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Oculus VR is now Meta Quest VR

Late last year, Facebook announced that it's renaming itself to Meta, inspired by the company's focus on alternate realities. Now, the Virtual Reality division of Meta has been renamed from Oculus to Meta Quest. It's not surprising though, since we were expecting the rebrand to happen sooner than later. Apart from being an attempt to...

Meta-backed ‘Diem’ cryptocurrency project reportedly falling apart

Meta, previously known as Facebook, announced plans for its own cryptocurrency in 2019. The plan was to create a "stablecoin" — a cryptcurrency backed by the value of traditional currencies like the US Dollar — which could be easily sent through applications like Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp. However, those plans are reportedly falling apart. Bloomberg reports...

WhatsApp inches forward on bringing Reactions to its app

Meta-owned WhatsApp has been actively developing its app and working on new features. The latest beta version of the app on iOS reveals that a new feature could be arriving soon. WABetaInfo -- noted for their leaks on WhatsApp -- shared a while back that the company has been working on iMessage-like Message Reactions. In their...

Instagram is testing vertical stories and cross-posted views from Facebook

Meta-owned Instagram is continuously working on implementing new features and tweaking existing ones. The latest addition from the company is vertically-swipeable stories. The change is getting tested with users in Turkey and is not yet widely available. It replaces the horizontal stories feed with a vertical one, similar to that of TikTok and YouTube Shorts....

Meta reportedly gives up on replacement operating system for VR devices

Even before the company was purchased by Facebook (now 'Meta'), Oculus VR headsets were powered by an Android-based operating system. Every self-contained Oculus product since then has used the same software platform, but according to a new report from The Information, Meta has now shut down a 300-person team that was developing a replacement. According to...

Instagram will once again let you sort your feed by what’s new

Last month, Instagram announced that it would be bringing back the chronological feed in 2022. The wait is finally over -- to some users at least. The company is now partially rolling out a new feature that allows people to choose what is shown in their feeds. This allows affected users to sort posts by...

You can now preview WhatsApp voice messages before sending them

Meta-owned WhatsApp is one of the most popular instant messaging (IM) apps worldwide. People depend on it to reach their loved ones globally, through free texts and calls. The service has supported voice messages for a few years now. It allows us to easily record and send audio because sometimes we're unable to type. However,...

WhatsApp is making it harder for strangers to stalk you

Meta's WhatsApp has been focusing on users' privacy lately. The company rolled out new privacy tools earlier this month to further limit the digital trace we leave behind. The latest addition to privacy features is limiting who gets to view your Last Seen on the app. Currently, the app allows users to share their Last...

Instagram is bringing back the chronological feed next year

Meta's Instagram has been actively developing new additions to make the service safer and more feature-rich. Earlier this week, the company announced it would be rolling out tools to help protect teens on the platform. Some of these new changes are already live, while others will be rolling out throughout the upcoming months. Back in...

WhatsApp’s Novi integration for payments is now live for some users in the US

WhatsApp has been working on Novi wallet integration for payments for a while now. We first got wind of the feature in an APK teardown of WhatsApp v2.21.22.6 beta, which included new strings suggesting that WhatsApp might soon require identity verification for payments. We spotted even more strings related to the Novi wallet integration in...

Instagram announces new tools to help protect teens on its platform

Instagram can be an addictive platform, and users can spend a long time endlessly scrolling through feeds and topics without even noticing. Last month, the company announced that it would be testing a "Take a Break" feature with a small percentage of users. Adam Mosseri -- head of Instagram -- has now revealed some new...

Facebook will force you to use 2FA if you’re a person of interest

Meta-owned Facebook will be forcing users with a large number of followers to enable Facebook Protect. This feature is a password-strength check combined with 2-factor authentication (2FA). Highest-profile and highest-risk users will have until December 17 to enable this extra security layer. Otherwise, the company will lock them out of their accounts until they do...