Facebook is testing a new feature on Messenger that’ll identify fake accounts when they send you messages. The feature tells you in what country the account originates, and whether it was created recently.
Apps/Software July 11, 2018
Facebook is testing augmented reality advertisements on the News Feed, starting with Michael Kors sunglasses. The ads will allow user to try on the products using the smartphone's camera, similar to how filters work.
Apps/Software July 11, 2018
Mark Zuckerberg jumped ahead of Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett in the ranklings of the world's richest persons. According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, the Facebook co-founder now has a net worth of $81.6 billion.
Business Tech July 8, 2018
Facebook announced that three of its apps will cease to operate soon. The company cited that the lack of users is the ultimate reason for the shutdown.
Business Tech July 5, 2018
A Facebook bug temporarily unblocked people that users have previously blocked on the social network. Facebook has apologized for the error, which is the latest in a string of privacy issues that include the Cambridge Analytica data scandal.
Apps/Software July 3, 2018
Facebook owns four of the top five most downloaded iOS apps of all time, according to App Annie. The report, which was released to celebrate the App Store's 10th birthday, also revealed the top games for the operating system.
Apps/Software July 3, 2018
There’s finally a lightweight version of Instagram called Instagram Lite, following similar versions for Facebook and Messenger. It does most of the functions available in the main app, including posting photos, stories, and adding filters.
Apps/Software June 30, 2018
A security researcher discovered that a quiz app likely exposed the data of 120 million Facebook users. It was part of Facebook's Data Abuse Program, and there was an $8,000 bounty.
Apps/Software June 29, 2018
Facebook just filed a patent that’ll allow it to secretly turn on your mobile phones and listen to you as you’re watching ads. Except that’s not really the case.
Security June 29, 2018
An official blog post made by Facebook confirmed the end of its solar-powered drone development. The company revealed that it will continue all research alongside experienced aerospace companies such as Airbus instead.
Internet June 28, 2018
Bloomberg recently revealed Instagram’s total value as a standalone company. The financial news organization believed that Instagram is worth over $100 billion since Facebook acquired it back in 2012.
Apps/Software June 27, 2018
Passengers on a flight from Boston to California witnessed how a 15-year-old girl assisted a blind and deaf passenger. The teen from California, who knew American Sign language, helped the passenger communicate with the flight attendants and more.
Viral June 27, 2018
A new time-management feature called “Your Time on Facebook” is in development at Facebook. The feature allows users to see how much time they’re spending on the social media platform.
Internet June 27, 2018
Facebook is expanding its Messenger Kids app to Canada and Peru. The Messenger Kids app will come in two different languages and give kids a chance to connect with family members on social media.
Apps/Software June 22, 2018
Facebook Messenger now automatically translates Spanish and English messages, and more languages will be added soon. It’s powered by M suggestions, the company’s artificial intelligence-powered assistant platform.
Apps/Software June 22, 2018
Facebook has announced that it’s getting ready to monetize groups. Soon, paid memberships will be available as an option, letting users access exclusive content for a fee.
Apps/Software June 21, 2018
Live videos on Facebook are about to get more interactive. The company just unveiled a bunch of new features such as polls, challenges, and other gamification elements as a way to let creators connect with audiences more meaningfully.
Internet June 20, 2018
Facebook has reportedly started rolling out autoplay video ads in Messenger on Monday, June 18. The company will monitor user reactions to see whether the change is a turn-off.
Apps/Software June 20, 2018
Facebook engineers developed artificial intelligence with General Adversarial Networks that opens closed eyes in photos. It did not announce when it will be released to the public.
Apps/Software June 19, 2018
Those 18 years of age will no longer see ads for gun accessories on Facebook, the company has confirmed. The new policy comes amid a more intense discussion on gun control following several recent school shootings in the country.
Internet June 18, 2018
On June 16, Android users were experiencing outages on the Facebook app. The previous day, the Facebook Messenger app crashed on iOS platforms due to a new update.
Apps/Software June 16, 2018
National Institute of Health’s Chief Executive, Simon Stevens, revealed his frustrations with technology companies including Facebook and Google at the organization’s conference. He blamed them for not helping the NIH deal with UK children’s mental health.
Public Health June 14, 2018
The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism released its annual Digital News Report. They found that younger social media users are turning to WhatsApp to talk about current events.
