La Libra, Facebook's digital currency, announced for 2021 in reduced format

The launch of Facebook's digital currency, Libra , could take place in 2021. The project may benefit from favorable factors in the global economy, but regulators will have to be convinced first.  Facebook could launch Libra, its digital currency in 2021, we learn from the British media Financial Times, which quotes people close to the process. The product is expected to arrive in a limited version, after the project has met with great aversion from regulators, including in the United States, the country where the headquarters of the social media management company are located. The stakeholder association behind this digital currency project is now planning to launch a single version of Libra that will itself be pegged to the dollar, at the rate of one unit of US currency for each Facebook digital currency . “The other forms of currencies will be deployed at a later stage,” the FT source added. The exact launch date will depend on when the project

Facebook puts the pack on video chats

Facebook has presented several new features to bring its users closer, notably in Messenger, WhatsApp and Lives. Rooms is one of the big news of the day: these are new video chat rooms accessible from Messenger or simply from Facebook via the news feed. You can create a Rooms space, choose your guests, and also lock it, which is like closing the door of the discussion space. For the moment, the Rooms are limited to 8 participants, but ultimately up to 50 people will be able to chat in a Rooms lounge, which then takes on the air of a Zoom window… The resemblance may not be accidental: Zoom's success encroaches on Facebook.

Facebook has presented several new features to bring its users closer, notably in Messenger, WhatsApp and Lives

A little bit of Zoom

Rooms is now available in Anglo-Saxon countries on Facebook and Messenger, and it will be possible to create these chat rooms with Instagram, WhatsApp and Portal. In the same vein, Facebook is increasing the number of participants in audio and video discussions in WhatsApp: up to 8 people will be able to find themselves in the instant messaging application, calls always encrypted from start to finish, guarantee of confidentiality.

The social network also makes several improvements to the Live function of Facebook and Instagram. It is again possible to add another person with the return of Facebook's Live With function. Facebook events can be displayed as online only, and Facebook Lives can be integrated into it for live broadcast only for its guests.

If the connection is not optimal, it is possible to simply listen to the audio of a Live. A new “Donate” button appears to facilitate fundraising for this or that cause. And users can support their favorite creators by buying and sending stars during a video (1 star = 1 cent).

On Instagram, it is now possible to watch and comment live videos from your PC or Mac. We can also record videos from IGTV to facilitate sharing. Finally, Facebook announces that Portal calls can be made from Facebook pages and groups.