News tagged: Social Network

One In Five Facebook Videos Are Live

Facebook's livestreaming push has worked out well. The social network says 1 in 5 videos on the site are streams and the amount of time spent watching Live content had quadrupled in a year. Those stats were shared by Fidji Simo, Facebook's head of video.

Instagram Reaches 1M Active Advertisers

More than a million advertisers are active on Instagram, meaning the social network has added 500,000 just since September of last year. Instagram believes it's a particularly good spot for advertising due to some unique qualities as well as its 400 million user base.

Apple Clips App Lets You Make Social Videos

Apple has released an app for creating social videos, but it's not accompanied by an actual social network, meaning you can share the videos elsewhere. The 'Clips' app is separate from iOS' camera app. You can capture videos/photos and then edit them.

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.

Facebook Lands Deal To Stream MLS Soccer Matches

Facebook is going to start livestreaming Major League Soccer (MLS) matches beginning this season. Through a deal with Univision, the social network has gained streams for at least 22 live matches in 2017. There will also be an exclusive talk show during the season.

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.

Twitch Adds A News Feed Called 'Pulse'

Game streaming site Twitch has taken a step towards functioning more like a social network. It now has its own Twitter-like news feed called Pulse. You'll be able to see all of the content from your favorite streamers. Streamers are encouraged to share many kinds of content.

Facebook Adds City Guides For Travel Planning

Facebook has introduced a travel planning feature called City Guides to its network. The feature, located in the More menu, will highlight cities your friends have visited and also highlight top places to visit and activities to engage in. It shows you which friends have visited.

Instagram Introduces Photo Albums

Instagram has taken a step beyond letting people post single photos and videos. The image-centric social network now comes with support for albums, enabling users to attach up to 10 photos and videos to a single post. The feature appeared in the beta earlier this month.

Facebook Videos Have Sound Turned On By Default

Facebook has introduced an update that changes its default video settings. Sound is now enabled as long as your phone isn't on silent and you haven't adjusted your settings. This means you'll be presented with brief bits of audio when scrolling through your feed.

Facebook Lite App Passes 200M Monthly Users

Over 200 million people are using Facebook Lite each month. Lite is a version of the network's mobile app intended for people with limited data connections. It works better than the regular mobile app in low-bandwidth situations, making it a good option in 2G regions.