Facebook, WhatsApp, Google and others to beef up encryption service

Following the Apple and FBI battle over privacy, a number of tech companies are looking forward to bolster their encryption service. According to a report from The Guardian, companies like Facebook, WhatsApp, Google, Snapchat and others are working to improve the privacy of user data.

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Facebook acquires MSQRD video filter app in a bid to level up with Snapchat

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Snapchat recently acquired an app that specialized in selfie animations called Looksery. Now, Facebook has acquired a similar app that goes by the name of MSQRD to bring similar features to its messaging service as well.

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Facebook Live Video streaming coming to Android within next week

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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

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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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