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By NewsGram Staff-Writer

New Delhi: Co-founder and CEO of the social networking site Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg announced on Sunday that India Prime Minister Narendra Modi this month will visit Facebook headquarters in California.

“I am excited to announce that Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India will be visiting Facebook HQ later this month for a Townhall Q&A. Prime Minister Modi and I will discuss how communities can work together to address social and economic challenges,” Zuckerberg wrote on his Facebook page. Zuckerberg added that the event will be held on September 27.

He also invited Facebook users to ask questions by posting them in the comments section. “We’ll try to get to as many as possible,” he wrote.

“I’ll post the live video here and it will also be on Prime Minister Modi’s page. I had the chance to visit Prime Minister Modi in India last year and it’s an honour to have the chance to host him here at Facebook,” he said.

Modi is scheduled to be in the United States on September 23-28 and will attend meetings at the United Nations.

With Inputs from IANS

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Social Media Giant Facebook Rolls Out Meme-Making App ‘Whale’

Facebook has quietly rolled out a meme-making app called 'Whale' on the Canadian App Store

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Facebook quietly launched meme-making app Whale. Pixabay

Social media giant Facebook has quietly rolled out a meme-making app called ‘Whale’ on the Canadian App Store that may come to other markets including in India later.

The app’s listing confirms that it has been developed by Facebook’s New Product Experimentation (NPE) team, which was set up earlier this year to develop new experimental apps for the social networking platform that has over 2.6 billion users globally.

‘Whale’ is the latest app from NPE, after music app ‘AUX’ and chat app ‘Bump’, reports The Information.

According to Facebook, these apps are intended to help the company discover new features and services that people like.

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According to Facebook, these apps are intended to help the company discover new features. Pixabay

Facebook is slowly launching apps in new genres beyond chats to woo more users and open new avenues to make money.

Facebook-owned Instagram has also launched a new video-music remix feature called “Reels” to take on Chinese short video making app TikTok.

Also Read-TikTok Owner ByteDance To Launch Its Own Music Streaming Service

“Just like TikTok, users can soundtrack their ‘Reels’ with a huge catalog of music, or borrow the audio from anyone else’s video to create a remix of their meme or joke.

Rolled out in the Brazilian market first, “Reels” will be available on both iOS and Android. (IANS)