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Facebook crosses 155 million monthly active users in India faster than rest of the world

Facebook has crossed 155 million monthly active users in India. According to sources, the huge growth in the user base in India is more than rest of the world. The figures indicate that there are over 77 million daily active users. Talking about the mobile...

Facebook Messenger for Android gets better with Data Saver feature

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Facebook is reportedly testing a unique data saver feature in its Facebook Messenger app meant for Android. According to reports from multiple users, they are now able to view a new option in the Settings menu of the Facebook Messenger app for Android. This...

Indian hackers draw highest under Facebook’s Bug Bounty Program

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Facebook has disclosed that India-based cyber security hackers are paid highest rewards under the company's bug bounty program. According to a statement issued by the company, in the last five years, the company has disbursed $5 million dollars to ethical hackers who have reported...

Germany blocks Facebook from fetching data of WhatsApp users

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Germany-based data protection authorities has blocked social media giant Facebook from collecting data of WhatsApp users. According to sources, the move is being taken due to privacy concerns. Commenting on the development, Hamburg's Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information Johannes Caspar revealed that...

Facebook hires former Snapdeal CPO to boost it’s Messenger app

Facebook has reportedly hired former Snapdeal chief product officer, Anand Chandrasekran, to work on its Messenger platform. With the new global leadership role at Facebook, Chandrasekaran will focus on creating strategies and key partnerships for Facebook Messenger, which hit the 1 billion active users...

Facebook Messenger opens up for businesses before WhatsApp

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Facebook has introduced an online payment system on its messenger app, to allow businesses to transact. The statement said, “we’re now actively building capabilities for brands and businesses to be discovered on Messenger.” This gets the Facebook Messenger slowly moving towards becoming an open E-commerce...

Facebook Live now available for iOS and Android users in India

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Facebook has made its Live feature available to all of its app users on both iOS and Android operating systems. At first, the social media giant introduced the Facebook Live the US. In India, the service has been accessible only by selected users till...

Facebook to block Ad blockers on desktop version

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Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook has just announced that it has found a way to bypass ad blockers in the web browsers. The company plans to pass on advertisements in its website impersonating them as general contents. The algorithm of current ad blockers will be unable...

Facebook Express Wi-Fi service under testing in India after Free Basics

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Facebook has announced the launch of Express Wi-Fi in a bid to tackle the competition from Google. Touted to connect people in India, Facebook has established partnerships with ISPs and entrepreneurs. The social media giant had supplied the required software to service providers, which...

Facebook, Instagram and NBC team up for Rio Olympics 2016

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Facebook and Instagram have collaborated with NBC to cover and broadcast the 2016 Summer Rio Olympics that is going to start this month in Rio De Janerio, Brazil. To get real time videos, a Social Command Center has been set up in the city. A...

Facebook Aquila internet drone run by solar energy tested, to take on Project Loon

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Facebook’s brand new drone has successfully finished the first test flight. Facebook Aquila drone, which runs on solar energy, is aimed to spread internet access to each and every place on the Earth. Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook has announced the news through a...

Facebook working on high-speed Internet delivery through laser beams

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Facebook is gearing up to develop a system which enables laser beams to deliver faster Internet access to remote areas. Designed and developed by Facebook Connectivity Lab, lasers are not only an attractive but also safe to transfer large chunks of data over large...

Facebook for Android gets offline video feature just like YouTube

Facebook has reportedly started to add the ability to save offline videos in the newest versions of its Facebook application for Android. This feature is available in the 85 and 86 (beta) versions of the app. In the supported versions of the Facebook Android app,...

Facebook Live could render TV obsolete, Completely!

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It is a globally agreeable fact that most of the content viewership is fast moving from the TV as a medium to the internet. While the television alone held its USP of live viewership until earlier, this year, now things have changed. In April, Facebook...

Facebook Messenger adds Instant Articles support on Android

Facebook has integrated Instant Articles feature to its mobile Messenger app on Android. With the help of this feature, you will be able to load content in a separate Messenger window itself, instead of a third-party browser, which will, in turn, save not only valuable...

Facebook Messenger introduces 3D Touch support on iPhone 6s

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Facebook has added 3D Touch functionality to version 79.0 of its mobile Messenger on iOS. The new 3D Touch feature enables users on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus to preview contacts, messages, images, videos, stickers, links, and locations while using the app. For...

Pokemon Go surpasses Facebook with more average daily usage

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New stats have revealed that Pokemon Go is getting more daily user engagement compared to popular mobile apps like Facebook and Twitter. The data comes from mobile app intelligence firm Sensor Tower, which claims that users are spending more time playing the augmented reality game,...

Activist Huma Dar’s Facebook account deactivated, Protests against killing of Burhan Wani

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Since 11 July, Monday, social media has been erupting in outrage against the alleged reports of the Facebook account of a pro-Kashmir activist, Huma Dar being blocked. The account has been reportedly blocked to contain the political unrest in the region. The internet in the...

Facebook Messenger to soon get end-to-end encryption just like WhatsApp

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Facebook Inc (FB.O) has announced that it has started the trial of end-to-end encryption on the Facebook Messenger application to ensure better privacy protection. The company is now testing this feature on a limited number of devices. When made available in full-scale, end-to-end encryption will...

Facebook Paper news reading app to discontinue from July 29

Social networking website Facebook is shutting down ‘Paper’, a news reading app which gave users custom made news across different heads spanning technology, sports, food, and politics. It was introduced in January 2014 and was touted as a new design era in Facebook. It gave...

WhatsApp dispute continues, Facebook $6 million funds blocked by Brazil court

A Brazilian court blocked Facebook Inc’s funds worth $6.07 million after WhatsApp did not hand over messages that were sought by the court in a drugs case. In a similar case in India, an RTI activist, Sudhir Yadav’s petition to shut down WhatsApp’s services...