Topic: Facebook

Facebook Adds Individual Message Reactions, Mentions To Messenger: Here’s How They Work

Facebook has introduced two new features to Messenger that make chats more dynamic and easier to navigate: reactions and mentions. The updates are rolling out now and will be available globally in the coming days.

Apps/Software March 23, 2017

Reddit To Get Profile Pages Soon: Doomed To Become A Facebook, Twitter Clone?

Reddit is changing in a big but familiar way with the new profile pages, making it reminiscent of social media websites such as Facebook and Twitter.

Internet March 22, 2017

Thinking Of Covering Ed Sheeran Songs On Facebook? Don't, Your Account Could Get Suspended

An Ed Sheeran fan recently got her Facebook account suspended after she posted a cover version of one of Sheeran’s song on Facebook. The singer apologized for the incident and blamed his music label for the problem.

Internet March 21, 2017

Tennessee Nail Salon Courts Controversy Over Rude Pedicure Sign

A nail salon in Tennessee has courted controversy as it put up a sign noting it will charge fat customers more money for a pedicure. The news went viral after a picture of the offending sign was uploaded by a woman on Facebook.

Life & Style March 20, 2017

WhatsApp Brings Back Text-Only Status Message After 'Status' Backlash

WhatsApp is bringing back its text status message after it faced user backlash when the functionality was removed in favor of new 'Status' feature. WhatsApp rolled out the new feature in February this year.

Apps/Software March 17, 2017

Facebook Updates Policy To Ban Devs From Using Data For Surveillance

Facebook has updated its platform policy to ban developers from accessing its data for surveillance purposes, which is a result of working with the ACLU for the past several months.

Internet March 13, 2017

Servicemen From Different US Military Departments Shared Nude Photos Of Female Colleagues

The U.S. Marine Department is being questioned for distributing obscene and explicit images of female colleagues. The images have reportedly been shared on another public website called Anon-IB.

Internet March 11, 2017

Samsung Gear VR Owners Can Live Stream Gaming Sessions Directly To Facebook

Oculus announced an update for the Samsung Gear VR which would allow players to live stream their gaming sessions directly to Facebook. This move was taken by the company as a way of encouraging VR gaming among friends.

Video Games March 11, 2017

Mark Zuckerberg And Priscilla Chan Are Having Another Baby Girl

Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan are expecting baby no. 2. Just like any other expecting parent these days, Zuckerberg made the announcement via a Facebook post.

Life & Style March 9, 2017

How To Use Messenger Day, Facebook’s Copycat Feature Like Snapchat Stories

Facebook Messenger now has its own Snapchat Stories feature. Here’s how to use “My Day.”

Apps/Software March 9, 2017

Facebook Messenger Day Launches Globally As Snapchat Stories Clone, But With Tricks Of Its Own

Facebook has officially launched Messenger Day worldwide. Rolling out now on Android and iOS, it's very similar to Snapchat Stories, but it also brings its own tricks to the game so here's what you need to know.

Internet March 9, 2017

Facebook Rolls Out Samsung Gear VR App For Viewing 360-Degree Photos, Videos

Facebook has officially rolled out Facebook 360 for Gear VR owners, the definitive way to watch 360-degree content populating its site. Basic and straightforward at present, Facebook promised to equip the new app with more social features down the line.

Apps/Software March 9, 2017

BBC Reports Child Abuse To Facebook But Hits A Twist: Facebook Cries Foul And Calls The Cops On BBC

BBC reported some sexualized child images to Facebook and set up an interview regarding the social network's content moderation practices. In an unexpected twist, Facebook reported BBC to authorities and canceled the interview.

Internet March 7, 2017

Harvard Taps Mark Zuckerberg To Deliver 2017 Commencement Speech

Harvard has confirmed that Mark Zuckerberg is set to address the university's 2017 commencement. Zuckerberg dropped out of Harvard some years ago to focus on Facebook.

Internet March 7, 2017

Google Play Turns Five: The Most Popular Downloads Include 'Candy Crush,' Facebook And Adele’s '25'

'Candy Crush Saga' was the most downloaded game in the Google Play Store since its launch.

