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WhatsApp appoints Mahatme as ‘Head of Payments’ in India

WhatsApp appoints Mahatme as ‘Head of Payments’ in India

🕔15:48, 28.Jun 2021

New Delhi, June 28 Facebook-owned WhatsApp on Monday announced that it has appointed Manesh Mahatme to lead the growth of its Payments business in India. As Director of WhatsApp Payments – India, Mahatme will focus on enhancing the payments experience for

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Facebook expands affordable, fast internet access in India

Facebook expands affordable, fast internet access in India

🕔14:37, 15.Jun 2021

New Delhi, June 15  In a bid to expand affordable internet access for the public, Facebook India on Tuesday announced new partnerships with internet service providers (ISPs) D-Vois and Netplus. The ISPs will use Facebook Connectivity’s Express Wi-Fi platform to

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Facebook purged 150 covert influence operations in last 4 years

Facebook purged 150 covert influence operations in last 4 years

🕔16:12, 29.May 2021

New Delhi, May 29  Facebook has taken down over 150 covert influence operations in the last four years or so that originated from over 50 nations, including India, and violated its policies. The covert influence operations (IO) originated from 2017

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Working hard to meet Indian IT rules for social media: Facebook

Working hard to meet Indian IT rules for social media: Facebook

🕔13:34, 25.May 2021

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) With the deadline to comply with the new IT rules meant for big social media platforms in India ending on Tuesday, Facebook said that the company aims to comply with the provisions of the new intermediary

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Twitter, Facebook may not be able to operate in India from May 26

Twitter, Facebook may not be able to operate in India from May 26

🕔07:17, 25.May 2021

New Delhi, May 25 The deadline to comply with the new legal rules meant for big social media platforms, which were issued by the government three months ago, is ending on Tuesday, threatening the operations of the likes of Twitter in

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Facebook’s monthly user base reaches 2.85B amid record sales

Facebook’s monthly user base reaches 2.85B amid record sales

🕔11:27, 29.Apr 2021

San Francisco, April 29 Facebook now has 2.85 billion monthly active users (MAUs), an increase of 10 per cent (year-over-year) while its daily active user base has reached 1.88 billion on average, an increase of 8 per cent. The social

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Facebook testing dedicated News Feed for businesses

Facebook testing dedicated News Feed for businesses

🕔12:23, 16.Apr 2021

San Francisco, April 16  Facebook is testing a new dedicated News Feed for businesses that will help businesses connect with their customers online and grow more efficiently. For the first time, businesses can engage as their business profile, making tasks

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Facebook data of 61 lakh Indians among over 53cr users leaked

Facebook data of 61 lakh Indians among over 53cr users leaked

🕔06:27, 5.Apr 2021

New Delhi, April 5  Personal data of nearly 533 million (53.3 crore) Facebook users, including 61 lakh Indians, remerged online after a hacker posted the details on a digital forum. The leaked data includes Facebook ID numbers, profile names, email

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We’ve to protect people’s privacy: SC issues notice to WA, FB

We’ve to protect people’s privacy: SC issues notice to WA, FB

🕔12:45, 15.Feb 2021

New Delhi, Feb 15  People have grave apprehensions on loss of privacy, the Supreme Court said on Monday and made it clear that it is the court’s duty to protect people’s privacy as it was hearing an application against the

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Parliamentary panel summons FB, Twitter officials on Jan 21

Parliamentary panel summons FB, Twitter officials on Jan 21

🕔07:01, 18.Jan 2021

New Delhi, Jan 18 The Parliamentary Committee on Information Technology has issued summons to officials of Facebook and Twitter for January 21, to question them over misuse of the social media/online news platforms. The schedule of meeting on the Lok

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Facebook redesigns Pages for safer user experience

Facebook redesigns Pages for safer user experience

🕔09:45, 9.Jan 2021

New Delhi, Jan 9  Facebook on Friday announced that it has redesigned its Pages experience to make it simpler for public figures and creators to build community and achieve their business objectives. The new safety and integrity features introduced helps

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Jio, Facebook is value creation platform for small businesses in India: Mukesh Ambani

Jio, Facebook is value creation platform for small businesses in India: Mukesh Ambani

🕔16:35, 15.Dec 2020

New Delhi, Dec 15  Mukesh Ambani, Chairman, Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) has said that the partnership between Jio and Facebook is great for India, Indians and small Indian businesses. Ambani was in conversation with Mark Zuckerberg, CEO, Facebook at the

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US govt, 48 states sue Facebook for ‘illegally’ maintaining ‘monopoly power’

US govt, 48 states sue Facebook for ‘illegally’ maintaining ‘monopoly power’

🕔11:44, 10.Dec 2020

New York, Dec 10  In a landmark anti-trust action headlined by bipartisan support, the US federal government and 48 states led by the New York Attorney General have sued Facebook in two separate lawsuits, accusing it of abusing its market

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Facebook to guide 9mn Indian SMBs to move from offline to online

Facebook to guide 9mn Indian SMBs to move from offline to online

🕔18:35, 4.Nov 2020

New Delhi, Nov 4 In view of the support the micro and small businesses need in order to recover from the pandemic-induced crisis, Facebook on Wednesday rolled out a dedicated offline to online “SMB Guide” and other new resources to help

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Data protection: Parliament’s joint panel summons FB, Twitter

Data protection: Parliament’s joint panel summons FB, Twitter

🕔14:41, 23.Oct 2020

New Delhi, Oct 23 A joint committee of Parliament on Friday issued summons to Facebook in order to seek its “oral evidence” on the issues of data protection and privacy. Twitter too is said to have been directed for appearance

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FB to roll out secure hosting service for businesses on WhatsApp

FB to roll out secure hosting service for businesses on WhatsApp

🕔09:55, 23.Oct 2020

New Delhi, Oct 23  In next step towards monetising WhatsApp after introducing shopping and pricing tiers to the mobile-messaging platform, Facebook has now announced a new way for businesses to store and manage their WhatsApp chats with customers using Facebooks

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Facebook India hires ex-Ola COO as head for global biz groupg

Facebook India hires ex-Ola COO as head for global biz groupg

🕔16:08, 14.Sep 2020

New Delhi, Sep 14 Facing intense political heat in India, Facebook on Monday announced the appointment of former Ola Chief Operating Officer Arun Srinivas as director of its Global Business Group to lead the strategy and delivery of the India

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Facebook rolls out TikTok rival Instagram Reels in India

Facebook rolls out TikTok rival Instagram Reels in India

🕔13:31, 4.Sep 2020

New Delhi, Sep 4  As millions of Indians scout for new platforms to unleash their creativity in absence of Chinese TikTok, Facebook on Friday launched its short video making app Instagram Reels in India. The Reels Tab is a new

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Facebook removes 22.5mn hate speech content, 1.5bn fake accounts in Q2

Facebook removes 22.5mn hate speech content, 1.5bn fake accounts in Q2

🕔07:45, 12.Aug 2020

San Francisco, Aug 12  Facebook on Tuesday said that it purged 22.5 million pieces of hate speech content in the second quarter (April-June) this year, increased from 9.6 million pieces of content in Q1, and its proactive detection rate for

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Facebook unveils 2 ‘Accelerator’ programmes to nurture startups

Facebook unveils 2 ‘Accelerator’ programmes to nurture startups

🕔11:49, 5.Aug 2020

San Francisco, Aug 5  To help nurture the startup ecosystem, Facebook has launched two new Accelerator programmes that will focus on product themes and exploration of collaborative partnerships to provide even more value for startups. Called ‘Facebook Accelerator: Connectivity’ and

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