Facebook Could Be Planning To Temporarily Pause Political Ads

Companies like Facebook make some of their money through advertising, and with the sheer number of users on their platforms, they certainly are a very attractive platform to advertise products and services. This is why it doesn’t come as a surprise that politicians are also using Facebook to advertise their campaigns.However, according to a report from Bloomberg, Facebook could be considering hitting the pause button on political ads leading up […] Source: Ubergizmo Technology

Facebook Could Introduce Cross-Platform Messaging Between WhatsApp And Messenger

Facebook currently owns several methods of communication. They have Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram, all of which allow users to message each other. However, accordion to a report from WABetaInfo, it seems that Facebook could be considering cross-platform messaging where users on Messenger could potentially communicate with users on WhatsApp.According to the discovery by WABetaInfo, they write, “Following the references listed in this image, Facebook can understand if a WhatsApp […] Source: Ubergizmo Technology

Facebook Shows Off An Ultra-Thin Pair Of VR Glasses

Due to all the components needed in order to make virtual reality functional, pretty much all the VR headsets we’ve seen tend to be rather big and bulky and not exactly portable. However, over at Facebook Reality Labs, the company has shown off a proof-of-concept pair of VR glasses that look like a pair of regular glasses.According to Facebook, they propose that in order to achieve this level of thinness, […] Source: Ubergizmo Technology

Facebook Will Now Warn Users When Sharing News More Than 90 Days Old

News moves really fast and what could be relevant one hour ago could be irrelevant the next hour. For example if you were to learn that a company had filed for bankruptcy last month, but now this month they suddenly get a saved by an investment firm, what was news last month is no longer applicable this month.As such, Facebook wants to make sure that users are aware that the […] Source: Ubergizmo Technology

Facebook Launches Forecast, An App That Asks Users To Make Predictions About World Events

Facebook already knows a lot about what you do based on your likes. It also knows what you say based on the comments you’ve made on posts, but now it seems that Facebook also wants to know how you think. The company has recently announced the launch of a new test app called Forecast.As the name suggests, this is an app based around predictions, where Facebook users will be able […] Source: Ubergizmo Technology

Facebook Portal Will Now Support Up To 50 Users Per Call

With Facebook’s somewhat checkered history with regards to user privacy, many were incredulous when the company announced its Portal video calling device back in 2018 as it basically put a Facebook camera in your home. However, if you do own a Portal, then the latest update could be of interest to you.In an announcement by Facebook, they have revealed that the latest update to Portal will now allow as many […] Source: Ubergizmo Technology

Facebook Will Allow Users To Turn Off Political Ads If They Don’t Want To See It

Discussing politics can be a sensitive subject and many people have gotten into never-ending arguments about them. If you’d rather not deal with having to see political ads on your Facebook feed, then you’ll be pleased to learn that according to Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg, users will be able to turn them off.In an op-ed published in USA Today, Zuckerberg wrote, “For those of you who’ve already made up your […] Source: Ubergizmo Technology

WhatsApp’s Payments Have Started To Roll Out To Users

For a while now, Facebook has been trying to figure out a way to monetize WhatsApp. The company acquired WhatsApp several years ago in what some called one of the most expensive acquisitions in tech, but to date, Facebook has yet to charge users to use the service (although the idea of introducing ads has been floated in the past).However, it looks like Facebook might finally have an idea on […] Source: Ubergizmo Technology

Facebook Testing Face ID, Touch ID Locking For Messenger App

If you don’t like it when people use your phone and go through your messages, then here’s some potentially good news for you. Facebook appears to be testing out protecting its Messenger app with Face ID or Touch ID (depending on your device), meaning that you might be soon able to biometrically protect your messages from prying eyes.Facebook has since confirmed that this is a feature currently in testing and […] Source: Ubergizmo Technology

Facebook Testing Wikipedia Integration Into Its Search Results

When you search for something on Google, sometimes you might get a knowledge panel on the right which provides you with a brief blurb on the topic you’re searching, as well as a link to websites like Wikipedia. Now it looks like Facebook is attempting to do the same in a test that was discovered and shared by some users on Twitter.Facebook has also since confirmed to TechCrunch that this […] Source: Ubergizmo Technology