Facebook Watch is the social network’s dedicated video hub which offers a variety of content to viewers. The company has been working hard to bring more people to the platform and it has now revealed that more than 720 million people tune into Facebook Watch per month. Some 140 million people spend at least one minute on Facebook Watch daily.
The Facebook Portal smart speaker, which does video calls as well, was launched by the company in November last year. The obvious question that some of you might have is whether the company plans on launching new iterations of the product. The answer appears to be a resounding yes. There will be new Portal hardware from Facebook towards the end of this year.
Huawei continues to feel the pinch from the effective trade ban imposed by the U.S. administration. According to a new report, Facebook will no longer allow Huawei to pre-install its core apps on smartphones. This means that some of the most popular apps in the world will no longer be included on Huawei smartphones right out of the box.
It has been reported multiple times over the past few months that Facebook has been working on a cryptocurrency of its own. If a new report is to be believed, the world’s largest social network may come out with its own digital currency in the very near future. It’s claimed that Facebook’s cryptocurrency is going to launch later this month.
When you sign up and use a free internet service such as Facebook, should you have any expectation of privacy? One would think so, but according to one of Facebook’s lawyers, that is apparently not the case. This is according to one of the company’s lawyers, Orin Snyder, who argued that position in court in defense of Facebook.
Apps encounter bugs from time to time, and the best way to get those bugs fixed is by reporting them to developers. However, sometimes apps don’t always make it so obvious as to how bugs can be reported, but Facebook is hoping to change that by using gestures, where a shake of your phone might be all you need.
Facebook is working on a digital currency of its own and a new report claims that the company will launch it at some point next year. Internally referred to as “GlobalCoin,” the company is expected to provide more details about its cryptocurrency later this summer. It may even begin testing the GlobalCoin towards the end of this year.
Jose Simms, a man considered a fugitive in Connecticut, has negotiated the rather interesting terms of his surrender with the Torrington Police Department. He promised to turn himself in if the wanted poster put up by the department on its official Facebook page got 15,000 likes.
Despite WhatsApp having been around for years and with Facebook paying a whopping $16 billion to acquire them, the company has yet to figure out how exactly monetize the app. Previously, WhatsApp could be bought as a one-off purchase, and later it was suggested that this could be an annual subscription, but ultimately the app ended up being completely free.
In the early days of Facebook, how the News Feed was sorted was from the newest first, meaning that the latest posts from friends and pages you follow surfaced at the top of the feed. However, over the years, Facebook has opted to use a more algorithmic approach where they surface posts that they think are the most relevant to you.
You can instantly stream live video on Facebook with the Facebook Live feature and following the horrific terrorist attack in New Zealand which was streamed live on the platform, the world’s largest social network is now rolling out some restrictions for Facebook Live. The company says that it has been reviewing what more it can do to limit its services from being used to spread hate, hence these restrictions.
Facebook has announced today that it’s increasing the hourly pay rate for thousands of its contract workers in North America. The base rate that the company pays its contractors is being increased from $15 per hour to $18. There will also be marginally higher rates than this in cities where the costs of living are higher, up to $22 per hour in some cities.
Facebook is the biggest social network on the planet and no other service has the kind of reach and influence that it boasts. This has obviously led to concerns about competition in the marketplace, with some calling for the social network to be broken up. Joining those calls is one of Facebook’s co-founders Chris Hughes.
Facebook has been working on clamping down on fake news published to its platform, and now it looks like they’ll be going after fake news posts shared on Instagram as well. While Instagram might not necessarily have the same fake news problem as Facebook, the fact that it is a social media platform means that it gives users a place to potentially spread fake news.