Facebook is was working to resolve issues faced by some users while sending and receiving media files on Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp. The outages appear to be connected to US cybersecurity firm Cloudflare which has been affected by an outage at telecommunications provider Verizon.
At it's ongoing F8 annual developer conference, while the keynote opened with CEO Mark Zuckerberg stressing on a privacy-focused platform, there were a lot of new developments shared as far as all of Facebook’s products are concerned. Starting with Messenger, Facebook shared plans about integrating the chat app with Instagram and WhatsApp.
Facebook has suffered another outage of its services a month after a server upgrade left users unable to use its Facebook, WhatsApp or Instagram services for almost a day. Services were restored within hours of reports emerging about the outage.
Facebook currently owns and operates three messaging platforms that all run independently of each other - Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram. All three platforms feature their own respective messaging component; Instagram users, for instance, can't use the app to contact users on WhatsApp.
Facebook today announced new tools to help people manage their time on Facebook and Instagram: an activity dashboard, a daily reminder and a new way to limit notifications. Similar to Apple's Screen Time, the tools are intended to help users monitor and control their usage of both the main Facebook app and Instagram.
BlackBerry has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Snap Inc. SImilar to the companies lawsuit against Facebook last month, BlackBerry says that Snap has infringed on intellectual property, including innovations on real-time activity location for maps, message notification techniques and methods for integrating advertising on mobile devices.
BlackBerry has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Facebook and its companies WhatsApp and Instagram for their use of instant messaging. The lawsuit alleges that Facebook "created mobile messaging applications that co-opt BlackBerry's innovations, using a number of the innovative security, user interface, and functionality enhancing features.
Facebook has sealed a deal to allow copyrighted music videos to be used across its social media sites. The deal with Universal Music, thought to be worth several hundred million dollars, will allow users to share and listen to music without breaching copyright.
A group of hackers have discovered, and used, an Instagram bug this week to scrape the phone numbers and email addresses of six million Instagram accounts. They are now selling that information online.
Apple will be replacing its hand gun emoji with a far less controversial bright green and orange water pistol in the next version of its operating system, iOS 10.