Spectrum 1.0.0 was officially launched on Github as Facebook opens it to the developers for Android and iOS on Thursday, The new feature is available to download from the GitHub page.
Busted: Facebook employees are leaving five-star ratings for the company's own product Portal. The social media brand has responded and asked them to take down the reviews.
Gadgets January 17, 2019
New research wants professionals to treat excessive social media use seriously. In a study, they found that those who spend more time logged into Facebook or Instagram performed badly in an exercise that tests decision-making skills.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 12, 2019
The new Oculus Rift update will bring more people into their virtual world where anyone can ask to join one's VR social space. Oculus Home is a fun social hub to enjoy with friends and also to make a few new online friends.
Apps/Software January 9, 2019
Common Ground was a feature-in-development supposed to curb the growing political divide between Facebook users. However, Facebook eventually canceled the project, and here’s the reason why.
Internet December 24, 2018
Facebook might be exploring opportunities involving stablecoin. If so, it would be the first major company to pursue blockchain, and it stands to succeed given its massive user base.
Business Tech December 21, 2018
Facebook gave major companies access to user data. It was part of partnerships on data collection the company entered into with a number of services, both big and small.
Security December 19, 2018
France is going to implement its own tax on Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon, which are collectively known in the EU region as GAFA starting Jan. 1. Other countries in the EU including the UK are also pushing to impose their own taxes to tech giants
Business Tech December 18, 2018
Boomerang finally arrives on Messenger. That and Selfie Mode, which adds a bokeh mode to photos, plus new AR stickers to spice up the holidays.
Apps/Software December 18, 2018
Over seven months ago, Facebook said it would release a Clear History feature as an added privacy measure. It’s still not here, and here’s why.
Security December 18, 2018
Facebook recently disclosed that a bug may have affected 6.8 million users, exposing their photos to third-party apps. The social networking site said the bug lived for 12 days in September.
Apps/Software December 15, 2018
Facebook needs another revenue stream to maintain its growth as much as possible. As such, ads on search results and Marketplace might be standard going forward.
Internet December 12, 2018
Instagram is reportedly testing specialized features for influencers, celebrities, and other high-profile accounts. The tools include quality filters for direct messages, and improved access to follower analytics, among others.
Apps/Software December 12, 2018
In Thailand, Facebook is currently testing a new feature that lets merchants demo their products, and for customers to buy them instantly. It’s not clear whether this functionality will ever go beyond the testing phase.
Apps/Software December 7, 2018
Facebook internal emails sent between 2012 and 2015 revealed that the social media giant engaged in controversial practices. The UK parliament released the correspondence, which was disclosed by Facebook as part of a lawsuit.
Business Tech December 6, 2018
It seems a bug is causing old messages to reappear as new ones on Facebook. Facebook has acknowledged the issue and says it’s working to fix it.
Internet November 26, 2018
Facebook and Instagram experienced outages Tuesday morning, bringing internet to a grinding halt.
Internet November 20, 2018
Facebook just released a new app similar to TikTok. Lasso, available now on iOS and Android, might be Facebook’s latest attempt to win back teenagers.
Apps/Software November 10, 2018
Facebook users might finally be allowed to unsend messages. The company is apparently close to rolling the feature out, per the latest release notes of Messenger for iOS.
Internet November 8, 2018
Facebook is ready to roll out ads on the WhatsApp messaging service. The company plans to put them in Status, which rolled out just last year.
Apps/Software November 2, 2018
Facebook unveiled the Portal, an AI-powered, Alexa-enabled smart speaker with touchscreen that focuses on video calling. However, the social network may have announced the Amazon Echo Show challenger at a bad time.
Gadgets October 9, 2018
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveiled the $399 Oculus Quest at the Oculus Connect conference. The new Oculus VR headset combines the portability of the Oculus Go and some of the power of the Oculus Rift.
Gadgets September 27, 2018
Facebook has developed an artificial intelligence system to identify offensive memes. Dubbed as Rosetta, the system has the ability to extract text from more than a billion images and video frames on Facebook and Instagram daily.
