Facebook on Thursday announced a new feature for its social network, the addition of a Legacy Contact, or a person who will be allowed to control your account after you pass away — certainly, that must have been a problem for various Facebook users who might not have been able to access accounts of deceased relatives or close friends after their passing. More →
WhatsApp, the instant messaging service Facebook paid lots of millions for not too long ago, is growing more and more popular with users across mobile operating systems, and the company has finally released the one feature some users have been anxiously waiting for. WhatsApp on Wednesday announced that it’ll finally let users continue their conversations on the desktop, launching a web version of the chat application. However, there’s also some bad news to go with this terrific announcement. More →
A new study from the Pew Research Center found that using social networks including Facebook, Twitter and others, as well as other means of digitally sharing experiences, isn’t as stressful as some claimed in the past. But the overall social networking experience may become an invisible burden for many, who unknowingly pay the “cost of caring.” More →
Facebook, which collects a huge amount of personal data from you in order to serve you better-targeted ads, has gotten so good at profiling you that it might know who you are better than your mother, family members or friends. At least that’s what data from a new study published in the PNAS journal suggests. More →
Get ready to cringe, ladies and gentlemen. Social media has completely penetrated our lives, and things were taken to the next level in 2014. What started as a few simple websites where people could communicate and keep each other up to date on their personal lives has become a core part of the Internet experience. People use social media sites to communicate with each other, brands use social media sites to communicate with potential customers, and even politicians now use social media as a key tool with which they can make their messages heard.
Of course, sometimes those messages are huge mistakes that politicians instantly regret posting, and now it’s time to laugh and cringe as we relive the 10 worst posts of the year. More →
WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging solutions on the planet. It’s so popular, in fact, that Facebook recently paid $22 billion to acquire it. There’s no question that WhatsApp was a pioneer that amassed a gigantic user base by being among the first companies to do a good job of bringing BlackBerry Messenger’s functionality to a cross-platform app. But unfortunately, WhatsApp has not done a good job of keeping pace with newer offerings in terms of adding popular new features to its app.
We have known for quite some time that WhatsApp has plans to add a voice calling feature, which is something that has been included in other mobile messaging apps for quite some time. Now, however, a new leak will at least show us what voice calling is going to look like in WhatsApp once it finally arrives. More →
Let’s be honest for a moment: there are times when you would prefer that the people in your life don’t see the things you’ve searched for on Facebook. Maybe it’s that ex-boyfriend or girlfriend you can’t help but Facebook-stalk, or perhaps it’s that One Direction fan page you refuse to follow but can’t stop checking. Whatever the case, we’re not here to judge. Instead, we’re here to protect you from prying eyes by showing you how to erase your Facebook search history in a few easy steps.
The photos you upload straight from your phone to Facebook typically aren’t works of art, but starting this week, you don’t have to worry about tinkering with them to make them look better. TechCrunch reports that Facebook is now automatically enhancing photos uploaded on iOS devices, with Android soon to follow. More →
As 2014 comes to a close, Facebook wants us to take a look back at the people, the places and the events that defined our year. The popular social network has put together a Year in Review site with a series of fascinating top 10 lists, from the TV shows that kept us glued to our couches to the songs that never seemed to leave the radio. More →
Facebook is apparently considering adding a feedback feature that some users might be really interested in using, though nothing is in the works for the immediate future. More →