News tagged: Facebook

Facebook Trying A Temporary Status Option

Like the temporary profile pics Facebook already offers, the social network is trying out a temporary status feature. The self-destructing status updates have appeared over the past few days, with some users gaining access to the ability. Facebook confirmed the test.

Facebook Explore Feed Reaches Desktop

The Explore Feed, a separate news feed on Facebook geared towards helping users discover new content, is now available on desktop. It's been accessible for a little while through the main navigation area on mobile devices. Now it's showing up on the left sidebar on desktop.

Facebook Says Russians Also Used Messenger

Russia-linked groups utilized Facebook Messenger, not just the main Facebook platform, in their campaign to influence the 2016 US presidential election. Facebook's messaging VP, David Marcus, revealed a "very small" portion of the accounts used Messenger.

Facebook Tests A Resume Feature

Facebook is trying out a resume feature that could help it become a slightly more business-centric social network and therefore a competitor to LinkedIn. Screenshots of the feature are available now that it has rolled out to some users. Resumes are separate from profiles.

Facebook Announces Oculus Rift Enterprise Bundles

Facebook is coming out with new Oculus Rift virtual reality headset bundles intended for enterprise customers. Head of the Oculus division, Hugo Barra, announced the bundles during the company's Connect event. Included with the enterprise offers is a full VR commercial license.

Russia's Facebook Ads Targeted Swing States

Voters in vital swing states were specifically targeted by Russia-linked ads on Facebook, CNN is reporting. Certain paid posts went after voters in Michigan and Wisconsin, two regions that helped Trump win the election. Facebook hasn't publicly discussed all of the targeting.