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After facing backlash in response to some controversial content removals and account terminations, Facebook says it will alter its community guidelines enforcement to allow for more NSFW content in certain contexts. The network plans to become much more nuanced.
Instagram is now the latest in a string of apps to test live video streaming. The app, which is owned by Facebook, is reportedly testing a livestreaming ability that is built into Stories. You can go live using a red button labelled "Go Insta!" Instagram has remained quiet.
Windows 10 got official Facebook apps back in April and both apps have received several updates which have brought numerous features and refinement. Today, the company has decided to add some new features to its the standalone Messenger app, to catch up with mobile counterparts.
Instant Articles on Facebook now come with support for 360-degree videos and photos, allowing them to be more immersive and visually interesting. The platform, which is very similar to Google's Accelerated Mobile Pages, has been around since May 2015.
If you want to avoid arguments and you have a politically diverse group of friends, avoiding Facebook's latest feature is likely a good idea. The social network has introduced the ability to publicly endorse a candidate and the feature is rolling out in time for the election.
A limited set of Facebook Messenger users are now seeing a "Conversation Topics" feature that tries to get chats off the ground by recommending various things to discuss. The feature mainly operates using a bit of data from the main Facebook social network.
Thailand's King, Bhumibol Adulyadej, died following a 70-year reign last week. To mark his passing, Facebook has taken the unprecedented step of halting all advertisements in the country. Facebook hasn't fully explained its decision and it's not known when ads will return.
Users of Facebook's Messenger app are now reporting a new feature in the Settings menu called Data Saver. As expected, the feature is used to save up data consumption over cellular connections. It is unknown whether the option is still in early phases or ready for global roll out
If you are a daily user of popular social network, you probably use the company's mobile apps. Due to numerous complaints about Facebook and Messenger apps stability, the company has decided to increase a minimum required RAM amount to provide better stability.
Facebook is already the largest social network for personal communication, but it also wants to take over business communication. For over 18 months, Facebook at Work has been in development and now it has launched as "Workplace." It is offered for a monthly fee.
The introduction of Facebook Marketplace, a Craigslist-like feature built into the social network, has hit a road bump. Shortly after the feature became available, many illegal listings appeared, forcing Facebook to slow the introduction and begin approving items individually.
Toggling end-to-end encryption is now possible for all Facebook Messenger users, allowing people to engage in secure conversations with ease. Messenger now includes a "Secret Conversations" feature, providing the same kind of security that exists for WhatsApp users.
Facebook has been testing a Craigslist-like feature over the past year and now it's rolling out to users in the US, UK, Australia, and New Zealand. The new Marketplace feature is available through the network's mobile app and it lets users sell their furniture, cars, and clothes.
Lightweight Facebook app for Android was unveiled earlier this year and is a great solution for emerging markets. Today, the company has done the same for its messaging platform by announcing the Messenger Lite, designed for Android phones with limited memory and processing power
Some of the world's largest technology companies have joined forces to reduce public concerns associated with the development of advanced artificial intelligence. Facebook, Google/DeepMind, Amazon, Microsoft, and IBM are now part of the Partnership on AI.
Facebook should not be collecting data from WhatsApp users in Germany, the country's privacy watchdog has decided. The social network announced in August that it would be collecting some data from the app, but now that data-sharing system has been challenged.
Ever since Facebook introduced video advertisements in 2014, it has been miscalculating view times and thereby misleading advertisers about the performance of their videos. Until recently, the network only paid attention to views lasting longer than 3 seconds
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, have introduced a philanthropic organization that will invest billions of dollars in the fight against various human diseases. Under the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the couple plans to invest $3 billion in 10 years.
Viewing the 2016 US presidential debates without a cable subscription will be easy as long as you have a Facebook account. ABC News and Facebook have announced a lot of 2016 election-related content will be available on the social network, including the debates themselves.
Facebook may return to offering a public chat room-like feature with an update to Messenger. Code pertaining to a public chat room ability has been found in Messenger and the feature is described as offering a space "for public conversations and topics and interests."