Keeping its word to make 'Safety Check' a permanent feature, Facebook is rolling out a 'Safety Check' page that would help users find emergency information and potentially help others in need. Facebook sees enough reason to make 'Safety Check' a fixture of its site as natural disasters, terrorism and conflict have become...
Facebook has today announced the launch of an upcoming platform called "Watch," designed to air Facebook-exclusive TV shows. Watch is Facebook's official platform for shows on Facebook, and it will be available on mobile, desktop, and in Facebook's TV apps. According to Facebook, its shows are "made up of episodes - live...
Facebook has announced another News Feed algorithm update, this time focused on reducing the reach of websites which are not optimized for mobile devices. As explained by Facebook: “We’ve heard from people that it’s frustrating to click on a link that leads to a slow-loading webpage. During the coming months we’re...
According to a report from Bloomberg, Facebook is building a video calling device for the home, in what is essentially a new product category. It apparently has a laptop-sized screen and smart camera technology that gives users the impression of being in the same room as one another. The technology is...
Researches at Facebook shut down an artificial intelligence (AI) program after it created its own language, Digital Journal reports. According to the report, the social media giant had to pull the plug on the AI system that its researchers were working on “because things got out of hand”. “The AI did not...
Facebook on Thursday announced the Messenger Platform 2.1, a new technological solution that enables a wide variety of new content and features on the company’s instant messaging (IM) service. Following the new update, developers are able to access a broad range of tools that can help them create new services...
Facebook has upped the resolution of 360-degree Facebook Live streams Tuesday, allowing users with compatible cameras to stream with up to 4K. Owners of Samsung’s Gear VR headset are also now able to watch these streams in 4K, which should make for a much better live video viewing experience. Facebook’s launch of 4K...
Telecommunications giant Airtel Uganda has announced an investment partnership with BCS, with support from Facebook to improve the telecom infrastructure in Uganda. The investment will see a total of nearly 800 KM of optical fiber laid in North West Uganda – covering Gulu, Adjumani, Arua, Koboko, Nebbi and Kamdini areas...
Facebook is introducing a new feature for Facebook Live that will let viewers chat in private with a group of friends during a broadcast, along with other new interactive video features, it announced today. The social media giant says Facebook Live With friends will let two or more friends huddle together in...
Facebook has deleted "tens of thousands" of accounts and made changes to its newsfeed algorithm in an attempt to battle fake news, responding to criticism over the distribution of false information on its massive network. "We have developed new ways to identify and remove fake accounts that might be spreading...