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Facebook is blocking Australian users and media companies from sharing news links
Feb18

Facebook is blocking Australian users and media companies from sharing news links

Image Credit: CMO In response to a new bill in Australia, Facebook has started blocking users and media companies from sharing news links on its platform. With this development, access to sharing links to news articles and related content on its main social platform will no longer be allowed. This is in response to a new regulatory bill that is aimed at forcing tech giants to pay news organizations in Australia for using their...

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Instagram to launch multiparticipant livestreams by end of February

Instagram already has audio livestreaming. But it has ground to cover to catch up with the multiparticipant livestreaming trend.   To keep up, Instagram Chief Adam Mosseri has revealed plans to launch live video chats for multiple participants by the end of this month. Mosseri announced the update in Lilly Singh’s talk show titled ‘A Little Late’. “We have been working on live groups – finally. […]...

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Facebook is reportedly building a smartwatch and sales could start next year
Feb15

Facebook is reportedly building a smartwatch and sales could start next year

Image Credit: CNN Facebook is reportedly working on a smartwatch, which could start selling as early as 2022. The device, according to The Information, is Android-based with no further information whether Facebook intends it to run Google’s Wear OS. The report also adds that the social media giant is working on building its own operating system for hardware devices, which suggests that future iterations of the smartwatch may run that...

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Facebook News Feed AI explained by its own engineering team
Jan30

Facebook News Feed AI explained by its own engineering team

Ever wondered how Facebook’s News Feed AI chooses posts and when to show them? Facebook has released a detailed explanation. And the system is intricate. To hear from the Facebook engineering team’s perspective, click here. They will show you how they built the multilayer algorithm code. “Designing a personalized ranking system for more than 2 billion people (all with different interests) and a plethora of content to...

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Facebook Oversight Board to make final ruling on Trump ban
Jan23

Facebook Oversight Board to make final ruling on Trump ban

Facebook has announced  it will raise its verdict to forever ban ex-POTUS Donald Trump’s account to its Oversight Board. The independent panel of Facebook decides on the hardest, most debatable policy decisions.  “We believe our decision [to suspend Trump] was necessary and right. Given its significance, we think it is important for the board to review it and reach an independent judgment on whether it should be upheld. While we...

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Facebook reportedly testing a new ‘short video’ button
Jan22

Facebook reportedly testing a new ‘short video’ button

Image Credit: News Week Facebook continues its big push towards providing avenues for people to upload more video content. The social media behemoth is reportedly testing a short video button that will allow you to upload 26-seconds video. This has not been confirmed yet, but a screen shot as posted by reliable social media commentator Matt Navarra showed what the button looks like. The only thing we know at the moment is that it is a...

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