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Facebook rolls out new feature across its apps to connect people with the Olympics
Jul24

Facebook rolls out new feature across its apps to connect people with the Olympics

The summer Olympics holding in Japan has already kicked off with thousands of athletes converging on the Asian country to compete for laurels. Unlike in previous games, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced organizers to limit most of the usual activities. Hundreds of thousands of people are unable to travel to Japan to cheer their teams. To help fans stay connected, Facebook has launched a new feature across Instagram, WhatsApp, and...

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Instagram tests Collab for users to collaborate on posts and Reels
Jul22

Instagram tests Collab for users to collaborate on posts and Reels

Instagram has started testing a new Collab feature for users to post collaborative updates in the main feed and Reels clips. The samples above show Instagram’s new Collab feature. Published posts appear with two profile bubbles. It means two people have teamed up to work on the content. “Collaborating is a huge part of how people connect on Instagram. To make that easier, we’re testing a new way for people to co-author...

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Instagram Stories releases Drafts to all users
Jul17

Instagram Stories releases Drafts to all users

Instagram first announced that its Drafts feature would return in March. Now, it has released the option to all users, so they can save Instagram Stories as drafts in the app. Posted by user @WFBrother on Twitter, the photo above shows how the option is activated. It appears when exit from the Stories composer while in the middle of creating the post. After choosing to save a Stories as draft, it will alert you to notify that drafts...

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US government says Facebook spreads COVID-19 vaccine misinformation
Jul17

US government says Facebook spreads COVID-19 vaccine misinformation

Facebook is in the crosshairs of the US government again. The White House is critical of the social network’s role in the increase of COVID-19 vaccine misinformation. It was found as a key barrier in the nation’s recovery from the pandemic. US President Joe Biden told a reporter on Friday that Facebook has allowed the vaccine conspiracy theories to spread. Reporter: “On Covid misinformation, what’s your message to...

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Facebook stops research on brain control, shifts focus on AR
Jul16

Facebook stops research on brain control, shifts focus on AR

UCSF researchers have shared a new breakthrough in brain control . They can now enable a person who cannot move or speak to compose words and sentences on a screen using his or her thoughts. The process takes place via an implanted device. It decodes signals from the human brain. The video demo shown is that of a man who had once controlled his vocal tract.  Facebook Reality Labs was key to development of this technology. The...

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Facebook brings soundmoji to Messenger
Jul16

Facebook brings soundmoji to Messenger

Image Credit: Slash Gear Sometimes words are barely enough to express how we feel about certain situations. No matter how creative some of us are, words fail us to convey our exact feelings to friends, neighbors and other people close to us. Give it up to Facebook Messenger’s new soundmoji—a feature that has been added to help you convey the right reactions to those difficult moments. Soundmoji from Facebook is a type of emoji with...

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