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Facebook earnings, Parse, livestream and more

Facebook reported its financial for the fourth quarter 2015 during this week and according to Mark Zuckerberg himself, 2015 was a great year.

Facebook reported its financial for the fourth quarter 2015 during this week and according to Mark Zuckerberg himself, 2015 was a great year. “We continue to invest in better serving our community, building our business, and connecting the world.”

According to the report, revenue has increased for 44% to $17.93 billion in 2015, while net income has reached $3.69 billion for the whole 2015. The number of daily active users is still growing, accounting 1.04 billion users have been active in December 2015, an increase compared to the same period last year. Mobile active users were 1.44 billion as of December 31, 2015, an increase of 21% year-over-year.

According to an image shared by Mark, Facebook now accounts 1.59 billion monthly active users, Instagram over 400 Million, WhatsApp over 900 Million and Messenger over 800 Million. Among the list of products on the report, now one can see the VR technology, which will come in the form of Oculus Rift this year.

 

Faceboo Community Update 2016
Faceboo Community Update 2016

Facebook shuts down Parse

Facebook had acquired Parse in 2013, a company that helps developers create apps across different platforms by providing a toolset and back-end support.

However 3 years later, Facebook decided that it’s time to move on and that Parse will fully retire after a year-long period ending on January 28, 2017. “We know that many of you have come to rely on Parse, and we are striving to make this transition as straightforward as possible.” notes the comment from , Co-founder of Parse.

 

Facebook livestream now available to all

Facebook is rolling out its live streaming feature to all users around the world. It was initially limited only to celebrities but now everyone can have access to it through a simple tap of a button on the iPhone version of the Facebook app. Simple update your status, then select the live video icon.

This feature is similar to Periscope and lets you see comments  in real-time, see names of friends who are watching and the total number of viewers.

 

Facebook Live Stream

The usage of this feature will be really interesting especially from public figures users follow. While watching a live video, users can also tap the Subscribe button to get notified the next time the broadcaster goes live.

 

Bonus Facebook News – Facebook ASCII art

A twitter user named Mathias Bynens shared an interesting tip. You can take any Facebook or Instagram URL, paste it to the address bar and add an html to the.html’ on the end. See our profile pic on ASCII here.