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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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How to know if the recent Facebook breach affected your account
Oct12

How to know if the recent Facebook breach affected your account

  Facebook shared Friday how hackers exploited a vulnerability in their system and obtained access tokens to harvest millions of phone numbers and email addresses. Hackers used their own network of 400,000 accounts to access 30 million Facebook users (20 million less than the original findings). Facebook uses access tokens so its users can log into their accounts without retyping their passwords every time. The company said the...

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Facebook vulnerability issue affected 50 million accounts
Sep29

Facebook vulnerability issue affected 50 million accounts

Facebook has issued an update and is not one to make any user happy—one that will make millions of users cringe to put it mildly. The social media behemoth announced to its 2 billion users last Tuesday it had suffered a breach on its network. The breach according to Facebook, affected some 50 million accounts—rendering them vulnerable. “On the afternoon of Tuesday, September 25, our engineering team discovered a security issue...

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Facebook Watch launched globally
Aug30

Facebook Watch launched globally

Finally, Facebook Watch is now available to users outside the US. This is coming one year after the service was first launched in the US. The social media giant made the announcement in a blog post, which now makes it possible for partners to reach out to more people. “Today we’re making Facebook Watch available everywhere — giving people around the world a new way to discover great videos and interact with friends, creators and other...

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Facebook shares how to optimize signups and checkout flows
Aug21

Facebook shares how to optimize signups and checkout flows

The Facebook Journalism Project series has shared a new set of tips to optimize the performance of signups and checkout flows for media publications. The tips focus on publishing companies, but the notes apply for all brands that want to grow their email lists and boost their audience engagement. Get a User’s Email Address Facebook advises that quick and simple content are key if you want to get a user’s email address. The goal is to...

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