Facebook is testing a new feature that it is asking new users to enter names as per “Aadhaar” while signing up a new account. The new facebook prompt is saying to new users to submit their names as in their Aadhaar cards.
“Using the name on your Aadhaar card makes it easier for friends to recognize you” says the new prompt while creating a new account. However not every user is seeing this prompt while creating a new account. Facebook says it is a new feature and only few user is now able to see this.
The new step is to encourage new users to put their real names on social networks and this will limit the number of fake accounts.
“We want to make sure people can use the names they’re known by on Facebook, and can easily connect with friends and family. This is a small test where we provide additional language when people sign up for an account to say that using the name on their Aadhaar card makes it easier for friends to recognize them. This is an optional prompt which we are testing. People are not required to enter the name on their Aadhaar card,” said a Facebook spokesperson.
India is currently one of the fastest growing markets for Facebook in addition to being the second-largest market after the US. This has so far influenced the Mark Zuckerberg-led company to actively bringing new features specifically for Indian users.
WhatsApp to stop working on Blackberry 10 OS and Windows 8.0 phones
WhatsApp is no longer to support phones from New year 2018 that are running on old Software OS versions that is Blackberry 10 OS and Windows 8.0, forcing millions of people to upgrade their handsets if they want to use it.
The messaging app has already crossed a billion downloads but will stop working for some of the devices that are running on older versions.
The company said in a blog post “When we started WhatsApp in 2009 people’s use mobile devices looked very different from today” and now technology has been changed a lot and it’s hard to provide support for older devices.
“The Apple App store was only a few months old. About 70 percent of smartphones sold at the time has operating systems offered by Blackberry and Nokia”.
Recently WhatsApp has extended support for both the platforms in June this year. WhatsApp has also revealed from February 1, 2020, it will no longer support Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread.
The app has already stopped support for Windows 7, Android 2.1, Android 2.2 and iOS 6 versions in the 2016 year.