Facebook officially launches Snapchat rival Slingshot

After “accidentally” leaking it to the public, Facebook formally launches its service aimed at competing against Snapchat and its self-destructing selfies. Like Snapchat, Slingshot allows you to send…

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Facebook Messenger update has instant video messaging

Facebook has rolled out its latest update for its Messenger service. The latest Facebook Messenger update allows iOS and Android users the ability to record and send 15-second…

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Facebook acquires Oculus Rift company

Facebook has announced it has acquired Oculus VR, which has been developing the Oculus Rift gaming headset, in cash and stock deal totalling $2 billion. Details of th…

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Facebook acquires WhatsApp messaging app

Just an hour ago, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced that his company has bought messaging app WhatsApp for a whopping $16 billion. And if that is not enough,…

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Facebook offers new gender options

If you still think gender is just between male and female, despite recent studies saying gender is more of a spectrum than a dichotomy, well too bad. But…

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9 Facebook words that defined our vocabulary

It has been 10 years since Facebook was launched online. Back then, it only accepted students from Harvard University before spreading its membership throughout the Ivy League before…

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Facebook Paper: Social networking app goes Flipboard

If you love Facebook, but dread the memes and selfies your friends post, perhaps you need this new app made by Facebook. Paper is a news-consumption app, similar…

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Facebook Trending rolls out

Facebook is introducing its take on Twitter’s trending topics. Unlike the microblogging service, however, Facebook Trending does not organize it using hashtags. The popular social networking service will…

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Facebook considers Sympathize button

The “Like” button on Facebook has added a whole new layer of interaction in social media, but sometimes using it can be awkward. For instance, liking status posts…

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Snapchat snags ex-Facebook exec as COO

Tech blog AllThingsD has reported that Snapchat, the startup famous for rejecting Facebook’s $3 billion offer, has acquired a former Facebook executive as the company’s new COO. Taking…

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Snapchat rejects $3 billion offer from Facebook

It has become clear that tech startup Snapchat has rejected not $1 billion, but $3 billion from Facebook. That is thrice the amount the social media giant offered…

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Facebook allegedly tries to acquire Snapchat

A recent report from The Wall Street Journal claims that Facebook has offered $1 billion to acquire Snapchat, but CEO Evan Spiegel turned it down. WSJ’s sources swear…

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Facebook mobile payment system planned

Facebook has announced it is planning to experiment on a new mobile payment scheme. The Facebook mobile payment system would utilize payment details Facebook users have added to…

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Facebook Trending Topics Being Tested

It has been two months since Facebook incorporated hashttags, way after other social media platforms have done so. And after Facebook hashtags, Facebook trending topics should come naturally,…

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