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WhatsApp is working on a new way to let users find old messages in chats. The feature seems to be far more convenient than what we have currently, which is scrolling until you find those messages.
While speaking at a summit, Mark Zuckerberg reinstated that Meta is still not happy with Apple's App Store policies, adding that Apple primarily decides what apps get on a device due to their control.
Facebook's parent company Meta has been hit by a fine of €265 million from the Data Protection Commission (Ireland) for violating people's privacy. There are still 13 outstanding inquiries pending.
Half a billion phone numbers of WhatsApp users is reportedly up for sale on a well-known hacking community. The dataset contains user data from 84 countries, with over 32 million numbers from the US.
Meta announced an Artificial Intelligence agent called CICERO that plays a negotiation and strategy game called Diplomacy and achieved more than double the average score of humans.
Meta announced a network timing protocol for its data centers powering its technologies, Precision Time Protocol. The company claims that PTP protocol can sync time down to nanoseconds.
Meta is introducing new updates on Facebook and Instagram to protect teenagers from online harm. For instance, accounts by teens will have more private settings than the usual social media account.
Facebook is removing the political and religious views fields among others from the "About me" page. The change is being done to make the social media platform easier to use and more streamlined.
Over the past year, Meta has continued its crackdown on employees involved in activities that go against company policies such as retrieving inaccessible accounts for users in exchange for money.
Meta unveiled an update to WhatsApp that lets users search for businesses by browsing through categories or typing in the name of the business. The update is for the U.K., and Brazil, among others.
E-commerce giant Amazon is planning to lay off around 10,000 employees in corporate and technology jobs as soon as this week. The job cuts will affect people in Amazon's devices org, including Alexa.
Meta has reportedly killed off its Portal display business completely instead of repositioning it as an enterprise category. Investment is being winded down on its smartwatch project too.
Meta has announced that it will be laying off more than 11,000 of its employees. The mass layoffs are part of the company's transition to become a leaner and more efficient company.
Mark Zuckerberg has told executives in a meeting on Tuesday that layoffs will begin on Wednesday morning. Thousands of jobs are expected to go. Four months of salary will be paid as severance.
Instagram now supports scheduling of posts and Reels within the app itself, eliminating the need to use third-party software. The platform will now also reward creators for using the app more often.
According to a recent report, Meta will announce layoffs this week. The move will impact thousands of employees and will be the biggest headcount reduction among big tech companies this year.
WhatsApp has now rolled out its Communities feature, which it has been testing since April. Communities allows users to connect multiple groups together under one umbrella to organize group chats.
A weird bug was locking out users from their accounts and serving them with suspension notices even if no community guidelines were violated. Instagram has since worked on the issue and fixed it.
Instagram users are reporting that they are unable to log in, losing account access, receiving suspension notices and content getting deleted. Instagram has tweeted that it is looking into the matter.
Meta has fallen out of the top 20 U.S. companies after its stock price crashed by 23%. It comes as investors cast doubts on Meta's metaverse investments while the company reports lower earnings.
Popular messaging service WhatsApp has been down for the past hour for many users worldwide. Meta, WhatsApp's parent company, has since acknowledged the problem and is now working on a fix.
Altimeter Capital, a long time investor of Meta, has suggested that the social media firm cut a fifth of its workforce and limit spending on the metaverse to increase its free cash flow.
Instagram is testing a new feature that allows users to schedule their posts and reels within the app. The feature was first discovered in July but was regarded by Meta as an early prototype.
WhatsApp has introduced a feature that lets users hide their online status from others. It has also updated the beta version for testers by adding polls on WhatsApp for web and other features.
Meta is to sell Giphy following a decision by the UK's Competition and Markets Authority to prevent the acquisition. The CMA had several competition concerns, such as Meta restricting access to GIFs.
TikTok has become the second most popular video app in the U.S. among under 35s. Research from Omdia said TikTok saw a large growth in the time people spent on the app and could overtake Facebook.
Mark Zuckerberg has made the claim that WhatsApp is more secure and private than iMessage. He highlighted WhatsApp's encrypted backups, encryption across platforms, and ephemeral messages.
At the Meta Connect 2022, Meta unveiled its VR headset: Meta Quest Pro. It also mentioned collaboration with Microsoft and Accenture to transform and connect workspaces with the Metaverse.
Microsoft and Meta have announced a partnership that will see the cloud game streaming platform, Xbox Cloud Gaming, arrive to the Meta Quest Store, offering its suite of Xbox games to Quest users.
Rosfinmonitoring, Russia's financial monitoring agency, has added Meta to its list of "terrorists or extremists", as reported by Russian news agencies today. This tag does not include WhatsApp so far.
Meta today unveiled its latest all-in-one virtual reality headset, one that's focused on the enterprise market. The Meta Quest Pro has more powerful hardware, mixed reality support, and much more.
Meta has warned one million Facebook users who may have had their accounts compromised through a fraudulent iOS or Android app. The apps required users to sign in in order for the app to "work."
Leaked Meta memos have indicated that the company isn't too happy with the progress and feedback of the Horizon Worlds metaverse and is considering forcing employees to use and love the project.
Major companies like Microsoft, Apple, and Meta, among others, are collaborating with the University of Illinois under the Speech Accessibility Project to improve speech recognition facilities.
Meta has admitted that it will start laying off some of its employees, and will stop hiring for the upcoming year. It will also impose stricter financial restrictions to brace for a tougher year.
A third-party Instagram client has been removed from the App Store after raking in thousands of downloads in a few days. It offered an ad-free, customizable experience that Meta did not appreciate.
Meta has announced new updates that will make it easier for people to manage their Facebook and Instagram accounts and profiles. This means account switching, among others, is getting easier.
Meta CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, announced today that WhatsApp will let users add other people to a group call by sharing a call link. The feature lets users create links to both voice and video calls.
Instagram suffered a two-hour-long outage. The social media platform has now come back to life and started to function normally. The exact cause behind the service going down isn't yet known.