Category: Facebook

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Snapchat adds a 2017 year in review feature for saved memories

Snapchat users who snap and save can take a stroll down memory lane with the app’s new feature, “A Look Back at 2017.” If you’re the type that would rather ruminate than remain committed to Snapchat’s previously purely ephemeral philosophy,...

/ December 28, 2017

Instagram will now add ‘Recommended’ posts to your feed

Instagram’s feed will now show users recommended posts – a change that earlier this month was spotted while in testing, and has since quietly gone live. The feature, described here in the company’s Help documentation, will suggest posts for you...

/ December 27, 2017

Facebook’s “comment a memory” meme should replace “HBD!”

I find it truly sad the way Facebook has led us to reduce wishing friends a happy birthday to a meaningless, generic chore. It’s not Facebook’s fault. It gives us an open-ended comment box. But our laziness and sense of...

/ December 27, 2017

Check now to see if you liked any Russian troll accounts on Facebook

This fall saw ever-rising estimates of the number of people reached by Russian-backed troll accounts — just shy of 150 million at last count . Now the social network has at last released the tool it promised last month allowing...

/ December 22, 2017

The tech industry needs to move towards responsible innovation in 2018

Hemant Taneja Contributor More posts by this contributor: For over a decade now, Silicon Valley ideology has been to simultaneously: Move fast and break things. Make the world a better place. Our community — entrepreneurs and investors alike — have...

/ December 22, 2017

Facebook and Universal Music Group’s new partnership will allow for user-gen videos with licensed music, new social features

Facebook today announced a first-of-its-kind licensing deal with Universal Music Group that will allow users across its properties – including Facebook, Instagram and Oculus – to use Universal Music in the videos they upload and share. The deal will also...

/ December 21, 2017

Facebook will ditch Disputed Flags on fake news and display links to trustworthy articles instead

Facebook announced two changes today that it hopes will make it easier to staunch the spread of fake news. The first change is to the News Feed, where users will no longer see “Disputed Flags,” or red badges displayed under...

/ December 21, 2017

Facebook opens its social VR Spaces platform to HTC Vive

As Facebook looks to keep its VR dream moving, the company is opening its nascent social VR platform to run on headsets that the company doesn’t build. Today, a VR exec at the company announced that Facebook Spaces would be...

/ December 19, 2017

Instagram launches an alpha testing program on iOS and Android

Are you an early adopter? Okay, but are you a really early adopter who likes to test new, experimental things even if it means you’ll experience crashes and bugs? Then you may be interested to know that Instagram has launched...

/ December 19, 2017

YouTube: More AI can fix AI-generated “bubbles of hate”

Facebook, YouTube and Twitter faced another online hate crime grilling today by UK parliamentarians visibly frustrated at their continued failures to apply their own community guidelines and take down reported hate speech. The UK government has this year pushed to raise...

/ December 19, 2017