Tag: Meta
  • Facebook is removing several information fields from profiles.

    Facebook is removing several information fields from profiles.

    Facebook has notified users that it will remove four information fields from their profiles starting next month. These fields include political views, religious views, addresses, and “Interested in,” which indicates a user’s sexual orientation; the change will take effect on December 1. The spokesperson stated that Facebook is removing some profile fields, including Address, Religious […]

  • WhatsApp launches in-app business directory and search features.

    WhatsApp launches in-app business directory and search features.

    WhatsApp has introduced new Yellow Pages-like features that allow users to find businesses within its instant messaging app. This is part of Meta’s ongoing efforts to expand its reach with e-commerce. The encrypted messaging service is used by more than 2 billion people worldwide. On Thursday, the company announced that it would expand a ” […]

  • Europe Plans to Rewrite the Rules of the Internet.

    Europe Plans to Rewrite the Rules of the Internet.

    This November when the EU’s Digital Markets Act is set to take effect, kicking off the timer on a process that is expected to require Amazon, Google, and Meta to create platforms that are more open and interoperable by 2023. It could result in significant changes to how users can use their devices and applications, […]

  • Amazon layoffs will reportedly ax 10,000 people this week.

    Amazon layoffs will reportedly ax 10,000 people this week.

    Amazon could lay off up to 10,000 employees this week. The move will come in the wake of widespread layoffs on Twitter and Meta; Last week, the company announced that it would lay off 11,000 employees, according to a new report from The New York Times. Amazon’s cuts will likely focus on the company’s devices […]

  • Meta Pauses Development of Health and Messaging-Focused Smartwatch.

    Meta Pauses Development of Health and Messaging-Focused Smartwatch.

    Meta has given up on developing smartwatches focused on health and messaging, abruptly ending the company’s plans to compete directly with the Apple Watch. Employees were informed on Friday that work on the smartwatch project will be paused as part of a cost-cutting effort that will involve structural changes to the business. According to chief […]

  • Facebook owner Meta to lay off 11,000 people, or 13% of its Company.

    Facebook owner Meta to lay off 11,000 people, or 13% of its Company.

    Facebook’s umbrella organization Meta will be laying off 11,000 employees, about 13 percent of the company’s workforce. It will also reduce discretionary spending and extend its hiring freeze for the next quarter. Mark Zuckerberg CEO of the company, shared the news and said that the decision was one of the most difficult in Meta’s recent […]

  • Instagram Users Report Widespread Services Outrages.

    Instagram Users Report Widespread Services Outrages.

    If you’ve been banned from Instagram for no reason today, then you’re certainly not the only one. Thousands of people have experienced the same issue. Instagram has acknowledged that it is undergoing certain “issues” but hasn’t clarified the specific problems or why they are taking place. Downdetector is a website that tracks outage reports on […]

  • Meta Has Utilized AI for Real-Time Translation of Hokkien.

    Meta Has Utilized AI for Real-Time Translation of Hokkien.

    Meta announced that it had developed artificial intelligence (AI) software to convert Hokkien into English. The company said it is the first time that an unwritten language can be translated in real-time. Meta added that it would enable Hokkien and English users to converse with the AI tool. Formerly known as Facebook, Meta said this […]

  • Meta Quest Pro VR Headset for $1500: a door to Metaverse.

    Meta Quest Pro VR Headset for $1500: a door to Metaverse.

    Meta, formerly called Facebook, launched its long-awaited new virtual reality headset on Tuesday at Meta Connect, its annual developer conference for developers. The latest VR headset, known as Quest Pro, is a new headset that was announced on Tuesday. Quest Pro is a top-of-the-line device that is designed to offer the same capabilities as the […]

  • Meta’s Newely Released Will Track Your Eyes for Targeted Ads.

    Meta’s Newely Released Will Track Your Eyes for Targeted Ads.

    This month, Meta recently unveiled the Meta Quest Pro, the company’s top-quality virtual reality headset featuring a brand new processing unit and screen, a completely redesigned design of the body and controls, and an inward camera lens facing for eyes and facial tracking. “To mark the launch of the $1,500 headset, Meta made some fun […]

  • The WhatsApp Call Links feature is now available.

    The WhatsApp Call Links feature is now available.

    It will soon become easier for WhatsApp users to include someone in a call. Meta is making it possible to share a call with a simple link. A single tap is all you need to join a call when you have this shared call link. You must have the recent version of WhatsApp to use […]

  • Meta’s harmful algorithm contributed to attempted genocide in Myanmar.

    Meta’s harmful algorithm contributed to attempted genocide in Myanmar.

    More than 25,000 Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar have died since 2017. Most of these deaths were due to direct brutality and violence from Myanmar’s security forces. While the attempted genocide of Rohingya Muslims was condemned around the world, few were aware of the role Facebook played in this. A report published on the Amnesty International […]

  • Meta claims ad-free Instagram client breaks its regulations.

    Meta claims ad-free Instagram client breaks its regulations.

    Client apps have become popular for many reasons, like ad-free content and picture-in-picture display. The OG App is one such Instagram client for ad-free Instagram access. Besides blocking ads, it also removes suggestions and reels from the Instagram home screen. Within a few days, The OG app had 10,000+ downloads on the Apple App Store. […]

  • The ‘Quest Pro’ film demonstrates Meta’s upcoming VR headset.

    The ‘Quest Pro’ film demonstrates Meta’s upcoming VR headset.

    Only a month before the Annual Connect event of Meta, a video and a few images of the not yet released VR headset have been leaked. Codenamed Project Cambria announced last year the launch of the virtual reality set sometime in 2022. A picture of the Meta Quest Pro VR set was posted online by […]

  • Previously referring to Instagram as a “thirst trap,” Elon Musk now calls it an “envy amplifier”.

    Previously referring to Instagram as a “thirst trap,” Elon Musk now calls it an “envy amplifier”.

    Elon Musk is always on the news for his controversial comments. Recently Elon Musk took a jab at Instagram and called it an ‘envy amplifier. Sometime ago Elon had also called the social media site a ‘thirst trap’ and nothing more. The Meta-owned video and photo sharing platform was made fun of by Elon in […]