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
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
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’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 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
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 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 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
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'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
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 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 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
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
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 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 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 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 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
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 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 is scheduled to update Google+ for Android soon. The new version reworked the core program and other useful features.
Google February 8, 2018
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 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
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
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
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
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
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 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 acquired Confirm.io, 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
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
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 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
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 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 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
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 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 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
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
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
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 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
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