09 May 2021
Facebook brings chat themes, new features to Instagram and Messenger
Social media giant Facebook has unveiled multiple new theming features across its messaging services, including Messenger, Instagram, and Messenger Kids. Functional improvements include visual replies, read receipts, improved audio recording tools, and an updated archive feature on Instagram.
21 Apr 2021
Facebook Messenger users in 84 countries face phishing scam threat
Analysts at cybersecurity firm Group-IB's Digital Risk Protection (DRP) wing have uncovered an old-school phishing scam targeting Facebook Messenger users at a global scale.
14 Jan 2021
Facebook, WhatsApp, TikTok among most popular apps of 2020
The market of mobile apps continued to grow in 2020 in spite (or rather because) of the pandemic.
30 Sep 2020
Now, you can message your friend on Facebook via Instagram
More than a year ago, Facebook made headlines over the controversial plan to unify the underlying infrastructure of its main chat apps.
17 Sep 2020
NewsBytes Briefing: Apple releases iOS 14, iPadOS 14, and more
Last night, Apple started rolling out its latest operating system for mobile and tablets, the iOS 14 and iPadOS 14.
14 Sep 2020
Now, you can have 'watch parties' on Facebook Messenger calls
In a bid to make virtual connections more fun and exciting, Facebook has launched a new 'Watch Together' feature inside its Messenger app.
16 Aug 2020
#WeeklyRecap: Trump's 90-day deadline for TikTok, Fortnite row, and more
This week, several big players made headlines in the world of technology.
15 Aug 2020
Facebook's 'mega merger' begins, Instagram and Messenger chats being integrated
More than a year ago, Facebook had announced the audacious plan of merging the underlying infrastructure of its key messaging products - Instagram direct messages, Messenger, and WhatsApp.
26 Apr 2020
Messenger Rooms, Facebook's free service to take on Zoom
In a major move, social media giant Facebook has launched Messenger Rooms, a dedicated virtual meeting platform to take on the likes of Zoom and Google Meet.
24 Apr 2020
Facebook is still planning to show ads in WhatsApp
Earlier this year, The Wall Street Journal had reported that Facebook was putting its WhatsApp advertising plans "on ice".
03 Apr 2020
Finally, Facebook launches Messenger app on Windows, macOS
More than nine years after launching Messenger, Facebook has made the popular messaging service available as a dedicated app for Windows and macOS users.
13 Feb 2020
Now, Google Gboard lets you mix and create your emojis
Even though smartphones offer plenty of emojis to play with, Google is striving to create more options for its users.
13 Feb 2020
Apple 'intercepts' emails to flag child abuse: Here's how
Apple follows strict security protocols for iPhones and all its key products. But, when the matter is as serious as the sharing of child pornography, the company can 'intercept' emails to help the authorities with investigations.
17 Dec 2019
Most downloaded apps and games of this decade
Over the years, phones have changed much more than anyone could have imagined.
28 Nov 2019
#OutageAlert: Facebook, Messenger, Instagram all down worldwide
As the US gears up to celebrate Thanksgiving, the leading social network of the country has gone down.
25 Nov 2019
Facebook developing Instagram-like 'close friends' feature for Messenger
Last year, Instagram debuted a feature to let users share their stories with a select group of followers or their 'close friends'.
30 Sep 2019
Facebook Libra launch could get delayed due to regulatory concerns
The launch of Facebook's cryptocurrency Libra could get delayed beyond the scheduled target of June 2020 owing to regulatory concerns that have been raised around the world.
06 Sep 2019
Now, more people can use Facebook Dating: Here's how
Facebook Dating, the dedicated service to find love and matches the likes of Tinder and OkCupid, has been launched to a wider set of users.
14 Aug 2019
Facebook paid people to listen, transcribe Messenger calls
WhatsApp offers end-to-end encryption to keep messages secured between the sender and receiver.
12 Aug 2019
How to block distracting apps for some time, stay focused
No matter how much you try, there's no escaping the smartphone, not in today's world.
06 Aug 2019
Now, Google Assistant can read out WhatsApp messages for you
Google Assistant, the AI-backed digital helper from Google, is getting a minor but very useful capability - the ability to read out messages.
03 Aug 2019
Facebook renaming Instagram and WhatsApp; adding its own name
Despite being marred by plenty of privacy-related debacles, Facebook is making some decisions that are difficult to explain.
27 Jun 2019
Soon, WhatsApp will share Statuses to your Facebook account
WhatsApp appears to be testing a new feature, an option that would let you share your Statuses to Facebook.
22 Jun 2019
Facebook co-founder bashes company's cryptocurrency plans, calls them 'frightening'
Just a few days back, Facebook announced Libra, a cryptocurrency based on a blockchain-based network called Calibra.
18 Jun 2019
Facebook to launch Blockchain-based Libra cryptocurrency in 2020
In a bid to foray into the world of global payments, Facebook has confirmed its plans to launch a new cryptocurrency in 2020.
05 Jun 2019
Kerala: 19-year-old engineer fixes WhatsApp bug, gets honored by Facebook
Social media giant Facebook hires the brightest minds in the world to offer the absolute best, bug-free experience to its users, however, recently, a bug did skip their eye.
24 May 2019
This is how WhatsApp will make money, starting 2020
WhatsApp, the largest messaging service in the world, will serve advertisements as part of an effort to generate revenues.
21 May 2019
Now, you can transfer cryptocurrency through WhatsApp: Here's how
Facebook is said to be working on its own cryptocurrency, a stablecoin, to enable payments on WhatsApp.
17 May 2019
How to know someone has blocked you on Facebook
Let's face it, it's pretty common to be blocked by someone these days.
01 May 2019
F8: This is how Facebook and Instagram will change now
A few hours ago, Facebook hosted the opening keynote for its F8 developer conference.
12 Apr 2019
Soon, Facebook might allow sending messages without installing Messenger
More than five years ago, Mark Zuckerberg took the major step of separating messaging from the main Facebook app. He launched 'Messenger', a separate app that had to be installed to keep in touch with friends.
10 Apr 2019
WhatsApp's iPad app is finally on the way: Details here
Despite hosting over a billion active users, WhatsApp hasn't captured a particular segment of the market yet- iPad owners.
05 Apr 2019
Soon, these Facebook apps will not work on Windows Phone
Facebook has decided to pull the plug on its apps for Windows Phone, the dead mobile OS from Microsoft.
31 Mar 2019
Why Facebook is tying its own name with Instagram
Instagram could soon get a small, albeit very impactful, branding change.
21 Mar 2019
You can now reply to individual messages on Facebook Messenger
Lately, Facebook has been trying hard to improve the capabilities of its mobile apps, particularly Messenger.
15 Mar 2019
Mark Zuckerberg's close aide Chris Cox is leaving Facebook
Chris Cox, one of the first 15 software engineers of Facebook, is quitting the tech giant after mulling over it for more than two years.
08 Mar 2019
This Facebook Messenger bug exposed who you chat with
Just a day after Mark Zuckerberg's promise of a more private Facebook, security firm Imperva has revealed a vulnerability that marred the platform.
04 Mar 2019
How to unlock Facebook Messenger's dark mode using emojis
Just as Google continues to develop a system-wide dark mode for Android Q, Facebook has released a dark theme of its own.
23 Feb 2019
Safari bug lets anyone create fake news headlines: Here's how
A month ago, we reported a vulnerability in Google search that allowed users to spoof results and spread misinformation.
21 Feb 2019
Here's how you can save space on your low-end cellphones
The sheer amount of apps, games, and content we consume destroys the space on our phones.