Tag: Facebook

Cut The Bloat Out: Facebook Lite Is Coming To The US And Other Developed Countries

Facebook is bringing Facebook Lite to developed countries, including the United States. The app is a stripped-down variant of the main one that cuts down on bloat and leaves the user with bare essentials.

Apps/Software March 16, 2018

Facebook Search Bar's Autocomplete Results Isn't Safe For Work

Several Facebook users posted their displeasure with the platform's search bar autocomplete results. According to reports, what comes up are words that are apparently offensive and not safe for work.

Viral March 16, 2018

You Now Have More Than An Hour To Delete Any WhatsApp Message Sent By Mistake

WhatsApp quietly updated the Delete for Everyone feature to extend the time allowed for users to delete the messages that they sent. From seven minutes, the time was extended to a strangely specific one hour, eight minutes, and 16 seconds.

Apps/Software March 13, 2018

Facebook Fights Fake News By Extending ‘Breaking News’ Label To More Publishers

Facebook’s experimental Breaking News label appears to be working quite well. The company just announced that it’s extending the tag to 50 more publishers in a variety of territories.

Apps/Software March 6, 2018

Facebook Inadvertently Asks Users If Men May Solicit Sexual Images From Young Girls

Facebook apologized for running a controversial survey on Sunday, March 4, where it asked users on the network via survey if it was appropriate for adult men to request young girls for sexual images online.

Internet March 5, 2018

Facebook Gets As Big As It's Going To Get In The US

A new research showed that Facebook's U.S. audience has hit a wall. The social media website's user base in the United States can't get bigger anymore.

Apps/Software March 4, 2018

Facebook Is Testing A Way For You To Share Voice Clips As Status Updates

Facebook might soon add the ability to post voice clips as status updates. A select percentage of users in India is involved with the experiment, and there’s no telling whether Facebook plans to go through with it.

Internet March 4, 2018

Facebook Ends ‘Explore’ News Feed Experiment Because ‘People Don’t Want Two Separate Feeds’

Facebook has now ended an experiment where content from brands and publishers were relegated into a separate ‘Explore’ feed. Why did it end? Well, users didn’t like it that much.

Internet March 2, 2018

Facebook Censors 30,000-Year-Old Statue Venus Of Willendorf Calling It Pornographic

Censors at Facebook have determined that a 30,000-year-old statue that doesn't even show nipples is pornographic. A post featuring the Venus of Willendorf was removed even after appeals.

Viral February 28, 2018

Facebook Expands Job Search Feature To 40 More Countries Outside of U.S. And Canada

Facebook's job search function has been a success that the company will be rolling it out further internationally. The feature was only previously available to users in the U.S. and Canada.

Internet February 28, 2018

You’ll Now Start Seeing 3D Content On Your Facebook Newsfeed

Facebook is now making it easier for users to share 3D content on the site. With support for the gITF 2.0 3D file format, prepare to see a lot more 3D objects on Facebook moving forward.

Internet February 21, 2018

Facebook Solution To Election Trolls Involves Sending Postcards To Advertisers

Facebook has unveiled an unconventional way of preventing fraudulent foreign advertisers from easily purchasing election ads. The company is going to send them postcards containing special codes to prove they’re in the United States.

Internet February 19, 2018

Facebook Apologizes For Two-Factor Authentication Fiasco, Claims It Was A Bug: How To Protect Your Account

Facebook has now clarified the issue surrounding accounts who have received unwanted text notifications. The company claims that a two-factor authentication bug caused the spam messages.

Security February 18, 2018

Facebook Is Using Your Two-Factor Authentication Info To Send You Spam Messages

A handful of users have now complained about Facebook apparently exploiting their two-factor authentication phone numbers to send spam notifications, but it gets worse than that.

Apps/Software February 15, 2018

Don't Let The Facebook App 'Protect' You: It's Onavo, The VPN Service That Tracks Your Data Usage

Facebook now offers Onavo Protect, a VPN app, in the United States and select locations. The service, available on Android and iOS, purports to give extra protection but also has tracking features that collect users’ private data.

