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Facebook Messenger is getting rid of the Discover tab
Feb28

Facebook Messenger is getting rid of the Discover tab

Facebook Messenger is getting rid of the Discover tab—totally changing the shape and look of the app. The app instead will now place emphasis on simplicity and speed, TechCrunch reports. The changes are being made as part of a broader redesign of the messaging app that rearranges the People tab around Stories as Facebook continues to move ahead of competition in the area of disappearing content. The People tab is now a full-screen...

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Facebook cancels F8 Conference over outbreak of COVID-19
Feb27

Facebook cancels F8 Conference over outbreak of COVID-19

This year’s F8 Conference will no longer hold, Facebook has announced. The social media giant in a blog post on Thursday said the cancelation was due to the outbreak of the coronavirus now renamed by the World Health Organization WHO as COVID-19. “Given the growing concerns around COVID-19, we’ve made the difficult decision to cancel the in-person component of F8 2020,” Facebook said in a blog post. The company said it was a tough...

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Shopify has joined Facebook’s Libra Association
Feb22

Shopify has joined Facebook’s Libra Association

Shopify has announced that it is joining Facebook’s Libra Association. This will come to Facebook has a big win considering the number of tech partners that pulled out in the last few months. A couple of months ago, PayPal, Visa, MasterCard, eBay, Stripe and Mercado Pago all withdrew their support from Libra—which brought a measure of doubt whether or not the cryptocurrency would be a success. Shopify will be committing a minimum of...

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Facebook to pay users $5 for voice recordings
Feb20

Facebook to pay users $5 for voice recordings

Facebook has announced that some users will be paid $5 for voice recording. The voice recording, according to the social media behemoth, will be used to improve its speech recognition technology. The new arrangement is a part of Facebook’s new program called “Pronunciation” in the company’s Viewpoints market research app. For those selected to be part of the program, the social media behemoth said they will receive $5 and would be...

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Facebook is working on tabbed newsfeed
Feb18

Facebook is working on tabbed newsfeed

I like the fact that Facebook introduced the chronological feature to News Feed—but the social media giant is about to add a new feature to make things even more interesting. News that Facebook was working on tabbed newsfeed was first brought to the fore by Jane Manchun Wong; a reverse engineer, and now it is no longer speculation as that has been confirmed. With tabbed newsfeed, and just as you can see in the screenshot above and in...

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Facebook cancels global marketing conference over coronavirus outbreak
Feb16

Facebook cancels global marketing conference over coronavirus outbreak

  Facebook has cancelled its global marketing conference due to the outbreak of the coronavirus in China and in some other parts of the world. The summit was scheduled to hold next month in San Francisco. “Out of an abundance of caution, we canceled our global marketing summit due to evolving public health risks related to coronavirus,” a company spokesman said per Reuters. 4,000 participants were scheduled to converge at the...

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