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Facebook, Political Ads, General Elections 2019

Facing intense scrutiny over the misuse of its platform globally during elections, Facebook has announced fresh steps to increase ad transparency and defend against foreign interference ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls in India. Now anyone who wants to run an ad in India related to politics will need to first confirm their identity […]

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WhatsApp, FAcebook, Payment Platform, Indian Users

The portal has launched WhatsApp Payments on Android beta with ‘Request Money’ feature upgrading it further, as until now the feature only allowed customers to send money to people in contacts. The feature has already gone live in India, and is available in Android beta 2.18.113 version.

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Facebook, Innovation, Startup, Virtual reality, AI, VR,

After suffering from massive backlash in the wake of Cambridge Analytica controversy, that had CEO Mark Zuckerberg apologising, the largest social media platform decided to make its “Unsend” feature available to its over two billion users in coming months. Earlier there were media reports which mentioned, that Facebook “secretly” deleted CEO ‘s posts from his recipients’ inboxes. As […]

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WhatsApp, Facebook, Messenger

Facebook-owned world’s leading messenger application – WhatsApp has made some major changes in it’s delete function. Many times you might have sent a message on Whatsapp by mistake to unintended persons or even the wrong kind of message that you later regretted. In these times when everything around you is happening at lightning-fast pace, mistakes are certain […]

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Onavo, the data-security app maker that Facebook acquired in 2013, has launched a new Android app that let users lock other apps on their devices using a PIN code, pattern or fingerprint. ‘Bolt App Lock’ — from the Israeli company that provides analytics products for mobile apps — adds to the long list of mobile […]

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Facebook has introduced video chat in Messenger Lite, a slimmed down version of Messenger for Android intended for people with older devices and/or slower Internet connections. Messenger Lite is under 10MB, making it fast to install and quick to start up. It offers core messaging capabilities like sending text, photos, links, and audio calls to […]

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Facebook, Innovation, Startup, Virtual reality, AI, VR,

In it’s bid to motivate startup culture , Facebook unveiled two new programmes for startups and engineering students in India, aimed at promoting new-age technologies like virtual reality (VR). The two programmes — India Innovation Hub (in partnership with T-hub) and School of Innovation (with Startup Village Collective) — will run parallel to other startup- […]

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Instagram, WhatsApp, Snapchat

Instagram and WhatsApp’s Snapchat clones aren’t slowing down. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Instagram Stories and WhatsApp Status both now have 300 million daily active users. That’s up from 250 million for Instagram in June, and WhatsApp in July. That makes the copies almost twice the size of the original, as Snapchat’s entire app only has 173 million […]

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Facebook Messenger rolled out the “lite” version of its app – Messenger Lite – in India. This launch is designed to reach people in emerging markets where mobile internet connections are slow.

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CrowdTangle and Chartbeat deepen their editorial analytics partnership and announce expanded availability to thousands of newsrooms around the world. The latest announcement is part of global expansion of their Offsite Social analytics offering which will result in richer social metrics, broader global monitoring capabilities and increased accessibility for thousands of newsrooms around the world. This […]

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