Feb 10, 11:34 PM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Business By Adam Levy 02/10/19 AT 11:14 PM If you haven't heard of IGTV, you're not alone. The Instagram long-form video platform launched last June hasn't exactly caught on. Just 3.5 million people have installed the stand-alone IGTV app, according to data from SensorTower, and it's grossly overshadowed in the Instagram app by Stories and the main feed.In order to grow viewership, Instagram is now including previews of IGTV content in users' feeds. The change follows the inclusion of IGTV content in the app's Explore tab and the ability to add IGTV videos to Stories.Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) has also struggled to grow viewership for Watch, the video platform built into the main Facebook app.Leveraging one of its most popular products to promote a new one might annoy some users, but ultimately, it could prove extremely valuable for … [Read more...] about Facebook Pushes Instagram’s YouTube Competitor In Main Feed
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Technology | Does Facebook Really Know How Many Fake Accounts It Has? Supported by The social network has disclosed an estimate for years, but a closer look raises lots of questions. ByJack Nicas Jan. 30, 2019 Facebook sells advertisers on its access to real people — 2.27 billion of them, a network that exceeds the populations of North America, South America and Africa combined. But do that many people really use Facebook? The answer lies partly in how many of the accounts are fake. The Silicon Valley company defines fake accounts as profiles that are either designed to break its rules, for example by spammers or scammers impersonating others, or that are miscla Yet the number of Facebook accounts that fit those descriptions is less clear. While the company discloses its estimates of fake accounts, its … [Read more...] about Does Facebook Really Know How Many Fake Accounts It Has?
caption Mark Zuckerberg. source Christophe Morin/IP3/Getty Images A growing number of people are talking about deleting their Facebook accounts after all the company’s scandals. Here’s how to delete your Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp accounts, thus wiping your data from the Facebook empire entirely. And if you can’t or don’t want to leave Facebook, Instagram, or WhatsApp wholesale, we’ve pulled together advice on how to reduce the amount of data it collects about you. Facebook has had a bad year. From successive privacy scandals, to outrage over the social network’s role in spreading hate speech that fueled genocide in Myanmar, the negative headlines about Facebook have been relentless. And that’s not to mention the backlash to a possible Instagram redesign that would replace the traditional vertical feed with a horizontal one, which Facebook mistakenly rolled out to some users on … [Read more...] about How to delete your Facebook and Instagram accounts — or, at least, lock them down as tightly as possible
Instagram and its parent company Facebook are beginning to crack down on underage users. As per a new “operational” change to the social media empire’s policies, both Facebook and Instagram will be more proactive in locking the accounts of users who are suspected of being under the minimum age of 13. Previously, Facebook would only look into accounts that were specifically reported to be run by younger individuals. But now, the social network will begin locking accounts of any and all underage users that moderators find, regardless of why they were initially reported. Accounts believed to be operated by individuals younger than 13 will be required to provide proof of age, likely by way of a government-issued ID, in order to re-establish control of the account. While the company does not require its users to provide any such identification upon signing up, it’s clear that the honor system in that regard isn’t working out so well. While Facebook has … [Read more...] about Under 13? You may soon find your Facebook or Instagram account suspended
Snapchat is all set to introduce group video calling and story mentions -- a feature it tested last month -- its parent company Snap announced Tuesday.Up to 16 people can now take part in group video chats on the app, with up to 32 people joining in voice calls. To mention them in a story, just type out their username starting with the "@...", and they'll be notified.If you think those features sound familiar, then you only need look to Snapchat's biggest rival to work out where you've seen them before. Facebook introduced group video calling on Messenger back in 2016 and you've long been able to tag other users in stories on Facebook-owned Instagram.Following Snapchat's stratospheric growth in popularity and a reported failed buyout bid from Facebook, it became commonplace for Mark Zuckerberg's social networking giant to rollout Snapchat-esque features like custom filters and masks and disappearing "stories" to its own products including Messenger and Instagram. But now Snapchat … [Read more...] about A leaf outta Facebook? Snapchat gets group video calls and mentions