News tagged: Facebook

Facebook Messenger Adds Free Video Calling

Facebook Messenger has received a big update that includes free video calling for the United States and 17 other countries. This update will make Messenger a bigger competitor to Skype and Viber, two of the existing VoIP services. Users can begin a call with one tap.

Facebook Grows To 1.44 Billion Monthly Users

The number of active monthly users on Facebook keeps growing and there are now 1.44 billion people using the social network each month. During the Facebook Q1 2015 earnings call it was revealed the network had grown since last quarter when it reported 1.39B active monthly users

Facebook 'Hello' Is A New Android Dialer

Hello is the latest application from Facebook and it is an Android dialer. The dialer will connect to a user's Facebook contacts and it emphasizes advanced caller ID. Facebook's messenger team made the app and it is now available from the Google Play store.

Facebook Security Settings Guide Launched

To make its security settings easier to understand, Facebook has changed settings and released guides about them. A new set of guides is now out and can be found in the Privacy Basics area. Privacy Basics has been expanded and now includes 11 new interactive guides.

Facebook API Loses Hashtag Support

Facebook is getting rid of hashtag support in its API. Support for them will be removed later this month and Tint, a social media feed service, wrote in an email that it had already seen the API was not functioning correctly anymore. All support will go away April 30.