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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.

Facebook activates Safety Check tool in Nepal, will also match donations up to US$2 million

Facebook activates Safety Check tool in Nepal, will also match donations up to US$2 million

In light of the recent earthquake in Nepal, Facebook has activated its Safety Check tool to allow users to quickly check to see if their friends are alright. It will also match donations made to the International Medical Corps. via its Donate feature.

Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015

Facebook's new Scrapbook feature makes it easy to organize your child's photos

Facebook's new Scrapbook feature makes it easy to organize your child's photos

Facebook is making it easier for parents to organize and share pictures of their kids with its new Scrapbook feature, which will let parents sort through all of the pictures of their children and tag them, automatically placing any tagged photos into one easy to view album.

Friday, 27 Mar 2015

Facebook announces new Messenger Platform centered on content and businesses

Facebook announces new Messenger Platform centered on content and businesses

Facebook has introduced its new Messenger as a platform that will integrate third-party content and apps from developers. The new Messenger Platform will provide a richer chatting experience for Messenger users, and will also provide a streamlined and intuitive channel for businesses and customers to communicate.

Friday, 24 Oct 2014

Facebook launches new Rooms app to connect you to like-minded users

Facebook launches new Rooms app to connect you to like-minded users

Facebook has just launched its new Rooms app that lets you create "rooms", which are not unlike message boards, where you can post and share content with users who share the same interests as you.

Monday, 22 Sep 2014

Joan Rivers promotes iPhone 6 from beyond the grave

Joan Rivers promotes iPhone 6 from beyond the grave

Despite passing away five days before the unveiling of the iPhone 6, famed comedian, Joan Rivers, appeared to post an update to her Facebook page last Friday, praising the phone and announcing her plans to buy one.

Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014

Facebook hit with international class action privacy lawsuit

Facebook hit with international class action privacy lawsuit

An Austrian privacy activist has launched an international class action lawsuit against Facebook for breaching European data protection law. Anyone outside of the US and Canada with a Facebook account can join the lawsuit which is seeking damages of €500 per user.

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