When chatting with chatbots, the idea isn’t so much to have a conversation but to fulfill a purpose, such as asking about restaurant table availability, booking a flight, checking on information, and so on. The goal is that these requests can be made using more “natural” language, which means that it feels less robotic.
When it comes to video game streaming, Twitch is more or less the default platform that you probably think of, and to a certain extent YouTube Gaming as well. However it looks like Facebook wants to take both platforms on, and have recently announced a renewed focus towards live video game streams.
Facebook acquires smaller companies from time to time and normally, its intentions for the acquisition become clear soon after the fact. However, the company’s latest acquisition of Confirm has got people wondering about why Facebook decided to buy this company. Confirm was a small company based in Boston that developed tools which enabled startups to immediately verify government-issued IDs like driver’s licenses. Confirm’s software tools allow for proof of identity […]
Facebook has announced that it’s going to establish three digital training skills to train people in digital skills. The company says that it’s committed to training more than one million people in online skills over the next two years. This is part of Facebook’s efforts to make contributions to the community.
Facebook’s Snapchat Stories clones have proven to be quite popular on Instagram and WhatsApp. It has relentlessly pursued this feature and has even added it to Facebook proper. Even though the feature may not have received as much traction as the company might have wanted on its primary platform initially, it seems to be doubling down on Stories on Facebook by allowing users to upload Stories via the desktop.
Facebook has been trying to combat fake news and have approached the problem in different ways. One of the ways was to flag articles that were deemed fake and added a tag to let users know that the article could contain inaccurate information. Facebook later revised this by displaying suggested articles that have been fact-checked to be accurate.
With the number of eyes glued to Facebook on a daily basis, it isn’t surprising that Facebook is trying to leverage its active users and turn themselves into a platform for videos, such as sports and entertainment. In fact according to a report from Deadline, Facebook has recently nabbed actress Jada Pinkett Smith to be a host on a new talk show series.
Recently Blizzard and Twitch came to an agreement in which the Overwatch League would be broadcasted on the platform. This decision proved to be a huge success, racking up over 10 million viewers in its first week. Now it seems like ESL wants the same thing, except that with Facebook.
One of the features of Facebook Live is the ability for users to watch the video together and interact with each other, such as commenting on the video, posting their reactions, and so on. Now it seems that Facebook is bringing a similar feature to other videos in the form of “Watch Party”.
Facebook Messenger is one of the most widely used cross-platform messaging services available today. What started out as an app that allowed Facebook users to stay in touch with each other now offers a plethora of features on top of its core feature set. It offers features that include Stories, a gaming platform, the ability to make payments, and chatbots. That makes the app feel a lot cluttered, though, and […]
While one of the aspects of CES is for companies to announce new products, advancements in technology, prototypes, and so on, there is also a lot that goes behind the scenes, where companies might meet up with each other to discuss partnerships, show off unreleased products and the likes.
Facebook was designed as a way for people to connect with each other, such as classmates in college, which was later expanded to cover people from high school, friends at work, people you’ve just met, and so on. However in recent times, it’s starting to feel like the original intention behind Facebook is getting lost, but that’s something Facebook wants to change.
Facebook Messenger Kids was launched in December last year. As the name suggests, it’s an iteration of the popular cross-platform messaging app that’s aimed at kids. It’s a standalone child-friendly version of the popular Messenger app that has enhanced parental controls which enable parents to supervise their kids’ use of the app. The Facebook Messenger Kids app is now available on Amazon Fire tablets.
Facebook wants to make it easier for its users to find local news and discover local events from authentic and vetted sources. It’s testing a new section in its main app called “Today In.” The section displays a feed that only features local events, announcements, and news. It’s running this test in a handful of markets only in the United States right now.