On Monday, Facebook assembles team to combine specialists from across its gaming, hardware and virtual reality units. They build an immersive digital world. Sci-fi writer Neal Stephenson named it “metaverse”.
Metaverse consults to a shared online world. Users can spend money, hang out, consume media and potentially even work. CEO Mark Zuckerberg consider this project as central to Facebook’s future.
Andrew Bosworth, Facebook executive, stated in a post that they’re standing up a Metaverse product group to bring together the teams focused on building this ambitious work.
Facebook build an immersive digital world known as the METAVERSE
According to Bosworth, Facebook hardware such as Oculus virtual reality head gear and Portal smart-screens are really helpful. They are tools for making people feel close together despite being far apart. A new Metaverse Product Group will be led by Vishal Shah from the Instagram team.
In addition, The US company behind video game sensation Fortnite, Epic Games proclaimed it raised $1 billion in new funding early this year. Some of that money will support its vision of the metaverse.
Fortnite, one of the hit video games have seen use soar. Their creators see potential to expand to virtual parties, get-togethers or work events. It’s indeed a potential in this pandemic.
Facebook begun to publicly test the Dark Mode. Users will be able to look the Dark Theme option under the Settings & Privacy section. Alexandru Voica, Facebook’s EMEA Communications Manager, authenticated the news to engineer Jane Manchun Wong. Last week, Manchun Wong had posted a video in collaboration with the social media major informing that this feature will be rolled out to more users.
Above all, Dark Mode permits users to switch to a dark background. It’s better for battery consumption and reduces strain on the eyes as well. In other words, the dark theme already actives for some Android Facebook users. And after that, the latest version of the Facebook app from Google Play Store will have a dark theme to get for your Android phone. It is worth noting that the dark theme feature is already available for desktops and Facebook Lite app users. Similarly, Facebook’s other apps WhatsApp and Instagram already have a dark theme on both iOS and Android versions.
How to enable Dark Mode on the phone?
– Touch on the three-dotted icon, which is located in the top right corner of the screen. – Scroll down and select the “Settings & Privacy”. – Find the “Dark Mode” option above the “Language” option and below the “Your Time on Facebook”. – It will let to choose between On, Off, or System.
In addition, keep in mind that Facebook has done a full roll out for the Dark Theme on iOS but not everyone will see the feature just yet.
It has been 400 days since Apple first introduced dark mode in iOS 13. Dark Mode for Facebook finally appears to be rolling out for iOS users globally after months of delay and stop-start testing.
Dark Mode for Facebook app first surfaced in April and by June a small percentage of users had access to the setting. So we expected that the company was gradually rolling out the feature for testing purposes.
However, propagation has been glacially slow ever since, and it’s only in the last couple of days that more and more users report that they’re seeing the option under Settings & Privacy within the app’s Menu tab.
Check out your Facebook app now and try its new DarkMode:
1. Make sure that your Facebook app is the lastest version one. 2. In Facebook’s interface, tap menu tab (the three line on the bottom-right) 3. Tap <Setting & Privacy) 4. Look for new Dark Mode option 5. Turn it on to change the app to Dark Mode
Confirmation that Dark Mode is rolling out in earnest on iOS and Android came courtesy of app hacker Jane Manchun Wong, who made a video in collaboration with Facebook and shared it on Twitter.
On the Facebook’s website, Dark Mode has been available for a while now. Messenger and Instagram – the two Facebook’s app have long featured Dark Mode. So it’s unclear why the company’s flagship app took longer to gain the feature.
Google’s Gmail app was the last major app to get Dark Mode, following a similar patchy rollout beset by inconsistent functionality.
Facebook Gaming Unveils A New Cloud Gaming Service For Free-To-Play Mobile Games
Amazon has Luna, Google has Stadia and now Facebook has its own cloud game service. But don’t expect to stream console and PC hits on Facebook Gaming’s cloud. When launched, it’s all about free-to-play, microtransaction-packed mobile games.
Facebook Gaming’s cloud gaming launched on October 27
Launched on October 27 in the United States in California, Northeast, Texas and mid-Atlantic states. Facebook’s cloud gaming offering is not a standalone service. Because, it is an addition to the vast array of browser-based social games already available to play on the social media platform. Visitors to the Facebook Gaming landing page and Android app in the beta testing areas will have access to a selection of mobile games. The list of game includes Asphalt 9: Legends, Solitaire: Arthur’s Tale, Mobile Legends: Adventure, WWE SuperCard and PGA TOUR Golf Shootout. Instead of playing natively or launching their own apps. These games will stream to your browser or Android app. Does not currently support iOS.
In the official announcement that you can read in full at Facebook Gaming. Facebook says it is not looking to surprise players with super-fast streaming or replace traditional gaming hardware.
Facebook Gaming is also releasing player names and avatars. It is a great news. Previous Facebook games used real names of players and Facebook profile pictures. They’re a bit more anonymous now. Moreover, the new player names will allow for cross-play between streaming games and apps easily.
Facebook is also using streaming technology to create cloud-playable ads. Stream actual games as ads instead of bad in-app ads you get in games on mobile. It represents absolutely no representation of the game they would like you to download.
Someone will ask: Why stream a free-to-play mobile game to the phone via the Facebook Gaming app instead of just download the app? But this will perfect feature for people who have older phones or don’t have a lot of storage space.
Facebook officially released a new logo and a Messenger update. Most of these features integrated with Instagram Direct and Messenger connection.
This new Messenger update has many features which no messaging application will have. Some of the new features include customizable emoji response bar, collaborative video viewing, rooms for combined video chat, colour gradients in the theme and personalized stickers. These features are all available in Messengers new update.
The most important part of this new update is the unique Messenger logo. It is two colored and represents the future of messaging and a fun place for the users. It also tells people that you are close to people who live far away from you. For the past few years, the Messenger logo was only blue. This new update upgraded the logo as well and made it as per the taste of people.
Messenger Update Makes It Unique From Other Messaging Apps
The new update also includes updated chat themes like tie-dye and love. The users can also customize the theme as per their taste. A Facebook spokesperson said that around 10 million people customize their themes every day and set it as per choice. Facebook made this easier for the users to change the themes with this new update.
This is not it, many new features like selfie stickers and vanish modes are also launching soon to make Messenger a fun app for the users. All together all these new features of messenger have blessed the users during the pandemic. These features are enough for the users. This new update is the moment to reflect instead of a shift as all the updates are benefiting the users.