This Week in Tech: 29th April - 3rd May

Published on May 3rd, 2019. Written by .

In this week's roundup:

  • Mark Zuckerberg announces changes to Facebook, Instagram, Messenger and Whatsapp
  • TalkTalk's service rated the worst for third year running
This Week in Tech: 29th April - 3rd May

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Mark Zuckerberg announces changes to Facebook, Instagram, Messenger and Whatsapp

At Facebook's annual F8 conference, Mark Zuckerberg announced many changes to Facebook platforms like the Facebook, Instagram, Messenger and Whatsapp.

He announced that the company is working to rebuild Facebook in a way that's focused around privacy.

Zuckerberg announced the company will be launching a redesigned version of Facebook which will get rid of the famous blue colours, it will put groups first and make it easy for users to interact with others. They'll also launch a feature to find friends who work in the same workplace, go to the same school etc. 

Among the announcements Zuck made he talked about Messenger and how the app will be rebuilt around end-to-end encryption, a feature which is already baked into Whatsapp. There is also going to be a desktop app for Messenger, like there are for other chat platforms, like Whatsapp, Telegram and Slack.

Whatsapp is bringing towards a new feature which will let businesses share their entire catalog of products. 

Instagram is also going without change - Instagram will launch the ability to fundraise from within the app, they will also launch the ability for creators and influencers to tag what they're wearing in their photos and followers will be able to purchase those products on the spot.

You can watch the entire keynote on Facebook.

This Week in Tech: 29th April - 3rd May

TalkTalk's service rated the worst for third year running

Ofcom has concluded that TalkTalk is the worst internet service provider in the UK with the most amount of customer complaints.

You can read the detailed report by Ofcom on their website.

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