This step is essentially Facebook's initiative towards developing markets like India where Internet access is still slow and not much spread out.
Facebook has updated its Messenger App on Android. The updated app comes with data saver option. Data Saver option has been there in a lot of browsers and even Facebook's Primary app has had it for quite some time now. Previously, Google Chrome and Shazam has released this option in their respective apps.
This step is essentially Facebook's initiative towards developing markets like India where Internet access is still slow and not much spread out. This data saver option will enable users to download images and videos manually hence saving data instead of automatically downloading the content. However, if you are on WiFi then the app will automatically download the content. Further, the app also notifies you about estimated data to be saved.
In order to enable the option, one needs to navigate to Messenger Settings menu and then toggle the 'Data Saver' option.
As of now the update has only been rolled out over Android and is being tested. If tested successfully, the update will eventually make its way to iOS platform.
Last month, Facebook also introduced end-to-end encryption in the Messenger app which is similar to what we see on Whatsapp. Though one has to manually enable the option unline Whatsapp which automatically enables the end-to-end encryption option.
To use the new feature, find a video on your phone or desktop, tap the TV button in the top right and then select the device you want to stream through.
Facebook has reportedly rolled out end-to-end encryption for its Messenger users.
As of now, Messenger Lite will be available in Tunisia, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Venezuela but Facebook is expected to soon expand the service to other parts of the world as well.
Facebook At Work will essentially be enterprise communication platform and already has over 400 plus testers on board.
News Feed was not part of Facebook initially when it was meant only for a bunch of college kids.
This feature allows users to send instant videos inside the chat window itself.
Though anyone can download and install the app (on iOS) but to be able to see others profiles will be only available for people who are less than 22 years of age.
Earlier this year, its Free Basic Program was blocked by the Indian government to support net neutrality.
The feature will enable end-to-end encryption very similar to WhatsApp.
Currently, Facebook is testing the feature and gathering feedback to improve it.