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Facebook’s Market Value Crosses USD 200B; Adds Doodles to Android Messenger

The social networking site, Facebook has become the 22nd largest company in the world and its market value has crossed the USD 200 billion mark. According to reports, the company’s stock sclosed at USD 77.6 Monday — a new all-time high — giving it a market capitalisation of USD 200.26 billion, reports TOI.

On Friday, Facebook has updated its Messenger App for Android rolled out to users on Google Play India with ability to Doodle messages on photos that have been selected to send from the device’s gallery.

As per the NDTV Gadgetswith the updated Facebook Messenger app, users will need to tap on the photo icon in the bottom control row, which will bring up a horizontal photo reel. Once a user selects a photo, users will need to tap on the ‘Aa’ (text) or pen icon, in order to draw or type a message on it. The Android Police team also notes that the app doesn’t seem to annotate a photo taken with Facebook Messenger’s built-in “selfie cam” directly. Users will need to save it in the gallery and can follow the same procedure to select it.


Also Read: Facebook’s New Avatar-All set to roll out worldwide

Related Updates: Yesterday, Facebook has announced that it will start rolling out ‘View Counts’ that will allow people to see how many views a video on Facebook has received.

Earlier this month, it start to releasing its ’privacy checkup’ with the help of a blue dinosaur system to extend privacy setting for sharing information and posts from marketers and third-party apps as Facebook has been dogged by privacy issues for years.

The social network is also testing a new feature of adding stickers while posting the comments, but currently service is live only for some users. If it gets a positive feedback, then the company plans to roll out this feature to everyone.

Last month, Facebook forced its mobile users to download its standalone messenger app and had announced a video discovery tool to surface higher-quality videos by analyzing how long users actually watch each video.

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