Facebook Planned to Use Bird-sized Drones to Give People Better Internet

Facebook explored and discarded the idea of using fixed-wing bird-sized drones to provide people better internet access in remote areas. The project started in 2017 and called Catalina. However, it shut down in mid-2018 and named after a California island that used pigeons to carry messages to the mainland.

Facebook Planned and discarded the idea of Using Bird-sized Drones to Give People Better Internet

It’s not clear how these drones will work but the report says the drones will be designed to carry small solid-state drives filled with media. According to some reports, they were meant to relay information between tradition mobile infrastructure from afar and people’s phones.

Facebook did not conceptualize this technology as a complete replacement for mobile networks. The reason behind is to give more people a way to watch videos and view photos, thereby gaining more users for its platform.

Facebook has not revealed any information regarding this yet. But we will update you when we will get more information about it.

The social media giant, Facebook is not coming slow. It is all set to challenge the Twitch and Youtube. In order to engage the gamers, the company is now rolling out the gaming tab to its Facebook app. The new gaming tab will help users to find games, streamers and gaming groups they follow more easily. In addition to that, they can also discover new content, based on their interests. Facebook has taken this step in order to give a tough competition as the Twitch and Youtube are trying to dominate the gaming space.

Onsa Mustafa

Onsa is a Software Engineer and a tech blogger who focuses on providing the latest information regarding the innovations happening in the IT world. She likes reading, photography, travelling and exploring nature.
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