Apps/Software February 14, 2018

YouTube CEO Tells Facebook To 'Get Back To Baby Pictures'

YouTube chief executive Susan Wojcicki goes after Facebook after she's questioned about the social media website's video ambitions. Wojcicki tells Facebook to stay in their lane.

Google February 13, 2018

Facebook Watch To Roll Out Special Section For Breaking News

Facebook is taking on fake news again. It has officially announced an upcoming breaking news section on its Watch tab to feature legitimate news stories.

Internet February 13, 2018

Facebook Expected To Lose More Young Users To Instagram And Snapchat In US

Facebook has been losing its younger crowd and the trend is expected to continue this year, especially in the United States. According to a new report, Facebook will keep losing youngsters while Instagram and Snapchat will gain more users aged 24 and under.

Internet February 12, 2018

Facebook Is Lending 5 People $1 Million For Community Leaders Initiative: What You Need To Know

Facebook just launched a Community Leadership Program where chosen community leaders will receive training and mentorship plus funds for their ideas on how to bring people closer together. The contest is open to everyone worldwide.

Internet February 11, 2018

Facebook Reportedly Testing A Feature Everyone Has Always Wanted: A Downvote Button

Some users are seeing a new downvote button on Facebook, which apparently should be a nice alternative to the much-requested dislike button. However, Facebook doesn’t want you to think it’s anything close to a dislike button.

Internet February 9, 2018

Facebook Messenger Is Getting A New Feature Called 'Your Emoji' To Let Your Friends Know Your Mood

Facebook confirmed that its Messenger app is about to get a new feature. The company currently calls it 'Your Emoji' and is designed to flaunt the user's mood via icons.

Apps/Software February 9, 2018

Google Entices Android Owners To Use Google+ With 'Brand New' Version

Google is scheduled to update Google+ for Android soon. The new version reworked the core program and other useful features.

Google February 8, 2018

Snap Is Growing Faster Than Facebook In North America: Q4 Results Revealed

Snap posted its results for the fourth quarter of 2017 and it ended the year with solid stats. The company saw steady growth in North America, at a faster rate than Facebook.

Apps/Software February 7, 2018

Facebook Reportedly Beefing Up Its ‘Watch’ Tab To Become The Next YouTube

Facebook is trying to take on YouTube. Sources say the social network is beefing up its Watch tab by allowing more content creators in and employing a different monetization strategy.

Internet February 7, 2018

Former Facebook, Google Employees Create ‘Center For Humane Technology’ To Fight Tech Addiction

Employees who once worked for big-name companies have formed Center for Human Technology, a nonprofit group aiming to raise awareness about the dangers of social media. The group is planning to launch a nationwide campaign as part of its efforts.

Internet February 5, 2018

Facebook Posts Solid Q4, But People Are Using It Less — That’s Okay, Says Mark Zuckerberg

Collectively, Facebook users spent 50 million hours less on the site than the previous quarter. According to CEO Mark Zuckerberg, that’s a good thing.

Internet February 1, 2018

Facebook Is Banning All Cryptocurrency Ads, Including Bitcoin And ICOs

Cryptocurrency companies will no longer be able to advertise on Facebook. The company has just banned all ads pertaining to bitcoin, ICOs, and others, though the move isn’t permanent.

Internet January 31, 2018

Facebook Under Fire To Shutter Messenger Kids App: Child Experts Send Open Letter To Mark Zuckerberg

More than 100 child experts sent an open letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, pleading against Messenger Kids. The letter highlighted how the app could have a negative impact and make it even harder to raise kids in the digital age.

Internet January 30, 2018

Facebook News Feed To Feature More Local News: Is This A Good Idea?

The Facebook News Feed will start to show more local news stories instead of content by national media outlets. The move, according to the social network's COE Mark Zuckerberg, will look to distance users from politicized and divisive articles.

Internet January 30, 2018

Facebook Takes A Page From Twitch's Playbook, Lets Users Tip Their Favorite Game Streamers

Facebook has launched a content monetizing program to convince video gameplay streamers to switch to Facebook Live. The initiative is seen as the company’s bid to take down rivals like YouTube and Twitch.

