In December 2016, Facebook Messenger rolled out the ability for users to create group video chats with up to six members participating, and today the company has further streamlined the feature. Before today’s update, if users were already in a one-on-one video or audio call they had to hang up, start a new conversation, and choose every member to invite to the new group chat.
Now, while in a video chat or voice call, there will be a new „add person“ icon so that users can simply scrub through a list of their Facebook Messenger friends, tap who to invite, and wait for them to join — all without leaving the original call. With the ability to add [...]
Facebook has started promoting the Onavo VPN client it acquired back in 2013 directly within the Facebook app for iOS devices. A link to the Onavo VPN client is available in the Facebook app in the United States under a new „Protect“ section of the Facebook navigation menu.
To get to it, tap on the hamburger menu in the right hand side of the app, and then scroll down. „Protect“ features a blue icon with a shield, and when you tap on it, it links to the Onavo VPN app in the iOS App Store.
As TechCrunch points out, while Onavo offers to „keep your data safe while you browse“ and let you know when you „visit potentially [...]
Facebook in October introduced a new feature designed to let publishers sell subscriptions to their news sites directly on Facebook, but the social network could not work out a deal with Apple, preventing the news subscription options from being available on Facebook for iOS.
At issue was Apple’s demand for its standard 30 percent cut of any subscription revenue brought in through the Facebook iOS app, while Facebook wanted all money to go to publishers.
At today’s Code Media event, Facebook executive Campbell Brown said the dispute with Apple had been resolved, which means the subscription service tool will launch on iOS devices on March 1.
Facebook is said to be testing a „downvote“ button among some users of the social network, according to a report on Thursday. The „dislike“-like option apparently appeared in the comments section of posts within Facebook groups and on old Facebook memories content, as shown in screenshots shared with The Daily Beast.
A Facebook spokesperson denied that the company is „testing a dislike button“, but then went on to offer an explanation that appeared on the face of it to suggest something just like one.
Image via The Daily Beast We are exploring a feature for people to give us feedback about comments on public page posts. This is [...]