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Thursday, 15 March 2018

Facebook Lite to launch worldwide

A stripped back version of the the social media platform will be rolled out across the world to attract users will slower mobile data connections. Facebook Lite uses less that 1MB of data.                                                                                                       facebook lite world wide
Facebook said on Thursday (Friday morning, NZT) the Lite version, which has been available in New Zealand since 2015, would be available to users in more countries, including the US, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Ireland. 

"We've seen that even in some developed markets people can have lower connectivity, so we want to make sure everyone has the option to use this app if they want," the company said.

According to Facebook's corporate site, Facebook Lite uses less than one-half of a megabyte and has News Feed, status updates, photos, and notifications.  A version of Facebook Messenger Lite is also available.
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Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Facebook to prioritise local news

Facebook has declared another real change to its News Feed as it refocuses around "bona fide" content. The organization will now support news from nearby distributions. Facebook said this could increase "community engagement" by urging individuals to get involved.
                                                         
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Writing in a Facebook post today, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook will start to showcase more stories from territorial newscasters with prompt impact. In case you're following a writer that stays close to you, you'll probably observe their substance higher in the News Feed. Nearby news posts which are shared by your companions will likewise have a higher possibility of being shown.
Facebook's not putting any hard confinements around what it considers a "neighborhood writer." According to the organization, a nearby news outlet is unified with joins that are for the most part tapped on by perusers in a little geographic region. This will profit territorial distributers that have a tendency to give scope of occasions in their nearby town or city.

Facebook said it's gotten client input from individuals who need to see more nearby news. It guaranteed that individuals who as often as possible read nearby stories will probably get included with their group, expanding metro engagement. The move could likewise cover a portion of the more troublesome national stories, influencing the News To bolster a less provocative place that makes more important engagement.

"Individuals often disclose to us they need to see more nearby news on Facebook. Nearby news encourages us ponder on the issues in our groups and influence our lives," said Zuckerberg. "Research recommends that perusing neighborhood news is specifically corresponded with city engagement. Individuals who realize what's occurring around them will probably get included and help have any kind of effect."

The change comes after Facebook reported an entire reexamining of the News Feed prior this month. The organization said it needs to enhance "individual prosperity" by refocusing the News Feed around collaborations with loved ones.

As a result of this, the general dispersion of news on Facebook is relied upon to diminish. Albeit neighborhood distributers will be affected by this, Facebook said the progressions reported today will help provincial news destinations to rank all the more exceptionally in their objective geographic zones.

Facebook's also trialling a new app section that's dedicated to local news and events. This initiative is separate from the local news priority bump in News Feed. The "Today In" feed is tailored to individual cities and is currently only available in select U.S. locations. Unlike the News Feed changes, publishers have to apply and be verified before they can display stories in Today In
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Monday, 23 October 2017

Facebook Messenger Now Lets you Send Money to Friends with PayPal

After patnering with Skype's mobile App to make payments earlier this year, online payment gateway PayPal now lets US users send and request money via Facebook Messenger.
                                         facebook messenger send reveive money with paypal PayPal is the leader in peer-to-peer (P2P) payments with $24 billion in P2P volume during the third quarter of 2017 alone (up 47 percent year-over-year).

The ability to send and request money in Messenger gives people more choice and more convenient ways to get things done in different contexts.

"Whether it's splitting a bill for a cab ride or a night out, paying for your share of the rent, or making sure you get paid back for mom's birthday present, PayPal makes exchanging money between friends and family simple," the company said in a statement late Friday.

Last year, PayPal partnered with Facebook Messenger, allowing more than 2.5 million US customers to connect their accounts, use PayPal to shop on Messenger and enable Messenger as a means of communication for PayPal users.

How to connect your PayPal account with Messenger

This feature can be accessed the same way one used to pay with debit and credit card. Tap blue plus icon and hit the green payment button. Two options will appear from which one can select PayPal. If someone is already using Facebook Messenger for payments, he can just tap to change button and select Paypal.
This feature has just one problem that it needs another layer of protection in case someone gets hold of your account. To cater this issue Facebook should take some measures to refrain from such kind of issues from occurring.
It seems that the tech giant want to increase the ever declining user base with the launch of other such social media platforms. Recently Facebook launched screen sharing option that let you share your screen during Facebook Live.

