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Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015

Facebook is watching you more closely than you think

Facebook is watching you more closely than you think

Facebook is rolling out more detailed tracking of how you watch videos in your newsfeed, including whether you increase the volume or watch the video in full screen. This is part of its bid to provide more relevant content for users that goes beyond traditional engagement statistics.

Monday, 29 Jun 2015

Facebook testing Snapchat-inspired photo uploader that includes swipe-able filters and text

Facebook testing Snapchat-inspired photo uploader that includes swipe-able filters and text

Facebook is testing a new photo uploader that includes Snapchat-esque features like swipe-to-preview filters, stickers, and text overlays. The new feature is currently only available to select iOS users.

Friday, 26 Jun 2015

Facebook allows sign up of Messenger for users without a Facebook account

Facebook allows sign up of Messenger for users without a Facebook account

Starting today, people in the U.S, Canada, Peru and Venezuela can sign up for Facebook Messenger even if they do not have an account with the social network.

Tuesday, 16 Jun 2015

Facebook releases Moments photo app that recognizes your friends from your camera roll

Facebook releases Moments photo app that recognizes your friends from your camera roll

Facebook has released an app called Moments that sorts through your camera roll, tags your friends, and allows you to share photos privately with them. It relies on the same face recognition technology that powers Facebook's own tagging feature.

Monday, 15 Jun 2015

Facebook Messenger now boasts over 700 million monthly active users

Facebook Messenger now boasts over 700 million monthly active users

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed during the company's annual investor meeting last week that its Messenger app now has over 700 million monthly active users.

Tuesday, 9 Jun 2015

Facebook Connect no longer works with Microsoft apps and services

Facebook Connect no longer works with Microsoft apps and services

Thanks to changes Facebook made to their Graph API, Facebook Connect features will no longer work on Microsoft apps and services like Outlook.com, Windows 8.1's and Windows Phone's People app.

Sunday, 31 May 2015

Facebook officially supports GIFs on its News Feed

Facebook officially supports GIFs on its News Feed

Facebook confirmed that its News Feed now supports animated GIFs. However, GIF support is not yet enabled for brand pages and on its mobile website. Read on to find out more.

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Facebook might allow WhatsApp users to be contacted by businesses

Facebook might allow WhatsApp users to be contacted by businesses

Facebook may be looking to enable a B2C communication model for WhatsApp. While nothing is confirmed yet, any future move in this direction would align WhatsApp more closely with Facebook's B2C plans for its Messenger platform.

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Extra! Extra! Read all about it on your Facebook Instant Articles!

Extra! Extra! Read all about it on your Facebook Instant Articles!

Facebook will start the direct publication of articles from news organizations next Wednesday (Eastern time). This deal marks the culmination of months of negotiations between the social media giant and news organizations.

Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015

Facebook adds video calling to Messenger

Facebook adds video calling to Messenger

Facebook has rolled out video calling for its Messenger platform in select countries, with support in other regions to follow in the coming months.

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