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23 Sep 2021

Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook CTO stepping down after '13 amazing years': Here's why

Facebook Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Mike Schroepfer announced on Wednesday that he would be stepping down from his role and transitioning to a part-time position as a Senior Fellow at Facebook next year.

16 Sep 2021


WhatsApp starts testing in-app business directory, multi-device support on iOS

WhatsApp has two new features on the cards. Firstly, it is testing the possibility of searching for local businesses or stores offering certain products within WhatsApp itself. This could promote businesses without ads and open monetization options for the platform.

14 Sep 2021


Instagram says it's developing a new Favorites feature

To date, Instagram users have no choice but to see what the algorithm shows them at the top of their feeds. That could change soon since the Facebook-owned social media platform has confirmed it is developing a new feature called Favorites.

10 Sep 2021

Mark Zuckerberg

Ray-Ban Stories: Much-awaited smart glasses from Facebook, EssilorLuxottica are here!

Facebook—in collaboration with Ray-Ban's parent company and global eyewear major EssilorLuxottica—has finally unveiled its long-awaited smart glasses, called the Ray-Ban Stories.

09 Sep 2021

Mark Zuckerberg

Ray-Ban teases launch date of Facebook's smart glasses

Rumors about Facebook's smart glasses have been afloat since January. We finally have reason to believe the rumors are true and Facebook is indeed developing smart glasses, although the AR capability remains questionable.

06 Sep 2021


Apple's iOS 15 seeks user consent before displaying first-party ads

Apple's latest operating system for smartphones, iOS 15, will ask for users' permission before enrolling them in the "Personalized Ads" feature. Until today, the feature assumed user consent and was switched on by default.

02 Sep 2021


Instagram goes down for many users: Details here

According to the global outage detector website Downdetector, Facebook-owned Instagram just suffered an outage in several parts of the world, including India, due to issues yet unknown.

01 Sep 2021


WhatsApp banned over 30 lakh Indian accounts through July

Facebook-owned instant messaging service WhatsApp has released its latest compliance report. According to the document, a staggering 30,27,000 Indian accounts were banned from the platform in the period between June 16 and July 31 this year.

27 Aug 2021

Delhi High Court

Respond to pleas challenging IT Rules: Delhi HC to Centre

The Delhi High Court Friday asked the Centre to reply to pleas by Facebook and WhatsApp challenging the new IT Rules for social media intermediaries requiring the messaging app to trace chats and make provisions to identify the first originator of the information.

27 Aug 2021


Instagram will finally improve how its Search works

In a blog post penned by Instagram's head Adam Mosseri, the Facebook-owned social media platform explained how its Search feature works.

25 Aug 2021

Facebook Messenger

Facebook spotted testing voice, video calling using main app again

Mark Zuckerberg-led Facebook first created Messenger as a spin-off in 2011 and officially transferred support for voice and video calls from the main Facebook app to it in 2014.

21 Aug 2021

Mark Zuckerberg

Does Facebook's new quarterly report actually list popular content?

Facebook's latest attempt to prove that its algorithms aren't completely opaque is a quarterly report called "Widely Viewed Content Reports," or so it would like us to believe.

17 Aug 2021


Now, you can add personalized background while using WhatsApp Payments

As part of its ongoing push to woo users toward using the in-app payments feature, WhatsApp has introduced the ability to customize the background of the message bubble when you send money to people using WhatsApp Payments.

12 Aug 2021

Facebook Dating

Facebook Dating rolling out these three new features: Details here

Taking a break from Metaverses to come back to real-world products, Mark Zuckerberg-led Facebook has finally decided to give the company's dating platform some new features.

10 Aug 2021


UNICEF India, Facebook to create safe online environment for children

UNICEF India and Facebook on Monday launched a one-year joint initiative to end violence against children with a special focus on online safety.

05 Aug 2021

Oculus VR

Facebook can now project your eyes onto a VR headset

A creepy new experiment from the people at Facebook Reality Labs has us thinking harder about CEO Mark Zuckerberg's new Metaverse idea.

04 Aug 2021


WhatsApp adds disappearing photos feature: How to enable it

Following in the footsteps of popular social media platforms Instagram and Snapchat, Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp has introduced a new feature for Android and iOS users that automatically deletes media files after the recipient has viewed them once.

29 Jul 2021


From now on, Instagram's Reels can be one minute long

So far, Instagram only allowed users of its TikTok rival called Reels to make short videos that were half a minute long. The platform now announced that the maximum duration for Reels has been extended to a full minute (60 seconds).

28 Jul 2021


Facebook creates a new product group to build Zuckerberg's metaverse

In an interview with The Verge last week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed to the world his grand plan of transitioning Facebook from a social media company into a metaverse company.

25 Jul 2021


Mark Zuckerberg envisions Facebook transitioning into a metaverse company

In a recent virtual conference addressing Facebook employees, the company's 37-year-old founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said, "We will effectively transition from people seeing us as primarily being a social media company to being a metaverse company."

