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Facebook’s photo transfer tool to Google Photos is now available globally

Facebook’s photo and video transfer tool is now available globally.

What you need to know Facebook’s new photo transfer tool is now rolling out to users around the world. The tool lets you easily transfer all your Facebook photos and videos to Google Photos. Facebook had launched the photo transfer tool in Ireland last year, as part of the Data Transfer Project.

In December last year, Facebook began testing a new photo transfer tool to allow users  [Read More…]

Facebook’s Zoom and Google Meet challenger is now available worldwide

Messenger Rooms was announced last month.

What you need to know Messenger Rooms is now being rolled out globally. The feature, which is Facebook’s answer to Zoom, lets you host group video calls with up to 50 people and no time limit. You can invite people to group video calls from Messenger or Facebook, even if they do not have a Facebook account.

Facebook announced Messenger Rooms last month, allowing users to host free video calls right  [Read More…]

Facebook’s TikTok competitor poised for a launch in India

Facebook reportedly wants to “derail” TikTok’s popularity in India.

What you need to know Facebook is launching Lasso, its TikTok competitor, in India later this year. The firm hopes to steal market share from the younger company by poaching influencers. It’s reported that Facebook wants to launch Lasso in May of this year.

TikTok’s growing popularity has attracted the eye of social media giant Facebook. The firm will be launching Lasso, its own short-form video app, in  [Read More…]

Facebook’s redesigned web interface with Dark Mode support rolling out

It will launch fully in the Spring, and right now a small handful of users can test “The New Facebook.”

What you need to know Facebook is beginning to roll out its redesigned web interface. The new-look was announced in April and features a cleaner design and a Dark Mode This is only for desktop Facebook, it’s coming in the Spring, and right now a small percentage of people can test out the design.

Facebook is beginning  [Read More…]

PayPal is leaving the founding group for Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency

PayPal remains “supportive” of Libra.

What you need to know PayPal is officially leaving Facebook’s Libra Association. The Libra Association still has 27 other members, including Visa, Uber, Spotify, and others. Facebook plans to launch its Libra cryptocurrency next year.

This past June, Facebook made headlines with its announcement to launch its own cryptocurrency in the first half of 2020. The cryptocurrency is called “Libra,” and it’s governed by the Libra Association that’s made up of a  [Read More…]

Facebook’s M virtual assistant is being shut down on January 19

Two years later, Facebook’s pulling the plug on M.

Back in 2015, Facebook announced its own virtual assistant by the name of “M.” M was different from the likes of Siri and Alexa due to the fact that it was regularly monitored by a group of humans to help grow the platform, and because of this, M could do things book reservations, order gifts, and more. The assistant was only ever made available to a small group of people  [Read More…]

Facebook’s AI assistant ‘M’ is finally available for Messenger

Facebook Messenger users in the U.S. will now get contextual suggestions from M.

Facebook started testing its AI assistant for Messenger — simply called M — back in 2015, and the company is finally rolling out the service to everyone in the U.S.

Facebook says that M will pop up into conversations to suggest contextual “content and capabilities to enrich the way people communicate and get things done” — which sounds a lot like how Google  [Read More…]

Facebook’s Instant Articles are coming to Messenger

Checking out articles your friends share through Facebook Messenger is about to become much faster. Facebook has announced today that it is bringing its Instant Articles to Facebook Messenger, meaning links from participating publishers should open much faster going forward.

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When you tap on an Instant Article link in Facebook, it loads up to ten times faster than a standard mobile web article, so it was important to make sure everyone on  [Read More…]

Samsung gives out 2,600 Gear VR kits to developers at Facebook’s F8 conference

Developers attending Facebook’s F8 conference today are in for a treat, as Samsung has announced that all 2,600 developers in attendance will receive a Gear VR kit along with a customized Galaxy phone. While Samsung doesn’t state exactly which Galaxy handsets were included in the kit, the company notes that it leveraged the KNOX platform to automatically set up the phones in all 2,600 kits with the following customizations:

Developers to have all the tools they need at their fingertips  [Read More…]