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Facebook Executive Released in Brazil After WhatsApp Data Access Row

Facebook’s vice president for Latin America was released Wednesday, a day after being arrested for refusing to hand over WhatsApp messages to the police investigating a drugs case. Judge Ruy Pinheiro, in Sergipe state, ruled overnight that the detention of Diego Dzodan in Sao Paulo on Tuesday had amounted to “unlawful coercion.” “It seems to me that the extreme measure ... Read More »

Facebook Executive Jailed in Brazil as Court Seeks WhatsApp Data

Brazilian police arrested a senior Facebook Inc executive on Tuesday as a dispute escalated over a court’s demand that the company provide data from its WhatsApp messaging service to help in a secretive drug-trafficking investigation. Court officials in Sergipe state confirmed that a judge had ordered the jailing of Facebook Vice President for Latin America Diego Dzodan. Federal police in ... Read More »

Facebook Moments App Gets Video Sharing, Improved Uploading, and More

Facebook’s standalone Moments app for privately sharing images with friends and family has now received support for video sharing. The new feature is now available to users on iOS as well as Android devices. The compay also announced that in a few weeks, the Moments app will allow users to include videos in slideshows. Apart from the update, Facebook also ... Read More »

Facebook Live Video Streaming Coming Soon to Android, More Countries

Facebook earlier this month started rolling out its Live Video streaming feature to countries other than the US. The feature was at first limited to select iOS users and celebrities and was later rolled-out to all the iOS users in the US. Now the social media giant has announced that the feature will be additionally rolling it out to 30 ... Read More »

Facebook Messenger for Android Gets Multiple Account Support

Facebook has redesigned its popular Messenger app so several people can use it on the same smartphone or tablet without relinquishing their privacy. The update announced Friday initially will only be available on devices running on Android, the world’s most popular mobile operating system. Facebook didn’t set a timetable for making similar changes to its Messenger app for Apple Inc.’s ... Read More »

Facebook Live Video Rolling Out Globally; Messenger Tipped to Get Ads

Facebook last month started rolling out its Live Video streaming feature to all iPhone users in the US region. The content sharing feature, which was previously limited to select users and celebrities, has now started rolling out to other countries as well. A separate report adds that Facebook might soon start injecting ads in to its standalone messaging app – ... 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 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 »