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Facebook to Open Instant Articles to All Publishers

Social media giant Facebook has announced plans to open up its Instant Articles programme to all publishers globally to give users a better and faster reading experience – whether it is news, views or opinion pieces. The announcement is expected to come during Facebook’s “F8 Conference” in San Francisco on April 12. “To date, we have been working with a ... Read More »

Facebook to Open Instant Articles to All Publishers

Social media giant Facebook has announced plans to open up its Instant Articles programme to all publishers globally to give users a better and faster reading experience – whether it is news, views or opinion pieces. The announcement is expected to come during Facebook’s “F8 Conference” in San Francisco on April 12. “To date, we have been working with a ... Read More »

Facebook Messenger Has a Hidden Chess Game; Here’s How to Get Started

The Facebook Messenger app, which many of us use every day for chatting and voice calls, has a hidden chess game. The game can be played by any user in a personal chat window. It works on the Messenger app for Android and iOS, the Messenger Web client (www.messenger.com), and via messages on the Facebook Web interface. To play chess ... Read More »

Facebook Messenger Gets Multiple Account Support; SMS Integration Being Tested

Facebook has confirmed that it is testing the return of SMS support for the Messenger app on limited Android users. SMS integration in Messenger will once again allow users to send and receive SMS messages from the app. The company has separately added multiple accounts support for users of the Messenger app for Android. A company spokesperson confirmed the SMS ... Read More »

Storyful Editor to Join Facebook to Manage Journalism Partnerships

The managing editor of News Corp’s social media news agency Storyful said on Wednesday she is leaving to manage journalism partnerships at Facebook Inc, as the social network broadens its push into news. Aine Kerr said in a blog post on Storyful’s site that she would leave later this month. She linked her announcement to a separate post from Storyful ... Read More »

Mark Zuckerberg Calls Andreesen’s ‘Anti-Colonialism’ Comments ‘Upsetting’

Marc Andreessen, a prominent venture capitalist and Facebook Inc board director, apologised on Wednesday for tweets that condemned the Indian government for banning the social media company’s free Internet service. India introduced rules on Monday preventing Internet service providers from having different pricing policies for accessing different parts of the Web, effectively dismantling Facebook’s Free Basics programme, which offers a ... Read More »

Brands Need to Make Online Mobile Shopping Easier: Facebook

Although young shoppers are increasingly buying smartphones online, they believe brands can further improve this by providing a seamless experience across a variety of channels on the path to purchase, a new Facebook study has revealed. Shoppers are increasingly turning to mobiles for research, comparing prices and even making their final purchase. “Indeed, 45 percent of all shopping journeys today ... Read More »

On ‘Friends Day’, Facebook Creates Personalised Videos That Celebrate Your Friends

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday celebrated the social media giant’s 12th anniversary as Friends Day. He talks about the things we learn with friends and that they give “meaning to our lives.” To celebrate the occasion, Facebook has also introduced Friends Day Video, Sticker Packs, and more for its users. Zuckerberg on a Facebook post thanked the social network’s ... Read More »

Facebook Says Investigating ‘Reports of Speed Issues’ With Android App

Facebook has responded to user reports about speed issues caused by its Android app. The company said it is investigating the issue. In a statement to Gadgets 360, a Facebook spokesperson said, “We have heard reports of some people experiencing speed issues stemming from our Android app. We are looking into this and will keep you posted. We are committed ... Read More »

Facebook and Messenger Apps for Android Causing Battery Drain, Users Report

Social media giant Facebook’s official mobile app for Android (as well as Messenger) is slowing smartphones by 15 percent and is consuming excess battery power, a media report citing users said on Tuesday. The hugely-successful apps were hit with controversy this week after a number of reports showed they drained battery life and slowed phones, express.co.uk reported Monday. Facebook fans ... Read More »