Vanish mode
Disappearing messages will soon be a part of Messenger and Instagram
It is already available on Messenger in the US and a handful of other countries.
Facebook dark mode
Facebook app’s dark mode reaches public testing phase
To enable dark mode on Facebook app, you need to go to the settings menu on the top right of the app, and click on Settings & Privacy.
Facebook Gaming, a new cloud gaming service has been announced
Facebook has officially announced its new cloud gaming service, Facebook Gaming, which will start with free-to-play games
WhatsApp face unlock
WhatsApp might add face unlock support for Android
Once the feature rolls out, the “fingerprint lock” settings will be renamed to the more general “biometric lock”.
WhatsApp
WhatsApp users can shop directly from chats now
Facebook has been making a big push to expand its shopping features across its suite of apps.
Mute chats forever on WhatsApp
WhatsApp could soon allow you to make voice and video calls using its web client
When you get a call on WhatsApp while using the web client, a pop-up window appears with options for receiving and rejecting the call.
Instagram Messenger API
Instagram DMs get customer service chats with Messenger API
It will allow businesses to handle Instagram messages through third-party apps.
Apple doesn’t agree with the latest US Government’s antitrust report
Apple doesn’t seem to accept being called a monopoly, and it has made a statement against the latest antitrust report from the US government
Instagram chat update brings cross-platform messaging experience with Messenger
Instagram now lets you share disappearing messages, reply to a specific message in a conversation and forward messages to up to 5 people.
Facebook’s new Accounts Center will let you cross-share posts and stories on Instagram
The Facebook Accounts Center will also let users enter their Facebook Pay information only once and automatically carry it over to Instagram.
Apple grants Facebook’s paid online events temporary exemption from its App Store fee
Apple won’t charge its standard fee for a period of three months, but paid online events hosted by game creators won’t get a reprieve.
Facebook is giving creators more control over the usage of their images
Creators can choose to monitor the usage of their images, block it or attribute the right credit via an ownership link on the post.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
Pocketnow Daily: Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra: MAJOR Camera Improvements! (video)
On today’s Pocketnow Daily, we talk about the camera in the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, AirPods Studio leaks, and more.
Facebook’s new Oculus Quest 2 VR headset is sharper, faster and also cheaper at $299
The Oculus Quest 2 will offer 90Hz experience and also brings support for Oculus Link which comes out of beta this fall season.
Facebook returns to its college roots with the launch of Campus section for students
A Campus profile will be separate from a Facebook profile, and content posted in the Campus section can only be used by other Campus users.
Instagram Stories now show up on Facebook for some users as part of a test
Facebook has confirmed that only those who follow you on Instagram can view your Instagram Story on Facebook.
Facebook now lets you move photos and videos to Dropbox
In addition to Dropbox, the social media company’s data transfer tool also allows movement of media to Koofr and Google’s Photos.
Facebook limits message forwarding to just five chats at a time on Messenger
Limiting forwarding is an effective way to slow the spread of harmful content that has the potential to cause real world harm, says Facebook.
Facebook tests linking user profiles with news subscriptions to end repeated sign-ins
Facebook says repeated log-ins are a major pain point for everyone, and the new account linking tool ends it by introducing a persistent login experience.
Facebook says it was blocked from telling users that Apple took a 30% fee for online events
Facebook said it wanted to pass on the benefits of waiving fee directly to businesses struggling during the pandemic, but Apple didn’t exempt its 30% fee.
Facebook dark mode
Man selling fake Instagram likes gets sued by Facebook
Facebook has also sued MobiBurn, a developer that used malicious software to collect Facebook data from users.
Facebook dark mode
Facebook warns publishers and developers that iOS 14 might severely impact ad revenue
The social media titan notes that the Audience Network revenue might go down by more than 50%.
Facebook is bringing its dedicated news section to more countries including India
The social media titan is considering the UK, Germany, France, India and Brazil for the wider rollout of its news service.
Facebook dark mode for web
It’s time to bid farewell to the ‘classic’ Facebook look
The ‘new’ Facebook look started rolling out globally back in May.
Facebook dark mode
Facebook accuses Apple of robbing small businesses of their hard-earned revenue
Facebook will let businesses keep all the revenue generated from paid online events, but Apple will charge 30% fee for transactions made on the iOS app.