News tagged: Facebook

Facebook Is Working On Augmented Reality

Mark Zuckerberg has confirmed Facebook is working on augmented reality (AR) technology. Unlike virtual reality, which Facebook is involved in through Oculus VR, augmented reality isn't as close to being feasible or widely available in the consumer market.

Facebook Rebranded As Free Basics

Facebook has changed the name of its site and app to Free Basics. The initiative, which is making core internet services available for free, has come under fire in the past. Since it only makes a few services available for free, those services get an advantage.

Facebook Will Add A 'Dislike' Button

Facebook, which has long maintained it will not add a dislike button, is now set to do exactly that. Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, revealed during a Q&A event at the company's headquarters that a dislike button has been created and will soon appear for a limited set of users.

WhatsApp Close To A Billion Users

WhatsApp, the popular messaging app owned by Facebook, is now close to 1 billion users. Jan Koum, founder of WhatsApp, says the app had 900 million active monthly users in September and should reach the billion mark in early 2016. WhatsApp grew by 100m users in four months.

Facebook Adds Donate Button For Nonprofits

Facebook has released a donate button for all nonprofits active on the social network. Nonprofits can use the button on their Facebook Pages and on ads. The button was introduced in December 2013, but it was limited to a few partners, including UNICEF and the Red Cross.

Facebook Video Ads Now Work In Any App

Facebook's video ads will soon show up outside of the social network. The social network says its autoplay ads will now be shown by third-parties who are using Facebook's mobile ad network. Carousel ads and product ads will also be available to publishers.