When Facebook introduced their new React buttons, it represented a new way for users to show how they feel about certain posts, whether they Like it, Love it, feel amused, sad, angry, or amazed. However it seems that these new React buttons have shown how Facebook could potentially use them as marketing tools.
One of the drawbacks to virtual reality is motion sickness, and this is something that hardware developers have worked at trying to eliminate completely. So far we haven’t really heard many complaints of motion sickness, but there’s always room for improvement and this is something that Facebook thinks they can help with.
A simple post on Facebook can sometimes be the difference in you getting a job, you getting fired from a job, getting kicked out of school, and etc. This is why sometimes we need to be careful with what we put out there, and in some cases, the right thing can also do wonders for others.
Facebook has complete control over the Security Check feature right now when lets users mark themselves safe whenever there’s a major natural calamity or terror attack. However, the world’s largest social network will soon change the way how Security Check is activated. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has revealed today that Facebook will soon enable users to activate Safety Check on their own when in an emergency situation.
A couple of months ago, Blizzard announced a new partnership with Facebook which enables the game studio to integrate Facebook Live into all of its games on PC. This will allow the players to stream any Blizzard game on Facebook Live. Games like Overwatch, Diablo and Hearthstone can now be streamed easily directly to the live stream. This partnership was announced in June this year and it has finally gone […]
A couple of months ago it was reported that contractors responsible for including news items inside the News Feed’s Trending Topics section were suppressing news of interest to political conservatives on purpose. Facebook obviously denied the allegations but nevertheless, it has spent the past few months trying to control the damage and ensure that the conservative user base does not go away. Following the controversy, it has decided to make […]
This was bound to happen. It was predicted when Facebook acquired WhatsApp that this would inevitably happen and the company has indeed confirmed it today. WhatsApp will start sharing user data with Facebook. This includes sharing users’ phone numbers to provide them with “better friend suggestions” as well as “relevant ads.”
Right now if you wanted to message someone on Facebook Messenger and if you guys aren’t friends, you’ll get a message request. This lets you chat with the other person without necessarily having to add them as friends. However Facebook appears to be testing some kind of new feature for its Messenger app that’s a different take on the current system.
Facebook is conducting a test with users in select markets. Those users will find that any and all videos in their News Feed will start playing automatically as they scroll by. That’s not all. These autoplay videos will have their sound turned on by default. Autoplay videos are not a new concept to Facebook and Twitter users, however, many won’t like the sound to be turned on in these videos […]
There are only a handful of applications that have hit the one billion downloads milestone on the Google Play Store. A couple of them belong to Google and some others to Facebook. Another Facebook-owned service now sees its app hit one billion downloads on the Play Store. It’s Instagram, the photo sharing service that took the world by storm a few years ago and was subsequently acquired by the world’s […]
Given that it is easy to create a new account with a new name and a new photo, it is tempting to try and reinvent yourself online to someone very different from who you are in real life, but apparently that might not be such a good idea. Moral implications aside, it would seem that not being yourself on social media platforms like Facebook could affect your mental health.
Several years ago, a study found that Facebook’s use amongst teens was starting to decline, and a study from earlier this year found that apps such as Snapchat proved to be a more popular way of how teens stay in touch with each other. However that’s something that Facebook wants to change.
Game engine company Unity and Facebook have announced today that they are working on a new desktop gaming platform for the social network. This partnership is also going to enable developers to easily port their games to Facebook. Interested developers can apply for a closed alpha of the export tool by August 31st, the tool will be integrated directly into the Unity Editor.
Facebook is a free service and it promises to always remain free. However, the company does need to generate a significant amount of money to keep the machine running and it does that by serving advertisements. Ads inevitably come to almost every new feature or experience that’s built into Facebook and that’s now happening to Facebook Messenger’s bot platform. Bots in Facebook Messenger will soon be able to send users […]