Tag Archive: Facebook


Data-saving Facebook Messenger Lite is now available for Android users in the US

Facebook’s data-saving Messenger Lite alternative was so far available for users in developing countries. Well this week, the social media giant is expanding the availability of the app to Western markets such as the US, Canada, Ireland and the UK. Messenger Lite basically offers the same features as the standard versions, but eliminates data draining […]

Facebook Messenger Lite is heading to the U.S., UK, Canada, and Ireland

Weighing in at just 10MB, Messenger Lite offers the fore Messenger experience without all of the unnecessary bloat.

Over the past couple of years, “lite” versions of applications have become fairly popular in emerging markets with slower data connections. Facebook took charge of this initiative in October with the release of Messenger Lite, and the app is now expanding to the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and Ireland.

Messenger Lite initially debuted in  [Read More…]

Facebook takes another stab at improving the News Feed on Android

Present at Droidcon in New York, Facebook had some good news for Android users, announcing it has improved the News Feed experience. As the type of content people normally share on their News Feed has evolved from mere text, photos, and videos to more complex 360-degree video or Live, the challenge is to be able […]

Tired of how bloated the Facebook app is? Try these five alternatives

Oh Facebook, the app everyone loves to hate. Yet it has one billion installations only in Android. With Facebook being so ubiquitous and recognized throughout the world, many figure that it is a necessary evil. However, it is notorious in the Android world for being bloated, slow, data-intensive, and battery-hungry. It is the prime example […]

Facebook, Instragram, and WhatsApp are down. Are you affected?

It’s not you it’s then: Facebook, Instagram, and Whatsapp down for some users.

Facebook and its related networks, Instagram and Whatsapp, experienced an outage that prevented some users from accessing either the entire service or some functionality within the service.

No word yet on how many users are experiencing issues or for how long, though it does look like the problems have been or are rapidly being resolved.

In a statement to The Verge, Facebook said:

“a  [Read More…]

Facebook is going after YouTube with its new ‘Watch’ video streaming service

There will soon be one more streaming option for consumers.

Facebook is already on a lot of folks’ daily internet stops to get their fill of memes and cat photos for the day. Soon, there will be one more reason to stop in. The company announced its Watch platform, and is hopeful that a staple of original programming will entice viewers.

The programming will be available to view on mobile devices, desktop and laptops and smart TVs — though  [Read More…]

Google Calendar takes on Facebook with improvements for large events

G Suite users will now have additional tools at their disposal for events with more than 200 attendees.

Google has announced a set of new features for Google Calendar that will allow event organizers to better manage their events if the event has more than 200 attendees. These will certainly come in handy for anyone that has to wrangle a lot of employees from different physical locations. The first feature is the ability to export guest lists into Google  [Read More…]

Facebook announces FbStart Apps of the Year winners

Facebook announced the winners of its FbStart Apps of the Year – an event which celebrates the most successful apps that emerged from the FbStart program. Facebook designed FbStart to help startups all over the world build and grow their business. And this year’s Grand Prize goes to SoloLearn (available for Android and iOS) – […]

How to stop Facebook and Instagram notifications from driving you crazy

Before you delete Facebook for being annoying, take a dive into the notification settings.

Quick story time: A few weeks back I went camping out in the remote wilderness for the weekend. We were well out of my carrier’s range and so I was unable to check on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter for three whole days. When I got back into range of a cell tower, my phone exploded with notifications as expected.

I don’t care that  [Read More…]

2 billion people use Facebook every month, despite its consistently subpar Android app

Facebook has reached a new milestone.

2 billion people now use Facebook every month, which is an incredible feat for a single platform to reach. On average, 800 million people “like” something on Facebook every single day. Surprisingly, over 1 billion people are using Facebook Groups every month. Those are just absolutely bonkers numbers to think about.

From the perspective of those who use Facebook on Android to be part  [Read More…]