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Android version of Instagram gets offline mode
Apr19

Android version of Instagram gets offline mode

Instagram users in regions where internet connectivity is low will now be able to access the services even while offline. The company on Tuesday announced that it has built support for using most of its features without Internet access, reports TechCrunch. The company made this known on Tuesday during its F8 conference—announcing that much of its functionality on the Android version of the app will now be available even without...

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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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Instagram Stories outperforms Snapchat; hits 200 million daily users
Apr13

Instagram Stories outperforms Snapchat; hits 200 million daily users

Facebook-owned Instagram has every reason to be proud of its latest achievement. The picture-sharing app’s recently copied Stories has outperformed Snapchat’s. According to The Verge, Instagram’s Stories now has more than 200 million daily users. Instagram has not only copied Stories from Snapchat, it has succeeded in reinventing the feature; attracting millions of people daily. Cloned directly from Snapchat in 2016, the success story...

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