Facebook merges ANOTHER Instagram and Messenger feature
FACEBOOK is rolling out a new feature that further attempts to merge it with Instagram.
Facebook’s Accounts Centre is a tool designed to help you manage cross-app features.
The Accounts centre helps you control Instagram and Messenger from Facebook[/caption]
Accounts Centre should appear under Settings on your updated Facebook.
It will allow you to control an authentication option, that will let you login to Instagram or recover accounts via your Facebook.
It will also give you control over how your Stories post.
Some people may want to post the same Stories on Instagram as they do on Facebook.
Facebook has big plans to merge the popular apps it owns[/caption]
Others may want to use the feature to separate the two.
Facebook Pay is said to becoming to the Accounts Centre too.
This should make it easier for people in the US to make purchases via Facebook and Instagram.
It should also make it easier to sync profile photos.
Although, people who have a personal Facebook and a business focused Instagram will not have to compromise this.
Facebook has already tested merging Instagram and Messenger chats.
Accounts Centre also has a section for controlling some aspects of Messenger.
The social media giant has big plans to eventually merge Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp together.
Facebook’s biggest cyber-security mistakes
Here’s some of the major times Facebook let us down…
- In 2007, Facebook’s first targetted advertising product, Beacon, caused outrage because there was initally no opt-in option about the kinds of information users wanted to share
- In 2009, a Federal Trade Commission investigation was triggered because Facebook users complained that the new privacy tools were too confusing and pushed users to make more of their personal information public
- In 2010, it was revealed that advertisers were using a privacy loophole to retrieve revealing personal information about Facebook users and the company had to change its software
- In 2011, the FTC charged Facebook with lying to customers about how their information could be kept private but making it public anyway
- 2018 saw Facebook’s biggest privacy scandal to date with reports that Cambridge Analytica misused user data and Facebook had to admit that it had failed to protect its users
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In other news, an iOS 14 update is aiming to give Apple users 117 new emoji.
WhatsApp is working on a secret self-destructing text feature that deletes photos and videos from the recipient’s phone.
And, Instagram Stories have started to appear on Facebook.
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