Tag Archives: Facebook

  • Facebook activates Safety Check after Las Vegas shooting

    Facebook activated its Safety Check feature today after a mass shooting in Las Vegas, where gunman Stephen Paddock killed 58 people and left 515 others injured. Soon after the incident, Facebook allowed users in the area to mark themselves safe – letting those who weren’t present to check on the status of their family and […]

  • How to delete Facebook and permanently remove its data

    If you’re yearning for a News Feed-free life, we’ve put together a simple guide on how to permanently delete Facebook. Before we begin, make sure you want to permanently delete your Facebook account, not just temporarily remove it. Following the steps below will lead to complete removal of your Facebook account and all its data, […]

  • Facebook introduces new ad metrics and promises that more are coming

    Facebook says it’s introducing a number of new measurements for businesses that buy ads and own Facebook Pages. Last year, the company admitted that it had been misreporting some metrics — individually, none of the mistakes seemed particularly serious, but cumulatively, they created the impression that the company needs to work harder on transparency for […]

  • Facebook News Feed change demotes sketchy links overshared by spammers

    Technically, Facebook can’t suspend people’s accounts just for sharing 50-plus false, sensational or clickbaity news articles per day. It doesn’t want to trample anyone’s right to share. But there’s nothing stopping it from burying those links low in the News Feed so few people ever see them. Today Facebook announced an algorithm change that does […]

  • Copying Snapchat shows Facebook’s lack of innovation

    Facebook’s latest moves take yet another page from Snapchat, and the company may need to figure out how to become innovative again. Playing catch-up with competitors is a good thing but it doesn’t replace Facebook building new features that users can’t get anywhere else. “Facebook needs to understand what their second act is going to […]

  • FACEBOOK ‘MISLED’ EU REGULATORS OVER ITS TAKEOVER OF WHATSAPP

    Facebook misled European Union regulators over its 2014 takeover of WhatsApp, European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager said Tuesday. At issue is the company’s recent linking of Facebook and WhatsApp user accounts, something that it had previously told the Commission it would not be able to automate reliably. The acquisition, announced in February 2014, won […]

  • Publishers can soon insert ads 20 seconds into Facebook videos

    Facebook is about to turn up the volume on its video competition with YouTube. Videos on the social network can soon include mid-roll advertisements, allowing publishers to finally start making money from their videos, Recode reported Monday. Unlike YouTube where ads run prior to the video and can be skippable after 5 seconds, ads within […]

  • Facebook just fixed a major battery-draining bug

    Facebook says it’s fixed a glitch in its Messenger app on Android that was causing major battery issues. Users had complained about the app draining their phone’s battery in a matter of hours, even if they weren’t actively using it. David Marcus, vice president of messaging products on Facebook, acknowledged the problem on Twitter Monday […]

  • Facebook, Microsoft, and IBM Leaders on Challenges for AI and Their AI Partnership

    Late last month, Amazon, Facebook, Google, IBM, and Microsoft announced that they will create a non-profit organization called Partnership on Artificial Intelligence. At the White House Frontiers Conference held at Carnegie Mellon University today, thought leaders from these companies explained why AI has finally arrived and what challenges lie ahead. (Also read the White House’s […]

  • Facebook launches social events app in the hopes of replacing your calendar

    Facebook is harnessing the power of its events feature as part of a new standalone app that lets users discover things to do in their city, and around the U.S. The “Events from Facebook” app is available now for iOS, and is heading to Android soon. When you open the app, you can immediately see […]

  • FACEBOOK LAUNCHES SOCIAL EVENTS APP IN THE HOPES OF REPLACING YOUR CALENDAR

    Facebook is harnessing the power of its events feature as part of a new standalone app that lets users discover things to do in their city, and around the U.S. The “Events from Facebook” app is available now for iOS, and is heading to Android soon. When you open the app, you can immediately see […]

  • Facebook Unveils Surround 360, an Open Source 360-Degree 3D Video Camera

    Taking video recording to the next level, social media giant Facebook unveiled its own 360-degree stereoscopic 3D video camera at the two-day F8 developer conference underway at Fort Mason in San Francisco, California. The company calls this new device the Facebook Surround 360, and this summer, it will give away for free both the camera’s […]