WhatsApp multiple devices feature in final stage of testing: Reports | Technology News

New Delhi: Instant messaging app WhatsApp’s new multiple devices feature has reached the final stage of testing, as per reports. We had reported in May that the new testing feature that will allow users to link their WhatsApp account on multiple devices. In other words, WhatsApp users can have the same account in several devices. Spotted first by WABetaInfo, a fan website that tracks WhatsApp updates, users will not need an Internet connection on the main phone. “So you can use WhatsApp Desktop when your phone is off, for example,…

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Instagram Had A Service Outage Last Night And It Wasn’t Alone; Facebook And WhatsApp Also Faced Issues

Popular social network Instagram was unavailable for some users for a while late last night. As Instagram remained inaccessible for about an hour last night, users reported issues including the failure in loading images or even logging in to the app. The Instagram services were unavailable for users in several parts of the world, including the US, UK, South America, the Indian subcontinent, and parts of Europe, according to the live outage map on outage tracking website Downdetector. The outage was most prominent between 11:30PM to 12:30AM IST last night,…

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Facebook Wants to Turn Your Ray-Ban Smart, Launch Branded AR Glasses in 2021

Ray Ban Facebook partnership annoucement (Image credit: Facebook/screengrab) The Ray-Ban smart AR glasses will aim to offer a far improved augmented reality experience to users. News18.com Last Updated: September 17, 2020, 6:37 PM IST FOLLOW US ON: During this year’s Facebook Connect, the social media giant’s annual AR/VR conference, Facebook announced that it will release a pair of Ray-Ban branded smart glasses in 2021. The Ray-Ban smart glasses will be the first product out of a multi-year partnership with EssilorLuxottica – the parent company of…

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Facebook Launches New Oculus Quest 2 VR Headset at Annual Conference

The Oculus Quest 2. (Image Credit: Facebook) The Oculus Quest 2 is $100 cheaper and 10-percent lighter than its previous generation. News18.com Last Updated: September 17, 2020, 12:39 PM IST FOLLOW US ON: Facebook, on Wednesday launched its new VR headset, the Oculus Quest 2 at the company’s recently renamed annual AR/VR conference, Facebook Connect. The Oculus Quest 2 is already up for pre-orders and will start shipping on October 13. It is priced at $299 in the United States. The Oculus Quest 2, Facebook’s…

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Facebook on India Plan Amid Political Row

From the importance India holds as a market for Facebook, to the recent controversy involving a Facebook India public policy executive, Facebook India head Mr. Ajit Mohan touched upon a lot of important topics during a recent interview. Mohan was interviewed by TechCrunch as part of their annual event, Disrupt 2020. Here is what Mohan spoke about, as he touched upon a wide range of topics – referencing his plans for Facebook’s future in India, how they are adapting the Facebook India business to the market’s very specific needs, and…

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Facebook launches climate science information center following fake news criticism | Technology News

Facebook on Tuesday launched a climate science information center to elevate credible sources on climate change, as critics question its role in the spread of misinformation on the issue. Facebook said the project is modelled on its COVID-19 Information Center and launched a similar feature last month on voting in preparation for US elections in November. The tool will be rolled out in the United States, France, Germany and the United Kingdom, and eventually to other countries. “The Climate Science Information Center is a dedicated space on Facebook with factual…

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Facebook India Skips Delhi Peace and Harmony Panel’s Summon, Gets a ‘Final Warning’

The Facebook executive was summoned in relation to a report that Facebook doesn’t actively remove hateful content in India. (Image Credit: Reuters) The chairman of the panel said that the committee would use it’s powers to take coercive measures if the company fails to abide further notifications. News18.com Last Updated: September 15, 2020, 6:16 PM IST Edited by: Darab Ali FOLLOW US ON: Facebook India executives on Tuesday skipped a summon issued by the Delhi Assembly’s panel for Peace and Harmony, over a Wall Street…

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Facebook Still Remains Largely Ignorant About Political Manipulation, Reveals Ex-Employee

A former Facebook employee has exposed the social media giant’s complacent and seemingly ignorant attitude towards taking action against world leaders who abuse the platform for political gains. In a 6,600 page memo, Sophie Zhang, who worked as a data scientist at Facebook, has claimed to reveal huge gaps in Facebook’s functioning, especially when it concerns acting against political manipulation. The memo also revealed how a junior employee at Facebook wielded extraordinary moderation powers, how the company takes matters concerning million of users surprisingly lightly, and the fact that the social media giant’s decisions…

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Facebook removes posts linking deadly wildfires in Oregon to activist groups | Technology News

Facebook has started removing false claims that the deadly wildfires in Oregon were started by various left-wing and right-wing groups, a spokesman for the social media company said on Saturday, after the rumors left state officials inundated with queries for information. Since early this week, state officials have been attempting to debunk misinformation on social media that has blamed both left-wing and right-wing groups for the fires that have killed at least six people in Oregon this week. Facebook, which earlier was attaching warning labels to such posts, decided to…

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Delhi Assembly Panel Summons Facebook’s Ajit Mohan Over Hateful Content

A Delhi Assembly panel has issued a notice to Facebook India Vice President and Managing Director Ajit Mohan asking him to appear before it on September 15 in connection with complaints about the social media platform’s alleged deliberate and intentional inaction to contain hateful content in the country. “Summon was issued on the basis of scathing depositions of the key witnesses as well as incriminating material submitted by them on record,” an official statement stated on Saturday. The summon by the Delhi Assembly panel on peace and harmony follows a…

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FB to introduce separate section for reported chats in Messenger | Technology News

San Francisco: Facebook is reportedly planning to introduce a separate section for reported chats in Messenger that will give users more control over the kind of experience they end up having on the platform. The update that involves a separate section for reported chats has been spotted by developer Alessandro Paluzzi, reports Digital Information World. According to the report, the upcoming feature will also generate a lot of useful data that can help the social network enforce its community guidelines and turn its social media platform into a much more…

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Annoyed by autoplay videos on Facebook? Here’s how to turn them off on mobile and computer | Technology News

New Delhi: Social media videos gives you a wide array of information on interesting things happening around you. While some attract your attention for the content, others may simply be annoying or boring. When you open Facebook, you bump upon several videos on autoplay mode. While for those who are annoyed by these autoplay videos, you can actually turn them off. Follow the below mentioned steps to turn off the videos playing automatically on your computer Those using the new Facebook may click in the top right of Facebook. Go…

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