The biggest social media platform in the world made the most of its F8 developer conference (held in the city of San Jose in California’s Silicon Valley) by introducing a fresh iteration of its AR Studio, which is basically a type of software that allows users to overlay digital graphics elements on top of essentially anything that is viewed through a smartphone’s camera.
Together with the unveiling of the new version of AR Studio, Facebook also revealed a collaboration with Sketchfab, a platform that produces ready to use 3D, augmented reality (AR), and virtual reality (VR) animation. The idea is that people can just browse through Sketchfab’s vast catalog of animations and choose the ones they want to use.
Facebook may still be facing flak over the whole Cambridge Analytica thing, but it is business as usual for one of its brands, Messenger, which now supports sharing of 360 degree photos and videos, as well as HD video (720p quality, to be exact). But the social media giant has noted that before they can be shared, those 360 degree images and HD content have to be shot outside the Messenger mobile app.
The biggest social media platform in the face of the planet has decided to rewrite parts of its Terms of Service as well as its Data Use Policy. Basically what Facebook is doing this time around is allow for more clarification with regards to how it collects and uses people’s data. Facebook users are given a whole week in order to provide their feedback regarding the rewritten sections.
Amidst some recent excitement brewing over this year’s rumored upcoming new generation Apple Watch model, not many people may realize that a number of well known mobile apps have been disappearing from watchOS (Apple’s operating system for wearable devices) during the last few months.
And just this week, one of the most high profile social media apps out there, Instagram, has joined the club, albeit quietly. Indeed, when updating to version 39.0 on iPhone, Apple users may notice that the Instagram app for the Apple Watch is now nowhere to be found when paired with the iPhone.
Around three months ago, Instagram had decided to start letting its users follow hashtags as they do Instagram accounts. This time around, the social media platform is now allowing people to link to hashtags, as well as to profiles, in their bios. This means that when a person incorporates the characters # or @ in their bio, Instagram will automatically it as a signal that that user is including a live link for a hashtag or a user’s profile.
Just this week, Facebook has officially announced that it is looking to roll out Facebook Lite in additional countries, even in major mobile markets that include the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, France, and Germany, as reported by Reuters.
The world’s most widely used social media platform has decided to integrate video chats into its Messenger Lite. Indeed, it makes sense for Facebook to to continue expanding the capabilities of Messenger Lite, and a video chat functionality should be a welcome and useful addition to this service.
According to a blog post recently published by ZeroFOX, it had found more than 500 fake accounts throughout various social media platforms (including popular ones like Facebook, Instagram, and even YouTube) that all offer iPhone X giveaway deals, but are actually scams. Most of these spam offers are designed for one thing -- to get consumers to supply their personal data.
When Facebook first started deploying its Messenger Lite late last year, the social media giant had intended to roll it out to developing nations, especially those with below average Internet speeds. But after about a year since it debuted the mobile app in over a hundred countries, the company is now looking to launch the Android version of Messenger Lite to the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Ireland.
Sure, social media platforms have allowed us to connect better with each other. But they have also become unwitting breeding grounds of hate speech and trolls. Social media brands are now trying to make their platforms more hate-free, and Twitter is no exception to this. Just recently, the company has rolled out additional updates to its settings, specifically introducing more mute options.
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