Facebook is rolling out its Periscope-like live-broadcasting feature for everyone to use. The tool, initially launched for use by celebrities and public figures who wanted to connect with their fans and followers, will be rolled out gradually, first in the United States. “Live lets you bring your friends and family …Read More »
An Indian court on Saturday remanded an American citizen in custody for 14 days over allegations he molested a teenage boy in his hotel room. The 51-year-old US national was produced before a sessions court in Kolkata where a case was initiated against him under India’s stringent Protection of …Read More »
Actor and filmmaker Farhan Akhtar is known for being among the few in Bollywood with the ability to speak out against India’s social ills and this week he showed it again with an impassioned plea over the lynching of a Muslim man by a Hindu mob in Delhi. Not only …Read More »
Facebook on Thursday rolled out updates to mobile profile pages to enable users to better personalize their profiles and more easily control their privacy settings. Facebook has sought to improve and ease its mobile profile experience as it makes more of its $10 billion-plus in annual ad revenue off …Read More »
Facebook might finally give users the ability to “dislike” things but just not as one might want to express dislike of things. During an interactive session streamed live on the Social Network on Tuesday, founder Mark Zuckerberg said the company was testing “alternatives” to the “Like” button. “People have …Read More »
Facebook is launching an open platform for online content and app developers to join its Internet.org service, in a move the social media giant said would boost efforts to get people online in low-income and rural areas in emerging markets. The platform, unveiled on Monday, will be open to all …Read More »
Facebook introduced free video calling in its Messenger phone app on Monday as the company seeks to transform its mobile messaging service into a full-featured platform with the same reach as its 1.4 billion user social network.
Messenger, with more than 600 million users, now has a video icon at the top right corner of its screen.
Earlier this year, Messenger launched voice and video calling between computers.
Messenger competes with Microsoft’s Skype Apple’s FaceTime and Google’s Hangouts, all of which allow video calls between mobile devices or computers.
At Facebook's annual developer conference in March, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerburg said the social network would introduce myriad features within Messenger.
For example, users can also send money to friends within the app.
Facebook also unveiled a platform that enables developers to easily create apps that function within Messenger.
Video calling is available on devices using Apple's iOS and Google's Android mobile operating systems in Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, France, Greece, Ireland, Laos, Lithuania, Mexico, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, the United Kingdom, the United States and Uruguay.
Facebook said additional regions will be added in the next few months.Read More »
Internet connectivity is a ‘human right’, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg declared on Thursday as he began a high-profile visit to India aimed expanding the reach of the social media network he founded. “We want to build an internet that works for all. Connectivity is a human right and we …Read More »
Three female members of the same Ahmadi Muslim family – including a seven-year-old and her baby sister – were killed late Sunday in eastern Pakistan after an angry mob rampaged through a village accusing the family of posting “blasphemous” material on Facebook. Four other people were serious hurt as the …Read More »
Facebook has become the latest internet giant to succumb to government censorship in Pakistan after the social network blocked users from access to the pages of a popular local rock band and a number of liberal political pages. Members of ‘Laal’, a band well known for creating “socialist” and “progressive” …Read More »