Google March 7, 2017

Hundreds Of Marines Under The Scanner For Distributing Sexually Explicit Images Of Female Colleagues

The U.S Marine department is being questioned for sharing obscene and sexually implicit pictures of female colleagues and veterans. These images were shared through a secret Facebook page known as ‘Marine United.'

Internet March 6, 2017

Like It Or Not: Facebook Tests 'Dislike' Reaction Button On Messenger

Facebook is reportedly trying out the popular-but-non-existent 'Dislike' button. The social media network will put the button in its Messenger app.

Apps/Software March 6, 2017

With Facebook Messenger Reactions In Testing, Could A Dislike Button Finally Make It To Facebook As Well?

Facebook has reportedly started testing reactions for Messenger, including a Dislike button. Is this a stepping stone toward getting a Dislike button on Facebook, or will it further separate Messenger as a stand-alone service?

Internet March 6, 2017

Facebook Rolls Out 'Disputed' Tag For Fake News On Social Network: How Does It Work?

Facebook has rolled out a new flagging system that will mark fake news as 'disputed' articles. Is the new tool the solution to fake news, or does it fall short on eliminating the issue within the social network?

Internet March 6, 2017

Facebook, Twitter Push For Healthy Social Media Use: What This Means For Users' Well Being

Facebook and Twitter announced the adoption of bold moves to foster a healthier social media experience. What could this mean for their users' well being?

Healthy Living/Wellness March 5, 2017

Request Accepted? Facebook Finally Tests Dislike Button On Messenger

Facebook is currently conducting a small test on placing reactions for the messenger with the long requested for “dislike” button. Are Facebook newsfeed posts next?

Apps/Software March 5, 2017

Facebook Adds City Guides Feature To Its App To Help Travelers Plan Vacations

Facebook began rolling out a new feature called City Guides that gives users suggestions on places that are popular in that city.

Internet March 3, 2017

Oculus Drops Price Of Entry Into VR: Oculus Rift And Touch Controllers Bundle Now Only $598

Oculus has permanently dropped the price of the Oculus Rift headset and the Oculus Touch controllers, with the bundle now only $598. The company has been working to drive down the high cost of entry into virtual reality.

Wearable Tech March 1, 2017

Facebook Bolsters Suicide Prevention Efforts With New Tools Powered By Artificial Intelligence

Facebook has announced that it's doubling down on its suicide prevention efforts, now with the help of artificial intelligence. At the same time, the company is also integrating suicide prevention tools into Facebook Live.

Internet March 1, 2017

Here Are The Reasons Why You Should Avoid Buying The Snap IPO

Some analysts have predicted that Snap's IPO will be one of the biggest in the tech industry. Despite the high level of investor interest, there are some factors that indicate how it could be a bad investment.

Business Tech February 26, 2017

Facebook Users Getting Logged Out Automatically: Technical Error To Blame?

Facebook users encountered a bizarre issue where they were unable to log in to their account. The issue was due to a technical error and has now been resolved by the social networking site.

Internet February 25, 2017

Nokia 3310, Nokia 6, Nokia 3 Set For MWC 2017 Unveiling, Live Stream The Launch Event On Facebook, YouTube

Nokia is all set to launch its speculated Nokia 6, Nokia 3 and the revamped Nokia 3310 at MWC 2017. Nokia will be live streaming the MWC event on its official Facebook page and also on its YouTube channel.

Internet February 25, 2017

Here's Why Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom US Release Has Been Delayed Until Q2

The launch of ZenFone 3 Zoom in U.S. has been pushed back from March 2017 to April or June. Asus officials have stated that the company would be upgrading some specs of the handset in the meantime.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 25, 2017

Zenimax Wants Oculus Rift Sales Stopped: Will Facebook Be Forced Into A Settlement?

After being awarded $500 million in the copyright infringement case with Oculus VR, Zenimax is now seeking an injunction stop sales of the Oculus Rift headset. If the request is granted, it would be a huge blow to Facebook.

Wearable Tech February 25, 2017

Facebook Users Shared 300 Billion Reactions In One Year

Since its launch a year ago, Facebook users have shared 300 billion reactions with 'Love' being the most popular.

