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Instagram businesses and creators may be getting a Messenger-like ‘FAQ’ feature

Instagram businesses and creators may be getting a Messenger-like ‘FAQ’ feature Instagram is developing a new product, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), that will allow people to start conversations with businesses or creators’ accounts by tapping on a commonly asked question within a chat. Those who already have the feature available report they’re […]

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Oxford University’s COVID-19 vaccine shows high efficacy, and is cheaper to make and easier to store

Oxford University’s COVID-19 vaccine shows high efficacy, and is cheaper to make and easier to store Oxford University’s COVID-19 vaccine, being developed in partnership with drugmaker AstraZeneca, has shown to be 70.4% effective in preliminary results from its Phase 3 clinical trial. That rate actually includes data from two different approaches to […]

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Facebook’s Messenger Kids app redesigned to look more like Messenger

Facebook’s Messenger Kids app redesigned to look more like Messenger Facebook today is rolling out an updated version of its Messenger Kids app with the goal of making it easier for kids to interact with their friends and family, navigate the app, and personalize their experience with features like custom chat bubble […]

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WhatsApp is now delivering roughly 100 billion messages a day

WhatsApp is now delivering roughly 100 billion messages a day WhatsApp, the popular instant messaging app owned by Facebook, is now delivering roughly 100 billion messages a day, the company’s chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said at the quarterly earnings call Thursday. For some perspective, users exchanged 100 billion messages on WhatsApp last […]

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Facebook touts beefed up hate speech detection ahead of Myanmar election

Facebook touts beefed up hate speech detection ahead of Myanmar election Facebook has offered a little detail on extra steps it’s taking to improve its ability to detect and remove hate speech and election disinformation ahead of Myanmar’s election. A general election is scheduled to take place in the country on November […]

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Zoom faces criticism for denying free users e2e encryption

Zoom faces criticism for denying free users e2e encryption What price privacy? Zoom is facing a fresh security storm after CEO Eric Yuan confirmed that a plan to reboot its battered security cred by (actually) implementing end-to-end encryption does not in fact extend to providing this level of security to non-paying users. […]

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Facebook Avatars, a Bitmoji competitor, launches in Europe

Facebook Avatars, a Bitmoji competitor, launches in Europe Facebook Avatars, which lets users customize a virtual lookalike of themselves for use as stickers in chat and comments, is now available across Europe, the company said today. The social giant’s Avatars, a clone of Snapchat’s popular Bitmoji, was first unveiled last year. The […]

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Facebook launches Fundraisers in India, expands partnerships with state governments for WhatsApp and Messenger helplines

Facebook launches Fundraisers in India, expands partnerships with state governments for WhatsApp and Messenger helplines Facebook has expanded Fundraisers to India and is working with several additional state governments to provide authoritative information about the coronavirus to more people in the country, it said today. Fundraisers, which was available in the U.S. […]

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Leverice is a team messenger app that’s taking aim at information overload

Leverice is a team messenger app that’s taking aim at information overload Meet Leverice: A team messenger and collaboration platform that’s aiming to compete with b2b giants like Slack by tackling an issue that continues to plague real-time messaging — namely, ‘always-on’ information overload. This means these tools can feel like they’re […]

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WhatsApp introduces new limit on message forwards to fight spread of misinformation

WhatsApp introduces new limit on message forwards to fight spread of misinformation WhatsApp is imposing additional restriction on how frequently a message can be shared on its platform in its latest effort to curtail the spread of misinformation. The Facebook -owned instant messaging service said today that any message that has been […]

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