WhatsApp tests disappearing messages shortcut on Android beta

Meta-owned popular instant messaging platform WhatsApp is testing a new disappearing messages shortcut button. The company has introduced this new feature for some of its Android beta testers. The messaging app was working on redesigning its disappearing messages section in WhatsApp beta for Android 2.22.24.9 update. This new section made it simple to mark both […]

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32 Million Pieces Of Bad Content Removed From Instagram And Facebook In October: Meta India

Meta took down over 29.2 million pieces of bad content across 13 policies for Facebook and over 2.7 million pieces of such content across 12 policies for Instagram in India in October, the company said on Thursday. Between October 1-31, Meta received 703 reports through its Indian grievance mechanism, and the company said it provided […]

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Meta is Partnering With FICCI & NeGD To Train 100 Indian Developers In Metaverse Tech

Meta on Tuesday announced it is supporting industry body FICCI with $1 million for the XR Open Source (XROS) fellowship programme that will help 100 Indian developers working on XR (extended reality) technologies for the future of metaverse. Run by FICCI, the XROS programme will provide developers fellowships which includes stipend and mentoring. The National […]

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Data of 500 million-plus WhatsApp users at risk: Countries affected and other details

WhatsApp is the most-popular instant messaging service in the world. The app can also be used for voice/video calls, document storage and making payments. The Meta-owned platform is used by two billion-plus users across the world. Now, a recent report claims that a database containing the phone numbers of nearly 500 million WhatsApp users was […]

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Facebook Receiving Users’ Financial Information From Tax-Filing Websites: Report

Last Updated: November 24, 2022, 08:45 AM IST Well-known services like TaxAct are required to provide personal information in order to calculate their returns. (File Photo: Reuters) The information received by Facebook could be used by the company to improve its advertising algorithms, no matter whether the person using the tax filing service has an […]

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Amid Twitter, Meta Sackings, Can Indian IT Firms Lay Off The Chaos? News18 Asks Experts

Amid the layoff chaos in major tech companies like Twitter, Meta, Disney, Amazon and Alphabet’s Google, which is reportedly planning to lay off up to 10,000 employees, how is the Indian information technology (IT) sector faring? Capgemini and Infosys from the Indian IT sector are on a hiring binge, according to industry reports. A report […]

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Meta Platforms Confirms Sandhya Devanathan as New India Head

NEW DELHI: Meta Platforms appointed Sandhya Devanathan as its India head on Thursday, days after Ajit Mohan quit to join rival Snap Inc. WhatsApp’s India head Abhijit Bose and Meta Platforms’s public policy director in India Rajiv Aggarwal also resigned earlier this week. Devanathan’s appointment comes at a time when Facebook is facing regulatory challenges […]

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Amazon Laid Off Devices Unit Staff, Including Retail and HR, Amid Job Cuts

Amazon on Wednesday said it has laid off some employees in its devices group as a person familiar with the company said it still targeted around 10,000 job cuts, including in its retail division and human resources. The announcement, Amazon‘s first since media outlets including Reuters reported its layoff plans on Monday, heralded a dramatic shift […]

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iPhone users will soon be able to message themselves on WhatsApp

Almost a week after rolling it out to beta users on Android, WhatsApp has started to release the “message yourself” feature to iOS. The feature will enable iPhone users to ‘send messages to yourself’. You can save your number on your phone, refresh the list and open it as an individual chat to send messages. […]

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Meta’s India public policy director, WhatsApp country head quit

NEW DELHI: WhatsApp’s India head Abhijit Bose and Meta Platforms Inc’s public policy director in India Rajeev Aggarwal have resigned, a Meta spokesperson said on Tuesday. The departures follow the exit of Meta’s India head Ajit Mohan, who quit this month after four years in the job to join rival Snap Inc. Meta is also […]

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Nearly Half of Meta Job Cuts Were in Tech

Facebook owner Meta Platforms told employees on Friday that it would stop developing smart displays and smartwatches and that nearly half of the 11,000 jobs it eliminated this week in an unprecedented cost-cutting move were technology roles. Speaking during an employee townhall meeting heard by Reuters, Meta executives also said they were reorganizing parts of […]

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WhatsApp tests new feature to reduce notifications on Android: What is it

WhatsApp is a popular messaging service that keeps updating with new features to improve user experience. Other than end-to-end encrypted messaging (to both groups and individuals), this Meta-owned instant messaging platform also allows its users to make group voice/video calls, store important documents and more. Recently, WhatsApp has increased its group participants limit from 256 […]

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Woman Fired While On Maternity Leave, Here’s What She Said

Earlier this week, Meta, the parent company of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, announced the most significant job cut in the history of the company. Meta announced laying off 11,000 employees, about 13% of the workforce. Among those 11,000 employees, Anneka Patel, ex-communications Manager at Facebook and mother to the 3-month-old baby Emilia, was also laid […]

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Meta Laid Off Indian Techies Within 2-3 Days Of Their Joining

Facebook has laid off 11,000 employees across the globe to cut down cost. New Delhi: Some of the Indian techies, who switched to social media major Meta after quitting their stable jobs just two-three days ago, are among the 11,000 people laid off by the company. Facebook has laid off 11,000 employees across the globe […]

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Meta Slashes Workforce By 11,000 In Company’s Biggest Layoffs Till Date

Concerns over spending spree have wiped off more than two-thirds of Meta’s market value so far this year. Meta Platforms Inc said today it would cut more than 11,000 jobs, or 13% of its workforce, in one of the year’s biggest lay-offs as the Facebook parent battles soaring costs from its push into the metaverse amid […]

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Meta India Head Ajit Mohan Quits Suddenly, Joining Snap

While Mohan’s sudden exit is unexplained, reports claim that he is joining Snap (aka Snapchat). (Image: File photo) Ajit Mohan, VP and MD, Meta India (formerly Facebook) has quit. His resignation comes with immediate effect on November 3, 2022. Ajit Mohan, VP and MD, Meta India (formerly Facebook) has quit. His resignation comes with immediate […]

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‘Poorly built video game’, ‘living inside a computer’: Not many tech bigwigs like metaverse, except Mark Zuckerberg

It was a very busy week for technology companies as they announced their quarterly earnings. Out of the big four – AppleGoogle, Microsoft and Meta – it was the Facebook-parent company which reportedly lost more than $9 billion in 2022 so far. This is just under the $10 billion it lost in 2021. In fact, […]

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Facebook Parent Meta Asked by Shareholder to Cut Jobs, Spending in Open Letter to CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook-parent Meta Platforms needs to streamline by cutting jobs and capital expenditure, its shareholder Altimeter Capital Management said on Monday in an open letter to Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg. The company has lost investor confidence as it ramped up spending and pivoted to the metaversethe technology-focused hedge fund with a 0.1 percent stake said, and […]

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Meta Quest Pro launch: This Metaverse avatars feature has Zuckerberg jumping

Facebook-parent Meta launched the Meta Quest Pro mixed reality headset in a move to further strengthen the idea of metaverse – the brainchild of company CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The metaverse allows people to talk to others through avatars, which are graphical representations of users or their characters or personas. The avatars do not have legs […]

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