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Facebook’s integration of Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger takes a step further

We’ve written about Facebook Portal before. Essentially this is Facebook’s grand plan to make sure that their social media platforms (Instagram and Facebook) and their messaging application are integrated. This integration seems to be finally happening. As reported by the Verge, some Instagram users are being met by the pop-up below when they open the […]

US Regulators Consider Blocking Facebook From Joining FB, WhatsApp & Instagram

Facebook’s vision culminates with them having one super app to rule them all. That super app would have seamless integration between Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp and it will exist as Facebook Portal… That’s if regulators don’t have a thing or two to say about that. The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is considering filing an […]

WhatsApp & Instagram Adding “from Facebook” To Their Names

We’ve known about Facebook integrating their social media services (Facebook & Instagram) with their messaging service (WhatsApp) for a while now. It seems this integration will not only come in the form of Portal but the naming schemes for Instagram and WhatsApp will also clarify Facebook’s ownership of both apps. Both IG and WhatsApp will […]

WhatsApp Testing Feature That Allows You To Share Your Status On Your Facebook Story

If you follow WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook news closely you’ll know that Facebook (the parent company of those 3 services) is trying to integrate all three platforms together. Portal, is what they are callling it and it seems that the feature isn’t too far off. WhatsApp beta users have begun seeing an option that allows […]

WhatsApp Adds “Share To Facebook” Option

WhatsApp has added a “Share to Facebook” function that I’m finding a bit baffling (in its current form) if I’m 100% honest with you. The feature allows you to long press on a message and share the message to Facebook. It’s not exactly clear to me what the point of this is but it’s already […]

Facebook Has Come Up With A Cool New Video Calling Device

Facebook has just unveiled its first-ever Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered smart video chat devices, Portal and Portal+. These devices can display photos and videos posted by friends on Facebook and are made for AI-enhanced video calls with Facebook Messenger, an app with 1.3 billion monthly active users. The devices will be able to speak with Amazon’s Alexa […]