Apps/Software June 14, 2018
The new Memories tab on Facebook gives users a trip down memory lane, much like the already existing On This Day feature. You can even find out when you became friends with someone and commemorate it with a friendversary video.
Apps/Software June 12, 2018
Facebook revealed that a software bug may have made supposedly private posts on the social network go public. The social network will reach out to the 14 million users affected by the bug to have them check their Facebook posts.
Security June 8, 2018
Facebook videos are now allowed to include copyrighted music, after the social network entered music licensing deals with labels. Facebook is also testing a new Facebook Live feature that will rival apps such as Musical.ly.
Internet June 5, 2018
Though it has barely recovered from its data scandal, Facebook has now become the latest target of some serious shade-throwing. At the WWDC, it seemed as though Apple was criticizing Facebook as it demonstrated new anti-tracking features in Safari.
Apple June 5, 2018
Facebook has reportedly been sharing loads of user data and friends' data with at least 60 device makers over the past decade. Phone and tablet makers often had deep access to that data without any kind of user consent.
Internet June 4, 2018
Holding your breath until Instagram finally brings back its old chronological news feed algorithm? Don’t waste your time — the company just confirmed it’s not making a return.
Apps/Software June 4, 2018
Facebook has unveiled three new approaches to fighting fake news on the site. These are meant to replace the Trending section on news feeds, which was first introduced in 2014.
Internet June 3, 2018
Researchers revealed a bug in Chrome and Firefox that could have easily allowed hackers to steal information on Facebook. Both browsers eliminated the bug in 2018.
June 2, 2018
New research shows that teens are spending more time online but not using Facebook. Teens prefer to use Snapchat, Instagram, and YouTube.
Apps/Software May 31, 2018
Papua New Guinea revealed that Facebook would be temporarily banned for an entire month in the nation. Officials want to locate fake accounts in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
Internet May 30, 2018
Google and Facebook hit with $8.8 billion lawsuit within one day of GDPR enforcement. The new data protection and privacy law for individuals within the European Union came into effect on Friday, May 25, 2018.
Business Tech May 28, 2018
On the heels of reports saying Facebook will begin making its own chips, it appears that part of those plans involve creating machine learning processors for Facebook Live. Such chips will filter offensive video content and promptly take them down.
Internet May 26, 2018
A leaked training manual revealed that Facebook is banning images of Pepe the Frog when used in the context of hate. Normal images of the cartoon character are fine.
Internet May 25, 2018
Facebook announced that it would be helping its users connect with service professionals. The social media company would partner with Handy, HomeAdvisor, and Porch to give its users access to hundreds of thousands of professionals.
Internet May 23, 2018
Facebook revealed that it is improving the sign-up process for two-factor authentication. To sign up for the security feature, users will not be required to use a phone number.
Internet May 23, 2018
Wi-Fi in the cities is about to get super fast thanks to Facebook and Qualcomm’s new partnership. Facebook will leverage its 60 GHz Terragraph internet technology for the project, and field tests are already scheduled for next year.
Internet May 22, 2018
Instagram will now tell you if you’ve seen all the new posts in the last 48 hours. It seems to be part of Facebook’s 'time well spent' initiative, which calls for more responsible social media usage.
Apps/Software May 22, 2018
Facebook is bringing three new features to its mobile app, one of which raises concerns about data privacy. Would you be willing to use Facebook as a photo storage in the cloud?
Apps/Software May 17, 2018
Facebook released its Community Standards Enforcement Report to showcase what the company did to protect its users. The report stated that it took down 837 million pieces of spam in the first quarter of 2018.
Internet May 15, 2018
Facebook announced their latest update regarding an investigation that is focusing on applications that might have misused users’ private data. After looking at thousands of items, around 200 apps were banned from the site.
Apps/Software May 14, 2018
Tim Cook challenged graduates to 'think different' and 'be fearless' in his commencement speech at the Duke University. The Apple CEO, who graduated from the university in 1988, addressed students at his alma mater on Sunday, May 13.
Apple May 14, 2018
A new feature called Facebook Avatars is currently in the works, aiming to enable users to better express themselves on the social network. It's still in the early stages, but it looks like a Facebook version of Snapchat's Bitmoji.
Internet May 8, 2018