls, along with a heart rate sensor.
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Instagram and its parent company Facebook are introducing a new feature on their platform which will allow users to hide the public Likes counts on a post. The reason behind this feature is to reduce the possible negative social effects caused by these Like counts such as anxiety and pressure.
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