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Meta told employees that, while new engineers won’t be added to several product teams across Facebook, Messenger, and Instagram, layoffs aren’t being planned. Meta is pulling back its investments in a number of products, including the teams it spun up early in the pandemic to compete with Zoom and build shopping features, The Verge has learned. In addition to a hiring freeze for certain engineering roles,

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No, WhatsApp will not let you leave groups silently

A report suggests thats WhatsApp will offer a way using which members of a group will be able to track who left the group. WhatsApp, as per reports, is working on a feature that will enable users to leave groups silently. As per reports, only group admins would be informed when a member leaves a group. But now, a new report suggests otherwise. Also Read -

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Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers is the sound of Disney laughing at its own meta humor

Disney’s live-action Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers movie can’t decide whether it wants to be a big Hollywood sendup or a proper reboot. Disney’s new feature-length, hybrid live-action / animated Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers movie from director Akiva Schaffer is the perfect example of everything that’s wonderful and terrible about Hollywood’s current era of reboots. In its

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Meta is testing end-to-end encryption for Quest’s VR Messenger app

As part of the new Meta Quest v40 software update, Meta is testing "optional" E2EE for one-on-one messages and calls in VR. Other features include new audio accessibility settings and a lock pattern for specific apps. Meta has been on a multiyear push with Messenger’s end-to-end encryption (E2EE) features, and it’s now starting to test E2EE messaging with its Quest VR quest headsets. With the new v40 software update, Meta is testing optional E2EE for

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Meta even brings up the metaverse when rebranding its payment system

Meta is planning to rename Facebook Pay, its payment system available across Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp, to Meta Pay "soon," according to a blog post from the company’s head of commerce and financial technologies. Meta is continuing the Meta-fication of its brands by renaming Facebook Pay, its payment system available across Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp, to Meta Pay. The change is set to happen “soon,” according to a blog post from

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Here’s Mark Zuckerberg demonstrating Meta’s high-end Project Cambria VR headset

Mark Zuckerberg is ready to show off what Meta’s next virtual reality headset can do, even as it keeps Project Cambria hidden. A brief video shows its full color augmented reality running demo software. Mark Zuckerberg just shared a short demo video showcasing some of the capabilities of Meta’s upcoming high-end virtual reality headset, Project Cambria. While keeping the device itself cloaked, Meta highlights the upcoming headset’s ability to

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Meta withdraws request for Oversight Board’s advice on Russia-Ukraine war content policy

Facebook’s parent company cited "safety and security concerns" as the reason why. But it raises questions about the legitimacy of the board it set up to make judgments on content decisions. Meta rescinded a request to have its own Oversight Board weigh in on content moderation policy related to the Russia-Ukraine war, citing “ongoing safety and security concerns.” It’s the first time Meta has withdrawn such a request, setting a

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Instagram to begin testing NFTs this week in the US: All you need to know

These NFTs details will appear just like tagged profiles and products on Instagram. Users will see details like the name of the creator and owner by clicking on the tag. Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced that Instagram will begin testing non-fungible tokens (NFTs) on the platform starting this week in the US. He further added that “similar functionality” be available on Facebook soon.

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WhatsApp will soon let you set your old messages to disappear at once

WhatsApp is working on a feature that will enable users to set a message to 'Disappear at once' long after the message has been sent. WhatsApp first introduced disappearing messages on its platform back in 2020. At the time, the feature was available only in individual chats and the messages could be set to disappear only within a span of seven days. Over time, the

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The Witcher 3’s next-gen version now planned for Q4 2022

The next-gen version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is "planned" to release in Q4 2022, according to developer CD Projekt Red. CDPR delayed the release in April without providing a new date. The next-gen version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is “planned” to release in Q4 2022, developer CD Projekt Red (CDPR) announced Thursday. Previously, CDPR was targeting a Q2 2022 launch for the free update, but it pushed the release in April

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Netflix is beefing up its audio description and subtitling accessibility features

Netflix plans to expand its audio descriptions, subtitles for deaf and hard of hearing, and closed captioning features in order to make its shows and movies more accessible. Netflix’s closed captioning, subtitles for deaf and hard of hearing (SDH), and audio descriptions (AD) are all powerful tools designed to help make films and television shows more accessible to people with disabilities. But those kinds of features

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