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Instagram Threads app.

Threads has lost half its users, according to Meta chief Zuckerberg

Despite its impressive start earlier this month when around 100 million people flocked to it, Threads has already lost more than half of its users.
WhatsApp logo on a phone.

WhatsApp now lets you add short video messages to chats

WhatsApp now lets you add video messages of up to 60 seconds to a chat. The messages are protected with end-to-end encryption to keep them secure.
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Meta’s Facebook just reached another major milestone

Meta has revealed that for the first time, Facebook has more than 3 billion users – more than half of the global population that has the ability to access it.
A series of mobile screenshots showing off the Threads app on a black background.

Threads’ latest feature could be a game changer

As Meta continues to build out its Threads social media app, its developers have just rolled out a feature that many of its users have been crying out for.
Meta and Microsoft's Llama 2 is an AI model that is supposed to be as good a ChatGPT.

Why Meta’s new ChatGPT rival is such a big deal

Meta has announced the availability of Llama 2, a proper open-source alternative to OpenAI's ChatGPT.
From a side view, you can see how glasses can be worn along with a Quest Pro.

The Meta Quest Pro may already be dead

Meta is slowing down its AR/VR production, seemingly to see how the Apple Vision Pro fares on the market first.
Instagram Threads app.

Threads adds a bunch of new features in first notable update

Threads had released its first significant update since bursting onto the scene at the start of this month as a rival to Twitter.
Instagram Threads app.

Threads users falling away in large numbers, data suggests

Threads may have had the best start of any app to date in terms of download numbers, but new data suggests the road ahead may be a  rocky one.
Meta's cartoon avatars for Instagram and Messenger.

Meta brings cartoon avatars to video calls on Instagram and Messenger

Don't want to show your face in a video call on Instagram or Messenger? Well, now you can use a cartoon avatar instead.
ChatGPT app running on an iPhone.

ChatGPT’s record growth was just dethroned by a new viral app

Over 100 million users flock to Instagram Threads in just five days, toppling Open AI's ChatGPT from its fastest growing platform throne in just six months.
A stylized composite of the Twitter logo.

Twitter goes after ‘copycat’ app Threads

Twitter is threatening to sue Meta over the new Threads app, accusing it of trade secret theft via Twitter staff who joined the company to work on the new app.
A series of mobile screenshots showing off the Threads app on a black background.

The 10 big ways that Threads is totally different from Twitter

Threads has quite a few similarities to Twitter, which likely made it easier for you to join. But now let's examine the glaring differences between the two.
Instagram Threads app.

Threads off to a flying start as Zuckerberg posts first tweet in 11 years

The highly anticipated and potential Twitter-killer has landed and millions have already downloaded it, according to Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
Screenshots of Meta's Threads app.

Meta’s Twitter rival Threads to launch on Thursday

Folks fed up with the ongoing antics at Twitter may be interested in trying out Meta's Threads app when it launches later this week.
Several people using a smartphone.

Instagram and Messenger get more parental supervision tools

Meta has just released additional supervision tools for parents of teens who use apps such as Instagram and Messenger.
Key art for Meta Quest+

Meta Quest+ subscription is the VR version of PS Plus and Xbox Live Gold

The new Meta Quest+ subscription will give players two VR games every month, starting with Pistol Whip and Pixel Ripped 1995.
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Facebook vows to restrict news access in Canada

Facebook owner Meta will restrict news access in Canada after lawmakers passed legislation designed to force it to pay news outlets for hosting their content.
Audio-Technica AT-SB727 Sound Burger rear panel and carry strap.

Meta’s new AI app is both for patients with vocal cord damage and in-game NPCs

Meta (formerly Facebook) is introducing its first artificial intelligence offering in a text-to-audio app called Voicebox.
Alan Truly is writing using a Quest Pro with a paiered keyboard and mouse.

Meta Quest Pro review: the future, right on your face

Meta's Quest Pro is a high-end VR headset that's meant for work, so I spent a week putting it through its paces to share what works and what doesn't.
Key art for the VR version of Samba de Amigo

Everything announced at Meta Quest Gaming Showcase 2023

Here's our live recap of every announcement made during the Meta Quest Gaming Showcase 2023.
Meta Quest 3 shown with its controllers.

Meta Quest 3 is official, but Apple is waiting in the wings

Meta's new Quest 3 was just announced days ahead of Apple's WWDC event and the budget VR headset has some impressive upgrades.
Meta online security.

Meta issues warning to look out for ChatGPT-related scams

Meta has blocked more than 1,000 unique malicious URLs linked to ChatGPT-related scams, and warned users to be vigilant.
Robot office workers.

Meta to introduce AI agents to ‘billions of people’

Meta chief Mark Zuckerberg said that recent advances in artificial technology present an opportunity to introduce AI agents to billions of people.
A silhouetted person holds a smartphone displaying the Facebook logo. They are standing in front of a sign showing the Meta logo.

How to get your share of Facebook’s $750M settlement

Meta (formerly Facebook) might owe users between 2007 and 2022 money due to privacy infringement.
Meta Verified on a phone.

Meta already verified me to influence elections — so why do I have to pay for a checkmark?

If you have to prove who you are and where you live to run political advertising on Facebook and Instagram, paying for a blue checkmark makes even less sense.
A Galaxy S23 Ultra running Instagram. On the screen, there's an orange guitar.

Instagram used to be one of my favorite apps — now I can’t stand it

Instagram used to be one of my favorite apps on my phone. But as the years have gone on, I'm getting to the point where I can't stand it.
Playing a fitness game in VR with the Quest Pro.

What is VR?

VR, or Virtual Reality, is a constantly evolving technology that is only getting more exciting. What is VR? It could be the future of work and play.
Samsung Galaxy S23 showing Instagram

If you can’t stand ads on Instagram, you’re going to hate this update

Instagram is already something of a nightmare when it comes to wading through advertisements, so, Meta decided to make it worse.
Playing a fitness game in VR with the Quest Pro.

Meta Quest Pro vs. Quest 2: a clear choice for VR gaming

Meta's Quest Pro VR headset costs less now and brings better quality and comfort, but does that justify the higher price versus the still great Quest 2?
A silhouetted person holds a smartphone displaying the Facebook logo. They are standing in front of a sign showing the Meta logo.

Meta is planning a fresh round of job cuts, report claims

Following 11,000 layoffs in November, Meta is reportedly planning to embark on another round of cuts that could see thousands of additional positions go.
A model poses with a Meta Quest Pro over a colorful background.

The Meta Quest Pro and Quest 2 are getting big price cuts this month

You'll be able to get a Meta Quest Pro or Meta Quest 2 VR headset for significantly cheaper prices starting on March 5.
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Meta boss Zuckerberg says new team is building ‘AI personas’

Meta boss Mark Zuckerberg says the company is bringing together its AI teams to create a unified group to turbocharge the development of generative AI products.
Meta's Boston office.

Meta is working on making its offices a little more peaceful

The hybrid workplace is a noisier workplace, at least for Meta. In a bid to make its offices a little more peaceful, the firm has called in the experts.
Mark Zuckurburg introduces Facebook's new name, Meta.

Meta unveils paid verification service for Instagram and Facebook users

Meta is offering Facebook and Instagram users a paid verification service. Similar to Twitter Blue, subscribers will get a blue badge and various perks.