Facebook has announced that youngsters registering for Instagram will have their accounts set to private by default, and that it will be using AI to prevent unsolicited interactions from adults.
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Oculus's latest Passthrough API Experimental will make it possible for developers to integrate virtual reality with the real world of players. Initially, only Unity developers will get access to it.
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Facebook has added new features to Messenger that should make it easier to find your favorite emoji reactions in a conversation. There's also a new Space Jam chat theme for fans of the original film.
Oculus is rolling out a new software update for Quest that lets you easily invite people to your game or app. Messenger is also gaining an improved experience along with new security options.
To make the app more inclusive, Instagram is bringing its latest translation tool for users to view translations for foreign text in Stories. The new feature will be available across the globe.
Facebook has announced new content sensitivity controls in Instagram, with configurations allowing you to better moderate what kind of content you want to see in the Explore tab of the platform.
Facebook today published a blog post outlining its efforts in encouraging COVID-19 vaccination and stopping misinformation spread after President Biden had recently blamed the social media giant.
Earlier this week, WhatsApp officially announced multi-device support and soon after the company started rolling it out to beta users. We took the feature for a spin to try it out for ourselves.
After more than a year of testing, WhatsApp is finally rolling out the ability to encrypt chat backups before uploading them to Google Drive offering extra security to WhatsApp users.
The new feature will enable users to send short sound clips over chat. In addition to generic sounds such as applaud, drumroll, and laughter, this feature will also offer sound bites from movies.
Former President Donald Trump has said he will be sueing Facebook, Google, Twitter, and their CEOs for violating his first amendment right to free speech. They say he incited the Capitol violence.
Facebook is testing a new anti-extremism pop-up among a group of users in the United States. Following the trial, users around the world may begin seeing this message if they've seen extreme posts.
The social media behemoth has added popular Ubisoft titles to its cloud gaming platform, which now covers almost the entire US population, with plans to expand to Europe next year.
Last year WhatsApp announced disappearing messages and the company is now taking it to next level by adding support for disappearing media that will be deleted once it has been viewed by the receiver.
Instagram is testing a new way to share links in Stories through a sticker instead of a swipe-up design. The test is available to certain users as of this moment, with no word on its wider rollout.
Facebook unveiled new updates today including the upcoming launch of its Shops platform on WhatsApp in select countries and on Marketplace in the U.S. Instagram is also getting visual search and more.
Facebook recently stated that it will start testing in-headset ads for the Oculus Quest. Blaston was tapped as one of the first games for the trial but the developer has now opted out due to backlash.
Facebook is rolling out in-headset ads inside its Oculus Quest virtual reality system over the coming weeks as part of an effort to help developers build their businesses and generate revenue.
Facebook wants to make moderation easier for admins that run and manage groups on its platform. To do so, the social media giant is introducing several new tools under its new Admin Home panel.
The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has filed a lawsuit against IAB Tech Lab that comprises some of the biggest names in the digital ad space for privacy concerns over the usage of user data.
Facebook today has announced its TextStyleBrush AI research project. The new TextStyleBrush AI can copy text styles from images and effectively reproduce new images with the same replicated style.
Facebook is rolling out an update to Messenger that adds a few new themes, including a new Fast and Furious 9-based option. Facebook Pay also is receiving nifty ways to send payment information.
Facebook has been reportedly working on its first smartwatch which will debut in the summer of 2022. It features a unique design with a detachable camera module and a health sensor.
Facebook has announced a series of changes to their creator monetization program aimed at improving the revenue generated through their in-app storefront and through live streaming.
Facebook has announced its new suspension policy after its oversight board had asked it to review Trump's indefinite ban decision. Per this new rule, Trump's block will continue till January 2023.
The European Commission and the UK's anti-competitive regulators are looking into possible antitrust violations by Facebook Marketplace in the classified ads market by using data gathered from rivals.
WhatsApp will soon let you access your account from up to four linked devices as part of a public beta. The service is also rolling out the "view once" and "disappearing mode" features soon.
Facebook has opened its Messenger API for Instagram after a few months of testing. It allows businesses to integrate Instagram's messaging tools into their own applications and manage customer chats.
Facebook has updated its blog post about Covid-19 misinformation to note that "in light of ongoing investigations" it will now allow users to post claims that the virus originated in a lab in China.
Facebook is letting you hide the like counts on all posts in your news feed and your own posts on Instagram starting today. You can also do the same on the Facebook app over the coming weeks.
In order to maintain a grip on social media, Russia is implementing laws to make data on its citizens on services like Facebook and Twitter be confined to databases within the country.
WhatsApp has taken the Indian government to court over its new guidelines, citing that the rules will violate user privacy and will allow governments to mandate a new form of mass surveillance.
The Indian government's new guidelines to moderate social media and OTT platforms go live tomorrow and as such, platforms failing to comply with the rules may face criminal actions or even a ban.
In a blog post, Facebook has highlighted its efforts in preventing data misuse and unauthorized scraping. It aims to block illegal scraping at scale without compromising on the platform's features.
WhatsApp has been working on a feature that will allow users to mute notifications from archived chats. The feature was in the works for a couple of years and is now rolling out to Beta users.
Instagram now lets users in several countries display their preferred pronouns on their profile page. Users are restricted to several pronouns specifically picked out by Instagram for the time being.
Facebook unveiled today a new method of making sure users get to read a news article first before sharing it with their friends. The social media site is currently testing the new feature.
Facebook is testing a new section within its app meant to connect users in a neighborhood and show local updates in the news feed. It's called Neighborhoods, available in Canada from today.
Facebook has announced that its Oversight Board has reviewed the suspension of former President Trump's accounts, and decided it was the right thing to do. However, it requested a review of the ban.