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Facebook begins testing of a different version of its Related Articles widget
Apr25

Facebook begins testing of a different version of its Related Articles widget

These days, Facebook wants you to take a proper look at every link before clicking on it. The social media giant is not handling fake news with kid gloves—and this time around, it has started testing a different version of its Related Articles widget. Before reading any article on its website, the social media behemoth will present you with related articles so you can decide. The widget being tested by Facebook is one that usually...

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Facebook integrates machine learning into analytics platform
Apr19

Facebook integrates machine learning into analytics platform

Facebook is changing the face of its analytics platform to make it more customizable for every user. One of the most noticeable changes announced by the company’s Vice President of Partnership, Ime Archibong, during the ongoing F8 conference is the integration of machine learning. The essence of integrating machine learning into Facebook’s analytics platform is to open up new possibilities and provide greater access to help users...

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Facebook adds business-related features to Messenger
Apr19

Facebook adds business-related features to Messenger

Facebook has woken up to the fact that it needs to do more when it comes to making bots more attractive to businesses and every user. The essence of creating a product is to get people using it; if this fails, there is a need to go back to the drawing board and probably start all over again. Going back to the drawing board is similar to what Facebook is doing as it announces a slew of updates to Messenger on Tuesday. At Facebook’s...

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Facebook launches its first VR app called “Facebook Spaces”
Apr18

Facebook launches its first VR app called “Facebook Spaces”

With Spaces, those who have bought into the Oculus ecosystem can connect their Facebook accounts and dive into an environment where communication isn’t about chat messages, but voice and avatar body language. Finally, we are going to see a real VR social app from Facebook. Called Facebook Spaces, the new VR app allows you to hangout in a virtual space and browse through your Timeline memories with friends and loved ones. Facebook...

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Facebook clamps down on 30,000 fake accounts in France
Apr14

Facebook clamps down on 30,000 fake accounts in France

The French presidential election is around the corner, and Facebook is not taking things for granted towards making the poll a success. In a bid to guard against fake news, the social media giant has clamped down on 30,000 accounts—suspending them for spreading fake news, spam and misinformation, reports The News Week. The election, which comes up ten days from today, will be one of the most contested in the history of the European...

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Facebook Messenger hits 1.2 billion monthly active users
Apr12

Facebook Messenger hits 1.2 billion monthly active users

Facebook has announced an important milestone as its chat app hits 1.2 billion monthly active users. This is a significant achievement, considering the fact that the chat app added 200 million users; up from its 1 billion users eight months ago. What makes this most interesting is the fact that Messenger also increased engagement in terms of messages sent per active user. “We now have over 1.2 billion people actively using Messenger...

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