Facebook tells US, UK and Australia it won’t weaken chat encryption

If officials were hoping that Facebook would stop end-to-end encryption in its messaging apps just because they sent a strongly-worded letter, they had another thing coming. Facebook has sent its own letter to US Attorney General Bill Barr, acting Ho...

Facebook’s big Portal update adds livestreams and ‘Mic Drop’ karaoke

Facebook is adding a slew of new features to Portal, and just in time for all the video calling the holiday season demands. First up, Facebook Live -- you'll now be able to livestream from Portal directly to your Facebook profile, a feature which is...

WhatsApp banned over 400,000 accounts during Brazil’s election

There's little doubt that Facebook had to deal with a ton of fake news during Brazil's 2018 election, but now it's clearer just how much was on its plate. A document submitted to an investigation of misinformation during the presidential election ha...

Sports teams are using Signal to duck deflategate-like scandals

Facebook isn't the only company struggling over the prospect of end-to-end encryption in messaging apps, as a report from Yahoo Sports cites examples from "every level of sport" turning to encrypted messaging. While Whatsapp and iMessage provide encr...

Facebook hopes a new logo will distract you from its problems

The rumors were true: Facebook has decided that a rebranding is in order. The company has introduced a new corporate logo and brand strategy that it hopes will more clearly distinguish Facebook the company and its individual apps. There's not much...

WhatsApp lets users watch Netflix trailers directly in the app

If you've ever been chatting on WhatsApp about a Netflix trailer and had to leave the app in order to watch it, WhatsApp has a new feature you'll appreciate. You can now watch Netflix trailers directly in WhatsApp. It's a simple change, but it could...

WhatsApp Brings Fingerprint Unlock Feature to Android Users

WhatsApp users on Android devices can rejoice. They can finally use the WhatsApp fingerprint unlock feature, which WhatsApp announced a little while ago. iPhone users have been using Touch ID and Face ID since February, but Android users did not have the same security privileges. Thankfully, now every WhatsApp user can enable this feature as […]

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