Internet January 27, 2018

Facebook Buys Government ID Verification Startup Buh-Bye, Fake Accounts?

Facebook acquired, a government ID authentication startup. The move should boost security on the social network and make the Facebook community safer.

Business Tech January 26, 2018

Rupert Murdoch Wants Google And Facebook To Pay Carriage Fees For News

The News Corp owner wants the tech firms who helped spread fake news the last few years to start paying carriage fees. The fees are the same that cable providers pay television channels to carry them.

Internet January 24, 2018

Here’s What You Should Know About ‘Flicks,’ A New Unit Of Time Facebook Just Invented

Facebook just invented a new unit of time to help programmers deal with syncing frame rates. It’s called flicks, and it actually makes a lot of sense.

Apps/Software January 23, 2018

Facebook To Ask Users What News Organizations They Trust

Facebook promised to change the way its news feed would appear, going as far as getting away from paid content and head toward human interaction. Now, the social media company will be asking its users what news organizations they trust.

Internet January 23, 2018

Tide Pod Challenge Videos Being Removed From Facebook, YouTube

Facebook and Google ordered the removal of videos that showed the Tide Pod Challenge on their respective platforms, which include YouTube and Instagram. The dangerous stunt of ingesting liquid detergent, mostly by teenagers, went viral on social media.

Internet January 19, 2018

Facebook Watch Party: Everything To Know About Shared Video Watching Feature

Facebook unveils a new feature that is being tested to users called Watch Party. The new feature allows users to watch videos with friends or group members together to create more user interactions.

Internet January 17, 2018

Google's Arts & Culture App Goes Viral, But Raises Privacy Concerns

Google’s Art & Culture app has gone viral for its cool feature of matching ordinary user selfies with famous artworks. Its newfound popularity, however, came with concerns that the app could end up as a serious threat to privacy.

Google January 17, 2018

Facebook Messenger Redesign Will Happen This Year Because The App Is 'Too Cluttered'

A Facebook Messenger redesign is coming this year, as the app was said to be 'too cluttered' by a Facebook executive. Will the new Messenger look more like Messenger Lite?

Apps/Software January 17, 2018

Facebook News Feed To Feature Less News And Public Content, More Posts From Friends And Family

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants the time users spend on the social network to be more meaningful, so an overhaul is in store. Facebook will show less public content and more posts from friends and family.

Internet January 13, 2018

Facebook Is Testing A New ‘Today In’ Feature To Bring You Vetted Local News

Facebook is currently experimenting with a new city-based section called Today In. In it, users will be able to see local information, announcements, and news.

Internet January 11, 2018

WhatsApp Security Flaw Lets Other Users Gatecrash Your Group Chats Despite End-To-End Encryption

Researchers reported an alleged security flaw for WhatsApp that supposedly violates privacy. The group claimed that a hacker can discretely add another member into a group chat to view future messages.

Apps/Software January 11, 2018

Facebook Portal Will Be Another Amazon Echo Show Competitor, But With A More Than Double Price Tag

A report claims that the Facebook Portal, the social network's first hardware product, will be announced at the F8 developers conference. The device will be an Amazon Echo Show competitor, but its price might make it a tough sell.

Smart Home January 10, 2018

Facebook Partners With Xiaomi To Enter China’s VR Market, Announces Oculus-Powered Mi VR Standalone Headset

Hugo Barra confirmed that Oculus has partnered with Xiaomi to bring the Go VR headset to China. The Chinese version will be called the Mi VR and will reportedly run a different SDK than the global version.

Gadgets January 10, 2018

Facebook Is Shutting Down Its M Hybrid Personal Assistant

Facebook announced it is shutting down its M personal assistant service that combined both humans and AI. The social networking giant said the service will end Jan. 19.

Internet January 9, 2018

Cancer Patient Holly Butcher Pens Dying Letter To Encourage Blood Donation: 'Help Each Other More'

A 27-year-old dying of Ewing sarcoma, a rare form of cancer, spent her last days writing an inspiring letter. On the day she died, her family shared her message on social media and is now touching thousands of hearts across the globe.

Public Health January 8, 2018

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