The #DeleteFacebook movement is just the icing on this cake. Facebook has turned into a toxic environment over the past couple of years. So much so that just quitting Facebook can improve your mental health.
Facebook Issues a Statement Regarding Cambridge Analytica Controversy As WhatsApp Co-founder Joins the Delete Facebook Campaign
The whole Cambridge Analytica fiasco has led to Facebook being the subject of many potential regulatory investigations and users worried about the social network’s data sharing practices. There’s also a movement going on over on Twitter with the #deletefacebook hashtag encouraging users to delete their Facebook profile for good.
Ever since reports from the Guardian and New York Times have revealed how Cambridge Analytica violated Facebook rules and used personal information of over 50 million people to create their psychological profiles. This allowed Trump’s team to target people depending on their temperament.
Back in December of 2016, Facebook Messenger officially added the ability to add up to six people to a video or audio call within the app.
Back in July of last year, a report surfaced that said Facebook was planning on launching its own smart speaker, adding to the growing number of companies jumping on the bandwagon.
Facebook is rolling out a new ‘Protect’ feature for iOS users where it is urging then to install the Onavo VPN app on their iPhone. While this sounds good on paper, the Onvavo VPN app collects a user’s browsing history and data in the context of improving its service.
Facebook will be launching its subscription service tool on iOS beginning March 1. The social networking giant had introduced a way for publishers to sell their subscription to readers directly through Facebook in October last year. However, Apple and Facebook could not strike a deal on this due to which the subscription service was not released for iPhone and iPad users.
If you use Facebook Messenger on your iOS device, then you might have run into an issue where the app itself, or the iOS keyboard, become unresponsive.
What seems like a long time ago now, Facebook Messenger used to be baked right into the standard app. But then it got spun off into its own standalone app, and, since then, it has become an over cluttered mess.
For many Facebook users, the News Feed, the way they interact with the app more often than not, has become one giant advertisement. But that is finally going to change.