Facebook Launches First $6 Million Fund To Train Journalists

Facebook today announced that it’s launching a £4.5 million or $6 million fund to train nearly 80 new local journalists in the United Kingdom as part of a new “Community News Project.” Facebook says that the aim behind this initiative is to encourage reporting from towns where local newspapers and reporters have become a rare commodity.

Facebook Patent Uses Your Family Photos For Targeted Advertising

Just like Google, Facebook uses target advertising to help deliver ads to users that it thinks might be relevant to them. However it seems that there is a potential that in the future, Facebook could come up with more types of targeted ads based on your family photos in which it tries to determine your demographic to come up with suited ads.

Facebook Testing A ‘Watch Together’ Feature For Messenger

We’ve all shared links to videos with our friends before, but if you want to be able to watch a video with your friends at the same time, even if you aren’t in the same room, it looks like Facebook is trying to bring that feature to its Messenger platform. This feature was initiated spotted in the app’s codebase by Ananay Arora.

Facebook Denies Mark Zuckerberg Ordered Execs To Stop Using iPhones

Earlier this year following Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook made a statement which basically suggested that Apple would never make their customer their product, essentially saying that they would never sell their customer’s information the way Facebook did.


Facebook’s Fundraisers Feature Used To Raise Over $1 Billion

Facebook launched a fundraising tool back in 2016 to allow users to create personal fundraisers for 501c3 nonprofits verified by the company itself. The feature enabled users and their friends to donate money to these organizations from within the social network itself so they didn’t need to visit an external site for the purpose. Facebook has since expanded the fundraising feature and has now announced that it has been used […]

Facebook CEO Reportedly Told Executives To Stop Using iPhones

It appears that comments critical of Facebook from Apple CEO Tim Cook didn’t go down well with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. He reportedly told Facebook executives to stop using iPhones and start using Android smartphones instead. Zuckerberg reportedly told them to switch to Android phones as the OS has a higher usage worldwide compared to iOS.

Facebook Messenger’s New UI Design Is Rolling Out To Users

Last month Facebook announced that they would be rolling out a new UI update to its Messenger platform. The idea behind the new UI design is that it would make it cleaner and less cluttered compared to the current version, which is very much welcome when you consider how long the app has been around.

Another Facebook Vulnerability Could Have Exposed User Data

Facebook has received a lot of criticism lately due to mishandling of user data because of security vulnerabilities and now another one has come to light. A security company by the name of Imperva has provided details about another Facebook vulnerability that could have exposed information about users and their friends.

WhatsApp To Delete Chat Histories Not Backed Up To Google Drive

Several years ago, WhatsApp gave Android users the option of choosing to either backup their chat histories to their devices locally or to Google Drive. However it seems that backing up to Google Drive is now mandatory as WhatsApp has confirmed that chat histories that have yet to be backed up to Google Drive will be deleted.

Facebook To Allow French Regulators To Observe How They Combat Hate Speech

Facebook has come under fire multiple times over how it handles hate speech and other similar types of content. This isn’t to say that Facebook is doing nothing about it, but rather many seem to feel that Facebook isn’t working quickly enough to prevent or remove such content from its platform.

Facebook Launches Its TikTok Rival Called Lasso

There were reports that Facebook was developing a new app to compete with TikTok, a very popular app from China that allows users to create 15-second videos. TikTok is hugely popular with teens and it recently merged with Musical.ly to further expand its user base. Facebook is looking to tap into that teen demographic as well given that they don’t seem to prefer its social network that much anymore. It […]

Facebook Dating Is Expanding To Two New Countries

It was confirmed by Facebook earlier this year that the world’s largest social network will get dating features. It launched them as a test in Colombia recently and the company is now expanding this test to two additional markets. The dating feature draws on many aspects of Facebook in order to encourage users to meet in public. It’s fundamentally different from the swiping models used by popular dating apps like […]

Facebook Portal Video Chat Devices Shipping Today

Facebook announced its Portal video chat devices back in October. Portal and Portal+ are the two models that it launched in October. They’re basically smart displays that have additional features to enhance the video calling experience. They’re priced at $199 and $349, respectively.

Facebook Messenger Unsend Feature Arriving Soon

There are many cross-platform messaging apps that allow you to unsend a message within a set timeframe once you’ve sent it. Facebook Messenger, one of the most widely used messaging apps, will soon receive this feature as well. The company itself has confirmed that the Facebook Messenger unsend feature will be arriving soon.