Facebook Messenger Reaches A Billion Monthly Users

Sunday, July 24th, 2016
 
It is easier to achieve certain milestones when you have an existing foundation to build into. In the case its messenger app, reaching a billion of monthly users is a bit easier because of the users of its growing social network. But then again, it is still quite an achievement that Facebook can be proud of. Facebook has recently announced that monthly usage of its Messenger service app is more than a billion. Alon
 

Facebook Ask button for relationship statuses unveiled

Monday, May 19th, 2014
 
Just when you know asking for someone’s relationship status couldn’t be more awkward, Facebook introduces a button that allows you to do so. The Facebook Ask button lets users inquire about another member’s relationship status, even if they deliberately leave that part of their profile blank. In a normal situation, one member could have just left a message to another user. But with the Facebook
 

Facebook introduces anonymous login

Friday, May 2nd, 2014
 
Facebook has announced that users can now log into the social networking site anonymously. This process, however, only applies when a third-party app is asking for permissions via Facebook Login API. The anonymous login enables users to try out apps without handing over their personal information. Take note that it is only anonymous to the app makers, but not on Facebook. Users who decide to allow more permissi
 

Vic Gundotra, founder of Google+, resigns

Thursday, April 24th, 2014
 
Vic Gundotra, Google’s senior vice president who also happens to be the man behind Google+, has tendered his resignation after almost eight years working for the tech giant. Gundotra announced his departure from Google in a post on his personal Google+ page, thanking the people who helped build the “other” social network. “This is a group of people who built social at Google against the ske
 

Facebook friend tracker feature unveiled

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
 
Ever wonder where your Facebook friends are? The social media service will tell you with its latest friend tracker. Facebook rolls out a new feature on its mobile app that displays locations of “Nearby Friends” in real time. The intention is noble, enabling users to meet their Facebook friends easily in real life. The friend tracker feature is turned off by default, so users who do not want Facebook
 

Twitter redesign looks like Facebook

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
 
Twitter has recently unveiled its latest redesign of user profiles, which the social media service has been testing since February. On the surface, the first thing you would notice on the latest Twitter redesign is that the profiles look like those on Facebook. The now-larger user photo is placed on the left-hand side, while the header image is laid out like FB’s cover photo. You can even pin one of your
 

Facebook on a mission against like-baiting posts

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
 
You may have noticed your friend sharing a post on Facebook that encourages readers to click Like or share it to your news feed. These posts are called “like-baiting,” which has littered the news feed and Facebook is doing something about it. “The improvement we are making today better detects these stories and helps ensure that they are not shown more prominently in News Feed than more relevant
 

Vine introduces direct video messaging

Friday, April 4th, 2014
 
Vine, Twitter’s hit video-sharing app, introduces a new feature wherein users can message other Vine members directly through video. It looks similar to Twitter’s direct messaging, but with text and video clips. To create a new Vine message, tap on the Messages section, record a video and send it to one or several users. All of the conversations, however, remain one-on-one like Snapchat. This means
 

Court declares Twitter ban in Turkey unconstitutional

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014
 
After weeks since the Turkish government imposed a ban on Twitter, the country’s constitutional court declares the Twitter ban as a breach in Turkey’s freedom of expression. The court has also directed the TIB–Turkey’s governmental office responsible in Internet regulations–to restore microblogging service, which could take several hours. Meanwhile, it remains unclear whether YouTube
 

Video Ads Coming To Facebook

Friday, March 14th, 2014
 
Social networking giant Facebook is always standing on a delicate balance. On one side, it is looking to make its billions of members engaged and enjoy the experience when visiting the site. On the other side, it also seeks to find ways to further increase its profitability by using ads, something that many of its members do not like. But recently, Facebook may be focusing on the latter, trying to make the site mor