"In addition to enabling P2P payments with PayPal in Messenger, we are also introducing our first-ever PayPal customer service bot for Messenger, so PayPal customers can seamlessly receive payment and account support directly in the app," said Bill Ready, Chief Operating Officer, PayPal.

Lets see whether people like this feature or not.
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Sunday, 24 September 2017

How to Add Photo to Contact on iPhone and Android from Facebook Profile

A saying goes thus: “A picture can tell a thousand words, but a few words can change it’s story.”  All our daily activities involving our mobile phones has a lot to do with images and texts, hence giving us a deeper connection with our devices. This post will show you how to add photo to contact from facebook automatically on your android and Iphone.
           
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So, whenever a user changes their profile picture on Facebook it will be updated in your contacts. Hence, you won't have to add a photo to your contacts manually. So, let’s kick things off.

Add photo to Contact From Facebook Pictures

1. Download and install Sync.ME app for free on both Android and iOS platforms.
Although the main feature of this app is to detect spam calls and identify calls from an unknown number, it can be used to fetch pictures of the contacts from Facebook and add it to your phone contacts.
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2. Open it. Allow the app to access your Contacts. On the next screen, type your phone number and Press Continue.
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3. Wait for a few seconds for the app to register your number. Next, it will ask you to connect social account. As we are looking to sync photos from Facebook tap on it.
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4. Log in to Facebook and allow the app to access your Facebook account information. With this, your Facebook account is connected with Sync.ME. Tap on Next at the top right corner to start syncing the profile pictures.

5. Now, sit back and relax while the app matches the contacts saved on your phone with your Facebook friends to sync their display picture. Once the app completes its operation, a pop-up will appear asking you to review the matched contacts. Tap on Ok.
6. After checking the contacts, the app matched you can tap on Next at the top right corner for the syncing of profile picture to start.
7. Wait for a few minutes as the app adds the Facebook pictures of matched contacts to your phone.
8. Later, if you want to see the updated pictures you can always open the app and select Sync tab. Tap on the Sync icon to fetch the newly updated pictures.

Now, if you receive a phone call or a WhatsApp call you will be able to see the Facebook picture of that contact provided their contact got matched in the app.
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Friday, 28 July 2017

Facebook Set to Launch it's First ever TV Series in August

Facebook had hoped to premiere its first original series last month, but there were hickups and delays. It is funding various original shows that can be streamed outside of a user’s newsfeed. In fact, Facebook expects to launch a new video section that will house the series and give it even more advertising revenue.
                 
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CNet describes Facebook's expected TV content as higher quality than that of YouTube but not yet on par with your Amazon Exclusive Series or Netflix Originals.


Facebook reportedly has signed deals with Buzzfeed and Vox as well as social-cause-focused Attn and Group Nine Media (known for Thrillist, NowThis and The Dodo). The companies will make scripted shows running about 20 to 30 minutes as well as shorter video clips of 5 to 10 minutes, and Facebook will own the longer episodes but not the shorter clips. All the video will include advertisements.

The first show in Facebook's list of TV shows will be "Loosely Exactly Nicole," a show previously cancelled by MTV.
Bloomberg, although, claims that Facebook will offer its two billion users both scripted and user-generated content. It's unclear how user-generated content will differ from what's already on Facebook but we'll have to wait a month or so to find out.
Now we know that Facebook’s first episodes will be launching in mid-August.

Read: How to Download Facebook Videos on Windows PC

Facebook has hired a bunch of TV executives to run this new and growing entertainment arm, aimed to dip into the massive television advertising bucket of money. While the company is funding original content shows now, it won't forever. With ads, Facebook Television is designed to fund itself.
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Thursday, 27 July 2017

Facebook Shares hit $9.3B With 2B monthly users

Facebook reported its 2017 second quarter earnings today. CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said that Facebook is transitioning into a “video-first” platform, and on Wednesday he gave more details about this plan during the company’s second quarter earnings call. “Over the next two or three years,” he said, video is “going to be much bigger driver of the business [...] than the trajectory of what we’re doing on Messenger and WhatsApp.”
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There were also many questions about Facebook’s plan to monetize Messenger.

“We will be slow and deliberate,” Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg said. “We’re always looking at the long run. We do not manage this company quarter to quarter.”
                              
