News tagged: Facebook

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.

Facebook Live Adds Desktop, Game Streaming

Facebook Live has made a big step forward with it now allowing users to stream from desktop computers and to use the service for PC game streaming. The feature is open to all users and all you need to get started is a webcam. It was previously limited to Pages.

Facebook Redesigning Comments To Be Like Messenger

Facebook is working on a redesign of its comments section that'll see that part of the social network look a lot more like Messenger. BuzzFeed News has confirmed the company is now testing a new mobile layout that looks quite a bit different. This is only a test for right now.

Instagram Lets Users Save Live Videos

It's now possible to save your live videos on Instagram. An update to the app on iOS and Android has introduced the ability to save broadcasts once they're over. That ability has been one of the key limitations of the service's livestreaming feature, which was introduced in 2016.

Facebook Stories Expanding Worldwide

Facebook's Snapchat-like Stories feature is rolling out to users around the world. Testing of the feature began only a couple months ago. Stories is very similar to what's available from Instagram, Facebook Messenger, and WhatsApp, all of which are owned by Facebook.