Facebook asked to appear before Delhi panel in riots inquiry

The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a petition filed by Facebook India Managing Director Ajit Mohan, seeking to quash summons issued to him by the Peace and Harmony Committee of the Delhi Assembly.

08 Jul 2021


Trump sues Facebook, Twitter, Google alleging violation of First Amendment

On Wednesday, former US President Donald Trump announced that he will move court against Facebook, Google, Twitter, and their CEOs.

03 Jul 2021


Facebook moderated 32mn posts in compliance with new intermediary guidelines

Shortly after being summoned by a Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology chaired by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, Facebook and its subsidiary Instagram revealed they took down as many as 32 million posts in compliance with the IT Ministry's new guidelines for social media intermediaries.

29 Jun 2021


Eavesdropping, women's safety discussed at Facebook, Google IT panel meet

Officials of Facebook and Google appeared before a Parliamentary panel on Information Technology in Delhi on Tuesday regarding the misuse of social media platforms.

29 Jun 2021

Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook has become $1 trillion company in just 17 years

Mark Zuckerberg-led Facebook now has a market value of over $1 trillion, thanks to a 4.2 percent uptick in its share price on Monday. Remarkably, it has achieved this milestone faster than any other technology firm.

28 Jun 2021

Shashi Tharoor

Shashi Tharoor-led parliamentary committee summons Google, Facebook

The Indian government's Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology has requested officials from Google and Facebook to convene for a meeting on June 29 (Tuesday) to discuss how citizens should be safeguarded online.

22 Jun 2021


Facebook's Clubhouse clone called Live Audio Rooms makes US debut

Earlier this year, Facebook was one of the Big Tech social media companies that announced plans to copy Clubhouse's audio-only platform concept.

16 Jun 2021


Noida: Man arrested for posting wife's lewd pictures on Facebook

The Noida Police on Tuesday arrested a Gurgaon-based man who allegedly posted his wife's lewd pictures on Facebook with derogatory captions and comments using a fake profile, officials said.

16 Jun 2021


Twitter, Facebook under regulatory scanner for hosting unregulated adoption activity

The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has officially intimated social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, and Telegram over what's alleged to be activities related to illegal adoption of COVID-19 orphans.

15 Jun 2021


New sticker pack released for WhatsApp users on Android, iOS

Over the last few months, Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp has struggled to retain users abandoning the platform in favor of alternatives such as Signal.

11 Jun 2021


NewsBytes Briefing: Biden shows China some love, and more

US President Joe Biden's love hate relationship with China continues with his latest order revoking his predecessor Donald Trump's executive orders against Chinese-owned TikTok and WeChat apps.

10 Jun 2021


Facebook's $400-worth smartwatch, with two cameras, could debut next summer

Earlier this year, reports suggested that social media giant Facebook might be in the process of developing a smartwatch for launch in 2022.

05 Jun 2021

Mental Health

Man saved after Facebook alerts Delhi Police about self-harm video

A 39-year-old man who shared a live video of harming himself on Facebook was saved by Delhi Police after it was alerted by a call from an office of the social media giant, officials said on Saturday.

05 Jun 2021

Donald Trump

Trump calls Facebook's two-year ban an insult to American voters

On Friday, Facebook decided to suspend former US President Donald Trump's accounts on Facebook as well as Instagram for two years. The suspension will be counted from its actual enforcement which took place on January 7 this year and will continue until 2023.

29 May 2021


Google, Facebook comply with IT Ministry rules; Twitter's stance unclear

Google, Facebook, and the latter's subsidiary WhatsApp have reportedly agreed to comply with the new rules defined by the Indian Government's IT Ministry. Twitter's intention to comply remains unclear.

27 May 2021


Instagram, Facebook finally allow users to hide Likes

In mid-April, Instagram was spotted testing a setting that would allow users to hide the number of Likes from others' posts showing up on their feeds as well as their own posts. Facebook was expected to follow suit with a similar implementation.

27 May 2021


NewsBytes Explainer: Did COVID-19 leak from Wuhan lab?

What was once considered heresy and "debunked" mercilessly returns with a vengeance. After shocking admission by Dr. Anthony Fauci that COVID-19 could have originated from Chinese virology labs in Wuhan, Facebook says that it won't censor discussions on the SARS-CoV-2 virus being man-made.

26 May 2021


IT rules: Centre seeks compliance status from Facebook, Twitter 'ASAP'

The central government on Wednesday asked social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and WhatsApp to share their status of compliance with the new IT rules.

26 May 2021

Delhi High Court

Why is WhatsApp suing Modi-led Government?

Days after Delhi Police raided Twitter, another tech giant is fighting back by suing the Indian Government.

25 May 2021


Instagram could reward content creators with Bonuses for uploading Reels

In today's age where social media is drawing flak for targeted advertising, firms such as Facebook, its subsidiaries, Snap Inc., and Twitter are desperately trying to monetize their platforms in other ways.

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