After what seemed like an eternity in beta, Facebook has finally released its Windows 10 Mobile version of its Messenger app. The new app is available as an update to the existing Messenger app.
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Instagram has announced that it now has over half a billion users around the world - over 80% of them outside of the United States - just a few weeks after its controversial branding update.
The Russian government wants to fine companies that don't decrypt their users' data when the authorities ask them to. Facebook Messenger, Telegram and WhatsApp are among those targeted.
Facebook (beta), the UWP app that's actually made by Facebook, is now available for Windows 10 Mobile; however, the app is only available in select regions, so you'll need to change yours to get it.
Facebook's popular Messenger app is getting a big update right now, which includes a new Home page, some redesigned UI elements and extra functionality. This is on top of its recent soccer mini-game.
Sanford Wallace, the self-proclaimed "Spam King" has been sentenced to 30 months in prison and fined $310,000 after he pleaded guilty to fraud, including sending 27 million spam messages on Facebook.
Facebook has pushed out updates for its Messenger app, bringing not only a new soccer mini-game, but also the ability to handle SMS messages directly in the app. The latter is Android-only.
In response to the Orlando nightclub shooting, Facebook triggered its Safety Check feature for the first time in the US, leveraging its automatic deployment capability without needing an engineer.
Following the removal of photo syncing from the main app, Facebook is now threatening to delete synced photos from their servers unless users download its Moments app.
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Facebook is asking its shareholders to vote on new rules that would strip away Mark Zuckerberg's control of the company if he ever decides to leave or gets fired from the giant social network's helm.
Facebook has made available its Messenger (Beta) app for Windows 10 Mobile, but you're going to have to jump through some hoops if you want early access. The good news is that it's here.
The European Commission has announced a new agreement of collaboration between the Union's institutions and the four major tech companies in an effort to stop illegal online hate speech and extremism.
An alleged changelog for the upcoming version of the iOS Facebook app shows end-to-end encryption is on the way in the near future, possibly as soon as the next app update, among other changes.
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Facebook is changing its policies with regards to tracking and serving up ads to users on the internet. The company will now track you across sites even if you don't have a Facebook account.
Microsoft and Facebook have announced that they are working together to build the highest-capacity subsea cable system ever to cross the Atlantic, which is expected to be completed by October 2017.
In delivering internet access, Microsoft isn't going along with the big projects with flashy tech that some of its competitors have announced. Instead it will partner with local companies.
A report from Facebook shows that the company was not suppressing conservative news in its Trending Topics. The report was accepted by the US Senate commission that was investigating the company.
A pre-release version of the Facebook-owned WhatsApp Messenger for Android was recently spotted with video calling UI elements and placeholders, suggesting that the feature might be coming soon.
Keeping the promise that the firm made earlier this week, Instagram has updated its Windows 10 Mobile app to include the new redesign that was included in the iOS and Android apps.
Instagram has received a major update, including a new logo and a new app design. In fact, all four Instagram apps received updates with new logos. The Windows 10 app will be updated soon.
Microsoft is getting ready to unveil its Bot Directory, a repository of all the public bots developed using its Bot Framework tools. This is where users can enable bots in their conversations.
As we inch closer to the release of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, we can't help but get excited to see Facebook's most popular apps arrive in the Windows Store, and they're not the only ones.
Facebook has released data regarding government requests that it received during the second half of 2015. For the first time, the company has included case studies to give an idea about requests.
After almost two months of betas, Facebook is finally introducing its own Facebook, Messenger, and Instagram apps for Windows 10. Previously, the Facebook app was offered by Microsoft.
Facebook posted its earnings for the first financial quarter of 2016, and the company blew past all the analysts' expectations. It saw startling growth in mobile ad revenue and users.
Oculus announced today that Minecraft is now available for the Gear VR. Minecraft: Gear VR will have all of the features that the Pocket Edition has, including skins, multiplayer, and more.
Facebook boasts over a billion users, but the popular social network has stagnated when it comes to content creation and sharing. In order to combat this, Facebook is developing a new camera app.
The number of people accessing popular social networking website Facebook via internet anonymity program Tor has significantly increased, with the company recording over a million logins over 30 days.
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Let's Encrypt has left its public beta phase, signalling that it's stable and ready for production use. The project also gained a new Gold sponsor, and several Silver and Platinum sponsor renewals.
Facebook agrees with Microsoft that bots are a big part of the future of conversation platforms, and - interestingly enough - the company also plans on dipping its toes into the AR space.
Around the time that Swift was open sourced, reps from Google, Uber and Facebook held a meeting in London to discuss using the language. Apple's Swift is already hugely popular among iOS devs.
Microsoft has announced the integration of Wunderlist, Facebook, and Evernote for the Outlook app on both iOS and Android, introducing a feature called Calendar Apps for Outlook.
Microsoft has once again sent out a refresher of all the apps that will be coming in the Universal Windows App format in the near future, in addition to some new apps that were previously missing.
Instagram has announced a couple of new features today, the most notable of which is the ability to upload videos up to 60 seconds in length to the Facebook-owned social network.
Microsoft Band users will finally be able to compete with Facebook friends. Challenges and leaderboards are both part of the new feature set, which will be available through an update to Health.
BlackBerry has expressed disappointment in Facebook for dropping support for BB OS and the BB10 platform with its latest APIs, which would effectively cripple the app on its devices.
While encryption has been troubling the US government in its case against Apple recently, more tech companies are reportedly working on expanding it to more services that deal with user data.
This week saw several new UWP apps in the Windows Store, including Instagram (beta) and a web browser, lots of updated apps, and a few glimpses of what we can expect in the future.
Napster founder - Sean Parker - is reportedly talking to major film studios on a new set-top box which will stream content to users on the first day of release, the only caveat being the hefty price.
While the recent Instagram UWP app has been in the news lately with a public beta, as well as a Facebook UWP app, the latest leak is of a Messenger UWP app. Check out our article to see the video.
Earlier today, Instagram finally made their Windows 10 universal app available to the public as a beta. Check out our hands on video with the new app right here!
Facebook and Automattic have teamed up to create a plug-in that will allow blogs to support Facebook's Instant Articles platform. The platform allows publishers to publish directly to Facebook.
The Facebook Beta app for Windows 10, which is currently being tested by a limited set of users, has been updated with Like button Reactions that were introduced on other platforms recently.
An overhaul of Facebook's reporting and tax affairs means that it will soon be paying millions more in tax to the UK in comparison to previous years where it paid almost nothing.
Tech companies including Facebook and Microsoft have filed legal briefs supporting Apple's fight against the US government regarding backdoor implementation. They say it sets a dangerous precedent.
Facebook Beta has been updated on Windows 10 Mobile for the second time in a week - but it still lacks the new feature that allows users to react to posts with more than just a simple 'like'.