Twitter Tests New Tools to Expand Recommendations, Allows Users to Remove Unrelated Tweets From Timeline

Twitter is expanding how it recommends posts from accounts that users do not follow, the social media company announced on Tuesday. As part of the expansion, it is also building tools for users to control and provide feedback on that content. “With millions of people signing up for Twitter every…

Instagram Rolls Out Parental Supervision Tools, Family Center in India: Details

Instagram has rolled out parental supervision tools and Family Center in India. Meta had announced the parental supervision tools and the Family Center tool in March 2022. The Family Center is place for parents and guardians to access supervision tools and resources from leading experts. These tools will let them…

WhatsApp Banned Nearly 24 Lakh Indian Accounts in July, 14 Lakh Accounts ‘Proactively’ Disabled: All Details

WhatsApp removed nearly 24 lakh accounts in India in July, the company stated in its monthly compliance report. The Meta-owned messaging service is an intermediary under the IT Rules, and publishes monthly reports on actions taken against accounts on the platform. According to WhatsApp, 14 lakh accounts were banned ‘proactively’,…

Facebook Parent Meta Settles Cambridge Analytica Lawsuit; Terms of Agreement Undisclosed: Details

Facebook parent Meta has settled the lawsuit claiming that the social media platform has illegally shared user data with the research firm Cambridge Analytica. The settlement comes after it was revealed a month ago that Mark Zuckerberg, the Chief Executive Officer of Meta, would have to sit for a six…

Facebook to Roll Out Major Updates to Horizon Worlds; More Details at Connect Event: Mark Zuckerberg

Meta CEO has shared on Facebook that the company will soon release “major updates” to Horizon Worlds. The executive also said that the avatar graphics will also be updated soon. The CEO said that he will be sharing more details at company’s Connect event later. In the post, the executive…

Researcher Makes Shocking Claims About iPhone Apps Of Meta, Instagram and TikTok

A security researcher has made some serious allegations against Meta (previously known as Facebook), Instagram and TikTok, saying their iPhone applications may be capable of tracking everything users type in their in-app internet browsers. The researcher, ex-Google engineer named Felix Krause, was quoted as saying by the New York Post…

Instagram Reels Crossposting to Facebook, New Tools for Content Creators Announced: All Details

Instagram Reels can now be cross posted to Facebook, Meta has announced while also releasing new tools for content creators. The new features include the ability to add an “Add Yours” sticker to Reels, creator studio insights, ‘Stars’ on Facebook Reels, and auto creation of reels on the video and…

Facebook Use Among US Teens Plunging; Use of TikTok, YouTube Rising, Survey Says

US teens have left Facebook in droves over the past seven years, preferring to spend time at video-sharing venues YouTube and TikTok, according to a Pew Research Center survey data out Wednesday. TikTok has “emerged as a top social media platform for US teens” while Google-run YouTube “stands out as the…

Yahoo, Paypal Blocked in Indonesia Over Failure to Comply With License Rules

Indonesia has blocked search engine website Yahoo, payments firm Paypal, and several gaming websites due to failure to comply with licensing rules, an official said on Saturday, sparking a backlash on social media. Registration is required under rules released in late November 2020 and will give authorities broad powers to…