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You don’t need a Facebook account to use your Oculus Quest 2 anymore

Meta will no longer require Quest users to use their Facebook accounts to log into their headsets starting next month.
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Meta’s new AI research may boost translations on Facebook, Instagram

Facebook's parent company Meta has announced a new AI model for language translation and its research could improve translation on Facebook and Instagram.
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Facebook’s redesign of Groups borrows from a popular, younger rival

Meta is testing a few new UI changes to Facebook Groups and adding a new 'channels' feature as well.
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Meta expects a billion people in the metaverse by 2030

Meta believes that a billion people will be participating in the metaverse by 2030, despite the concept feeling very nebulous at the moment.
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Meta calls prototype VR displays ‘as vivid and realistic as the physical world’

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg showcased several VR prototype technologies he said will be a part of future headsets.
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The new ways Meta will pay you to make content for Facebook and Instagram

Meta is expanding a few of its existing monetization programs for creators and adding some new ones. Here's what to expect.
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Meta just revealed how VR headsets could look in the future

Meta posted some enticing concept videos revealing practical uses for the metaverse, in the near term, and in the future.
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Facebook reportedly plans massive overhaul to compete with TikTok

A leaked internal memo published in a report by The Verge shows that Facebook is planning on revamping itself with a few TikTok-like changes.
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Are your Instagram Stories repeating? Here’s how to fix it

Instagram users are reporting watching the same Stories over and over again, giving them a severe case of deja vu.
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Meta’s plans for a Facebook smartwatch might be dead

Meta was once working on a dual-camera smartwatch slated for a 2023 release, but the project has now reportedly been put on ice over technical issues.
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What the Golf? sequel, Twilight Zone VR, and more shown at UploadVR stream

UploadVR held its VR gaming showcase and shared tons of titles coming to virtual platforms.
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You can create games on Facebook now thanks to Crayta partnership

Mark Zuckerberg and Meta are introducing the game development platform Crayta to Facebook Gaming.
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How to sell used PC parts

You want to upgrade your PC, but old hardware is standing in the way. Here's how to easily sell your used PC parts locally or online.
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Instagram and Facebook apps add features, move ever-closer to TikTok parity

Meta has introduced new Reels features for Instagram and Facebook, making them bear a striking resemblance to TikTok.
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Facebook Messenger app adds calling, following WhatsApp’s lead

Meta is rolling out the Calls tab to Facebook's Messenger app, taking a page out of WhatsApp's playbook.
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Missing children alerts are coming to your Instagram feed

Instagram is bringing Amber Alerts to users' feeds to help locate missing and abducted children. The new feature begins rolling out today.
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A look into Texas’ controversial anti-censorship law HB 20

Laws surrounding the first amendment are oftentimes messy as exampled by Texas' controversial internet anti-censorship law, House Bill 20.
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European Union looks to block Apple’s hardware ‘gatekeeping’

New legislation by the European Union puts Apple in a tough spot as the company will be forced to share previously exclusive hardware and software frameworks.
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Meta to offset use of NFTs by ‘buying renewable energy’

There are valid environmental concerns about Meta's recent inclusion of NFTs in apps like Instagram. Here's what we know about how Meta plans to address them.
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NFTs are coming to Instagram, with testing starting this week

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg and head of Instagram Adam Mosseri announced on Monday that the ability to share NFTs on Instagram would begin testing this week.
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Facebook abandons podcasts to keep chasing TikTok

Facebook is dropping its podcasting platform this summer and it all appears to be part of a larger focus on short-form video content by its parent company Meta.
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Meta wants its next VR headset to replace your laptop

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg doesn't expect investments in virtual and augmented reality to pay off until at least 2030.
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Meta says metaverse may take 5-10 years to fully come to life

Meta has hinted that it expects its metaverse to be a larger project with more advanced hardware and software than anyone can currently imagine.
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Among Us VR, Ghostbusters, and more coming to Meta Quest 2

Meta Quest hosted its second annual Gaming Showcase and shared the new games that are coming to the VR headset.
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You can now high-five in VR

Meta's updated hand tracking gets us closer to ditching VR controllers for good.
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Instagram Reels now offer fundraising capabilities

Meta, Instagram's parent company, has announced a new fundraising tool for Instagram Reels as part of an Earth Day initiative. Here's how to add it your reels.
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Meta’s sleek AR glasses appear set for 2024 launch

Meta is reportedly eyeing a 2024 release for its first AR glasses that will pack high-end innards and focus on holographic interactions in the metaverse.
Polygonal avatars in Somnium Space.

‘Live Forever’ mode seeks to erase death using the metaverse

Somnium Space wants to collect a massive amount of data on you, but not to sell. Rather, it seeks to create a metaverse digital avatar for when you pass on.
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Meta could be releasing a ‘Quest 2 Pro’ this year

After the smashing success of the Quest 2 VR headset, Meta looks to up the ante with an even better sequel.
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Victims of latest massive LAPSUS$ hack include Facebook, DHL

Hacking group LAPSUS$ has revealed its latest target: Globant, an IT and software development company whose clientele include the likes of tech giant Facebook.
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How to clean up your social media accounts

It's time to clean up your social media accounts -- but don't panic. We'll show you how clean up your profiles, posts, timelines, and more in this handy guide.
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Meetings in the metaverse? 52% of employees are open to it

The metaverse may be coming to a workplace near you, and a majority of workers are OK with that. Here's who is open to the metaverse and who is not.
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How to unblock someone on Facebook

Decided that blocking that one person on Facebook isn't necessary anymore? Regardless of why, undoing it isn't hard. Here's how to unblock someone on Facebook.
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How to download a video from Facebook

Need to download a video from Facebook? It's not an obvious process and it does require an app, but it's doable. Here's how to do it in just a few simple steps.