Apps/Software September 13, 2018
Facebook Watch has now gone global, allowing it to better challenge rivals YouTube and Netflix. Does the social network's video platform have what it takes to dominate the video streaming space?
Apps/Software August 30, 2018
Instagram has rolled out several new security features to protect its users. One of the new things on the photo-sharing platform is the clearer process for applying for verified status to gain the elusive Instagram blue check mark.
Apps/Software August 29, 2018
Facebook is reportedly developing a digital assistant. App investigator Jane Manchun Wong uncovered a new development Facebook is testing, which could be the biggest competitor of Google Home and Amazon Echo.
Smart Home August 23, 2018
By now no one should be surprised that Facebook, fresh off various data scandals, is still collecting user data. Apple isn’t having it, however: the company just asked Facebook to pull its VPN app Onavo from its storefront.
Apple August 23, 2018
Popular social media platform Facebook has started assigning reputation scores to its users to determine their trustworthiness. The platform is rating user's credibility on a scale of zero to one.
Internet August 22, 2018
Facebook is making an effort to elevate their content. The company has just 'acqui-hired' Vidpresso, a video startup that works with publishers and TV broadcasters to generate interactive online content videos on social media platforms.
Internet August 16, 2018
Adding friends on Messenger Kids just got easier. Users can now let parents opt into a new feature that generates a unique phrase that can be sent to other potential friends, and parents of both children must approve the request.
Apps/Software August 14, 2018
Facebook made its friend list feeds unavailable. The lesser-known feature allowed its users to see posts from a designated friends list, which resulted in a more personalized news feed.
Internet August 10, 2018
Facebook is not asking for your banking data, contrary to what reports claim. Rather, it’s working with banks to bring banking features over to Messenger via a chatbot.
Security August 7, 2018
New details about dating features on Facebook have now been revealed. Dating will apparently be baked into the main Facebook app, and it’ll prioritize meaningful relationships rather than hookups.
Apps/Software August 5, 2018
Expect to see playable ads in your news feed soon. The company is now rolling out its own playable ads platform to advertisers, which will allow users to try out a video game before downloading.
Internet August 2, 2018
Facebook and Instagram started rolling out new tools that will show users how much time they have spent on the apps. The tools, which will include ways to limit usage, will look to address the growing problem of smartphone addiction.
Apps/Software August 2, 2018
Researcher Jane Manchun Wong discovered code in the Facebook app that refers to an upcoming feature named Talent Show. The feature will allow users to sing to certain songs, and then send in their videos to compete with others.
Apps/Software August 1, 2018
Group video and voice calls are now possible in WhatsApp. The company says the feature is rolling out now, and like every interaction in the app, it’s going to have end-to-end encryption.
Apps/Software July 31, 2018
Facebook has resumed wider testing for its new upvote and downvote system. Instead of disliking a comment, users will be able to cast votes a la Reddit.
Internet July 28, 2018
You can now watch Facebook videos with friends thanks to a new feature called Watch Party. Some caveats, however: you can only watch videos that are already on Facebook, and the feature only works in Groups for now.
Internet July 26, 2018
Emails between the FCC and a firm reveal that Facebook is developing satellite internet. Project Athena, proposed to launch in 2019, will provide internet to underserved areas in the world.
Internet July 21, 2018
In response to a documentary that revealed Facebook’s lax attitude toward verification of underage users, the company has pledged to be more aggressive about enforcing its policies on underage accounts. Going forward, they will be deleted immediately.
Internet July 20, 2018
Mark Zuckerberg has now clarified his recent statements on holocaust deniers on Facebook. He said he finds the idea of Holocaust denial deeply offensive and didn’t mean to defend the people who engage in it.
Internet July 19, 2018
Manually removing followers might soon be a possibility on Instagram. The company has confirmed that it’s currently testing a feature that’ll allow public accounts to remove accounts from their followers pool.
Apps/Software July 19, 2018
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
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