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Facebook, Instagram to Offer Paid Subscription for No Ads in Europe

Meta has announced a new subscription model for Facebook and Instagram users in the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA), and Switzerland. Starting in November, residents in these regions will have the option to use the platforms either for free with ads or subscribe to an ad-free experience. The subscription will cost €9.99/month on...

Instagram Threads API in Works, Publisher Content Concerns Raised

Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, announced on Friday that the company is working on an API for Threads, its messaging platform that is seen as a rival to Elon Musk’s X (formerly Twitter). The move aims to allow developers to create various apps and experiences centred around Threads. Mosseri made the announcement in response...

Meta End News Sharing in Canada on Facebook, Instagram

In a move to comply with the Online News Act, Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, announced that it will be halting news content availability in Canada, starting today. The rollout of these changes will occur gradually over the following weeks, impacting all users in Canada who access these platforms. Canadian news publishers...