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Facebook is adding paywalls to Instant Articles on mobile
Oct21

Facebook is adding paywalls to Instant Articles on mobile

So, Facebook is once again putting the needs of its partners above all others by adding paywalls to Instant Articles. The social media giant is going ahead with plans to help publishers on the platform make some money from their works. Over the next couple of weeks, the social media behemoth will be testing subscription models in Instant Articles to support a small group of publish across Europe and the US. It’s a small test that will...

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Facebook adopts PayPal as its P2P payment option for users on Messenger
Oct20

Facebook adopts PayPal as its P2P payment option for users on Messenger

Facebook Messenger users can now make P2P payment with PayPal, the social media behemoth announced on Friday. With PayPal’s presence already getting stronger on Facebook, this piece of news didn’t come to many of us as a surprise. A year ago, PayPal inked a deal with Facebook that allows you to easily link your PayPal and Messenger accounts. Users will also be able to receive payment alerts directly within the Messenger app. That deal...

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Facebook is testing a Resume/CV feature—watch your back LinkedIn!
Oct16

Facebook is testing a Resume/CV feature—watch your back LinkedIn!

Facebook wants to leave its footprint everywhere it goes; ask Snapchat if you doubt this. The social media giant has its footprints written all over Snapchat—and it’s about adding a Resume/CV feature to probably compete with LinkedIn in the aspect of providing people useful job-related information. The company on Monday confirmed to TNW that it’s carrying out a test that will “help people and businesses hire for jobs on Facebook.”...

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Facebook’s new “Order Food” feature will let you order food across the US
Oct14

Facebook’s new “Order Food” feature will let you order food across the US

Facebook wants to be a place where people can get what they want without leaving the app—and that include food. On Friday the social media behemoth formally announced a new feature that will let you order food from local restaurants without exiting the app. The new “Order Food” feature can be located in the Explore menu within the Facebook app. It allows you to browse local restaurants and click the “Start Order” button as soon as...

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Facebook’s Oculus Go is a standalone VR headset that requires no phone or PC
Oct12

Facebook’s Oculus Go is a standalone VR headset that requires no phone or PC

Last July, Bloomberg had reported that Facebook was working on an affordable wireless VR headset that “everyone” can afford. That story has now been confirmed with the social media giant announcing a standalone VR headset that requires no phone or PC. Oculus Go is the name of the headset, and will cost just $199 per purchase. The social media giant will start shipping the headset from next year. This much was confirmed by Facebook CEO...

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WhatsApp Business to be launched as standalone app
Oct09

WhatsApp Business to be launched as standalone app

We are almost there; WhatsApp is pretty much getting to the finish line per monetization. According to Hüseyin Filiz, a fan and a reader on Android Police who spotted it first, the Facebook-chat app is testing a standalone WhatsApp Business app. A standalone app gives us the clearest indication yet that the company is not only launching a service independent of its main app, but is in advanced stage of monetizing its service. The...

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