:)
Facebook to encourage longer videos watched by users with rewards
Jan30

Facebook to encourage longer videos watched by users with rewards

Facebook is once again changing how it wants you to watch videos on its website. The changes will see the social media giant favor those videos that are much longer. In other words, Facebook will start rewarding longer clips. In a blog post announcing the change, Facebook said that “percent completion” of each video you watch helps its algorithm understand what kind of content you enjoy. In the post, Facebook said: “If you watch most...

Read More
Facebook appoints Hugo Barra as head of VR
Jan27

Facebook appoints Hugo Barra as head of VR

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has announced that Hugo Bora who recently left Xiaomi is now the new head of VR. Zuckerberg made the announcement on Thursday on his Facebook Page. In a short statement expressing delight at having the former executive at Google, Zuckerberg said: “I’m excited that Hugo Barra is joining Facebook to lead all of our virtual reality efforts, including our Oculus team. Hugo’s in China right now,...

Read More
Facebook testing ways for businesses to place ads on the Messenger home screen
Jan26

Facebook testing ways for businesses to place ads on the Messenger home screen

Facebook is testing a new feature in Messenger—the social media giant is pushing News Feed-like ads right on to the screen of the chat app. The feature, which was announced on Wednesday by the social media behemoth, will only be available to users in Australia and Thailand. Will it be extended to users in other parts of the world? It’s only a matter of time, but I won’t bet against a global roll out as soon as all tested have been...

Read More
Facebook copies Snapchat yet again with “Facebook Stories”
Jan25

Facebook copies Snapchat yet again with “Facebook Stories”

It’s happening again—Facebook has launched its own version of Snapchat Stories. This is coming months after Instagram, also owned by Facebook launched its own version of Stories. The new feature, which has already gone live in Ireland, is still being tested by the social media behemoth, and could get a global launch if all goes according to plan, reports Recode. A Facebook spokesperson said: “We’re hoping to bring Stories...

Read More
Facebook launches fake news filter in Germany
Jan16

Facebook launches fake news filter in Germany

According to the Financial Times, Facebook is rolling out its fake news filter in Germany; in time for the country’s federal elections due to hold later in 2017. Lawmakers in Germany are constantly worried by the threats posed by fake news especially as the general elections draw near. The lawmakers are troubled by the influence fake news could have on the outcome of the upcoming election. The last couple of months have been tough for...

Read More
Facebook adds a cool new way to go Live from a desktop
Jan12

Facebook adds a cool new way to go Live from a desktop

2017 promises to be the golden year; the year dreams and aspirations begin to fall into place for Facebook and other social media websites. Live video for example, is expected to take center stage, and Facebook is expected to be in the thick of the action. To this end, the social media behemoth is making it possible for Pages to go live right from the web. It means you are no longer limited to using your smartphone or tablet to go...

Read More