Facebook is no stranger to ads, but the mobile experience is about to get a few more. After a limited test in Thailand and Australia, Facebook plans to roll out ads on the Messenger app homescreen to everyone by the end of 2017.
These ads will be the run-of-the-mill kind that you ... Read More »
Social networks would like to make sure that at any moment of the day, you’re able to use their platform. Instagram has figured out a way to make it possible even without an internet connection.
At Facebook‘s F8 conference, Instagram announced a new offline mode for Android. As described by Instagram ... Read More »
After adding the ability to send payments to other users, Facebook is now expanding on that feature.
Today Facebook announced that it is rolling out support for group payments within Facebook Messenger. To start, the feature will be available to users in the United States, and it will be supported on desktop and in ... Read More »
For Instagram users, chatting with Direct oftentimes means having multiple threads open for just one user. That’s because Instagram Direct doesn’t support a single thread that offered text-based conversations and ephemeral photos and videos, which meant if you wanted to send a video or picture to that person you were chatting with, you had to open ... Read More »
Raising awareness for a cause, and also raising money to help that cause, is something Facebook wants to be a part of. The social network has unveiled personal fundraisers to help with that initiative.
Facebook says that personal fundraisers will initially be available in beta form, rolling out to users that are 18 years ... Read More »
Copying Snapchat is nothing new. The app brought us short 24 hour photos and videos as well as a private messaging system that allows one view before the content disappears, and everyone now aspires to be Snapchat.
Instagram and Facebook Messenger both got “stories” in pretty much the ... Read More »
Facebook Messenger is now being updated with a bunch of new features that are sure to be useful. Facebook has announced that the app will now have mentions and message reactions both in private chats and in group chats.
Mentions allows you to write an @ symbol and start typing a name to ... Read More »
Facebook Lite is a small, lightweight version of the main Facebook app that Facebook offers in some regions. Unfortunately, not everyone can get the app, so even if you wanted it, you can’t download it from the Play Store. And we can understand why you’d want to avoid the regular Facebook app.
Downloading from ... Read More »
Facebook announced that its new video app will be coming to TVs and streaming boxes a few weeks ago, and it’s holding true to that promise. You can now download the app to your Samsung Smart TV if it was made in 2015, 2016, or 2017.
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Facebook has announced changes to videos on its platform, and one of them might rub people the wrong way. Videos currently autoplay in your feed, eating data and resources, but at least they’re silent. The announced change is that sound will now be on by default.
The audio of videos will fade in and out ... Read More »