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Monday, April 13, 2015

Launch of a separate website for "Messenger" app

As the popularity of social networking increases day by day, the famous social media networking sites have taken the networking a step forward. Now growing demands of chatting inspires the CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, to launch a separate website for "Messenger" app.

Like Whatsapp, Facebook too has made its users a website where people can use the apps not only for chatting but also for sharing other important items online.

Messenger will allow users to:

1) Chat with friends via text, know when messages are delivered and sent.
2) HD Calls and sending photos, videos.
3) Voice messages and group chats
4) Payments (available in select areas). Via this, users can send and receive money from friends (which gives Facebook access to card details)

Great step I must say.

So, now use Facebook's Messenger app for chatting and voice messages and calls...the list is big.

Enjoy Face booking....

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Now, use the Facebook 'On this Day' feature to take a look back at past memories

It is always nice to know what you did on a particular day last year, or maybe 2 years back. If you are feeling nostalgic, or just want to check out for fun, check out the 'On This Day’ feature introduced by Facebook.



This feature shows content from this date in the past. For example, you might see past status updates, photos, posts from friends and other things you have shared or been tagged in – from one year ago, two years ago, and so on. Only you will see this content unless you decide to share it with your friends.

To see your On This Day page, you can click on the On This Day bookmark, search for “On This Day,” or visit www.facebook.com/onthisday

You might also see a story in your News Feed.

Once on the page, you can choose to subscribe to notifications so you’ll be alerted when you have memories to look back on. You can also edit and delete old posts, or decide to share your memories with friends.

Friday, March 20, 2015

How about paying your friends via "Facebook Messenger app" ?

Facebook Messenger, a best way to communicate and get connected with Facebook contacts and friends, is all set to add a new feature to its users. This time it is paying money through Facebook Messenger


Now American users can transfer money through FB messenger app on their Android or iOS. It was announced this week on Tuesday that users may send and receive money via Messenger app. 




To make a payment, users have to go to the "Settings" section in the Messenger app, add their debit / credit card information, then by having a conversation with the friend, select "$" sign that appears in the row above keyboard software, and tap "Pay" option. 

For users who receive the payments, they have to open the sender's message and accept the payment when prompted. Simple !!


Now this feature of making and receiving payments, via "Payments Feature" of Facebook Messenger app will not let users go away the social network and stick to it for a longer time. 

As far as security of the information of debit card / credit card of the user who enters the details, their safety is ensured as safe as suggested by Davis, Facebook's program manager.

He states about it as " the software and equipment are PCI compliant, the same security standard applied to credit card transactions - stored in a secure environment separate from the rest of Facebook. "  Adding the relief statement he again states that, " an anti-fraud team will track payments for potentially fraudulent transaction". 




Facebook Messenger users can now send any payments to their friends or their contacts easily and safely. 











Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Now speak with Facebook and convert your speech into action - Thanks to Wit.ai

Ever thought of any tool that can convert your speech into action!! 

Till now people were talking about WhatsApp, which was acquired by Facebook. Now it's time of sending speech data which will convert into action. Great news!!

Now its time to welcome the new thoughts that can convert un-imaginary work into real ones. Facebook, the biggest Social Media Network, has once again spread its wings to join hands with the upcoming technology , called Wit.ai,  

People must be wondering about the name itself. Let me tell you in brief some basic points about Wit.ai. 

Wit.ai is a platform that turns human speech into an action. Like , for example, if you say "Turn the lights on at 7 pm", then it learns what users say and extracts the useful information and converts this into an action. Be it any command, it gives the necessary output in action. 

Very impressive. Right? 






Now coming to the point, Wit.ai has joined hands with Facebook, as it has the talent and resources to help the new company to take a new step. As Facebook has millions of users, the technology that understands its users' needs via speech is a big step. 

Wit.ai, is just 18 months fresh one to start and exists as "an open, distributed, community based platform that makes it easy for developers to build apps that users can talk to," as per the team that runs the operation. 







Thursday, December 25, 2014

Facebook Rooms - a room for being yourself

Despite the anonymous nature of the Internet, users have always liked the freedom of being themselves without being discovered. Think of the early 1990s where we used to use IRC channels to chat anonymously.

Inspired by both the ethos of these early web communities and the capabilities of modern smartphones, today we’re announcing Rooms, the latest app from Facebook Creative Labs. Rooms lets you create places for the things you’re into, and invite others who are into them too.

A room is a feed of photos, videos, and text – not too different from the one you have on Instagram or Facebook - with a topic determined by whoever created the room. Early users have already created rooms for everything from beat boxing videos to parkour to photos of home- cooked meals.

Not only are rooms dedicated to whatever you want, room creators can also control almost everything else about them. Rooms is designed to be a flexible, creative tool. You can change the text and emoji on your like button, add a cover photo and dominant colors, create custom “pinned” messages, customize member permissions, and even set whether or not people can link to your content on the web. You can even create different identities for different contexts.



Rooms follows the age-old concept of a message board — a place to build your own identity and converse with people with mutual interests on the mobile.

The only way to join a room is if you have been invited to one. To invite someone to your room, tap 'invite' which will generate a QR code image. Now send the image to the person you want to invite. Once the person opens the image, he is added to the room successfully.


Head over to the App Store to download Rooms for iPhone

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

How Facebook is helping flood victims - Jammu and Kashmir floods 2014

Few days back, Jammu and Kashmir was terribly hit with continuous rains which led to natural calamity like floods all over the state. The victims had to leave their homes and move to other places for shelter. Many people have lost their lives. 



The roads, rivers, buildings are missing due to the huge force of water. 






In this case or in such cases where there is a huge number of people who need help from others , there the social networking helps and rescues the people. 

Recently, a group called "Kashmir Flood Information Channel" has been created on Facebook which is informing the latest news about the floods with the details about the rescue operations. 

The posts informs about the emergency numbers to be contacted for the family members to get connected with their lost ones, also the images and videos. One major issue that may occur is about the rumours which may be spread to many. So to avoid them, posts are done that asks people to not to spread rumours about unknown people. 

My personal salute to such social media sites that really help people when needed.



Thursday, September 4, 2014

Have you done a "Privacy Checkup" for your Facebook account?

The latest news suggests that, Facebook has started its users to go through a series of new exercise called "Privacy Checkup". 


What is actually a privacy checkup? 

It is a short online exercise where the users review who they are sharing with on the social network platform.  It includes a review of who can see your posts, namely, public / friends /  only me.  Also which third party apps your account is linked to and what information you are sharing in your profile. 





The checkup was announced in the month of May this year, but due to some tests and some coding sets, it has been delayed. Now the system of privacy checkup is made available for all users.