Instagram expands hiding 'likes' to make you happier

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  • July 20, 2019
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Instagram is expanding a test to hide how many “likes” people’s posts receive as it tries to combat criticism that such counts hurt mental health and make people feel bad when comparing themselves to others. The Facebook-owned photo-sharing service has been running the test in Canada since May. Now, Facebook says the test has been […]

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Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram’s services were impacted last night with users complaining that they were unable to upload or send images, videos and other files. Facebook has now explained what caused the outage. Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram’s services were impacted last night with users complaining that they were unable to upload or send images, videos […]

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JERUSALEM: Facebook’s WhatsApp on Tuesday urged users to upgrade to the latest version of its popular messaging app following a report that users could be vulnerable to having malicious spyware installed on phones without their knowledge. “WhatsApp encourages people to upgrade to the latest version of our app, as well as keep their mobile operating […]

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Sri Lanka blocks social media again after attacks on Muslims

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  • May 14, 2019
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Sri Lanka has temporarily blocked some social media networks and messaging apps, including Facebook and WhatsApp, after a posting sparked anti-Muslim riots across several towns in the latest fallout from the Easter Sunday suicide attacks last month. Christian groups threw stones at mosques and Muslim-owned shops in the northwestern Christian-majority town of Chilaw on Sunday […]

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Facebook's co-founder joins calls to break up the company

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  • May 10, 2019
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Facebook Inc co-founder and former Mark Zuckerberg roommate Chris Hughes called for the break up of the world’s largest social media network in an opinion piece in the New York Times on Thursday. Hughes joins US lawmakers who have also urged anti-trust action to break up big tech companies as well as federal privacy regulation. […]

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Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram suffer outages

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  • April 14, 2019
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Doha: Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram have been down worldwide, including Qatar for last 2 hours. All the sites displayed a ‘can’t be reached’ message. According to reports, the issue seems to have spread worldwide with social media users from all over taking to Twitter to voice their frustration. Facebook Inc’s social networking site is inaccessible […]

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Facebook "family" of apps was suffering issues

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  • March 14, 2019
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The Facebook “family” of apps was suffering issues, the company confirmed Facebook is suffering the most severe outage in its history, with key services rendered unusable for users globally for much of Wednesday. The last time Facebook had a disruption of this magnitude was in 2008, when the site had 150m users – compared to […]

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Facebook, Instagram suffer outages

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  • March 13, 2019
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NEW YORK: Facebook says it is aware of outages on its platforms including Facebook, Messenger and Instagram and is working to resolve the issue. According to downdector.com, which monitors websites, the outages started around 12 p.m. E.T. (7:00 pm Doha time) on Wednesday in parts of the U.S., including the East and West Coast, parts […]

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Facebook to launch chat app for kids, with parental controls

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  • December 5, 2017
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Facebook on Monday unveiled a version of its Messenger application for children, aimed at enabling kids under 12 to connect with others under parental supervision. Messenger Kids is being rolled out for Apple iOS mobile devices in the United States on a test basis as a standalone video chat and messaging app. (Have you read VIRTUAL […]

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Virtual Reality App to be launched soon by Facebook

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  • December 5, 2016
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Facebook bought Oculus VR in 2014 for a whopping $2 billion. As per latest news, Facebook’s VR App will hit the market earlier than expected, Science World Report says. Facebook’s VR App is an effort by Zuckerberg to compete in the virtual reality and artificial intelligence space. The new VR app will be first steps […]

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