How to set up 2 step verification for your internet accounts using Authy

Strong passwords are not safe anymore. There have been numerous news on data comprise, with usernames, email IDs and passwords being leaked to the general public. Amongst various hacks, a few famous leaks include Disqus’ breach in October of 2017 and LinkedIn’s breach in May of 2016. The internet as we know it isn’t safe anymore. Given the importance of personal information published on one’s internet accounts, it’s extremely important to have 2 step verification enabled for all your internet accounts.

Publishers, Facebook is limiting link preview customizing; Here's what to do

If you are a blogger/web publisher, you should constantly be posting links to your social media pages. Facebook is reportedly dropping support for link preview customizing - that is, the changes you can make to your link’s title, meta description and image preview when you sharing links on Facebook. Starting December 18, 2017, you will not be able to customize links that are not yours. Facebook is primarily doing this to prevent misuse of link customization by users, that results in false information and fake news.

Facebook launches Snooze, a muting feature similar to Twitter's Mute

Facebook announced the launch of a new feature called Snooze, that allows users to mute posts from accounts, Facebook Pages and Facebook Groups for 30 days. This feature is similar to how muting on Twitter.com or Twitter apps works. When you snooze a certain person, Page or Group on Facebook, you will no longer see their posts on your Facebook News Feed for 30 days. The person, Page or Group you snooze will not be informed about your action.

Instagram gets face filters, reverse video playback, hashtag search on stories and erasing tool

Facebook just rolled out a new update to Instagram on Android and iOS. With the update, Instagram gets face filters, reverse video playback, hashtag search on stories and erasing tool and these features are available for all users starting today. Make sure you are updated to the latest version of Instagram for Android or iOS and launch the app to see these new features: Instagram gets face filters like how Facebook app has on stories, reverse playback to share your videos on stories in reverse, hashtag search on stories and finally, there’s a new button to erase colors and inputs you create on stories on Instagram.

Caprine is easily the best cross-platform app for Facebook Messenger

Caprine is a shiny new cross-platform app that enables Facebook Messenger access right on your computer. Facebook does not offer an official app for Facebook or Messenger as yet, but the solution to this necessity is set to change with the availability for third-party apps. Caprine is the newest third-party app that is build atop Electron and is available for all three major desktop OS - Mac, Windows and Linux. Electron is a framework for creating native desktop applications with existing web technologies like JavaScript, HTML and CSS.

Facebook Spaces is the social giant's latest bet on VR tech

Facebook Spaces is the social giant’s latest bet on VR tech. Rachel Franklin took the stage yesterday at the Facebook F8 2017 conference and announced the launch of Facebook Spaces. This is not to be confused with Google Spaces, which shut down rather abruptly. Google Spaces was a cross-platform app for group discussions and messaging. Facebook Spaces is rather the social giant’s largest and latest bet on VR tech. Facebook Spaces is a new suite of interesting VR-related features and experiences that enables users to connect with their loved ones in VR view.

Facebook's Camera Effects platform announced at F8

Facebook launched the announcement of a whole new platform to offer immersive and interesting camera features to users. Going by the name Camera Platforms, the platform brings together designers and developers to launch interesting and creative effects for camera platform. It is powered by an augmented reality (AR) engine featuring world-class face tracking, 3D rendering, and a reactive JavaScript framework. Starting today, designers and developers can start adding their creative genius to Facebook’s camera platform and enable users to visualize a completely new augmented reality experience.

Here's understanding Facebook Messenger chat extensions better

Here’s understanding Facebook Messenger chat extensions better. Facebook announced the launch of chat extensions on Messenger today at the Facebook F8 2017 conference. Chat extensions are basically other brands’ bots that enable you to order a service, hook into their engines and do more. The idea of chat extensions is purely to enrich users’ experience on being updated on the latest of information, collaborating over ideas and making plans, ordering services together and doing similar things.

All the major Facebook Messenger features announced at the F8

Facebook Messenger just got a huge, huge upgrade. Chat extensions, a more robust M integration, games and a bot discovering engine are key changes the Facebook F8 2017’s brought to Facebook Messenger. Facebook Messenger recently clocked 1.2 billion active monthly users and it looks like Facebook is taking all it can to make Messenger everyone’s natural choice for messaging. Chat extensions to shape brands’ future Remember when they announced bots for Facebook Messenger at the last Facebook F8 conference?

Live blog: Facebook F8 2017 begins, watch all the updates here

Facebook F8 2017 is all set to kick off in less than one hour. Facebook’s events have always been interesting and this time, the curiosity’s manifold, given that Facebook now owns the top apps in the world: Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger. Facebook Messenger recently clocked 1.2 billion active monthly users and is likely to announce chatbots in groups. Mark and other Facebook leaders will be talking on artificial intelligence and virtual reality, and on what changes the company is bringing to the world.