Facebook is letting some users make voice and video calls within its main app on a trial basis, aiming to make it easier to place calls without opening its standalone Messenger app.
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Facebook’s platforms, including online messaging service WhatsApp and photo-sharing app Instagram, were down for thousands of users on Friday, according to outage tracking website Downdetector.com.
The UK’s digital minister warned he had “very grave concerns” about Facebook’s plans to expand end-to-end encryption across all user communications.
Facebook said some users can now send messages between Messenger and Instagram – the first step toward a full integration of the company’s three separate social media services.
Facebook has unveiled a new version of its Messenger app that it says is significantly faster and simpler to use.
New research by Opensignal has found that South Africa scores poorly relative to many other nations when it comes to the quality of voice calls over mobile networks using apps such as WhatsApp.
Underscoring the importance of social media to South African smartphone users, Telkom has unveiled a series of new “social bundles”, offering access from as little as R1.
Among Facebook’s justifications for introducing a new digital currency, libra, the company has offered one pious rationale: to connect the 1.7 billion adults who lack bank accounts to the global financial system.
Facebook’s plan for a new cryptocurrency has the potential to change entire industries. A more likely outcome is that the technology transforms the social media giant’s own business.
Facebook was hours away from the formal announcement of its ambitious foray into financial services, but French finance minister Bruno Le Maire was already broadcasting his discontent.