News tagged: Facebook

Instagram Gets Offline Mode On Android

Instagram for Android can now be used without an internet connection. With the app's offline mode, you can browse and create posts without being connected. Anything that's already been downloaded will be available for viewing, commenting, liking, and saving.

Facebook Messenger Grows To 1.2B Users

1.2 billion people are using Facebook Messenger every month, up from the 1 billion Facebook reported in July 2016. Considering 200 million users in total would be a significant user base for most apps, that kind of growth over an 8-month period indicates Messenger is doing well.

Facebook Messenger Adds Group Payments

Support for group payments has been added to Facebook Messenger, expanding upon the messaging app's person-to-person payments. When you're in a group chat, you can either send money to everyone or pick individual members to pay. Payments were added to Messenger in 2015.

One In Five Facebook Videos Are Live

Facebook's livestreaming push has worked out well. The social network says 1 in 5 videos on the site are streams and the amount of time spent watching Live content had quadrupled in a year. Those stats were shared by Fidji Simo, Facebook's head of video.

Facebook Tools Will Combat Revenge Porn

Facebook has announced new tools that'll hopefully reduce the spread of revenge porn on the network. These tools are meant to make Facebook a safer part of the internet, according to Antigone Davis, Facebook's head of global safety. Facebook will use photo-matching technology.

WhatsApp To Add Payment Support In India

Peer-to-peer payments may be added to WhatsApp in India in the coming months. The Ken reports the messaging service will introduce that feature within six months. WhatsApp is reportedly speaking with the government about working with the country's UPI system.