Internet February 24, 2017

Facebook Begins Testing Ad Breaks In Live Videos In US

Facebook has finally begun the beta testing of its Ad Break feature in live videos in the U.S. The Ad Break will allow broadcasters to directly earn revenue share from the adverts they have used.

Internet February 24, 2017

YouTube Bans Giraffe Giving Birth Video For Nudity, Too Sexually Explicit

YouTube took down a video that is livestreaming a giraffe about to give birth last Feb. 22. It was reinstated two days later after some criticism, so you can still witness the new calf being born.

Internet February 24, 2017

Facebook Reportedly Reaching A Deal With MLB To Stream Weekly Live Games

Facebook is reportedly courting MLB to let it stream games on the site each week in the upcoming season. If it pushes through, the move might lure users away from Twitter, which is also going after sports broadcasting.

Business Tech February 22, 2017

You Can Now Transfer Money Via Facebook Messenger Thanks To TransferWise

TransferWise has launched a chatbot for the Facebook Messenger. This chatbot will allow users to transfer funds both domestically and internationally without having to go to the bank.

Apps/Software February 22, 2017

Women Urged To Check For Lumps In Their Breasts When Lying In Bed

Normally, women are urged to do breasts self-examination when standing with arms raised in front of a mirror. This time, they must do it when lying in bed too. Some lumps are detectable only when lying in bed.

Public Health February 21, 2017

Facebook Continues To Copy Snapchat: WhatsApp Gains ‘Status’ Feature Akin To Stories

WhatsApp has gained a new feature called 'Status,' which lets users send photos overlaid with drawings, emoji, and captions, then send them to friends with a 24-hour expiration date. Does this sound similar?

Apps/Software February 21, 2017

Annoyed By Facebook’s Autoplay Feature? Here’s How To Block It For Good

Facebook’s autoplay feature might be annoying and intrusive for many, though certainly not unstoppable as some are wont to think. This Chrome and Opera extension does the job.

Apps/Software February 21, 2017

Mark Zuckerberg's Manifesto Embraces Facebook's Destiny: Why You Should Be Afraid

Mark Zuckerberg has published a statement outlining the direction that Facebook will be taking. The almost 6,000-word piece talked big about how the social media company can change the world for the better, but some people were disturbed.

Internet February 18, 2017

Elon Musk Could Be Building A Fallout Shelter In SpaceX Parking Lot Instead Of Tunnel

Elon Musk has started experimenting on a previously announced tunnel project to help solve LA's traffic problem. There are now sources who believe that he could be building a fallout shelter instead.

Defense February 16, 2017

Snapchat Revenue Could Reach $14.5 Billion By 2027, Believe Facebook And Twitter Investors

Two major investors of Facebook and Twitter believe that Snapchat could encounter a growth in revenue, reaching around $14.5 billion by 2027. Several surveys were conducted to predict the same.

Business Tech February 16, 2017

Facebook Now Allows Businesses To Post Job Openings: Should LinkedIn Be Worried?

Facebook now allows businesses to post job openings on their Pages in a dedicated tab. This will make it easier for job seekers to find work on the social network, which will now challenge LinkedIn in the job market industry.

Internet February 16, 2017

Are You Ready For A Snapchat Phone? Here's What It Could Look Like

Recent developments at Snap Inc. point to an increasing interest in hardware. Some sources are now expecting that after its recent IPO, the company will release a Snapchat phone.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 16, 2017

Facebook Adds Autoplay Video With Sound, But You Can Turn It Off

Facebook announced that autoplay videos will soon play with sound by default on mobile. On the bright side, users can turn this off to keep scrolling quietly.

Internet February 15, 2017

Facebook Heads To TVs: Apps For Apple TV And Amazon Fire TV To Launch ‘Soon’

Facebook has announced a new TV app slated to arrive on Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, alongside other set-top boxes. The company said that its purpose is to provide Facebook users a way to consume content wherever they prefer.

Apps/Software February 14, 2017

Facebook Agrees To MRC Audit To Regain Advertisers' Trust, Promises 'Accountability And New Choices'

Facebook has announced new measures to regain advertisers' trust, including a Media Rating Council audit. The company also pledges greater transparency, accountability, and new choices for marketers.

Business Tech February 11, 2017

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