Facebook Live Video streaming coming to Android within next week

Facebook Live Video Android

Facebook started testing the live video feature for iPhone users in December last year and the feature rolled out to all iPhone users last month. Today, Facebook has announced that Android users will get the live video feature starting next week. More than 50% of people watching live videos are using Android devices, so it is finally bringing the feature to Android, as it had promised.
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Facebook moves ahead of ‘Like’, starts rolling out Reactions globally

Things are getting more fun and expressive at Facebook. The big blue social network is finally moving beyond its quintessential ‘Like’ and embracing other popular emoticons under its new feature dubbed as Reactions.

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Facebook’s “birthday video cam” lets you send 15 seconds message to friends

Facebook’s over 1.55 billion monthly active users watch more than 100 million hours of video daily on the platform. Now, the social network is rolling out a new video feature that will allow you to send birthday wishes to friends and loved ones in a video form.

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Facebook Messenger for Android gets support for multiple accounts

Facebook Messenger Multiple Account

After testing multiple accounts feature, Facebook has officially started rolling out the feature for Android users. Instagram got multiple account support recently. This will let you share your device with other friends and family members so that they can log in using their account, and your messages will be completely private. “Anyone else who shares the device will just see the number of notifications of messages that you have, but they will never be able to see the content of your messages,” said Facebook. Continue reading “Facebook Messenger for Android gets support for multiple accounts”

Facebook said to bring ads inside Messenger soon

Facebook is eyeing to bring advertisements to Messenger in Q2 2016, as per a leaked document that was obtained by Tech Crunch. As per the documents, ads will only appear in message threads with businesses and businesses being able to serve ads to people who previously initiated a chat with them via Messenger.

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Facebook Instant Articles will be open for all publishers starting April 12

Facebook has announced that it is making its Instant Articles program open to all publishers starting April 12. The social network will make it official at its F8 developer conference.

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Facebook is testing SMS integration for Messenger on Android, brings support for multiple accounts

Facebook is working on bringing back an old feature to its Messenger app. The social network is currently testing SMS integration on Messenger on a limited number of Android users.

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Facebook officially withdraws Free Basics from India

Facebook has finally pulled the plug on its Free Basics service in India. The move comes from the social network only days after the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) favoured Net Neutrality and banned differential pricing. Differential pricing means charging customers different prices for access to different websites and services.

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Facebook turns 12, rolls out ‘Friends Day’ personalized videos

Facebook just turned 12! Yes, that is right, the big blue social network is celebrating its 12 year anniversary by rolling out personalized videos for its over 1.5 billion users. Dubbed as ‘Friends Day’, the new feature clubs together special moments with your friends in a short film that can be edited and shared.

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WhatsApp Messenger crosses 1 billion user mark

WhatsApp has joined the billion users club. The Facebook owned messaging service now has over 1 billion monthly active users which translates to one in seven people on Earth. WhatsApp co-founder and CEO Jan Koum announced the latest milestone via an official post on Facebook.

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Facebook expands Live Video streaming to all iPhone users

Facebook started testing the live video feature on their iPhone app last month. Now the social network has announced that it is expanding the feature to all iPhone users. In order to share a live video, you will have to tap on Update Status and then select the Live Video icon.

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Facebook is shutting down its Parse mobile developer platform

Facebook is pulling the plug on Parse, its mobile developer platform. Acquired in 2013, Parse helped small mobile developers build apps using Facebook-owned tools and servers. The social network is killing the service on January 28, 2017.

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Facebook Mentions app for iOS gets landscape mode, improved filtering and more

Facebook had launched Mentions app for iOS which lets verified public figures such as actors, athletes and musicians connect with their fans, in July 2014. Today, the social network has added a bunch of new features to the Mentions app.

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