Unlike virtual reality, augmented reality (AR) is where the real world and the virtual world blend together. Each tech has its own purpose, but AR seems to be more useful when it comes to things like fashion, where it can be used to give users an idea of how a pair of glasses might look on them.
It was recently reported that Facebook is thinking about adding users’ banking information to Messenger. It was said to be in talks with Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, and U.S. Bancorp for access to user data on card transactions and checking account balances. The world’s largest social network has issued its response to the report and has denied asking banks for users’ data.
Facebook has long been the second biggest website in the United States. It pulls in a monumental amount of traffic across the globe and indeed in the United States as well. It’s second only to Google which is the world’s most widely used internet search engine. However, it seems that YouTube is set to overtake Facebook as the second biggest website in the United States soon.
Facebook’s Messenger platform used to be pretty much about just sending messages. However it has evolved over time where users can send and receive money from friends, make phone calls, and also make video calls. In fact Facebook has recently pushed out an update that will beef up its video chats.
Facebook already allows users and businesses to interact with each other in multiple ways through Messenger and it appears that the company wants to take things one step further. It’s reportedly mulling the possibility of adding users’ banking information to Messenger so that users can keep an eye on their checking account balances and even receive fraud alerts through its messaging platform.
We have heard in the past rumors that Facebook could be looking to develop their own dating app/feature. Given how many users there are on its network, it would be easy to leverage those accounts right off the bat instead of having to convince users to sign up for a new account and service.
For the longest time ever, many were wondering how Facebook planned on making money from WhatsApp. Considering how much money Facebook paid for WhatsApp, obviously Facebook would like to recover their investment. Recently Facebook’s plans to start monetizing WhatsApp was revealed, and now more details have surfaced.
Sometimes ads can be annoying because depending on how they’re implemented, they can be distracting and intruding, but what if ads were interactive and could do more than just advertise a product? If this sounds like something that could entice you to try out an app or a game, Facebook has recently launched its playable ads.
Many online services are jumping on the time well-spent bandwagon. They’re building tools that give their users more insight about the time that they spend on their services. Facebook was working on a similar feature for its social network and Instagram as well. The company today announced that these new tools are now live.
Everyone uses Facebook differently. Some use it primarily for social purposes, such as keeping up with friends and family, while others use it for business, or some might even use it for shopping. Facebook understands this and in an announcement, the company revealed their plans to redesign their mobile app’s navigation bar.
Facebook has understandably been more vigilant about political social media campaigns being run on its platform ahead of the U.S. midterm elections after what happened during the last presidential elections. The social network today revealed that it has identified and banned suspicious accounts that were taking part in “coordinated inauthentic behavior” in what appears to be an attempt to influence the U.S. midterm elections.
Musical.ly is a popular social media app that lets users create short videos while they lip sync to songs and dialogues. It appears that Facebook wants to take on Musical.ly with a similar feature called “Talent Show.” The new feature has been discovered in the code of Facebook’s Android app by researcher Jane Manchun Wong, who has dug into the app’s code on many occasions in the past to uncover […]
In addition to being one of the biggest online platforms hosting user-submitted videos, Facebook has recently been making a major push into the online video streaming space. The company has thus introduced a new feature called Watch Party on Facebook which will enable users to watch Facebook videos with their friends simultaneously.
We reported earlier this week that Facebook has been able to get a foot in the door in China. One of the world’s largest markets is off limits to the world’s largest social network. While Facebook itself remains blocked in China, the country allowed the company to open a subsidiary on the mainland. A new report reveals that China has now withdrawn the approval for Facebook’s subsidiary.