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 be useful for people who watch a lot of Netflix and plan watches with their friends and family. For now the Netflix feature is only available on the latest iOS version of the app. WhatsApp has not officially announced the new feature -- it was spotted by a WABetaInfo follower -- and we don't know when it might arrive on Android. This only pertains to trailers.
Facebook owns a lot of popular apps, including WhatsApp and Instagram , and we heard earlier this year the social network plans on finding a way And if the FTC wants this to move forward, than three of its five commissioners to vote in favor. This is how Mark Zuckerberg’ s plans were initially described
Facebook plans to integrate its messaging services on Instagram , WhatsApp and Facebook Integrating the messaging parts might simplify Facebook ' s work. It wouldn't need to develop Mr Zuckerberg is reportedly pushing the integration plan to make its trinity of services more useful and
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is reportedly weighing an injunction against Facebook to stop it from integrating WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger into its own services, according to theand . The news follows reports that the the FTC has been as part of an antitrust investigation, on the grounds that it's policies are anticompetitive.
The commission started its investigation after Facebookthat it would unify the technical underpinnings of WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook. That would allow its 2.7 billion users to send private, encrypted messages from one app that could be received on another. "We're building a foundation for social communication aligned with the direction people increasingly care about: messaging each other privately," he said at the time.
Facebook's crisis response tools get extended to WhatsApp
Earlier this week, Facebook extended part of the platform's "Crisis Response" widget to messaging service WhatsApp.Earlier this week, the social networking giant extended part of the platform's "Crisis Response" widget to WhatsApp. The move would mean people in areas with poor connectivity can alert friends and family about what's happening through WhatsApp, which is widely used in countries like India and Brazil.
Facebook and the FTC declined to comment. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg announced plans in March to integrate Facebook ' s messaging services as Zuckerberg' s integration strategy reflects the importance of Instagram and WhatsApp as Facebook ' s flagship app struggles to attract new young
The FTC may seek an injunction in order to prevent Facebook from tightly integrating features Word of Facebook ’ s plan to merge chat features across Messenger, Instagram , and WhatsApp Broadly speaking, the planned integration would enable users from one of Facebook ’ s properties to
The FTC's primary concern is that Facebook's acquisition of rival apps like Instagram has reduced social networking competition. The commission believes that if Facebook tightly integrated those apps into its own infrastructure, it would become much more difficult to.
As of last year, Facebook owned around 66 percent of the global social media market, compared to 11 percent each for Pinterest and Twitter. In 2018, the company earned a net profit of $22.1 billion.
FTC may seek injunction to prevent Facebook from merging chat features across Instagram, Messenger, and WhatsApp
The FTC may seek an injunction in order to prevent Facebook from tightly integrating features across its suite of messaging services. The potential injunction, The Wall Street Journal notes, arises out of fear that once the integration is complete, breaking up Facebook into disparate entities would become difficult, if not impossible. Word of Facebook's plan to merge chat features across Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp first surfaced earlier this year and is reportedly being championed by Mark Zuckerberg. Broadly speaking, the planned integration would enable users from one of Facebook’s properties to chat with users from any of the company’s other properties.
The integration plan raises privacy questions because of how users’ data may be shared between services. WhatsApp currently requires only a phone number when new users sign up. Unifying the infrastructure for WhatsApp , Instagram and Facebook Messenger is technically challenging.
An FTC injunction could further bar Facebook from enforcing its unification policies which the regulators might look to unwind as part of a future breakup Officials are also concerned that Facebook ’ s plans to further integrate its platforms — WhatsApp , Instagram , and Messenger — could make it harder
Facebook has jumped from one controversy to another, particularly withand other privacy scandals. Critics have called for its breakup by unraveling the Instagram and WhatsApp acquisitions that bolstered its monopoly. As of last year, Facebook owned around 66 percent of the global social media market, compared to 11 percent each for Pinterest and Twitter. In 2018, the company earned a net profit of $22.1 billion.
