Facebook Testing Out A New Mini Social Network “Neighborhoods”

Facebook has recently been trying out a new feature, “Neighborhoods”. It is a small network of people based on their geographic location/setting. Facebook intends for it to work in a way that people of a small locality can get to know each other better. The company has already been trying the mini social network out in Calgary, Canada. Read More

Messenger And Instagram Chats Now Officially Merged

Instagram and Facebook Messenger have now officially merged their chats, in the implementation of the next phase of the company’s planned unified messaging service for Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp.

The New York Times is reporting that Facebook plans to combine messaging services across its applications, merging chats from WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger.

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Instagram Goes All Out To Oppose Apple’s New Ad Privacy Feature

Apple is introducing quite a polarizing new privacy feature in 2021. It will allow users to control whether their activities are being tracked and sent to advertisers or not. The opt-in feature will let users volunteer to send information to advertisers, as opposed to the current system where there is no other option than the advertisers tracking your online activity. 

Advertisers are opposed to this new feature and say this will lead to a 50% drop in revenues. Along with small advertising agencies, Instagram and its parent company Facebook are also trying their level best to create a strong case against this new feature. Read More

Facebook Reviews Its Policies In Light Of The Ad Boycott Bandwagon, “Stop Hate For Profit”


Facebook has attracted massive backlash from its employess, lawmakers and other stakeholders over the issue of hate speech. Facebook witnessed widening of Ad Boycott, called “Stop Hate for Profit” which came after the death of George Floyd, to force the company to take a step on hate speech and misinformation. More than 90 large advertisers including Coca-Cola, Unilever and Levi Strauss pulled back from advertising on Facebook because of certain unacceptable posts not being withdrawn from the site, which led to the company’s stock to fall by 8.3% on Friday, eliminating $56bn from the company’s market value. Mark Zuckerberg has refused to dislodge but has made modification to its company’s policies. Read More

Facebook Gaming Stopped From Arriving On The App Store By Apple

Facebook’s application for launching its Gaming App on the iOS App Store has been rejected for the fifth time, according to a report by The New York Times.

Facebook has been repeatedly been denied permission to arrive on the App Store since February as it can jeopardize the Gaming Service – Apple Arcade. Facebook announced its Gaming App back in April amid the COVID-19 lock-down restrictions. The App which is available on Google Play Store, lets the users play simple HTML5 games and watch live-streams of other players. Read More

Facebook For Android Gets Dark Mode And More

Facebook-Dark-ModeWith the dark theme hitting the market and gaining its popularity for a long time in many Apps such as Instagram, Facebook Lite, WhatsApp Messenger and Messenger, Facebook has been going in its own pace. Reports had suggested that Facebook is working on the same, but nothing solid had been seen until now. But, with the recent news doing its rounds, we have come across interesting screenshots that show progress in the arrival of dark mode for Facebook as well as a bunch of other exciting and brand new features as well. Read More