close

News WrapGet Handpicked Stories from our editors directly to your mailbox

Facebook

ICC inks exclusive digital content partnership with Facebook till 2023

As part of the deal, the ICC will allow Facebook to carry a range of digital content till 2023 including match recaps, in-play key moments and other match and feature content.

Sep 26, 2019, 19:44 PM IST

Salman Khan threatened on Facebook

Khan has been sentenced to five-year imprisonment in the blackbuck killing case but is on bail.

Sep 25, 2019, 08:52 AM IST

WhatsApp quietly rolls out tool to share status on Facebook

Just like Instagram, WhatsApp's status Stories let users post images, text and videos on your profile that disappear after 24 hours.

Sep 23, 2019, 11:28 AM IST

Facebook buys startup to boost cryptocurrency Libra experience

The Israel-based startup is known for building "Hybrid Bot Architecture" - an approach that offers the enterprise the scalability of a bot with the intelligence, comprehension, and empathy of a human.

Sep 23, 2019, 11:26 AM IST

Facebook picks 6 projects from India for AI ethics research

Facebook announced the Ethics in AI research awards in June with a regional focus of India. The proposed budget should be within Rs 10,00,000 to Rs 20,00,000, Facebook said.

Sep 23, 2019, 11:25 AM IST

Not selling WhatsApp or Instagram: Mark Zuckerberg

Senator Josh Hawley (Missouri Republican) tweeted that he met Zuckerberg during his visit to Washington, DC on Thursday, and asked him to sell Instagram and WhatsApp.

Sep 20, 2019, 15:24 PM IST

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg meets Donald Trump, seeks to mend fences in Washington

Donald Trump posted a photo with Mark Zuckerberg on Twitter and called their session a "nice meeting" in the Oval Office. Facebook said the tech executive "had a good, constructive meeting with President Trump at the White House today." 

Sep 20, 2019, 07:52 AM IST

Facebook expands home video-calling Portal lineup

Facebook has added a new way to connect with friends on Portal through WhatsApp, in addition to Messenger calling. Portal offers hands-free voice control.

Sep 19, 2019, 11:06 AM IST

Facebook adds new features to video capabilities

The social networking giant made the announcement during a session at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) taking place here.

Sep 17, 2019, 13:19 PM IST

Facebook may limit posts lacking authenticity

Updating its Community Standards, Facebook said that besides authenticity, it focuses on upholding three other values while limiting expressions - safety, dignity and privacy.

Sep 13, 2019, 18:03 PM IST

SC seeks Centre's status on framing regulations to link social media with Aadhaar by September 24

Last year, WhatsApp received a lot of flak from the Indian government over fake news and false information being circulated on its messaging platform.

Sep 13, 2019, 14:48 PM IST

Facebook Dating with Secret Crush feature launched in US

Facebook said it is also giving people the ability to integrate their Instagram posts directly into their Dating profile and giving them the ability to add Instagram followers to their Secret Crush lists, in addition to Facebook friends.

Sep 06, 2019, 15:10 PM IST

Over 419 million Facebook users' phone numbers exposed online

The database included 133 million records of US-based Facebook users, 18 million records of UK users and more than 50 million records of users in Vietnam.

Sep 05, 2019, 09:35 AM IST

Facebook fails to allay privacy fears on Messenger Kids

Responding to Facebook`s reply to their earlier letter, Senators Ed Markey (D-MA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) said that Facebook has to do a lot better to protect kids on its Messenger Kids platform, The Verge reported on Wednesday.

Aug 29, 2019, 10:40 AM IST

FIR lodged for fake Facebook profile of former cricketer Sandeep Patil

Patil has served as the director of National Cricket Academy (NCA) and chairman of the BCCI Selection Committee.

Aug 27, 2019, 16:26 PM IST

Facebook working on new messaging app to take on Snapchat

Earlier this year, Instagram put an end to "Direct", its standalone camera-first messaging app which was used to send Instagram direct messages.

Aug 27, 2019, 10:59 AM IST

SC issues notice to Centre on Facebook's plea to transfer case over Aadhaar-social media linking

Facebook Inc had filed a petition in the apex court seeking transfer of cases pending in three High Courts – Madras, Bombay and Madhya Pradesh – for linking social media accounts with Aadhaar in order to curb fake news.

Aug 20, 2019, 12:53 PM IST

Facebook seeks transfer of case on linking Aadhaar-social media; SC to hear plea on Tuesday

Facebook Inc had filed a petition in the apex court seeking transfer of cases pending in three High Courts – Madras, Bombay and Madhya Pradesh – for linking social media accounts with Aadhaar in order to curb fake news.

Aug 19, 2019, 14:53 PM IST

'WhatsApp from Facebook' tag added in latest beta: Report

This comes less than a week after the Facebook-owned platform started rolling out a feature called "Fingerprint lock" for its Android beta users.

Aug 19, 2019, 09:49 AM IST

Facebook's movie ads now include showtime, ticket details

Moviegoers often discover a film months before its release but they often need reminders when a film they care is about to hit theatres.

Aug 16, 2019, 14:51 PM IST