Tag Archives: Facebook

Facebook Messenger Instant Games to Get Live Streaming, Video Chats, and More

HIGHLIGHTS You can share live gameplay with your Facebook audience Facebook is testing playing games during video chats Games like Angry Birds and Sonic Jump coming to Instant Games next year Launched in May this year, Facebook Messenger’s Instant Games is getting upgraded with features like a new live-streaming option that lets you broadcast Instant Games to all your friends ... Read More »

Facebook Camera Now Lets You Capture 360-Degree Photos

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook has rolled out an update letting users capture 360-degree photos The update has been rolled out in both iOS and Android Users can also select their preferred starting view within the photo Making 360-degree photos more of a common experience, Facebook has rolled out an update letting users capture 360-degree photos using its in-app camera. The update has been rolled ... Read More »

Facebook working on a modular phone

Facebook is looking to develop a modular phone and – gossip we’ve heard before now got more solid backing. A patent application filled by the company revealed it is trying to build a device that can be used as a phone. This is the second time we hear about such idea after Project Ara. That one was Google’s attempt at ... Read More »

Facebook, Google Protest Proposed Changes to US Net Neutrality Rules on ‘Day of Action’

Facebook, Twitter, Alphabet Inc and dozens of other major technology companies protested online on Wednesday against proposed changes to US net neutrality rules that prohibit broadband providers from giving or selling access to certain Internet services over others. In support of the “Internet-Wide Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality,” more than 80,000 websites – from big social media platforms like Facebook to streaming ... Read More »

Facebook Fights US Gag Order That It Says Threatens Free Speech

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook said it wants to notify three users about the search warrants It said gag order poses a threat to freedom of speech The precise nature of the government’s investigation is not known Facebook is challenging a gag order from a US court that is preventing the company from talking about three government search warrants that it said pose ... Read More »

Facebook Hate Speech Rules Protect ‘White Men’ but Not ‘Black Children’: Report

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook is reported to be censoring posts in favour of ‘White men’ But it allowed hate postings against ‘Black kids’ on its platform Facebook recently pledged to nearly double its army of censors to 7,000 Facebook’s censorship rules that are meant to prevent hate speech and fake news might be protecting ‘White men’ over ‘Black children’, a media report said. Facebook ... Read More »

IIT JEE topper Sarvesh Mehtani stayed off WhatsApp, Facebook for two years

IIT JEE topper Sarvesh Mehtani with his parents in Chandigarh on Sunday. Photo: Keshav Singh/HT Chandigarh: Watching cartoons on TV, listening to music and playing badminton were the stress busters for Sarvesh Mehtani, a student from Chandigarh, who topped IIT JEE (Advanced), results of which were announced on Sunday. Mehtani, whose father is an officer in the income tax department, ... Read More »

Facebook redesigns Trending Topics on mobile to show more news sources

Today, Facebook announced an update to its Trending Topics section that will make the list of news stories easier to parse on mobile with a more diverse list of sources. Now, when you click on a news topic from the search bar on an iPhone, you’ll get multiple stories from different outlets that can be swiped through in a carousel ... Read More »

Facebook to Reportedly Debut Premium TV Shows in June

Facebook is making a debut in premium television and developing around 24 shows that will be premiered in mid-June, media reports said. There will be both long duration shows on the pattern of ‘House of Cards’ and also 5-10 minutes shows that will be added to Facebook app’s video tab daily, Business Insider reported on Friday. “It’s part of a ... Read More »

Facebook Messenger Now Rolling Out ‘Instant Games’ to All Users

Facebook on Tuesday announced that the company is rolling out Instant Games on Messenger to all of its 1.2 billion users and that it is introducing the new features that the social media networking giant previewed to developers at its F8 conference last month. The updated Instant Games on Messenger will be rolling out over the next few weeks worldwide ... Read More »