Social Network – indscoop Technology News, Entertaiment Thu, 19 Apr 2018 03:21:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 114420553 Get your SMSes in Facebook Messenger now Fri, 24 Jun 2016 06:56:29 +0000 […]]]> Social media giant Facebook has enabled SMS in Messenger for Android which means that users will now have the choice to be able to send/receive SMSes in Messenger itself.

The feature is only available on Android. However, when you send an SMS message, the recipient can be on any platform. “We hope that this new choice will bring the convenience of being able to access all your messages in one place, making your messaging a lot simpler and helping you stay on top of your conversations,” Facebook said in a post.

Here’s how it works:

Open Messenger and tap on Settings (the person icon), then select “SMS” from the list and turn on “Default SMS app.” Users can now view and respond to their SMS conversations in Messenger. SMS conversations will be in purple while Messenger conversations will be in blue. SMS in Messenger not only supports standard text, images, videos and audio but also rich content like stickers, emojis and location sharing. Users will have to use regular Messenger to send GIFs, send money, make voice and video calls, and request transportation.

SMS in Messenger do not send, upload or store your conversations on Facebook servers. All messages are sent and received via SMS. Standard SMS, regular text charges apply, Facebook added. However, regular, non-SMS messages sent or received on Messenger will continue to use data.

A Simple Way to Download Facebook Videos without Using any Software Mon, 08 Feb 2016 09:25:40 +0000 […]]]> We often come across different videos while scrolling down the News Feed of Facebook. Facebook is one of the most popular social platforms where it is possible to upload, share and watch any video. Through these videos, we can share important news, funny moments, emotional consequences and many more. Recently, Facebook has brought an Auto-Play option for the Videos on Facebook. Suppose, one of your friends had uploaded a funny incident that took place in your life and brought back all your most memorable days. Immediately, you wish to save that momentous video on your PC or Laptop. Unfortunately, there is no direct option or feature on Facebook that let users  download or save any video to their PC.

This article will show you a simple trick by which you can download videos on Facebook without using any third-party software or any online video downloading service.

Download Facebook Videos Without Any Software

You can download Facebook videos faster using this simple trick. It is an instant way of downloading Facebook videos online without the use of any third-party software, scripts or some other online video downloading services. Here is the quick and simple way of grabbing the Facebook videos directly on to your PC or Laptop. Follow this simple trick and enjoy watching videos directly on your PC.

Step 1: Firstly, you need to log in to your Facebook account as we are trying to download videos from Facebook.

Step 2: Slowly, scroll down your new feeds and click on the Play button to start the video.

Download Facebook Videos

Step 3: Right click on the video, you’ll see three options Pause, Mute, and show Video URL. Click on the last option, Show Video URL.

Video URL

Step 4: Now, you can see the URL of that video on the screen. Just Copy the link.

Facebook Video - Download using simple trick

Step 5: Now, Open another tab of the browser and Paste the copied URL and replace www with m. Just look at the below screenshot for better understanding.

Facebook Videos

Step 6: Once done, hit Enter and then play the video again. Right Click on the video and you can see Save Video as an option from the list.

Step 7: Click on Save Video as select the location where you want to save the video on your PC or Laptop. The video will be downloaded and saved in the selected location on your device.

Step 8: That’s it. Now, you can watch the video anytime, anywhere without using any software.

This is the simple trick to download videos on Facebook without any software. It’s really amazing, right? This is the easiest way of downloading Videos from Facebook and share them with your friends and beloved ones. Enjoy!

Facebook new tool will help you forget your ex after breakup Tue, 08 Dec 2015 03:28:48 +0000 […]]]> Facebook is currently rolling out a new feature for its mobile app users. This new feature will automatically hide posts from user’s ex boyfriend or girlfriend. The social networking giant believes that this new feature will help its users to move on after the breakup. Along with hiding your ex-posts, Facebook can also hide all traces of your past relationship from the public. For example you can edit posts or photos you were tagged with your ex.

As soon as you change you Facebook relationship status as “Single,” you will automatically see a new option saying, “You can see less from “ex-name,” limit what he/she can see, and edit your photos. Just tap on the “Get Started” option and it will walk you though all the steps.

With the help of this feature you can even adjust your privacy settings to block your ex-girlfriend or boyfriend from seeing your posts. If you want then you can also let them only see posts they were tagged in.

Facebook breakup

“This work is part of our ongoing effort to develop resources for people who may be going through difficult moments in their lives,” Facebook product manager Kelly Winters wrote in a blog post.

None of these settings will be revealed to your ex or anyone else. Facebook will not tell your ex that you’ve made any changes. And obviously she/he will also receive the same options to hide posts or photos related to you.

