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Facebook is banning personality quiz apps
Apr26

Facebook is banning personality quiz apps

Facebook’s hammer has come down hard on personality quiz apps following last year’s Cambridge Analytical data scandal. Recall that the Cambridge Analytical data scandal had affected the credibility of the social media giant so much that loads of users turned their backs on Facebook; with some dumping the platform. “Our Facebook Platform Policies are being updated to include provisions that apps with minimal utility, such as...

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Facebook Messenger coming with swipe-to-quote reply
Mar22

Facebook Messenger coming with swipe-to-quote reply

Facebook Messenger could soon welcome a swipe-to-quote reply feature, which could bring the app at similar level with WhatsApp. The swipe-to-quote reply feature will enable you to swipe a message to the right to quote it just like on WhatsApp. Android Police reports that an indicator is being added on top of your reply which would show that a specific message has been replied to. The feature appears to be a server-side activated one,...

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WhatsApp payment could soon be available in Brazil, Mexico and the UK
Mar15

WhatsApp payment could soon be available in Brazil, Mexico and the UK

Earlier in the year, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg had hinted that WhatsApp payment would hit more countries before the end of 2019. In a statement on his Facebook page at the time, Zuckerberg said: We’ll roll out payments on WhatsApp in some more countries.” The latest we have on that is a Twitter post from reliable tech blogger WABetaInfo. In his tweet, he said WhatsApp payment is set to go live in Brazil, Mexico and the UK....

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Facebook reportedly planning to interconnect Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram
Jan25

Facebook reportedly planning to interconnect Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram

Facebook has had its share of scandals in the last couple of years—the last few months being the most difficult for the social media giant. Regardless, Mark Zuckerberg wants to assert his authority on his three major apps including WhatsApp, Instagram, and Messenger. If doing this is what is required to improve Facebook’s rating in the eyes of critics, then maybe it is worth the effort. According to The New York Times, Facebook is...

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Facebook to rival Musically with a standalone app called ‘Lasso’
Oct25

Facebook to rival Musically with a standalone app called ‘Lasso’

Facebook has developed a penchant for repeatedly taking a cue from apps it deems successful—and spinning them to keep its services going. From copying Snapchat’s Stories to rivalling YouTube, the social media giant has a reputation its rivals would love to detest. According to TechCrunch, Facebook is currently working on a standalone app that will compete with Musically. Citing former employees of Facebook as its source, TechCrunch...

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Facebook adds music features to Profile and Stories
Oct25

Facebook adds music features to Profile and Stories

Facebook is adding more ways to ‘enjoy’ its services by rolling out a new way to add music stickers to your Facebook Stories. This can be done by searching for songs, picking out the part you want to share with people, and adding the sticker with the artist and song name. Adding music sticker to your Stories is no different to how it works on Instagram Stories. The social media behemoth according to The Verge, is also expanding Lip...

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