The main focus is Facebook’s long-term plans to “monetize” Messenger and Whatsapp: The company hopes to eventually make advertising a major part of those services, which respectively see two billion messages sent between people and businesses every month and one billion active users a day.
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Facebook now has 2 billion monthly users. That’s up 17 percent year-over-year. The company has 1.32 billion daily active users, also up 17 percent. Both numbers were in line with analyst expectations.

READ: How to download Facebook videos On Android

Facebook has great drive to push users toward video. It has nearly run out of space for advertisements in news feeds, so it’s turning instead to ad growth in Messenger, Whatsapp, Instagram stories (because Facebook owns Instagram), and video. Plus there’s the fact that video content encourages users to linger more on the site, hence reducing bounce rate; a March 2017 biometric from Facebook found that people look at video five times longer than static content.

As for Facebook’s earnings, they are solid and even outperformed analysts’ expectations. Shareholders were earning 78 cents per share at this time last year; that was projected to increase to $1.12, but instead moved to $1.32. The company’s second quarter earnings in 2016 were $6.4 billion, and this year they were $9.3 billion.
Two years from now, you’ll be using Facebook in a totally different way. Remember when statuses were relevant? The traditional news feed could be on a similar path to oblivion. One thing’s for sure: Video is going to shoot up to the pinnacle of cultural relevance. Get ready.
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Wednesday, 21 June 2017

How to Download Facebook Videos on Windows PC

This post will show you how to download facebook videos without using any software on your PC. I am going to highlight three very convenient methods I use all the time.
Let's go!
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Fbdown.net: online facebook video downloader

Fbdown.net is an online video downloader for facebook. It also has a page for downloading twitter videos. To use Fbdown.net follow these steps:
Play the video, then Right Click -> Show video URL. See screenshot below.
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Go to FBDOWN.net. Then paste the URL and Click 'Download', like the screenshot below
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Click on "Download normal quality video" or "Download HD video" (if available) to start downloading the video.
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Note : If the video opens up instead of downloading, then on Step 3 Right Click the link and "Save as..." to download the video.

m.facebook.com video Downloader


  • Open Facebook on any Browser of your choice( Google Chrome, Internet Explorer are recommended)
  • Navigate to the desired FB video you want to download
  • Click on the video to Open it in full screen mode
  • Now in the address bar of your browser edit the URL from https://www.facebook.com/video/xyz to https://m.facebook.com/video/xyz. Basically you need to replace www with m in the URL of the Facebook video and hit Enter. The same is shown in the image below

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Mobile version of Facebook with the video will open. Click on the video to play it
Once the video starts playing, right click on the video and select Save video as… from the context menu as shown below
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On the next window you can select the desired path and name and then select Save
Fb video will start downloading to the location you specified on your PC.

savefrom.net Video Downloader

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SaveFrom.net makes downloading from the internet convenient and simple. You can download audio, video, and other types of files from various websites and social networks: youtube.com, vk.com, vimeo.com, and others.

How to use the service»
1st way: Enter the URL-address in the input field at the top of the main page and press Enter or click on the button to the right of the input field.

2nd way: Add "savefrom.net/" or "sfrom.net/" before the URL and press Enter. example: sfrom.net/http://youtube.com/watch?v=u7deClndzQw

3rd way: Use short domain names: ssyoutube.com, srapidshare.com.

4th way: Use their browser addon to download in 1 click.
Note: Click on a web resource name to see the details of downloading and saving files from it.

Read Also: How to Download Facebook Videos on Android
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Monday, 19 June 2017

How to download Facebook videos On Android

There are a lot of funny videos and skits on social media these days. This post will show you how to download facebook videos on Android. The native Facebook application which we have on our phones allows streaming of videos online, but doesn't support downloading and saving of these videos. Pending when an update will address this issue, let me show you how to download facebook videos on your android phones.
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Download Facebook Videos With Chrome on Android

If you don't already have Chrome browser on your Android Phone, download it here
  1. Log in to your Facebook account
  2. Navigate to the video you wish to download
  3. Press play on the video thumbnail.
  4. As the video Plays,Long-Press on the video and select download video as shown below:
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After the download is complete, you will find the video in your gallery or the download folder.
N.B: This trick works only for videos uploaded directly to facebook, and not other video sharing sites like youtube.

