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Send and receive PayPal money with Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger is more than just an instant messaging app now; it has transformed into a peer-to-peer  (P2P) payment channel, thanks to the partnership between Facebook and PayPal. Available in the U.S. from October 20, people can send and request money using their PayPal account without leaving the Messenger app. To make a payment, people…

Facebook launches Messenger Kids – a kid-friendly version of Messenger

Facebook has launched Messenger Kids – a standalone, kid-friendly version of Messenger that allows parents to control who their children are able to communicate with. Sounds a little authoritarian, no doubt, but this would arguably be better than leaving your children exposed to the deviants that are lurking out there.   Besides, apart from the executive control…

You will soon be able to delete accidental messages on WhatsApp

Have you ever sent a wrong message to a friend or group chat on WhatsApp? These embarrassing mistakes will be history soon, as WhatsApp is rolling out a feature that allows you to delete specific messages in a chat within seven minutes. Deleting messages for everyone allows you to delete specific messages you have sent to either…

WhatsApp is now blocked by the Great Firewall of China

WhatsApp is one of the last Facebook-related products that are now blocked in China. According to The New York Times, WhatsApp faced service disruption in China last Wednesday, and the Great Firewall entered into full force yesterday.   Cybersecurity experts that were approached by The New York Times said that their government is possibly using specialized software…

Microsoft and Facebook’s new subsea cable can transmit data at speeds of 160Tbps

Microsoft has announced the completion of the Marea subsea cable, a joint project with Facebook and global telecommunications infrastructure company Telxius, that took two years to install. Suresh Kumar, Microsoft’s corporate vice-president for cloud infrastructure and operations, said that the subsea cable was the most technologically advanced to cross the Atlantic Ocean and that it…

Facebook brings out a new ‘Order Food’ option

Facebook is rolling out a new food ordering option on its app and desktop site. If you go to the desktop “Explore” section, or the app menu, and click on the hamburger icon, you’ll be redirected to a page full of nearby restaurants that deliver through Facebook.   From the…

Facebook allows video creators to benefit from their pirated content

Facebook has allowed video creators to generate income from content that have been pirated by others. Facebook users will utilize a ‘Rights Manager’ feature, which provides a video matching software that automatically identifies videos that were re-posted of ripped off. This allows user to generate some revenue by claiming a…

Facebook’s ‘Journalism Project’ aims to boost quality of news being shared

If you’re an active Facebook user, chances are you’ve seen more than a couple of absurd news stories being shared by friends who have been duped into believing that these stories were real. To combat this, Facebook has launched a program called the ‘Facebook Journalism Project’. As its name suggests,…

Facebook is developing its own TV app

  Facebook has been working on its own TV app that works similarly to the Apple TV. The social media giant hopes the upcoming app will encourage their users to watch longer videos. This falls in line with Facebook’s recent tweaks to their news feed and their discussion with various…

Facebook launches payment method in Europe – social networking payments battle begins

Facebook has obtained an e-payments license from the Central Bank of Ireland, signalling that the ability to pay people through the Messenger app (already available in the US) could soon be coming to Europe.   The Central Bank of Ireland’s approval of the payments license was authorised to Facebook Payments…