Facebook Messenger is Apparently Testing out Self-Destructing Messages for iOS

Facebook Messenger is Apparently Testing out Self-Destructing Messages for iOS

Snapchat and self-destructing messages a combination that has undoubtedly helped Snapchat in its long run. While there is nothing cutting edge about the self-destructing messages, the very fact that now many platforms offer the same is making the feature stand out of the crowd. It was earlier speculated that Facebook Messenger would eventually come up with a similar feature and […]

     
 
 

Facebook and Messenger will Now let Customers Engage with Businesses in a Better Way

Facebook and Messenger will Now let Customers Engage with Businesses in a Better Way

Facebook Messenger has hit yet another milestone of 900 Million users and with this the company has decided to introduce a bunch of new features aimed at helping customers interact with business owners. According to Facebook nearly one billion messages are being sent out by the customers to the business owners every month.   Facebook pages are often the point […]

     
 
 

Facebook Messenger is Reportedly Gearing up for an In-Store Payment and ‘Secret Conversations’ Feature

Facebook Messenger is Reportedly Gearing up for an In-Store Payment and ‘Secret Conversations’ Feature

Facebook has been speculated of bringing in new features for its Messenger app and now a deeper look at its code by Information drops hints about the same. Messenger is expected to come baked in with features like in-store payment for services and also new chat options which would include ‘Secret conversations.’ Until now Messenger has been mostly focusing on […]

     
 
 

Spy on Your Friend’s Sleep Pattern Using Facebook

Spy on Your Friend’s Sleep Pattern Using Facebook

Facebook has been deeply imbibed in our lifestyle so much so that a Denmark based developer has found out a way to track a person’s sleep pattern based on his Facebook usage. The developer, Soren Louv-Jansen takes help from the activity timestamps that Facebook stores in its site and the Messenger app, a fact that most of the common folks […]

     
 
 

The Fight to be the Default Destination to Read News

The Fight to be the Default Destination to Read News

There’s a new trend in the tech field where every company is trying to become your default destination to consume news. This battle is a little inter-connected with every player who is trying to become the default destination having some connection or leverage over publishers. The ones that I’ll be considering in this article are Facebook, Google, Twitter and Apple. […]

 
     
 
 

Facebook’s Free Basics Isn’t Free Anymore, Morphs into a Paid Platform [Update]

Facebook’s Free Basics Isn’t Free Anymore, Morphs into a Paid Platform [Update]

Free Basics is now Paid Basics. No, that’s not the official name change, but as per the fresh reports flowing in, Facebook’s pet project which hit a major roadblock in India earlier this week is being converted into a paid platform to make it compliant with the latest TRAI regulations. As per this report by TOI, Reliance Communications, the first […]

     
 
 

No Basic Free-Dom for Facebook as India’s TRAI Votes for Net Neutrality

No Basic Free-Dom for Facebook as India’s TRAI Votes for Net Neutrality

In a landmark ruling that is expected to have a global impact, India’s telecom regulatory authority, TRAI, has finally sided with Net Neutrality and has banned differential pricing for digital content, and this would also mean a strong blow to the Facebook’s Free Basics scheme that the company had spent a huge fortune on advertising in the country. This new […]

     
 
 

WhatsApp and Gmail Now have 1-Billion Active Monthly Users Each

WhatsApp and Gmail Now have 1-Billion Active Monthly Users Each

WhatsApp has been known for its unparalleled reach and the loyal customer base it enjoys, now the messenger has joined the Billionaires club with monthly active users exceeding 1 Billion in number. The announcement came directly from Jan Koum who is currently heading WhatsApp, he further revealed that 42 billion messages are being sent through WhatsApp daily alongside 1.6 billion […]