Tag Archive: Facebook

Here’s how to make your very own Facebook avatar

A digital version of yourself, just for Facebook.

If you’ve spent any time on Facebook recently, you’ve probably seen a lot of your friends and family sharing digital avatars of themselves on the social network. If you’ve been wondering what the heck these are, you aren’t alone.

Facebook recently rolled out a new feature aptly-named “Facebook Avatars,” which allows you to create a Bitmoji-like version of yourself that you can use as your Facebook profile picture and  [Read More…]

Easily move those old pics off of Facebook and into your Google Photos

This new tool fixes the pain of switching all of your photos over.

If you’ve been on Facebook for more than a few years, you probably have loads of photos and videos that only exist there. They likely even predate your Google Photos, Dropbox, or OneDrive accounts. Sure, you could download all of your data, fish through it to find your photos, and start re-uploading them, but what a colossal pain! Thankfully now there is a tool  [Read More…]

Facebook employees publicly revolt against the company’s political stance

Facebook employees now wonder if they are the baddies.

What you need to know Facebook employees have come out to publicly criticize Zuckerberg’s handling of a Donald Trump post last week. Employees have also staged a virtual workout in protest and in solidarity with protestors across the U.S. Zuckerberg has promised to donate an additional $ 10 million to nonprofits tackling racial justice.

Facebook employees are openly revolting against CEO Marck Zuckerberg over the company’s decision to  [Read More…]

Trump may punish Google, Facebook, and Twitter for political bias

Trump had threatened to “close down” social media platforms on Wednesday.

What you need to know President Donald Trump is likely to sign an executive order against social media companies on Thursday. The order could allow federal regulators to apply constraints to social media companies such as Twitter, Google and Facebook for “political bias.” For a long time, Trump has alleged that major social media companies are biased against conservatives.

President Donald Trump is expected to sign  [Read More…]

Facebook VP says that AAA titles for Oculus Quest are coming soon

There are some caveats, however.

What you need to know Jason Rubin, VP of special gaming initiatives at Facebook, says that there is interest in making the Quest/other Oculus products more powerful. Users can expect to see more AAA titles within the next year or so. Whether that can be accomplished without cloud computing is unclear at this time.

The Oculus Quest is a great, consumer-ready VR headset with one small issue: its catalog. While there are  [Read More…]

Facebook Messenger adds safety alerts as it moves towards full encryption

Facebook is making using Messenger on Android and iOS safer.

What you need to know Facebook is making Messenger more secure with safety alerts. It’ll also alert minors when talking to strangers who are over-18, as well as automatically ban adults who have inappropriate conversations with children. The company confirms that these safety features would work with full encryption when it rolls that out later.

Facebook is rolling out safety alerts fo Messenger on both iOS and  [Read More…]

The Facebook Portal Mother’s Day sale lets you see mom face to face again

This Mother’s Day will be a bit different than most. With everyone practicing social distancing and staying at home, you might not be around your mother during this special day for the first time in years. Luckily, this Mother’s Day sale on Facebook Portal devices will help make sure you and mom can see each other whenever you choose. With select devices now $ 50 off, today’s sale offers some of the best discounts yet on Facebook Portal models with  [Read More…]

Facebook and India’s Jio begin testing a WhatsApp-based e-commerce platform

A pilot program is now live in three Indian cities.

What you need to know Reliance has begun testing its WhatsApp-backed JioMart online shopping portal in India. The e-commerce portal is now serving consumers in three cities around Mumbai. Consumers in the three cities can place an order by texting “Hi” to JioMart’s WhatsApp number 8850008000.

Last week, Facebook announced an investment of $ 5.7 billion in India’s Jio to bring millions of small businesses across the  [Read More…]

Facebook is reportedly planning to sell personalized ads in WhatsApp

However, it could take a while before ads start appearing in WhatsApp.

What you need to know A new report claims Facebook plans to start selling ads in WhatsApp eventually. Facebook could implement targeted ads on the encrypted messaging app by matching users’ WhatsApp phone numbers with their Facebook account. The social networking giant will be able to begin showing ads in WhatsApp only after it finishes linking all its social platforms.

In late 2018, Facebook had  [Read More…]

Facebook invests $5.7 billion in Jio to bring e-commerce to WhatsApp

Facebook invests wants to bring small businesses to WhatsApp, and it’s looking to achieve that by investing in Jio.

What you need to know Facebook just became Jio’s largest minority shareholder by shelling out $ 5.7 billion to acquire a 9.99% stake in Jio Platforms. Jio has transformed India’s telecom market in the last four years, and now has 388 million subscribers. Facebook says the investment in Jio will allow the social network to ‘open up commerce  [Read More…]