Facebook Wants to Give You More Information on Contacts with New Caller ID Feature

Social media giant, Facebook, has been busy as of late, providing users with more and more features to help them in their daily activities, as well as make them stay and enjoy their social media platform for longer.

We’ve seen that one of their biggest achievements as of late was to make the Messenger app web-based, so they provided users with access to the Messenger platform on both desktop and mobile, provided you don’t already have the app installed.

One of their latest achievements was to bring news articles directly in your feed, so you will have access to your friend’s activities as well as know what’s going on in the world too. I know it’s a bit of multitasking to do and you might even end up mixing your friend’s selfie with a volcano eruption, then you ask yourself what he was doing there in the first place, before realising you were reading two things at once. But hey, we all get used to it in the end.

Facebook’s latest addition is the CallerID feature, which brings some more details about contacts and who wants to connect with you. This is done by having the app display an even bigger photo of the contact, more details about how related you are with him or her and “much more”, as Vice President of Messaging Products, David Marcus, stated. The feature is said to already be available for Android and iOS users in the US, UK, France and India. So will this be of more help than just asking your friends about who is trying to connect with you? We will see.

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WhatsApp Released for Desktop

WhatsApp is now available for desktop in the form of an in-browser web app, compatible for now only with Google Chrome.

Since WhatsApp requires an associated mobile phone number to log in, users need to scan a QR code from the web app using their smartphone to access the desktop version. The online version works in conjunction with Android, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone, but not yet with iOS devices  “due to Apple platform limitations”.

Since the WhatsApp is connected through your phone, it only works for as long as your phones does: if your handset loses battery life, the web app disconnects.

The WhatsApp web browser is available here.

Source: TechCrunch