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Messenger Rooms, Facebook's free service to take on Zoom

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.

Facebook is still planning to show ads in WhatsApp

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".

Finally, Facebook launches Messenger app on Windows, macOS

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.

Now, Google Gboard lets you mix and create your emojis

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.

Apple 'intercepts' emails to flag child abuse: Here's how

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.

Most downloaded apps and games of this decade

17 Dec 2019

Most downloaded apps and games of this decade

Over the years, phones have changed much more than anyone could have imagined.

#OutageAlert: Facebook, Messenger, Instagram all down worldwide

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.

Facebook developing Instagram-like 'close friends' feature for Messenger

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'.

Facebook Libra launch could get delayed due to regulatory concerns

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.

Now, more people can use Facebook Dating: Here's how

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.

Facebook paid people to listen, transcribe Messenger calls

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.

How to block distracting apps for some time, stay focused

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.

Now, Google Assistant can read out WhatsApp messages for you

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.

Facebook renaming Instagram and WhatsApp; adding its own name

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.

Soon, WhatsApp will share Statuses to your Facebook account

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.

Facebook co-founder bashes company's cryptocurrency plans, calls them 'frightening'

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.

Facebook to launch Blockchain-based Libra cryptocurrency in 2020

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.

Kerala: 19-year-old engineer fixes WhatsApp bug, gets honored by Facebook

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.

This is how WhatsApp will make money, starting 2020

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.

Now, you can transfer cryptocurrency through WhatsApp: Here's how

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.

How to know someone has blocked you on Facebook

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.

F8: This is how Facebook and Instagram will change now

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.

Soon, Facebook might allow sending messages without installing Messenger

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.

WhatsApp's iPad app is finally on the way: Details here

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.

Soon, these Facebook apps will not work on Windows Phone

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.

Why Facebook is tying its own name with Instagram

31 Mar 2019

Why Facebook is tying its own name with Instagram

Instagram could soon get a small, albeit very impactful, branding change.

You can now reply to individual messages on Facebook Messenger

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.

Mark Zuckerberg's close aide Chris Cox is leaving Facebook

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.

This Facebook Messenger bug exposed who you chat with

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.

How to unlock Facebook Messenger's dark mode using emojis

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.

Safari bug lets anyone create fake news headlines: Here's how

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.

Here's how you can save space on your low-end cellphones

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.

Want to delete sent messages on Facebook? Here's the trick

06 Feb 2019

Want to delete sent messages on Facebook? Here's the trick

Finally, Facebook Messenger is getting the long-awaited option to 'unsend' messages.

Facebook secretly paid teens to access their messages, browsing history

30 Jan 2019

Facebook secretly paid teens to access their messages, browsing history

Once again, Facebook is making headlines for its shady data collection practices.

Why Zuckerberg wants to merge WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Instagram?

26 Jan 2019

Why Zuckerberg wants to merge WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Instagram?

Facebook is working on a bold move to merge its key messaging products.

Now, Google Assistant will text as you drive, navigate maps

09 Jan 2019

Now, Google Assistant will text as you drive, navigate maps

After a long wait, Google Assistant is finally ready to upgrade your navigational experience.

#ThatWas2018: Facebook and its catastrophic run, scandals, and data leaks

31 Dec 2018

#ThatWas2018: Facebook and its catastrophic run, scandals, and data leaks

12 months ago, Facebook made a promise of fixing issues that marred its reputation and affected its community throughout 2017.

How to check if Facebook's bug leaked your un-posted photos

17 Dec 2018

How to check if Facebook's bug leaked your un-posted photos

Just recently, Facebook exposed photos of some 70 lakh users in yet another instance of data mishandling.

Soon, Facebook could let you shop from Live Videos

08 Dec 2018

Soon, Facebook could let you shop from Live Videos

After Instagram's e-commerce-focused moves, Facebook is leveraging its 'Live Video' feature for the purpose of shopping.

Instagram may get 'on this day' feature to revisit memories

08 Dec 2018

Instagram may get 'on this day' feature to revisit memories

After a host of shopping-centric features, photo-sharing platform Instagram might introduce a way to revisit old memories.