The company said it is also improving the look of Avatars, subtle adjustments have been made to certain facial shapes and skin shaders to make avatars more authentic.
In a notification sent to people who have used the feature in the past, the tech giant said it will stop collecting data associated with these features on May 31 and will wipe any stored data on August 1, reports The Verge.
Facebook's parent company Meta is also said to be prioritising short-video projects above other initiatives, likely due to increasing competition from popular short-form video app TikTok.
Between March 1-31, Meta received 656 reports through the Indian grievance mechanism for Facebook, and responded to 100 per cent of those reports.
Meta said that the strength of civic institutions has been declining long before social media was invented.
Snap (parent company of Snapchat) grew its revenue 38 per cent year-over-year to reach $1.06 billion for the quarter that ended March 31, 2022.
To kickstart Soundbites, Facebook is introducing an 'Audio Creator Fund' to support emerging audio creators and get early feedback on the new product experience.
Odisha is the first state in the country to be formed on linguistic basis. But these big tech giants such as Google, Facebook and Youtube have not recognized Odia as a language. Why?
Sending a message with /silent removes the anxiety of interrupting someone with a non-urgent pop-up notification or disturbing them during their off hours.
Incoming posts that contain content rated by third-party fact-checkers as false are declined before they are seen in the group, which helps reduce the visibility of misinformation.
Meta (formerly Facebook) on last weekend prohibited Russian state media from running ads or monetising on its platform anywhere in the world.
Meta earlier criticised Russia's move to restrict Facebook in the country, saying that it reacted in response to either Facebook's fact-checking practices and its policy of labelling state-run media accounts.
Russia's internet regulatory agency Roskomnadzor said that on February 24, Facebook social network (Meta Platforms) restricted the official accounts of four Russian media outlets.
Climate denial on Facebook has gotten even worse this year, according to a new study led by climate advocacy group Stop Funding Heat and the Real Facebook Oversight Board.
The 'News Feed' name had been in place since the feature was first introduced more than 15 years ago.
With India entering the crucial Assembly polls season, Meta (formerly Facebook) on Thursday said it has activated its Elections Operations Centre so that it can watch out for potential abuses that could emerge across the platform related to these elections to respond in real time.
The first generation of this infrastructure, designed in 2017, has 22,000 NVIDIA V100 Tensor Core GPUs in a single cluster that performs 35,000 training jobs a day.
The event will feature different segments showcasing how people, businesses and communities are coming together on Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp to drive change, unleash expression, foster inclusion and explore possibilities of the future.
This video of a woman begging in the streets of Varanasi has gone viral on Social Media.
According to the company, it has heard concerns from experts that targeting options like these could be used in ways that lead to negative experiences for people in underrepresented groups.
Of the total volume, the US continues to submit the largest number of requests, followed by India, Germany, France, Brazil and the UK.
The name "Facebook" doesn't fully encompass everything the company does now, and is still closely linked to one product, he added.
While Facebook is also allowing group admins to set up free subgroups, the paid version of the feature is the company's latest effort to create subscription-based products, the report said.
10 publishers including Breitbart, Russia Today, and Media Research Center are responsible for spreading most climate change misinformation on Facebook, according to a new report by UK-based Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH).
The newly-constituted Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology will meet on November 16 and it is likely to call the Facebook whistleblower on hate content to depose personally as the present laws do not permit via video conferencing.
The Committee was constituted after the Northeast Delhi riots took place between anti and pro-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protesters.
Facebook will also remove any claim that Covid-19 vaccines can kill or seriously harm kids, that they are not effective for children at all, and that anything other than a Covid-19 vaccine can inoculate children against the virus.
In response, a group of local Facebook users collectively filed for a damage relief process with the PIPC in April, seeking financial compensation and the disclosure of information on which personal data were leaked and to whom, from the operator of Facebook.
Facebook Inc. will now be called Meta, company founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said while announcing rebranding of the social media giant at the company’s Connect 2021 presentation held virtually on Thursday.
According to the new Information Technology Rules, 2021, it is mandatory for social media intermediaries like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp to trace chats and make provisions to identify the first originator of the information.
The tech giant said it will add a new "Flagged by Facebook" feature that shows group administrators content that's been flagged for removal.
WhatsApp has also been working on multi-device support 2.0, which will bring an iPad app and let users connect to the app even without an internet connection with their phones or with it off.
In a bid to make it simpler for public figures and creators to build a community and achieve their business objectives, Facebook on Friday rolled out a new Page design in India.
Facebook, battered by a whistleblower's serious accusations in the US against its "toxic" and "divisive" algorithms, allegedly did not take action on fear-mongering and hate content related to India because of "the lack of Hindi and Bengali classifiers".
Telegram experienced a record increase in user registration and activity amid the massive Facebook outage
Netizens and social media users in Odisha expressed their resentment over the development even though the three social media platforms reconnected to the global internet early on Tuesday morning.
Last evening, Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp went down for a few hours across many parts of the world. The rare global outage of Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp which lasted for six hours cost the owner Mark Zuckerberg a whopping $6 billion.
The outage appeared to affect Facebook's internal websites as well, famed developer Jane Wong noted in a tweet.
Many other users have also reported that other Facebook-owned services like Instagram, Messenger and its own social media platform are all experiencing this issue. Users worldwide have taken to their Twitter handles to share their views on this issue.
In a blog post, Facebook Vice President and Head of Research, Pratiti Raychoudhury dismissed the WSJ's assessment of internal research as not accurate and denied the claims that Instagram was toxic for teenage girls.