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WhatsApp Gets Redesigned Facebook Logo With Android Update; Dark Theme iPhone Launch Said to Be Imminent

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WhatsApp for Android has received a new beta version that brings the redesigned Facebook footer. The instant messaging app is also said to be in development to bring the anticipated Dark Theme, but it’s not yet visible publicly. Separately, an updated WhatsApp for iPhone version has been reported online that features the Dark Theme. WhatsApp hasn’t formally revealed its plans towards bringing the Dark Theme to its instant messaging app, though. WhatsApp for Android (Web release) has also been updated to version 2.19.329 with bug fixes.

Specifically for beta testers, WhatsApp for Android beta version 2.19.331 has been released that brings the footer showcasing the redesigned Facebook logo. The Facebook footer is visible on the welcome screen as well as in the settings menu of the latest WhatsApp beta version. Further, it is also available on the Splash Screen.

Facebook launched its new logo last month that showcases the company’s name in all uppercase letters. The Menlo Park, California-based social networking giant also announced that its rebranding will be visible across all its products and marketing materials. WhatsApp appears to be amongst the first few Facebook products to feature the rebranding through the new footer.

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Latest WhatsApp for Android beta version brings a “From FACEBOOK” footer

WhatsApp beta watcher WABetaInfo first spotted the Facebook footer on the latest beta release. However, Gadgets 360 was able to independently verify the change. You can view its presence by downloading the update either directly by participating in the beta testing programme run by Google Play Store or sideloading the release through APK Mirror. Having said that, the beta update may cause some issues on your device since it’s meant for testing purposes only and may contain bugs.

In addition to the latest beta version for Android devices, WhatsApp appears to be inching closer to bring the much-awaited Dark Theme to its iPhone app. WABetaInfo has tweeted an image suggesting the new development. The source has also used a hashtag “soon” to hint at its imminent debut. Nevertheless, WhatsApp is yet to reveal official details around the Dark Theme.

A Dark Default Wallpaper was spotted recently within WhatsApp for Android beta version 2.19.327. Similarly, WhatsApp for iPhone is speculated to include two distinct versions of the Dark Theme, utilising different shades of black.

WhatsApp has also released a new version of WhatsApp for Android (Web release) that is meant for regular users, as noted by WABetaInfo. The update, carrying version 2.19.329, includes bug fixes and is available for download through the WhatsApp website.

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Introducing Star Wars-Themed Messenger Features

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Excited, we are, to celebrate the premiere of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, by giving fans the opportunity to share their passion for the movie through a series of limited-edition Messenger features that include a chat theme, reactions, stickers and AR effects. 

Designed in partnership with Disney, the features bring the Star Wars galaxy to your very own Messenger chats. The reactions and stickers allow you to express yourself using all of your favorite Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker characters, from both sides of the Force.

Phone screens showing Star Wars Messenger chat theme.

We’ve also teamed up with Disney to create limited-edition AR effects that will have you feeling like you’re a part of the galactic action when you’re making Messenger video calls and taking photos using the Messenger camera. First, jump into hyperspace and travel to a whole new world with the Lightspeed Effect. Then, you’ll be able to see yourself as part of the Resistance, gliding through the galaxies in Poe Dameron’s X-Wing with the Cockpit Effect. And don’t forget about the battle of the Dark vs. Light side of the Force! Now, you can use the Dark vs. Light Effect to choose your side. 

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Messenger brings a community of over one billion users closer to the people, places and passions they care about. We are thrilled to be partnering with Disney as they premiere the final installment in the Skywalker saga, one of the most beloved movie franchises of all time.

To turn on the Star Wars chat theme, open a Messenger thread and tap the name of the thread at the top to open the thread settings. Then, select “theme” where you’ll find the Star Wars chat theme. 

May the force be with you! 

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Social Commerce Market Expected to Deliver Dynamic Progression until 2028| Facebook …

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The Social Commerce Market report gives a purposeful depiction of the area by the practice for research, amalgamation, and review of data taken from various sources. The market analysts have displayed the different sidelines of the area with a point on recognizing the top players (Facebook, Pinterest, Tencent, Weibo, Alibaba, Etsy, Fab, LinkedIn, PayPal, Qwiqq, Reddit) of the industry. The Social Commerce market report correspondingly joins a predefined business market from a SWOT investigation of the real players. Thus, the data summarized out is, no matter how you look at it is, reliable and the result of expansive research.

This report mulls over Social Commerce showcase on the classification, for instance, application, concords, innovations, income, improvement rate, import, and others (B2B, B2C, C2C) in the estimated time from 2019–2025 on a global stage. In like manner, the overall Social Commerce market report reveals knowledge identified with the type of product, its applications, customers, prime players, and various components agreeing with the account. This first data demonstrates critical contenders and their definite picture of the general Social Commerce market. Other than this, the report further demonstrates expected market power, challenges, and prospects in the Social Commerce market.

