News of the new dating feature was met with mockery and pointed remarks on social media, given Facebook's history of handling users' data. "It will strengthen people's privacy without meaningfully affecting our business". The new features will make Messenger a more robust social platform but one that promotes more intimate connections than those found on Facebook or Instagram. "This is yet another important step in our shopping journey and we'll continue to listen to feedback from our community on how we can make the experience even better". Among other things, Facebook will release a dedicated Messenger app for macOS and Windows 10 this year, which is an exciting development for the popular chat service.
"Later this week, we're running a test in Canada that removes the total number of likes on photos and video views", Facebook said in a blog post Tuesday ahead of the company's F-8 developer conference.
For the ones who don't know, Facebook Dating is a parallel service that the platform has, and is available within the mobile app.
Click on the "heart" icon at the top right corner of the screen again, and you'll be directed to Facebook Dating to set up your profile.
"All activity that occurs in FB Dating stays in FB Dating and will not be shared externally", a Facebook spokesperson tells Wired in an email. If your "crush" selects you, you both get notified of a match. This allows users to see products within a conversation. Amongst the changes introduced to Instagram, is the ability to shop from creators, a new and improved camera, as well as a way to fundraise for causes.
As US sanctions kick in, Indian refiners brace for costly crude
West Texas Intermediate crude futures ( WTI ) ended 31 cents, or 0.5%, lower at $63.60 a barrel, up from its $62.77 session low. Oil refiners in the USA are using more light crude to fill the gap from the sludgy, sulfurous stuff they used to get from OPEC.
To help protect your mental health, Instagram is experimenting with hiding the like counts to photos and videos.
WhatsApp is coming to Portal. They are making it easier for you to discover groups, participate in groups, and all sorts of specific features depending on the type of group.
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