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Instagram Testing Direct Messages on the Web

Instagram Testing Direct Messages on the Web

Direct Messages is a popular feature within Instagram, and it looks like it may be broadening its horizons soon.

Instagram is Now Putting IGTV Previews in the Main Feed

Instagram is Now Putting IGTV Previews in the Main Feed

If you have successfully managed to navigate away from IGTV, the social networks first effort with long-form vertical content, it might be harder starting today.

Facebook is Making it Easier to See How Contact Info is Used for Targeted Advertising

Facebook is Making it Easier to See How Contact Info is Used for Targeted Advertising

Facebook has had a rough go of things recently, but the company’s executives keep saying change is coming.

Facebook Messenger Launches an ‘Unsend’ Feature

Facebook Messenger Launches an ‘Unsend’ Feature

Facebook Messenger is one of the most used messaging platforms out there, and it’s finally adding the ability to unsend a message.

Apple Has the Right to Hand Out Consequences to Companies That Break App Store Rules

Apple Has the Right to Hand Out Consequences to Companies That Break App Store Rules

A question of whether or not Apple is too powerful has cropped up recently, especially as it relates to its own digital storefront.

Apple Has Restored Facebook’s Certification to Run Internal iOS Apps

Apple Has Restored Facebook’s Certification to Run Internal iOS Apps

Facebook found itself on the wrong end of Apple’s company wrath recently, but it looks like things are starting to even out.

Facebook iOS App Finally Supports Native Screen Resolution for iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, and New iPad Pro

Facebook iOS App Finally Supports Native Screen Resolution for iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, and New iPad Pro

Apple launched new hardware in late-2018, but for some of those devices Facebook has been late to the support train.

Zuckerberg Wants to Merge Facebook Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp to Offer a Secure Messaging Experience

Zuckerberg Wants to Merge Facebook Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp to Offer a Secure Messaging Experience

A report last week claimed Mark Zuckerberg was planning on merging the underlying platform of Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram messaging into one. This would make the services interoperable and allow users from one messaging app (say WhatsApp) to send end-to-end encrypted messages to a user on Instagram. Now, Zuckerberg has provided more details on this during Facebook’s Q4 2018 earnings call. 

Facebook Shutting Down Controversial Research VPN App For iOS [Update: Apple Pulled the Certificate]

Facebook Shutting Down Controversial Research VPN App For iOS [Update: Apple Pulled the Certificate]

An explosive report from TechCrunch detailed how Facebook was paying teenagers $20 per month to track their app usage habits and browsing history via its Research VPN app. In response to that report, Facebook has confirmed that it will be shutting down its controversial research program on iOS.

Facebook Paying Teenagers $20/Month to Install VPN App Which Tracks User Activity and Data

Facebook Paying Teenagers $20/Month to Install VPN App Which Tracks User Activity and Data

Last year in August, Apple forced Facebook to remove its Onavo VPN app from the App Store as it was silently collecting user information and data on the pretext of being a VPN app. Hungry for data, Facebook started paying people $20 per month to use its VPN app.