News tagged: Facebook

Facebook Messenger Reaches 1 Billion User Mark

More than a billion people are now using Facebook Messenger each month, making it one of the most popular messaging apps in the world. Since the service spun off from the main Facebook app two years ago, it has quickly become a top chat service on mobile devices.

Facebook For Android Adds Offline Videos

Saving videos for offline viewing is now possible in the Facebook app on Android. The offline video feature has been in testing for months and while it was originally expected to only widely appear in areas with sub-par infrastructure, it has rolled out to all regions instead.

Facebook Adds Instant Articles To Messenger

Articles from publishers taking part in Facebook's Instant Articles will no longer receive as much traffic to their web site from Messenger. The app has been updated to work with Instant Articles, meaning content will load much faster and use less data.

Facebook Faces Lawsuit, Investigation From IRS

Facebook's controversial tax practices in Ireland are now being investigated by the US' IRS and the Justice Department has filed a lawsuit against the social network. Previous requests for information from Facebook didn't result in any response from the company.

Facebook Live To Get Snapchat-Like Filters

Facebook's live streaming platform that is now built into Facebook is about to get a big update. During VidCon, the company has announced several new big updates for Facebook Live, and one of them that it will soon get Snapchat-like filter from a company called Masquerade.