Instagram to Let Users Download Their Content
Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, is preparing a tool that will eventually make it simpler for users to download all the photos, videos, messages, and other content they've uploaded to the imaging-based social network. "We are building a new data portability tool," said Instagram in an email to Reuters. Specifics concerning how the tool might work and when it might be released were not revealed. The news arrives as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spent the last two days answering Congress' questions on Capitol Hill in the fallout of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The social network has taken steps the last few weeks to ensure users have easier access to and control over their own data.
Facebook Makes Sweeping Changes to Data Collection Policies as It Admits Cambridge Analytica Breach Impacted 87M
Apr 4, 2018
Facebook today made significant changes to its platform as it continues to deal with the fallout from the Cambridge Analytica breach. To start, the company now believes Cambridge Analytica was given improper access to the data of as many as 87 million people, mostly U.S.
Facebook Adds Dating, Story Sharing, Group Organization, More
May 1, 2018
Facebook today made a significant number of additions to its platform that will lead to more features for end users over time. For example, a new tool will allow Facebook users to post to their Facebook Stories directly through third-party apps.
Facebook Says Android Users Gave It Permission to Collect Data
Mar 26, 2018
Facebook has been called out in recent days for storing, in some cases, years' worth of call logs and text messages from Android handsets. Users discovered the logs in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
Facebook Video to Turn Up the Volume
Feb 14, 2017
Facebook is making several big changes to how it treats video on mobile devices. First, sound will fade in and fade out as users scroll past videos in their News Feed as long as the phone's volume is turned on.