Overall, this new feature is good, but not useful for everyone. I mean not everyone would want to get rid of their ex-boyfriend or girlfriend. There are still many who love to keep the golden memories of their ex. So, it is good to see that we have an option to choose whether we want to enable the above mentioned feature or not.

Facebook is currently testing it in the United States. And if feedbacks are good, then it will soon release it for every user on Facebook.

Mark Zuckerberg and wife to give 99 percent of shares to charity Sun, 06 Dec 2015 02:36:21 +0000 […]]]> Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla are seen with their daughter named Max in this image released on December 1, 2015. REUTERS/Courtesy of Mark Zuckerberg/Handout

Mark Zuckerberg will put 99 percent of his Facebook shares, currently worth about $45 billion, into a new philanthropy project focusing on human potential and equality, he and his wife said Tuesday in a letter to their newborn daughter.

The plan, which was posted on the Facebook founder and chief executive officer’s page, attracted more than 570,000 “likes,” including from singer Shakira, former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Melinda Gates, wife of Microsoft founder Bill Gates. The Gates and other high-profile billionaires such as Warren Buffett have set up foundations of their own to dedicate their massive fortunes to philanthropic endeavors.

Zuckerberg, 31, who will control the new initiative jointly with his wife, Priscilla Chan, while remaining in charge of the world’s largest online social network, said he would sell or give up to $1 billion in shares in each of the next three years.

Zuckerberg will keep a controlling stake in Facebook, valued at $303 billion as of Tuesday’s close, for what the company called the “foreseeable future.” According to Facebook’s most recent proxy statement, Zuckerberg owned 4 million Class A shares and 422.3 million Class B shares, which have 10 times the voting power of A shares. Combined he held 54 percent of the voting power of the company’s shares.

Zuckerberg said he plans to remain CEO of Facebook for “many, many years to come.”

Zuckerberg’s new project, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, is not his first in the world of philanthropy. When he was 26, he signed the Giving Pledge, which invites the world’s wealthiest individuals and families to commit to giving more than half of their wealth to philanthropy or charitable causes over their lifetime or in their will.

“Mark and Priscilla are breaking the mold with this breathtaking commitment,” Buffett said on Facebook. “A combination of brains, passion and resources on this scale will change the lives of millions. On behalf of future generations, I thank them.”

Melinda Gates chimed in, “The first word that comes to mind is: Wow. The example you’re setting today is an inspiration to us and the world.”

Buffett himself pledged shares of his Berkshire Hathaway company that were then worth $31 billion to Gates’ foundation in 2006, and at the time ranked as the largest single gift.


Zuckerberg is relatively young to commit so much of his wealth. Microsoft Corp co-founder Gates was 45 in 2000, the year he and his wife founded the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Buffett was 76 in 2006 when he committed to give away all of his Berkshire Hathaway stock to philanthropic organizations.

About $350 billion is given away each year in the United States by charities, said Stacy Palmer, editor of the Chronicle of Philanthropy. She said Zuckerberg and his wife’s announcement was remarkable not just because of the size of the donation, but because of their ages.

“Our lists of the top donors are usually dominated by people in their 70s or 80s,” she said. “This is a message to other young people who are deciding what to do with their great wealth.”

In welcoming the birth of his first child on his Facebook page, Zuckerberg posted a photo of himself, his wife and their daughter, Maxima, nicknamed Max, along with a post entitled “A letter to our daughter.”

In the 2,220-word letter, Zuckerberg and Chan, a pediatrician, touched on issues including health, education, Internet access and learning before announcing the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, which aims to “advance human potential and promote equality.”

They plan to give away 99 percent of their Facebook shares over their lifetimes to advance the initiative, which was formed as a limited liability company. It will begin by focusing on curing disease, Internet connectivity, community building and personalized learning – the idea that technology can help students learn at different paces.

Maxima Chan Zuckerberg was born early last week — though Facebook did not specify her birth date — and weighed 7 lbs 8 ounces (3.4 kg) at birth. Last month, Zuckerberg announced he would take two months of paternity leave after the birth.

Chan and Zuckerberg have so far committed $1.6 billion to their philanthropy. They have given several donations this year, including to public schools, initiatives to bring better wireless Internet access and to San Francisco General Hospital, where Chan works as a pediatrician.

Zuckerberg and Chan said they will share more details when they return from their maternity and paternity leaves.

Zuckerberg has started his leave, a Facebook representative said, and will be available if “absolutely needed.” Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer, and Mike Schroepfer, chief technology officer, will run the company in Zuckerberg’s absence.