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Facebook denies reports it asked banks for users' financial data

Facebook denies reports it asked banks for users' financial data

Facebook Messenger added AR filters to its video call system previous year - this allowed people to dress their faces up or alter them entirely, making for a much more humorous call with friends and family.

Despite the privacy scandal triggered by Cambridge Analytica, Facebook continues to be the main social media platform of internet users worldwide.

Facebook has denied allegations that it is actively asking USA banks to share financial details of its users such as account balances and payment card transactions, even though it did admit that it is in talks with banks about a chatbot service on Facebook Messenger. Snappables are a new form of interactive lenses through which Snapchatters can share experiences and experiment with AR, and is available in Snapchat's Lens Carousel, on the left side of the circular capture button.

Dubbed "Don't Smile" and "Asteroids Attack", both are determined to make speaking with those closest to you more engaging then ever. There's "Don't Smile" where the one who can hold a serious face the longest will win, and then there's "Asteroids Attack" where the one who can better navigate their spaceship will win.

The Messenger games can be played with up to six people and there's more now in the pipline, including "Beach Bump" and "Kitten Kraze".




"For the moments when we can't be together IRL, Messenger video chat helps you connect in real-time with the people you care about most", said Nora Micheva, product manager for Messenger at Facebook.

Games have always been a part of Facebook.

"The person or group you are video chatting with will get a notification indicating it's time to get your game on", said Facebook.

The move is part of a greater effort to entice Messenger's 1.3 billion monthly users to give its video chat feature a try.

They explained: The message included a video link and read: 'Hey I saw this video.