Networking News

Facebook Testing A GIF Button For Comments

Facebook has begun trying out a GIF button for comments and it'll function similarly to the equivalent feature found in Messenger. Users will begin gaining access to the feature next week, enabling them to post animated images from Giphy and other providers.

Around 4.8M Twitter Accounts Are Bots

A large portion of the accounts on Twitter aren't from humans, according to a study from the University of Southern California and Indiana University. The study has found an estimated 4.8 million accounts are bots and the problem of bots is one many users will be familiar with.

Microsoft Closing Socl Network Next Week

A social network operated by Microsoft that few people ever heard of is closing down next week. Socl will no longer be available come March 15. It launched over four years ago and never gained much traction. Socl was available on Android, iOS, and Windows Phone.

Instagram Stories Adds Geostickers

Continuing to add features that are found in Snapchat, Instagram has introduced geostickers to its Stories feature. Snapchat added the same location-based stickers to its platform in August 2016. For the launch on Stories, geostickers can be used in NYC and Jakarta.

Facebook Adds 'Disputed News' Tag

Continuing its conquest against fake news, Facebook has rolled out its "disputed news" tag. That label will appear on any content that's known to be largely or entirely false, potentially making it harder for fake stores to gain traction on the network.