Post the U.S. elections, Facebook has come under the radar for playing a key role in spreading fake news through its platform. The company announced in December that it is taking some steps to combat fake news in the US. Now, ahead of the German elections later this year, Facebook has announced that it is introducing new tools on its platform for German users to help take down fake news.
In April of last year, the popular messaging app WhatsApp announced that all types of communication offered by the service would be secured with end-to-end encryption.
Facebook Messenger isn’t a stranger to video calling, and now it’s even going into the group chat market.
Facebook Messenger is a place that the social network would like you to always be in, so adding some games might help some users stay in it a bit more.
Facebook has decided to halt its decision to collect data from WhatsApp users in the United Kingdom following a privacy probe from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). This isn’t a permanent move from the social network, but it’s something.
Facebook works on connections, and getting recommendations for businesses, like restaurants, seems like something the social network should have been doing for ages.
It looks like Snapchat’s refusal to Facebook’s $3 billion acquisition offer has not gone down well with the latter. After launching Instagram Stories, an exact copy of Snapchat Story, Facebook is now testing “Messenger Day” feature for its own Messenger app.