It could be difficult for the FTC get an injunction, let alone break apart Facebook's apps. First, it would have to prove in court that Facebook had violated antitrust laws or was about to. Then, a majority of FTC commissioners would need to approve any breakup in a formal vote. However, the commission has reportedly not made a final decision about the injunction.
Was I blocked? How to Find Out
It's a popular way to remove people from your field of vision on social networks. But how do you actually notice if you have been blocked before? Blocking
is often not hard at all, it is often about the annoying mother in law, the obsessed ex-lover or persevering unknown, who write a weekly. These or similar experiences have probably already been done by most of us.
But on the other side of the medal were probably the fewest. In any case, they claim it because they have not even noticed that they have been blocked. We'll show you how to find out on Facebook, Instagram and co. With a few simple moves, whether you are on the black list with others.Facebook
Just who is active for years on, will have a high number of so-called friends. These include former work colleagues as well as vacation acquaintances or classmates from the first half of the eighth grade of your local comprehensive school.
The top themes of the MSN readers:
With the Most of them you probably have not exchanged for years and they bum as card details in your friends list so to himself. If any of these people have blocked you, for whatever reason, you probably will not have noticed. But if it's someone closer to you, you can find out if you've been blocked by following these steps.1. The search
The first step is the name search. If you can not find the person you want here, it may be an indication that you have been blocked by the person. On the other hand, the person may have just changed their name and you will not find them.2. The chat history
chat histories are retained even if a person has blocked you. However, you can no longer respond to messages. In addition, it is no longer possible to click on the name of the chat partner to access his profile. However, this can also be the case if the person has unsubscribed from Facebook and deleted the profile.3rd Third
The simplest and thus safest option to exclude the first two points is to send someone with a separate account in search of the target person. If the person can be found, their account still exists and it is very likely that you have been blocked.Instagram
At1. The Search , many people are significantly more anonymous than on Facebook. Anyone who has a public profile can be followed by anything and everyone - without approval. On the other hand, you can just as easily follow the people who have their profile in public. That makes it a bit more complicated to find out if someone has blocked you. But there are signs.
Even if you have been blocked by someone, you can still find the one through the search. But you can not see the number of posts, the subscribers or the subscribed list. This can happen, however, if the person has disabled their account but not deleted.2. The desktop search
The desktop search can be a little help. If the profile can be found unannounced on Instagram.com, you were pretty much blocked. However, this only works if the profile is public.3. The Subscribed List
Did you subscribe to someone and feel that person was blocking you? Just look in your own subscribed list. If you can not find the person here, it may be a sign that she has blocked you.Whatsapp
1. The status is compared to the other two platforms probably the most personal communication channel, after all, you have here at some point revealed your phone number. For a variety of reasons, it can break with certain people and they block you without warning. You can see that at several signs. If you join more than one, you are very likely to be blocked.
Under the name, most contacts show "last online" or "online". This is not the case with people who have blocked you. However, you can also switch off this option, if you do not want to see the opposite when you last was on the phone.2. The profile picture
If you are blocked, the profile picture of the person will not change, even if a new one is uploaded. Often there is no picture at all. A clear sign that you have been blocked.3. Messages
You can still write messages to someone who has blocked you, but they just do not get them. Clearly recognizable by the missing second tick on the message sent.
It is not always possible to be 100% sure that you have been blocked, but there is some obvious evidence that it could be so. So that you can be sure that you have not been blocked, a single promising tip helps. Just be nice to your counterpart, then no one has a reason to block you.
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Facebook has postponed ruining WhatsApp .
In a completely unexpected move, Facebook decided not to ruin WhatsApp for the time being. Facebook warned users back in the fall of 2018 that ads would be deployed inside WhatsApp, prompting some people to worry about the relationship between ads and end-to-end encryption. Facebook then reminded us, a few months later, that ads will start appearing in the popular chat app in 2020. But it turns out that Facebook has completely abandoned the idea of deploying advertising inside your chats for the time being.