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Facebook likes and comments reduce exam stress among students, says study

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Have you ever heard that the number of supportive likes and comments on Facebook can reduce the exam stress? Yes, it is true, according to the latest research conducted by the University of Illinois in U.S.A., it is proved that those who get supportive comments and likes from Facebook friends for their posts will have less stress before exams.

Nearly 21 percent of the stress of students will get declined with the positive comments and likes from their friends on Facebook before exams. The research was conducted by the students and they have performed a seven-minute expressive writing exercise.

A graduate student Robert Deloatch at the University said the study proved that nearly 41 percent of students suffer from nervousness and anxiety before exams. This type of anxiety will happen because of physiological and emotional responses which appear while taking or preparing for a test. It leads to low grades in the test and poor memory in examinations.

It also revealed the anxiety is equal to the performance of students in the examinations. This kind of anxiety will mostly affect the computer science exams of students. During this study, the students were asked to solve the two programming problems by writing and running codes. The researchers have measures that their anxiety test levels through the Cognitive Test Anxiety scale. The students also filled two questionnaires, which helps to measure the anxiety levels of them.

The researchers also made the students indulge in the Facebook likes and comments engagement. The researchers found that the students who have received the supportive messages from their pals showed fewer anxiety levels and also best performance in examinations.

Facebook Unveils Group Payments Feature in its Messenger Platform

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Facebook has unveiled group payments feature which allows users to pay either individual members or everyone in the group. This Facebook group payments feature has gone live in the US on Tuesday in Android and Desktop platforms. There is no info about the app launching on iOS platform.

Users can request payments from the group right in chat by entering the amount they want to request from each person. However, the total amount to be divided among the group members evenly. They can also mention a note describing what money is for.

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“Simply tap on the plus sign in the bottom left-hand corner of a group conversation to find more features, and tap the payments icon ($). Then, choose who to send or request money from. You can choose everyone in the group or only a few members. Enter the amount you want to request per person or the total sum to divide evenly, either including yourself in the calculation or not.

Finally, you can specify what the money is for – maybe a pizza party, teacher gift or more. Once you’re ready, tap Request.” Facebook explains about how to use the feature.

Group Payments in Messenger

Posted by Messenger on Monday, April 10, 2017

A message will appear in the group conversation showing who has paid to make it super simple to track everything. You can also view the Request Details in full-screen at any time. Facebook group payments do not require users to remember their debit card information – which the company says is stored securely.

Facebook Messenger Day Feature rolled out to all its users globally

Earlier, Facebook had introduced person-to-person payments in Messenger in early 2015. Now, this group payments also hints the launch of Facebook digital payments business in India.

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Facebook Inc Tests New Free Version of its App Workplace

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Facebook Inc will soon launch the free version of its productivity app named as Workplace to give the tough challenge to the team collaboration tool Slack. This app was developed in an attempt to get more businesses sign ups and eventually convert them into paying customers.

According to the reports, Facebook will offer a free version of Workplace to challenge Slack and other Microsoft teams. The free standard version will provide one-to-one services like group voice and video calling, chat with the people with Apple iOS, Android devices & even desktop PCs and streaming video.

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Workplace, which is a messaging service for businesses can be used for one of the many products used by the businesses can now chat and share the files within the selected groups. Facebook has been trying more to venture in the business sphere.

Recently the social networking giant rolled out the new feature to compete with Microsoft’s LinkedIn which allows posting job notices. Moreover, till now there no official announcement regarding the availability of free version. But the Facebook said that the version would be out soon. It is also expected that Workplace would connect everyone including the people who use mobiles more.

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Experience the Facebook live on Desktop and Stream your Videos

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Facebook now allows its desktop users to go live using their webcam. Earlier, this Facebook live feature is made available only for pages that too on mobile devices. Later it rolled out to individuals and now here is the Facebook live on desktop. The social networking giant is making a great push towards it streaming videos on its platform.

Now, the Facebook desktop site also get a live video button for streaming video. Earlier, the option is only provided for the pages. But now, the Facebook allows each of its user to go live with a webcam. Furthermore, the company also provides enhancements to attach sophisticated hardware for high-quality broadcasting.

Moving forward, gaming companies and gamers can use Facebook to attract a streaming audience on their Pages and profiles.

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“If you’re a gamer, this new feature makes it easier than ever to stream your PC gameplay to friends and followers and engage with them while you play. If you’re giving your friends or followers a tutorial or how-to guide, you can incorporate on-screen graphics, titles, and overlays. Or if you’re an artist, you can go live and switch seamlessly between cameras as you narrate the process.” Facebook notes.

The Live video option will be appeared along with the Check-in, Activities, and others on the top of the Timeline/NewsFeed. Streaming a live video is simple like posting a status as shows in the same way when it did with a phone.

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After the success of its Live video feature, Facebook is looking forward to broadcasting original TV-like programs. This will include various genres and Facebook may compensate huge amounts for it. The social networking giant is interested in original content from different genres and is willing to pay high for each episode. These would be probably weekly series which each show last for 30 minutes

Flipkart comes together with Facebook for a faster performance of their apps

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Flipkart is reportedly working with Facebook for a faster performance of their apps and websites. The collaboration to work on slower networks and low-cost smartphones getting slowdown or the need for updates.

“I am working with Facebook to converge our solution — which allows users to skip updates to apps — and there is a platform called React Native to see if we can share each other’s learnings and make one unified product for the developer community to leverage,” said Amar Nagaram, vice president of engineering, Flipkart.

Also, Nagaram said that developers from both the ends are working on the project via open source.”The whole idea was to make the site work on low networks, which means consuming low data, without compromising the experience,” he added.

Flipkart is offering huge discounts on the entire range of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

Reports say that smartphone users are only about 30% among 1 billion mobile phone subscribers. Again less number is observed in the people who use data for the internet. There is a need for high-quality data network connectivity for more than 220 million users in India.

As of September 2016, more than half of the 100 million registered app users visit the mobile site. About 70 million users on sub-$100 devices work on 2G networks do not have the app and use Flipkart Lite. The company is coming up with a twofold strategy to push up its app to users on high-end smartphones.

Besides that, it is also trying to offer an app like experience for users of low-end smartphones. Flipkart’s app has been built with in-house technology and helps the company to reduce the number of updates. Now, Flipkart wants to increase the user engagement on the mobile site based Flipkart Life. Nagarajan said that this consumes much fewer data and converge the concept.