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Facebook Pay now becomes Meta Pay

23-Jun-2022 San Francisco

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg has confirmed that the company is changing the name of Facebook Pay to Meta Pay.Meta Pay will stay the same easy way to shop, send money, and donate to causes users care about on Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger, and anywhere...

 

Meta agrees to stop algorithmic discrimination in housing ads

22-Jun-2022 San Francisco

Meta (formerly Facebook) has agreed to settle a lawsuit with the US government that accused the social network of engaging in discriminatory advertising for housing on its platform.The housing discrimination lawsuit, filed by the government in 2019, accused...

 

Meta will not take commission from creators until 2024

22-Jun-2022 San Francisco

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said that the company will "hold off on any revenue sharing" until 2024, a one-year extension of his prior pledge to not charge a commission until 2023.According to Engadget, creators on Instagram and Facebook will have another...

 

Facebook's tools tracking people seeking abortion services : Report

16-Jun-2022 San Francisco

Meta-owned Facebook is collecting ultra-sensitive personal data about abortion seekers and allowing anti-abortion organisations to use that data to target and influence people online, media reports say.A joint investigation by Reveal from The Center for Investigative...

 

UK appeals court upholds ruling to block Meta's Giphy acquisition

15-Jun-2022 London

An appeals tribunal in the UK has upheld a previous ruling directing Meta (formerly Facebook) to unwind its $315 million acquisition of online database and search engine Giphy.In November last year, the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) had ordered...

 

Meta rolls out parental controls for Quest VR headsets

15-Jun-2022 San Francisco

Meta, formerly Facebook, has announced that it is adding parental controls to all Quest virtual reality (VR) headsets that will allow parents to keep a tab on underage users' screen time and receive approval requests for purchases.The company said it is beginning...

 

Meta's AR glasses will only be available to developers in first release

10-Jun-2022 San Francisco

Meta, formerly Facebook, has reportedly decided to not sell the first version of its full-fledged AR glasses, codenamed Orion, and will instead distribute them to developers.A person familiar with the matter told The Verge that the tech giant has decided to...

 

Meta rolls out new 'Calls' tab to Messenger

02-Jun-2022 San Francisco

Meta is rolling out a dedicated tab for audio and video calls to the function bar at the bottom of the Messenger app. The new tab will appear alongside "Chats", "Stories" and "People", and open up to a list of the user's contacts, along with separate buttons...

 

Facebook's dark mode interface disappears for iOS users

29-May-2022 San Francisco

Meta-owned Facebook's dark mode interface for iOS platform has reportedly disappeared for several users.According to 9to5Mac, the dark mode option in Facebook for iOS has disappeared without explanation. While this is likely a bug, the tech giant has not acknowledged...

 

Don't discuss abortion at work, Meta warns employees

20-May-2022 San Francisco

Meta (formerly Facebook) has banned using the word 'abortion' at its internal employee messaging platform called Workplace, citing it "an increased risk" that the social media platform can be seen as a "hostile work environment." According to a report in...

 

Meta tests end-to-end encryption for Quest's VR Messenger app

17-May-2022 New Delhi

Meta (formerly Facebook) is now testing end-to-end encryption (E2EE) features on its Quest virtual reality (VR) Messenger headsets. With the new v40 software update, Meta is testing optional E2EE for Messenger's one-on-one messages and calls in VR. "Keeping...

 

Facebook Pay becomes Meta Pay in metaverse era

13-May-2022 New Delhi

Meta has announced to rename its digital payments platform Facebook Pay as Meta Pay, as the company doubles down on metaverse. The company said that metaverse has the potential to unlock even more commerce opportunities and make entirely new businesses possible....

 

Facebook to discontinue some location-tracking features

10-May-2022 San Francisco

Due to "low usage", Facebook is reportedly discontinuing several services that tracked your real-time location, including Nearby Friends, location history and background location. In a notification sent to people who have used the feature in the past, the...

 

Meta to pay creators up to $4K for original content in Facebook Reels

06-May-2022 New Delhi

Meta has announced to enable creators on its short-video making platform Reels on Facebook, which is a rival to TikTok, earn up to $4,000 per month for original content. The company is introducing "Challenges" on Facebook, a new incentive that helps creators...

 

Facebook to shut down its podcast platform next month

03-May-2022 San Francisco

Facebook is shutting down its podcast platform next month, within less than a year of its launch as the company "re-evaluates" its audio offerings in a fast-changing world of technology. The company is also shutting down short-form experience called 'Soundbites'...

 

Meta took down over 27 mn pieces of bad content in India in March

03-May-2022 New Delhi

Meta formerly Facebook took down 24.6 million pieces of content across 13 policies for Facebook and over 2.7 million pieces of content across 12 policies for Instagram in the month of March, in accordance with the IT Rules 2021. Between March 1-31, Meta received...

 

Meta building AI that processes speech & text as humans do

02-May-2022 New Delhi

Meta (formerly Facebook) has announced a long-term artificial intelligence (AI) research initiative to better understand how the human brain processes speech and text, and build AI systems that learn like people do. In collaboration with neuroimaging center...

 

Meta up on back of good Q1, defies worries on EU digital markets act

29-Apr-2022 New York

Meta surged 17.6 per cent on Thursday after a buoyant update for the first time since Q4 in February had sent the stock reeling 26 per cent, its worst-day ever. Facebook changed its name to Meta in October 2021, reflecting CEO Mark Zukerberg's faith in a...

 

 

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