Instant messengers these days are starting to offer up much more in terms of features besides just chatting. For example Apple’s Messages app now supports apps of its own where users can expand upon its functionality, and the same can also be said for Facebook Messenger, which in an announcement by Spotify has a brand new feature in the form of Group Playlists.
Sometimes a picture says more than words could, hence the saying, “A picture is worth a thousand words”. This is also why emojis can sometimes convey our mood and feelings better than written words, and now it looks like Facebook is spicing up the comments section on its app.
One of the features of Facebook that was introduced a while back was the “Safety Check” tool. Basically during emergency situations, like a bombing or natural disaster in an area, Safety Check allows users in that area to mark themselves as “safe”. This was designed to help users let their friends and family members know that they are safe.
If you want to keep memories of a trip, you can easily create an album on Facebook and store all photos related to a particular trip or event there. You can add a description, tag users, and even add a location. However it seems that Facebook wants its users to do more than just that.
We live in a society these days in which the things we say or do online can affect us in the real world. No longer can you casually throw a comment up online without there being some kind of possible consequence to your real world life. We’ve seen how people have been fired from jobs and land themselves in jail because of that.
Facebook Messenger is Facebook’s default and pretty much the only way for users to chat with each other at the moment. However it seems that the company could be thinking of building a new app, except that this time this app will be aimed specifically at teenagers that comes with parental controls built into it.
Both Facebook and Google are interested in speeding up the web, to the extent that both companies have launched instant articles. For those unfamiliar, these instant articles basically mean that users don’t need to wait for them to load like a traditional website as they will, as their name implies, load instantly.
Facebook Live enables users to broadcast video to their friends and followers live from anywhere in the world as long as they have an internet connection. The world’s largest social network announced today that it’s now enabling users to live stream with a friend. Facebook Live can now be used to share the live stream screen with a friend even if they’re in a completely different part of the world.
It’s no secret that Facebook has been developing original TV shows as it wants to play a bigger role in the online content streaming market. It wants to leverage its position as the world’s largest social network to become a major destination for original videos. If a new report is to be believed, Facebook has had to delay the launch of its original shows yet again.
Hundreds, if not thousands of videos are uploaded on Facebook on a daily basis. Some of them are funny, some are thought-provoking, some are educational, and some are just controversial in nature, whether it be religious extremism, racist tirades, violent threats, or sexual content, so the question is, how does Facebook deal with such videos?
Facebook’s core function is to enable you to keep in touch with your friends and family. However, the social network powers far more than just a platform that lets people send messages to each other. It has ambitions to further expand and that’s evident from the fact that it has now added an “Order Food” option in its main navigation space. This new option gets prime real estate on Facebook.
Facebook’s interest in expanding its services and offerings beyond just social networking is pretty well-known. The company is clearly interested in video and if you love watching eSports tournaments, then you might be interested to learn that Facebook and ESL have announced a partnership that will bring eSports streaming to the platform.
Facebook has certainly come a long way from back in the day where it was viewed as just another social network platform, the successor to older social networks like Friendster or MySpace. These days Facebook does a lot more, and even has other companies under its umbrella such as WhatsApp and Instagram.
Facebook today confirmed that it has inked a deal with Major League Baseball to show 20 of its games live on the social network. It’s not surprising that the world’s largest social network is further expanding its footing in the live streaming arena. Streaming sports is a good way to make a name for yourself in the online streaming space and Facebook will do just that now that it has […]