Zuckerberg invents 'sleep box' to help with better rest

Zuckerberg invents 'sleep box' to help with better rest

The company's Android apps have been criticized for being poorly optimized and bloated in the past.

The social media company is now working on "LightSpeed" in order to make its Messenger app smaller in size and faster.

Specifically, the groups tab now shows a personalized feed of activity across all your groups.

Facebook is also launching a new real-time video sharing capability in Messenger. Now, Facebook is aiming for considerable changes to the platform. This would let you and your friends discover and watch videos on Facebook at the same time, which can be done either in a group text, or a group video chat. You can select up to 9 people from your extended circle of friends.

F8 will likely see announcements perhaps on an updated UI for Instagram and some new features. People who sell goods on Marketplace will soon be able to take payment directly through Facebook, including shipping costs, the company said. Would they be built in a few months? On the global front, the social network introduced the Groups feature to help people build communities. The company is completely rewriting the app's codebase to reduce the app size below 30MB in size and offer extra fast launching of the app, all without reducing the features offered by the app. The current Messenger App weighs in at a hefty 410 MB for mobile users to download while Messenger Lite comes in at sparse 6.1 MB, but again, with several features stripped out.

Video is another area of growth for Facebook.

The Facebook app is being redesigned to make community groups central to the newsfeed - and the distinctive blue branding is going. These improvements can also reduce the app's battery usage on smartphones. This allows users to see products within a conversation. That's the same payments partner Facebook's Instagram is using to process in-app purchases. "The future is private", he told the crowd gathered at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. The Portal smart displays are coming to Europe this Fall and they will be getting WhatsApp support.

Facebook also announced expansions to its hardware devices, including bringing WhatsApp to its video screen hub Portal and expanding sales of the device to Canada and Europe. Portal will be able to show Instagram photos on the screen saver.

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