In July, it was revealed that Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) experimented with the News Feed to show how users responded when being shown positive stories versus negative stories.
Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) has received approval by the European Union to purchase WhatsApp for $19 billion. The EU was concerned that Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp could harm communication in the telecommunications market. The European Commission has determined that the acquisition will not impede competition though.
Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) is rumored to be working on a health app. The health app will revolve around a community. The app is currently in early stages. Rumors also suggest that Facebook is in talks with medical experts to build apps that are based on preventative care. There are millions of users on Facebook that discuss surviving cancer and offer tips about wellness.
Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) plans to build drones to provide Internet to rural areas in developing countries. The drones will fly around 17 miles off the ground.
Is Facebook testing expiration for posts? pic.twitter.com/K6ULkclY6f
— Stefano Maggi (@stefanomaggi) September 10, 2014
On Mission: Impossible, the missions are provided on tapes that self-destruct after five (or ten seconds). Now Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) is testing something similar with statuses. In the future, you may be able to schedule posts for deletion. The length of time can be set.
Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) is now hitting 100 million in Africa. Over 80% of its monthly active users in Africa are now accessing Facebook using a mobile device. Earlier this summer, Facebook revamped its Android app to support lower-end devices.
Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) users are now viewing an average of 1 billion videos per day on average since June. Around two thirds of these views are happening on mobile devices.
The Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) Android app has hit 1 billion downloads on Android. That means that it is the first non-Google app to hit 1 billion downloads on Google Play. The Facebook Android app beat several individual Google apps like Chrome, Hangouts, and Google Search. Some of Google’s Android apps that surpassed 1 billion downloads include Gmail, Google Maps, and YouTube.