The Most Popular Games on Facebook Right Now

The Most Popular Games on Facebook Right Now

Games are a big part of Facebook, but have you ever wondered which of the the social media platform’s universally recognized games are the most popular and – consequently – the most financially successful for their creators? Some of the contenders in the list of most popular ever Facebook games are obvious – others might surprise you. Candy Crush If you have a Facebook account, you’re probably already familiar with Candy Crush.  Even if you’ve managed to avoid playing the game yourself, it’s impossible to not notice how loved the…

Read More

Facebook Messenger Lite Now Available in 132 More Countries; Not Yet in India

Facebook Messenger Lite Now Available in 132 More Countries; Not Yet in India

Facebook on Thursday announced the global expansion of the light version of Messenger, an Android-only app launched last year. The Facebook Messenger Lite app is now available in 132 more countries, catering to users that utilise smartphones with low processing power, memory, and bandwidth. This app is ideal for such an audience, and Facebook looks to bring them onto the social chat platform with the expansion in these countries. Additional countries include Germany, Colombia, Italy, Vietnam, Algeria, Morocco, Nigeria, Peru, Turkey, Japan, Taiwan, and the Netherlands, among others. The news…

Read More

WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter in List of Apps Banned in Jammu and Kashmir for One Month

WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter in List of Apps Banned in Jammu and Kashmir for One Month

The Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday banned all social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp for one month in the Valley in order to prevent “anti-national and anti-social elements” from spreading “inflammatory messages”. Mobile Internet services have remained suspended in the Valley since April 19 following widespread students’ unrest. The Home Department order, written by R.K. Goyal, Principal Secretary to Government, in this regard read: “On careful examination of all relevant factors, it is observed that the use of social media platforms, which are being misused by anti-national…

Read More

Facebook to Pull Messaging Support From Older Versions of Its Apps

Facebook to Pull Messaging Support From Older Versions of Its Apps

Messaging support for older versions of the Facebook and Messenger apps will soon be pulled – specifically, by the end of March. This gives people using older versions of the apps very little time to update. Affected versions include v55 of the Facebook app and v10 of Messenger on Android. Further, it will also stop support for Facebook on Windows Phone. The social media giant said that its team spends countless hours making the platform best. “One of the ways we continue to improve is by consistently introducing rich features,…

Read More

Feeling down? Take a break from Facebook to lift your spirits

Feeling down? Take a break from Facebook to lift your spirits

If you are feeling blue and cannot figure out why, taking an occasional break from Facebook might do wonders, suggests a research. The study showed that regular use of social networking such as Facebook can negatively affect your emotional well-being and satisfaction with life, but you do not have to quit Facebook altogether. Simply changing your social networking behaviour and taking an occasional break from Facebook may lift your spirits, said the study published in the journal Cyberpsychology, Behaviour, and Social Networking. In the study, Morten Tromholt from the University…

Read More

Facebook Posts May Offer Insight Into Mental Illness

Facebook Posts May Offer Insight Into Mental Illness

Your Facebook status updates, ‘likes’ and even photos could help researchers better understand mental health disorders, a new study says. Social networks may even be used in future to treat mental illness, particularly among young people, the researchers said. “Facebook is hugely popular and could provide us with a wealth of data to improve our knowledge of mental health disorders such as depression and schizophrenia,” said the study’s lead-author Becky Inkster from University of Cambridge. Over a billion people worldwide use Facebook daily – one in seven of the global…

Read More

Facebook Messenger’s Instant Video Feature Takes On Snapchat

Facebook Messenger’s Instant Video Feature Takes On Snapchat

Facebook Messenger on Thursday added the ability to stream live video, adding a feature enjoyed by fans of rival application Snapchat. Instant Video lets people broadcast real-time video in Messenger text exchanges, according to a Facebook blog post. “It’s perfect for sharing quick moments with friends who aren’t right by your side or making your conversations richer by seeing each other face-to-face when you are messaging,” Facebook said of the Instant Video feature. Instant video was available in the latest version of the Messenger application on mobile devices powered by…

Read More

Facebook Messenger for Android Gets Material Design Revamp

Facebook Messenger for Android Gets Material Design Revamp

Facebook’s standalone Messenger app is finally receiving a Material Design makeover. The news was confirmed by Messenger’s Lead David Marcus in Facebook and Twitter posts. The all new Material Design will be rolling out starting Monday to Android users. Talking about the new design, Marcus said, “Any major redesign of an essential app used by hundreds of millions of people around the world is painstakingly hard, and that’s why we took every precaution to ensure you’d truly enjoy this evolution.” The Messenger app’s Material Design user interface revamp, is still…

Read More

Facebook VP Says Brazil Jailers Treated Him With Respect

Facebook VP Says Brazil Jailers Treated Him With Respect

A Facebook Inc executive who spent about 24 hours in a Brazilian jail this week said authorities treated him with respect and that the incident will not slow the company’s expansion in Brazil. Diego Dzodan, a Facebook vice president based in Sao Paulo, was arrested on Tuesday due to a dispute over law enforcement demands for data from the company’s encrypted WhatsApp messaging service for use in a secretive drug trafficking investigation. He was released on Wednesday after an appeals judge overturned a court order to arrest him. “I was…

Read More