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The report gives a broad explanation of the presence of the Social Commerce market in different regions and countries. With an extensive regional analysis of the Social Commerce market, the research analysts make an attempt to unveil hidden growth prospects available for players in different parts of the world. They accurately estimate market share, CAGR, production, consumption, price, revenue, and other crucial factors that indicate the growth of regional markets studied in the report. They also shed light on the presence of prominent players in regional markets, and how it is making a difference in the growth of the regional markets. The main objectives of the research report elaborate the overall market overview on Social Commerce market dynamics, historic volume and value, robust market methodology, current & future trends, Porter’s Five Forces Analysis, upstream and downstream industry chain, new technological development, cost structure, government policies & regulations, etc.

Social Commerce Market report segmentation on Major Product Type: Laptops and PCs, Mobiles, Tablets, E-readers, Internet-enabled TVs

The global version of this report with a geographical classification such as

North America (the United States, Canada, and Mexico)

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3) Describe Social Commerce sales channel, distributors, customers, research findings and conclusion, appendix and data source.

4) The details of the competitive landscape outlined in this report are likely to provide an analysis of the prominent industry vendors, their growth profiles, strategies, and tactics, etc., that would help investors in decision-making.

5) To project the size of Social Commerce submarkets, with respect to key regions (along with their respective key countries).

6) To strategically profile the key players and comprehensively analyze their growth strategies.

7) Focuses on the key global Social Commerce players, to define, describe and analyze the value, market share, market competition landscape, SWOT analysis and development plans in the next few years.

This report contributes an overall summary of the global Social Commerce market, including business perspectives, market strategies, assembles data related to various business firms, its year of establishment, contact information, market outline, sales revenue, industry segments, the business’ most prestigious location, and regional presence. The report includes several plans and policies related to the Social Commerce industry, moreover, it describes the management process, product appearance, manufacturing cost, and market volume. In addition, the global Social Commerce market report implicates financial usage, the quantity of product, chain format, demand and supply ratio. This report justifies the various business trends followed by the marketing sectors as well as the distributors of the Social Commerce industry.

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The next part also sheds light on the gap between supply and consumption. Apart from the mentioned information, the growth rate of the Social Commerce market in 2023 is also explained. Finally, the possibility analysis of new project investment is done in the report, which contains a comprehensive SWOT analysis of the Social Commerce market. 

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Facebook closes Ayatollah Khamenei’s Arabic page

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TEHRAN – Facebook has closed the Arabic page of Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, which had more than 100,000 followers.

According to Press TV, the page was closed after being recently put under restrictions for allegedly violating the social media giant’s terms of service.

It comes as many observers have criticized Facebook for what they consider the U.S.-based company’s political bias in dealing with online activity.

Last month, the U.S. State Department called on social media giants to take down the accounts of Ayatollah Khamenei and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif amid protests over petrol prices, which prompted the government to shut off the internet.

“One of the things that we are calling on are social media like Facebook and Instagram and Twitter to shut down the accounts of Supreme Leader Khamenei, Foreign Minister Zarif and President Rouhani until they restore the internet to their own people,” U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook told Bloomberg.

In recent years, social media giants – including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – have closed thousands of accounts allegedly tied to Iran and Russia under the pretext of fighting what they call “misinformation” campaigns.

In August 2018, Facebook announced it had targeted hundreds of accounts allegedly tied to Iran and Russia.

“We removed multiple pages, groups and accounts for coordinated inauthentic behavior on Facebook and Instagram. Some of this activity originated in Iran, and some originated in Russia,” it said.

The targets were identified as “networks of accounts misleading people about what they were doing,” Facebook’s chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said back then.

Among the accounts was one belonging to the Quest 4 Truth (Q4T) Iranian media organization, which promotes Islamic values.

Facebook further wrote in bold text, “We’ve removed Pages, groups and accounts that can be linked to sources the U.S. government has previously identified as Russian military intelligence services. This is unrelated to the activities we found in Iran.”

The Facebook investigation was prompted by a tip-off from cybersecurity firm FireEye.

FireEye has claimed the Iranian activity included “anti-Saudi, anti-Israeli, and pro-Palestinian themes” and advocacy of policies favorable to Iran such as the 2015 nuclear deal, to which the U.S. was a party before pulling out in May 2018 in defiance of the international community.

“It really shows it’s not just Russia that engages in this type of activity,” said Lee Foster, an information operations analyst with FireEye.

Facebook said it had worked closely with law enforcement in both the U.S. and the UK on the investigation, and had briefed the U.S. Treasury Department and State Department as Washington has imposed sanctions on Tehran.

In a simultaneous move, Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) and Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O) also acted on FireEye’s claims and removed hundreds of accounts said to be tied to Iranian “actors,” which are said to be promoting Iran’s geopolitical agenda.

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