Risking Value for less than 1% Revenue: What Facebook gains from Political Ads

Amid the upcoming US General Elections, Facebook finds itself besieged with rampant political controversies through political ads run on its platform. What is especially noteworthy is the stake and return involved in the gamble.

Most in US unaware that Facebook owns WhatsApp & Instagram

Only 15% of adults correctly identified photos of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, while surprisingly, only 29% of Americans are aware that Facebook owns WhatsApp and Instagram.

Instagram introduces Threads to message close friends

As part of its plans to integrate its messaging services, Facebook has introduced a new app from Instagram that makes chatting with close friends seamless. Called Threads, the standalone camera-first messaging app allows you to share photos, videos, Stories, with…

Instagram launches new camera-first messaging app ‘Threads’

Threads, the standalone camera-first messaging app allows you to share photos, videos, Stories, with close friends from Instagram, the official release notes.

Facebook might hide ‘Likes’ for your mental well-being

The ‘Likes’ and ‘Hearts’ on social media are considered one of the reasons for a distorted sense of self. Now, Facebook wants to do its bit towards helping ease the pressure of seeking social media validation.

Snapchat: The New Facebook in US Elections 2020

While it was Facebook that influenced the US Elections in 2016, in 2020 the mantle has been taken up by Snapchat.

Facebook will now let you schedule Instagram, IGTV posts

Facebook is extending its scheduling feature to Instagram and IGTV videos. According to TechCrunch, publishers and creators will be able to schedule their Instagram Feed and IGTV content for up to six months.

Libra effect: Facebook’s cryptocurrency turns heads at EU

Euro zone governments and central banks are working on a long-term plan to launch a public digital currency (cryptocurrency) that they hope would make redundant projects like Facebook’s Libra, which is seen as a risk to financial stability, officials said on September 13.

Facebook Dating goes live in US

After launching in 19 other countries, Facebook Dating, the social networking giant’s dating service, is now live in the US for users aged 18 and above. Facebook Dating profile will also allow users to integrate their Instagram posts directly into their profile along with the ability to add their Instagram followers into their Secret Crush lists, the official blog explains.

Facebook doesn’t want to show you like counts

After Instagram, Facebook is reportedly testing a feature that hides like counts on posts. App analyst Jane Manchun Wong wrote in her blog that Facebook has started prototyping the hidden like/reaction count feature in its Android app.