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WhatsApp to roll out ‘Message Yourself’ feature for Android and iOS users; check how you can access it
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WhatsApp to roll out ‘Message Yourself’ feature for Android and iOS users; check how you can access it

Wondering how to set up the "Message yourself"feature on WhatsApp? Users will first have to update the WhatsApp application on their smartphone in order to access the WhatsApp Message Yourself feature.

Meta gets all-time high request from India seeking action on 91,000 accounts
India

Meta gets all-time high request from India seeking action on 91,000 accounts

The United States topped the list of countries with 69,363 requests seeking action on over 1.26 lakh social media accounts while India came second on the chart in terms of the total number of requests made, Meta said in its transparency report

Meta's AI demo pulled offline after testers used it to write racist and inaccurate scientific literature 
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Meta's AI demo pulled offline after testers used it to write racist and inaccurate scientific literature 

Users testing Meta's Galactica were able to generate false, inaccurate and racist scientific literature using basic prompts. Meta was forced to pull the service down to work on it.

Meta CEO Zuckerberg says WhatsApp business chat will drive sales sooner than metaverse
World

Meta CEO Zuckerberg says WhatsApp business chat will drive sales sooner than metaverse

Mark Zuckerberg assured employees on Thursday that WhatsApp and Messenger would drive the company's next wave of sales growth, as he sought to assuage financial concerns about Meta after its first mass layoffs

Meta appoints Sandhya Devanathan as India head, she replaces Ajit Mohan
India

Meta appoints Sandhya Devanathan as India head, she replaces Ajit Mohan

Devanathan joined Meta in 2016 and helped build out the Singapore and Vietnam businesses and teams as well as Meta’s e-commerce initiatives in Southeast Asia. In 2020, she moved to Indonesia to lead Gaming for APAC which is one of the largest verticals for Meta globally

Amid global lay-offs, WhatsApp India chief and Meta’s public policy head quit
India

Amid global lay-offs, WhatsApp India chief and Meta’s public policy head quit

The resignations follow the exit of Meta’s India head Ajit Mohan, who quit earlier in November after four years with the global tech company to join rival Snap Inc

Twitter, Meta, Amazon and more... Why are tech titans laying off employees?
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Twitter, Meta, Amazon and more... Why are tech titans laying off employees?

Big names in the tech industry are letting go of employees in large numbers. These lay-offs are a combination of lower than expected earnings as well as consumers holding back spending due to the looming threat of a recession

Why Mark Zuckerberg can fire 11,000 workers but Meta’s shareholders can't dump him
World

Why Mark Zuckerberg can fire 11,000 workers but Meta’s shareholders can't dump him

Mark Zuckerberg, who owns about 13.6 per cent of Meta shares, is entrenched due to what is known as a dual-class share structure. This allows him to control more than 57 per cent of votes — meaning the only way he can be removed as chief executive is if he votes himself out

Explained: How layoffs at Singapore tech firms are affecting Indians
World

Explained: How layoffs at Singapore tech firms are affecting Indians

Technology companies around the world and in Singapore — a major tech hub where many of the tech giants host their regional headquarters — are freezing hiring or downsizing in the face of sluggish consumer spending, higher interest rates and inflation

'One of the most emotional days of my career': Meta employee pens sympathising post for laid-off employees
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'One of the most emotional days of my career': Meta employee pens sympathising post for laid-off employees

Kate Gronso, who is a Product Development and Marketing leader at Meta, penned down a lengthy note to share her experience after she witnessed her 'closest friends' leaving the company

Sacked 2 days after joining, fired during maternity leave: How Meta layoff has affected its desi employees
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Sacked 2 days after joining, fired during maternity leave: How Meta layoff has affected its desi employees

In one of the worst layoffs in the tech industry, Meta has fired 11,000 employees, around 13 per cent of its workforce. Among the most heartbreaking stories is that of an Indian who migrated to Canada only to be sacked on the second day of the job

Why is Meta laying off employees? What next for Facebook parent company?
Explainers

Why is Meta laying off employees? What next for Facebook parent company?

Former employees will receive 16 weeks of base pay, plus two additional weeks for every year with the company, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in his letter to employees. Health insurance for those employees and their families will continue for six months

'Unfortunately, this did not play out the way I expected': Mark Zuckerberg as Facebook parent Meta cuts 11,000 jobs
World

'Unfortunately, this did not play out the way I expected': Mark Zuckerberg as Facebook parent Meta cuts 11,000 jobs

Mark Zuckerberg said Meta employees, who have lost their job, will receive 16 weeks of base pay along with two additional weeks for every year with the company

Send disappearing messages on Instagram with vanish mode; here’s how to enable it
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Send disappearing messages on Instagram with vanish mode; here’s how to enable it

Disappearing messages sent through Instagram’s vanish mode can’t be copied, saved or forwarded.

Ajit Mohan, country head of Meta India quits with immediate effect, reportedly to join Snap
News & Analysis

Ajit Mohan, country head of Meta India quits with immediate effect, reportedly to join Snap

Ajit Mohan, Meta India's country head, made a sudden decision to quit the organisation today. It is being reported that he will be joining Snap Inc. as President of its APAC business.

Explained: What caused the Instagram outage and why Meta's services are going down so often
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Explained: What caused the Instagram outage and why Meta's services are going down so often

Outages of Meta's services are nothing new. WhatsApp and Instagram have faced a number of outages over the last two years. As more and more users get on the platforms, these outages will only become more common.

WhatsApp to introduce image blur tool and more features in future updates; details here
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WhatsApp to introduce image blur tool and more features in future updates; details here

The new "Forward media with caption" feature will allow users to send pictures and videos with captions.

Editorial failings, victim card: By shifting blame for fake Meta article, The Wire harms its own brand of journalism
India

Editorial failings, victim card: By shifting blame for fake Meta article, The Wire harms its own brand of journalism

Not only The Wire failed in editorial gatekeeping on many counts but is now seeking to embrace victimhood after initially going all out to defence the article

'The Wire' files police complaint against ex-consultant Devesh Kumar over fabricated story against BJP's Amit Malviya
India

'The Wire' files police complaint against ex-consultant Devesh Kumar over fabricated story against BJP's Amit Malviya

On Saturday, the Delhi Police had filed an FIR against 'The Wire' and its editors based on a complaint by Malviya, who accused it of "cheating and forgery" and "tarnishing" his reputation

BJP leader Amit Malviya files FIR against 'The Wire'; alleges defamation, criminal conspiracy
Politics

BJP leader Amit Malviya files FIR against 'The Wire'; alleges defamation, criminal conspiracy

'The Wire' had reportedly posted reports that alleged that BJP leader Amit Malviya colluded with Meta, the parent company of social media giant Instagram in removing content deemed unfavourable to the saffron party. The reports have since been retracted by the portal