News & Reviews: Facebook
Last Updated: Aug 13, 2020
If you're the type that likes to share news, you'll be glad that Facebook is stepping up its game in this area. Back in June, the company made it so that you'll be notified if the news you're sharing is too old. Now, you'll also get more info about the link.
Last Updated: Jul 24, 2020
As many of you know, video calling has become the new norm for many in the past months. Platforms like Zoom and Microsoft Teams saw massive growth in user numbers, causing many companies to jump on the bandwagon. Facebook became one of them when it officially released Messenger Rooms last month and has now announced a new feature that's rather interesting.
Last Updated: Jul 17, 2020
Video chat service is one of the things that we can't live without during this pandemic. Not only keeping us connected, but it is also used for various professional purposes while we're being quarantined at home. Screen sharing is an important tool for video chat service to let users interact with one and another. For that, Facebook has updated the Messenger with a new screen sharing feature for those who would like to share their phone screens with their family and friends.
Last Updated: Jul 10, 2020
Technology can't always be working perfectly. Sometimes, there will be some technical issues creeping in to "spice up your life". Currently, several famous iOS apps are crashing down and the source of the problem hasn't been located yet. However, the public is suggesting that Facebook is the one to blame for this issue.
Last Updated: Jul 08, 2020
Frequent users of WhatsApp Web on the desktop will be pleased to know that the website finally supports dark mode. In order to turn on the feature, simply log into your account on WhatsApp web, click on Menu (the three dots on the right of your profile picture) and select “Settings”.
Last Updated: Jul 07, 2020
"A cross-platform between Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp, you say?" Yes, it looks like this is going to happen and it's currently in development as we speak. This was discovered by @Alex193a, a reverse engineer when he was checking out some codes inside Messenger, showcasing many "whats_app" files.
Last Updated: Jul 04, 2020
It seems that Apple's new feature is under scrutiny by groups backed by Google and Facebook because of how it handles tracking, which may lead to more users disabling the tracker. With the tracker disabled, it may affect certain services from displaying personalized ads to the user.
Last Updated: Jul 03, 2020
When it comes to data security, Facebook can never seem to get a break. The company has reportedly made another booboo where its system allowed over 5000 apps to have access to the data of users, despite them being inactive for 90 days.
Last Updated: Jul 01, 2020
While there isn't as much hype for virtual reality (VR) these days, companies have continued to develop them over the years. Having acquired Oculus a few years back, Facebook is one of the companies doing so and has unveiled a new proof-of-concept VR device that's much smaller than the bulky headsets we normally see.
Last Updated: Jun 30, 2020
We have been talking about Facebook mobile app dark mode for a while now. It was only two days ago that the company started testing out, but it seems that they have already rolled out the update to a few users. Keep in mind that this is not the same as Facebook lite nor third-party software that enables it, as this dark mode is from the mobile app itself.