Now you can save your favorite posts in the Threads app. Instagram head Adam Mosseri announced on the platform that the Save on Threads feature has started rolling out more broadly.
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A new report claims Meta and LG will form an alliance that will result in a new high-end mixed reality headset that will compete with the Apple Vision Pro with a launch sometime in early 2025.
Meta is under fire for ignoring reports of sexually exploitative content of children being posted by parent-owned accounts. These parents used children for financial gain and attracted pedophiles.
Threads is testing a couple of highly requested features with a limited number of users, Instagram head Adam Mosseri announced. Screenshots of the new features were shared to his Threads account.
WhatsApp is working on an option to upload high-quality photos and videos by default. The feature currently under development was discovered in WhatsApp version 188.8.131.52 beta for Android.
A group of tech companies, including Microsoft, Google, OpenAI, Meta, X, and Amazon have pledged to use their resources to fight off AI deepfakes designed to create false info for the 2024 elections.
Meta has a fee for consumers to reject sharing their data with advertising companies in Europe. However, today 28 EU privacy watchdogs have spoken against this ad-free subscription model.
Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg took some big pot shots at the Apple Vision Pro, stating that he felt that his company's Meta Quest 3 was the better of the two mixed reality headsets, period.
Meta has announced that its Instagram and Threads social networks will no longer "proactively recommend" political content. Users can go into their settings if they do wish to see that content.
Meta will now label photos on its platforms as "Imagined with AI" when they are fully generated by AI tools. It aims to clearly identify photorealistic media as AI-generated rather than authentic.
Apple introduced new policies allowing app sideloading and third-party app stores to comply with the DMA. It also added a new fee for apps which is being criticized by Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the company is going after the AI market that's currently dominated by Microsoft and Google, stating this week it is "playing to win here" with its own AI efforts.
Meta releases its new AI-assisted code-writing tool, Code Llama 70B. It is trained on 500B code tokens to generate longer sequences. It understands code structures with a special technique.
WhatsApp is working on a passkey functionality for beta testers on iOS, which will let them log in without passwords. It is also working on another solution to regulations by the Digital Markets Act.
Meta has announced new safety measures for teenagers who use Instagram and Facebook, preventing them from getting DMs from anyone they don't follow, no matter what their age might be.
Instagram is working on a feature called Notes Prompts which will prompt your followers to respond to your Note. The feature is currently being tested with a limited number of users.
Meta's new changes give EU users more control over how they use data on Facebook and Instagram. A new option allows users to separate or keep Instagram and Facebook accounts connected.
Instagram is reportedly working on a LinkedIn-style feature where you will be able to add a reason while sending a follow request to other users. The feature might arrive in a future update.
The Meta-owned company WhatsApp is introducing new features for its Channels. It is now letting users add up to 16 admins, share voice updates with followers, and engage with them through polls.
Artifact, the news aggregator app launched by Instagram co-founders, is shutting down. The app will offer core news reading capability for some time but remove the ability to create new posts.
Instagram captions might improve in a future update with the ability to auto-translate captions in various languages. It's reportedly working on a new toggle button to enable the feature.
Meta has been under the radar of the Turkish competition board since 2022 after it stated that Meta violated the competition law. Today, it has placed another fine that needs to be paid daily
Even though some time ago, Threads did not appear to have chronological sorting for its posts, there have been updates. Now, users can sort their search results reverse chronologically.
WhatsApp beta for iOS 184.108.40.206 reveals that the instant messaging app is working on a theme customization feature. Users might be able to change the main branding color of the app in the future.
Recently some Western companies including Google were relieved of some fines imposed by Russians. Out of these, Telegram commented that it was unaware of the reasons why the charges were dropped.
The price of the Meta Quest 2 VR headset is now permanently set at $249.99, but the future of VR gaming looks dim after a major VR-only game developer announced it is closing its doors.
Previously, Android users got a free-of-cost storage space on Google Drive specifically for their WhatsApp chat storage. However soon, these chats will consume storage from their own Drive accounts.
WhatsApp is working on the ability to share status updates via companion phones. The feature has started rolling out to limited testers running WhatsApp version 220.127.116.11 beta for Android.
A future update to Instagram might bring support for animated emojis in DMs. The Meta-owned social media giant is reportedly working on the feature, which is already available on Telegram since 2019.
Now you can create customizable Story templates on Instagram. The social media app is rolling out a new feature that lets other people use your Story as a template and make their additions.
Microsoft has quietly added versions of its Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps to the Meta Quest store, allowing people who own Meta Quest VR headsets to use the apps in a mixed-reality setting
Meta's competitor to X (nee. Twitter), Threads, has now launched in Europe, after being initially delayed due to the introduction of the Digital Markets Act across its member states.
Instagram has made a new tool available to users in the US today which enabled generative AI powered background editing, giving people the ability to change the background in a posted image.
Microsoft has announced that owners of the Meta Quest 2, Meta Quest 3, and Meta Quest Pro VR headsets can now access the Xbox Cloud Gaming service via an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription.
The text-based version of Instagram, Threads, could have had a different name. Instagram head Adam Mosseri talked about the alternative names they had in mind while picking a name for Threads.
WhatsApp has started testing the ability to filter group chats in its app. Chat filters have started rolling out to some beta testers running WhatsApp beta for iOS 18.104.22.168 available on TestFlight.
Meta has announced an upcoming security update to Messenger and Facebook. It will switch on E2E encrypted messaging, the ability to edit messages, and much more. It'll arrive for all within months.
AMD announced its new generative AI-based chips, the Instinct MI300 Series, and Microsoft was among a number of companies who stated it would start using versions of the chip in its services.
Meta has released a new AI image generator. It allows free creation of high quality images from text descriptions. In addition, Meta will start adding invisible watermarks to images.
Meta is being sued by the New Mexico AG's office on grounds that it did little to nothing to protect teens and preteens. The report notes that Meta is promoting child predators on its platforms.