Facebook and Instagram’s new Rights Manager tool will help creators protect their content on the platform

Facebook has introduced a new tool called the Rights Manager for content creators on Facebook and Instagram and Facebook. With it, creators on either platform have access to admin and workflow tools to manage and protect their own content.

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Facebook brings Vanish Mode for disappearing messages to Messenger and Instagram

Lately Facebook has been focusing on bring some version of sending temporary messages feature in their various instant messaging services. Just last week, they added a feature called Disappearing Messages to WhatsApp and now they have announced a Vanish Mode for the Facebook Messenger, which will also come to Instagram soon. This is already available in Snapchat.

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WhatsApp begins global rollout of new Shopping button

Over the past few months, WhatsApp has steadily been adding features to improve the overall shopping experience on its instant messaging platform. With the ability to view catalogs, it is very easy to shop directly with a business and now, WhatsApp is adding a Shopping button that will let customers add items to a cart, make payment and check out all within WhatsApp.

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Facebook launches free-to-play cloud gaming service for Android and the web

While Microsoft’s xCloud and Google’s Stadia are trying to change the gaming industry with their cloud game streaming tech, Facebook Gaming is going a different path by introducing cloud based games that can be instantly played without downloads on the Facebook app or the browser.

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Facebook Messenger API adds tools and support for Instagram messaging

One of the many tools offered with Facebook for Business is the Messenger API, which allows businesses to manage messages initiated by their customers and interact effectively. Facebook is now adding support for Instagram messaging to the API, expanding the ways a business can connect with their customers, and introducing tools to help increase interaction.

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Facebook Messenger update brings redesigned app logo, new default chat colour and more

Facebook has announced a new update to one of their core services — the Messenger, with changes to the app’s UI and a newly redesigned logo. This new update represents a consolidation of the many changes that Facebook made, where they brought various updates to its Facebook app, Messenger and Instagram.

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Instagram announces Direct Messages integration with Facebook Messenger

Just yesterday, Facebook released its Account Center feature, bringing Facebook, Instagram and Messenger closer. Now, Instagram has announced a new update to its Direct Messages, bringing its chats closer to Facebook Messenger and also adding multiple features from Messenger such as Message replies, customizable chat colors and themes, and more.

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Facebook introduces Account Center; a single place for handling integrations across Facebook, Messenger and Instagram

Since Facebook acquired Instagram back in 2012, they have been introducing many integrations between the its three services – Facebook, Instagram and Messenger. Now, Facebook is testing a feature called Account Center, where users can quickly handle and control the various integrations between a user’s Facebook account, Messenger and Instagram all in one place.

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Facebook announces Oculus Quest 2 all-in-one VR headset starting at $299

Facebook’s Oculus has unveiled its next generation all-in-one VR headset, the Oculus Quest 2 for a price of $299. The headset is the successor to Oculus Quest, that was launched back in 2018, now with an updated, redesigned all-in-one form factor, new Touch controllers and their highest display resolution till date.

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Facebook introduces Automated Captions for Facebook Live videos

During these pandemic times, many of us have turned online for getting our information from news agencies and government organisations. Aimed at helping people who are deaf or hard of hearing, Facebook is now introducing automatic closed captions to Facebook Live and Workplace Live.

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Facebook expands media transfer tools to support Dropbox and Koofr

Back in June, 2020, Facebook began the worldwide rollout of their media transfer tool for users who wished to transfer their images and videos from their Facebook account over to Google Photos. They have now expanded the tool to support transfer to Dropbox and Koofr.

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Facebook Messenger introduces forwarding limit to prevent spread of viral misinformation

The spread of viral misinformation has been a major issue in these times of the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the primary methods of spreading is via social media platforms and instant messaging applications. A way to prevent this is limiting the number of people a message can be forwarded too and that is exactly what Facebook Messenger is rolling out.

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Zoom expands app support to Nest Hub Max, Portal and Echo Show smart displays

Zoom has announced that they will soon integrate support for their video conferencing app to 3 smart displays – namely on the Amazon Echo Show, the Portal from Facebook, and the Google Nest Hub Max. This announcement is part of the Zoom for Home program, which aims to bring easier access to Zoom from smart display at your home.

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Facebook launches official music videos for desktop, iOS and Android in India

Facebook has announced the launch of official music videos on their platform from artists across different publishers in the United States, and Thailand. Users will be able to discover, watch and share music by genre, artist, or mood, as well as access theme-based playlists like “Top Bollywood”, “Top Artists,” among others and has partnerships with T -Series Music, Zee Music Company, and Yash Raj Films. In the US it offers contents from artists like J. Balvin, Karol G, Sebastian Yatra, and more.

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Facebook adds Live broadcast feature to Messenger Rooms

Facebook has announced that their Messenger Rooms will now have the ability to Live Broadcast to Facebook. At launch, Live Broadcast will support up to 50 people, which makes it great for scenarios like hosting a book club, interviewing a panel of experts, teaching a fitness class, etc.

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