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Facebook celebrates Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
May04

Facebook celebrates Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Facebook has announced new initiatives to start celebrating the Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. It also released new safety tools, more backing for API groups, and creative tools for Facebook and Instagram users to join the celebration. Violence against Asian Americans is rising. Facebook wants to raise awareness of possible offensive or dangerous remarks by expanding comment warnings prompted by harmful language. “To...

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Facebook messaging services to have full end-to-end encryption
May03

Facebook messaging services to have full end-to-end encryption

Amid concerns from authorities, Facebook still wants to push its plan to have full, default end-to-end encryption for all its messaging tools, not only WhatsApp. The social network recently showed an overview of a recent virtual workshop held with experts in privacy, safety, human rights and consumer protection. “We’re working hard to bring default end-to-end encryption to all of our messaging services. This will protect...

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Facebook partners Spotify to allow users stream music within the Facebook app
Apr26

Facebook partners Spotify to allow users stream music within the Facebook app

Image Credit: Spotify Facebook users can now stream music within the app; thanks to a new partnership the social media giant has signed with Spotify. The new partnership, according to the two companies, will allow Facebook users to stream from Spotify through the Facebook app on iOS or Android. The new functionality will be available to both free and premium subscribers of Spotify. Users will be able to play and stream music within...

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Facebook testing new video ad targeting options, includes Instagram Reels
Apr24

Facebook testing new video ad targeting options, includes Instagram Reels

Facebook has revealed new targeting options for its video ads. It also announced the first stage of ads in Instagram Reels to extend its outreach. The in-stream video topics will provide more categories for your video ad campaigns. The new segments break down larger topics into specific subsections. “Powered by machine learning, over 20 Video Topics are available when you select the In-Stream Only placement and brand objectives...

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Facebook now transfers posts, notes to Google Docs, Blogger, WordPress
Apr21

Facebook now transfers posts, notes to Google Docs, Blogger, WordPress

Facebook has offered users more ways to control their data on the platform. It has enabled an option to transfer its social network’s posts and notes to Google Docs, Blogger and WordPress. “People can now directly transfer their notes and posts to Google Docs, Blogger and WordPress.com. These updates extend the reach of the tool that already enables people to transfer their photos and videos to Backblaze, Dropbox, Google Photos...

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Child health coalition wants Facebook to stop Instagram for Kids plan
Apr19

Child health coalition wants Facebook to stop Instagram for Kids plan

Facebook recently announced its plan to release a kid’s version of its popular app Instagram. It wants to expand its presence among children ages 13 and below. But a global alliance of 35 consumer and children’s groups has called on the social network to stop any plans to release Instagram for Kids. The New York Times reports the coalition will include the Parents Television and Media Council and the Consumer Federation of America....

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