Download Facebook videos With MyVideo Downloader App

This is another way to download facebook videos with ease. Firstly, download the Myvideo Downloader App

Features Of  The Myvideo Downloader App
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- Send a video or GIF to your friends on WhatsApp or Telegram directly!
- Find your watched, liked, saved videos, and much more!
- Find your liked, saved GIF, and much more!
- Find and download any video by browsing directly the Facebook website
- Download shared videos of your friends 
- Download videos from your news feed, groups or pages.
That's it! Have fun downloading facebook videos on your android phone. In my next tutorial I would show you how to download facebook videos on PC.
Enjoy!
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Thursday, 15 June 2017

New Facebook Update supports Gifs in comments

Gifs allow you to express your joy or add some comedy to posts on social media. These are already present in twitter comments, before now, you can only use gifs by adding a GIF link from Giphy, Imgur and other sites to your status updates, and it'll play inline like magic (uploads won't work), and again its use was hampered by the fact that it only extended to a small group of facebook users.
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To celebrate 30 years of the Graphics Interchange Format, the company has lifted the restriction, making GIFs available to all. Now, when you visit Facebook.com or open the official Facebook apps, you will notice a small GIF icon that sits just beside an emoji inside the comment box. This opens up a small box that contains a search function and a collection of trending GIFs. 

                                                                
 Note that Giphy and Tenor are powering things underneath the hood, so there's an extensive selection of reactions to choose from.

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Friday, 28 April 2017

Facebook Messenger Lite now in Nigeria and 150 other countries

Facebook launched the Messenger Lite application for Android last October, however up until this point it was accessible just in a few nations. This variant of the organization's Chat application is lighter than the Main Messenger Making beyond any doubt that everybody can have an extraordinary experience with Messenger independent of the age of their cell phone is vital to us. This is why today the facebook Messenger Lite is accessible in 150 extra nations including Germany, Colombia, Italy, Vietnam, Algeria, Morocco, Nigeria, Peru, Turkey, Japan, Taiwan and the Netherlands.

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So on the off chance that you have an older phone that doesn't have a great deal of memory(RAM), or has restricted processor speed, and you want the benefit of messaging quickly with any of the 1.2+ billion people using Messenger every month, give Facebook Lite a try!

Messenger Lite needs less memory and processing power to work, and it even uses less data than the full-fledged application. The uplifting news is that Facebook has now at long last chosen to grow Messenger Lite's reach.

Messenger Lite offers Messenger's main components like messaging, photo and link sharing and stickers, but lacks the more data-consuming new elements like Messenger Day, camera effects and the outside developer application platform.If you couldn't care less about any of those things, you'll be fine.If you feel that the primary Messenger application slows down your phone yet need to want to use the service anyway, Lite is the best option there is. Download it from the Play Store here.
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Friday, 22 January 2016

How To use Facebook without internet

This is a day we've long been waiting for – you can now use Facebook when you have no network service or on a plane. Well, sort of. A new offline Facebook function is currently being tested, with a widespread release not far away. It won't give you full access to Facebook without internet, but you will still be able to browse your stream and even post comments and status updates while offline.


The Facebook offline news feed works by caching your stream when you are connected. When your internet or data drops out, the Facebook app for Android – using its relevance algorithm – will continue to show the stories you haven't yet read so you don't just end up with a stream full of blank content. When you're connected again, the app will download posts as it normally would.

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Unread news feed items will still be visible offline. 

This caching idea also works for comments on posts and status updates. Even when you're disconnected in Facebook, you'll still be able to post comments on posts and updates to your profile. They'll be uploaded the next time you're connected to data again.
The ability to like and share posts while offline already exists, making it clear that Facebook is committed to keeping users in the app even without internet.
It's a pretty obvious grab for engagement, but it's actually a very handy function. From Facebook's side, the idea is to keep you in the app and using the service as much as possible, and it doesn't want a break in internet access to force you out of the app. This is the first lesson in User Engagement 101.
But it's a win from a user's perspective too. Being able to continue what you were doing online in internet dead zones is a much better experience. Those in poor internet coverage areas or with weak data connections will benefit just as much as those with generally strong connections and occasional dropouts.

With Google and Facebook both pushing harder for offline functionality in their apps, you can look forward to more and more large services offering increased offline usability.
Even as undertakings such as Facebook's internet.org and Google's Project Loon aim to deliver internet to everyone on the planet on the macro level, it's promising to see attention being paid to the microcosm of urban dead zones at the same time. 
How often are you without an internet connection on your phone? What do you do in these times? Tell us in the comments. 
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