Earlier this month it was reported that Facebook was testing out a new chat platform called Workplace Chat that from what we can tell, wants to be a competitor to the likes of Slack. For those who are interested in exploring new options and platforms, you’ll be pleased to learn that Workplace Chat has since been launched and is no longer in beta.
Facebook is quickly becoming a popular destination for people to consume video online. However, many weren’t impressed by the fact that it didn’t have support for 4K video. It’s getting easier than ever before to record video in gorgeous 4K, several flagship smartphones even offer this ability, so it was about time that Facebook embraced 4K video. The social network has finally confirmed that it has indeed embraced 4K video.
Back in the day when Facebook was still relatively new, the News Feed was pretty simple and straightforward, where it would display content sorted by time, meaning that the latest posts would be on the top, while older posts would be pushed to the bottom. Since then Facebook has made several changes to way the News Feed is displayed.
Facebook definitely wants to be more than just a place where you connect with your friends and family. We’ve seen the company explore various new features and services, and earlier this year there was a report that Facebook was testing out a new “Explore Feed” feature which as its name suggests, lets users find new posts that Facebook thinks they might be interested in.
Facebook has confirmed that it’s going to start testing news subscription models in Instant Articles with a select group of publishers in the United States and Europe. This is going to happen over the next few weeks. The company has confirmed that the test is going to be rolled out on Android devices first.
For those who broadcast using the Facebook Live platform, you will be pleased to learn that Facebook has recently updated the feature and it will now include screen sharing. This was initially discovered by The Next Web’s Matt Navarra and as the name suggests, this lets users share their desktop screen directly with Facebook Live, eliminating the need for third-party solutions.
An iOS app that’s very popular among teens these days, tbh, has been acquired by Facebook. This isn’t the first popular app that the world’s largest social network has picked up over the past few years. Who can forget Facebook’s acquisitions of Instagram and WhatsApp. It has been confirmed by the tbh team that the app has now been acquired by Facebook.
There are different social media platforms for different purposes, like people tend to use Facebook for personal things, while they might turn to LinkedIn for more professional usage. However it seems that Facebook wants to be a one-stop shop for everything because in a tweet by The Next Web’s Matt Navarra, Facebook could be testing a resume-like feature for its platform.
If you tend to get hungry while swiping through the News Feed on Facebook, you don’t even have to exit the app in order to get some grub. Facebook has confirmed that users in the United States can now order food via the social network. Users can order food for pick-up or delivery directly on Facebook.
Facebook-owned Instagram has seen immense success with the Stories feature that was certainly inspired by Snapchat’s feature of the same name. Nevertheless, Instagram launched its own version of Stories and it’s even popular than Snapchat now. Facebook has since expanded Stories to all of its major platforms, including WhatsApp. Even Facebook proper has Stories now but they don’t seem to be as popular. The company has even decided to open […]
Facebook has been at the center of a heated debate about efforts by the Russian government to influence the 2016 presidential election by spreading ads promoting divisive views in key states. It’s claimed to have primarily used Facebook for this purpose, which would make sense, given that it’s the largest social network in the world. Facebook has been looking into the matter and it has now made a commitment to […]
By now Facebook’s plans and interest in virtual reality (VR) is pretty well-known, what with them acquiring Oculus and launching support for 360-degree photo and video uploads. In fact just recently Facebook launched a new Oculus Go standalone mobile VR headset, but it seems that the company’s VR efforts don’t just stop there.
Facebook-owned Oculus today announced the launch of its standalone virtual reality headset called Oculus Go. The headset won’t require a PC or smartphone. Everything that it needs to power a VR experience is contained within the headset itself. The Oculus Go will be the most affordable headset yet from Oculus at $199.
It’s not common for Facebook to go down but it’s not like this hasn’t happened before. Facebook and Instagram are down for many users this morning, for no apparent reason. Many users have taken to Twitter to confirm that they’re unable to access the social network through the mobile app. They’re also experiencing difficulties in trying to access Instagram.