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Facebook is building a smartwatch with health features to take on the Apple Watch
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Facebook is building a smartwatch with health features to take on the Apple Watch

With the new smartwatch, the company will join its growing hardware ecosystem that includes virtual reality headsets, an upcoming augmented reality (AR) smart glasses, and video-calling devices.

WhatsApp privacy policy update: Concerned about privacy, users look at alternative like Signal, Telegram
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WhatsApp privacy policy update: Concerned about privacy, users look at alternative like Signal, Telegram

Tesla, SpaceX and Boring Company CEO Elon Musk has also been urging people into "Use Signal".

Fuel for India 2020: India is a very special, important country with remarkable entrepreneurship culture, says Mark Zuckerberg
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Fuel for India 2020: India is a very special, important country with remarkable entrepreneurship culture, says Mark Zuckerberg

Following the NPCI approval, WhatsApp will compete with players like Paytm, Google Pay, Walmart-owned PhonePe and Amazon Pay in the country.

Facebook launches Vanish Mode on Messenger and Instagram: How it works
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Facebook launches Vanish Mode on Messenger and Instagram: How it works

The vanish mode will let users share something and then immediately forget about it by vanishing the entire chat.

Facebook's new emotional health resource center will allow users to seek help from experts in the times of need
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Facebook's new emotional health resource center will allow users to seek help from experts in the times of need

Apps like WhatsApp and Messenger are also getting updated features to tackle poor mental health.

Facebook to allow users to cross text on platforms via Instagram DM and Messenger
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Facebook to allow users to cross text on platforms via Instagram DM and Messenger

Facebook has also introduced new features like vanishing messages, selfie stickers, custom emoji, chat colors and more.

WhatsApp beta update brings ringtone for group calls, sticker animations, other features
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WhatsApp beta update brings ringtone for group calls, sticker animations, other features

The messaging app has implemented changes in the user interface linked to the option to make calls.

How to create Messenger Rooms via WhatsApp mobile app, desktop app or web
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How to create Messenger Rooms via WhatsApp mobile app, desktop app or web

Facebook's Messenger Rooms allow up to 50 participants on a video call simultaneously.

Facebook Messenger introduces new 'App lock' settings for better privacy controls
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Facebook Messenger introduces new 'App lock' settings for better privacy controls

A new 'Privacy' settings section has been added to the app that will help users get a better Messenger experience.

Facebook Messenger rolls out a screen sharing feature for iOS and Android users
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Facebook Messenger rolls out a screen sharing feature for iOS and Android users

Messenger Rooms users will now be able to share their screens with up to 16 simultaneous participants.

How to create and join Messenger Rooms on Instagram
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How to create and join Messenger Rooms on Instagram

Users can start the process of creating Messenger Rooms on Instagram, but they will ultimately have to head to Messenger for the video call.

Samsung has teamed up with Facebook to help offline retailers go digital
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Samsung has teamed up with Facebook to help offline retailers go digital

Samsung says that in the first phase they have already trained more than 800 offline retailers in collaboration with Facebook.

Facebook Messenger Rooms: What is it, how does it work, and should you use it? All your questions, answered!
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Facebook Messenger Rooms: What is it, how does it work, and should you use it? All your questions, answered!

As of now, Facebook is testing the feature in a number of countries, so only a select number of users are able to see the feature.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Facebook Messenger chatbot released to educate users about the global pandemic
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Facebook Messenger chatbot released to educate users about the global pandemic

Facebook Messenger chatbot is available in both Hindi and English languages in India.

Facebook Messenger makes it mandatory to sign up using a Facebook account
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Facebook Messenger makes it mandatory to sign up using a Facebook account

Earlier, users could sign up for Facebook Messenger and Messenger Lite with only their phone numbers.

Google has started rolling out its version of iMessage for users in the US
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Google has started rolling out its version of iMessage for users in the US

Chat has a bunch of feature that are similar to the ones seen on Apple's iMessage.

FTC is concerned that Facebook's policies about how its apps interact violate antitrust law
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FTC is concerned that Facebook's policies about how its apps interact violate antitrust law

FTC might ask a court to bar Facebook from enforcing policies regarding how its apps work with potential rivals.

Facebook, Instagram, Messenger are now back up after the global outage
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Facebook, Instagram, Messenger are now back up after the global outage

The issue has been seen across the world, although, it does not appear to affect all users the same.

Facebook working on Instagram-like ‘Close Friends’ feature called ‘Favourites’
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Facebook working on Instagram-like ‘Close Friends’ feature called ‘Favourites’

Favourites will allow Facebook users to create a custom list of friends to share their stories.