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New Delhi, April 27, 2017: Considering India to be an important market, Social media giant Facebook is all set to please the users by rolling out effects in its new camera interface, specifically designed for the people in the country.

During an event in Delhi on Wednesday, Facebook has made the announcement and showcased its family products and apps including- Facebook Live, Facebook Lite, Full Camera, 360 Photos, Groups, Events, Oculus, Instagram, WhatsApp.

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“Today, we’re also rolling out local camera effects designed for India. In addition to the frames and effects that come standard in the Facebook camera, we’ve designed several custom effects for India – so people can create and share photos and videos that showcase the expression of Namaste as well as capture geo-specific experiences in Delhi, Mumbai, Goa, and other places,” the social networking site said in a press statement.

The social network giant also revealed that over 184 million people are using Facebook in India. “India is a very important country to Facebook, and we’re proud to have more than 184 million monthly active people in India who use Facebook to connect with their friends and family, and to build supportive communities online and offline,” it said.

According to the Business Today report, last month in March, Facebook rolled out its new camera feature – which had drawn comparisons to Snapchat. “Last month, Facebook rolled out its new camera feature. We want to make it fast, fun and easy for people to share creative photos and videos with whomever, they choose, for however long they choose – and the more we share with each other, the more open and connected our community can be,” Facebook said.

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The company said that there would be new changes in Facebook Lite to improve the experience of Indian users. “Products like Facebook Lite, which makes it easier for people to access Facebook on older Android devices or slower connections, counts India as one of the top countries. We continue to make improvements to these products so people in India can connect,” it said.

“Just this month we’re rolling out Reactions, an extension of the Like button on Facebook Lite. Now, conversations on FB Lite can be enhanced through Reactions including ‘Love”, “Haha’, ‘Wow’, ‘Sad’ and ‘Angry’,” it added.

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Facebook is Testing Paid Subscription Options For Private Groups

The group quickly became an active community for helping tens of thousands of people across the world to reduce clutter in their spaces

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Facebook will soon let group administrators charge members for providing exclusive content on its platform.

Parenting, cooking and home cleaning private groups on the social networking platform will be the first ones to access the new feature as part of a pilot programme.

“We’re piloting subscriptions with a small number of groups to continue to support group admins who lead these communities,” Alex Deve, Product Director, Groups at Facebook, said in a blog post on Wednesday.

Subscription groups align with the experience that Facebook made available to support video creators earlier in 2018.

Sarah Mueller started a group called “Declutter My Home” on Facebook as a way to inspire and motivate others to tidy up their apartment or house.

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The group quickly became an active community for helping tens of thousands of people across the world to reduce clutter in their spaces.

“With her new subscription group, ‘Organise My Home’, members will be able to work together on bite-sized projects, and have access to easily actionable checklists, tutorials, live videos and more to help with home organisation,” Facebook said.

“With the new ‘Organize My Home’ subscription group, I will be able to provide this new community with more interactive ways to having an organised home like mini-projects, group challenges, training, and live Q&A,” Mueller noted.

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According to a report in The Next Web, group administrators will be able to charge up to $29.99 (monthly) during the pilot.

“For now, Facebook won’t be collecting a cut of the subscription fees,” the report added.

For members, they are now able to sign-up and manage their subscription through the Facebook app for iOS and Android. (IANS)