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At Facebook, we’ve had an internal version of our app to help run our company for many years. We’ve seen that just as Facebook keeps you connected to friends and family, it can do the same with coworkers. We started testing a version of Facebook for the workplace with a few other organizations over a year ago.
By Mary Ku, Director of Product Management Facebook is where people connect, and in recent years more people have been using Facebook to connect in another way: buying and selling with each other. This activity started in Facebook Groups and has grown substantially. More than 450 million people visit buy and sell groups each month — from families in a local neighborhood to col ...
By Alex Peysakhovich, Research Scientist and Kristin Hendrix, User Experience Researcher Our goal with News Feed is to show people the stories most relevant to them — ranking stories so that what’s most important to each person shows up highest in their News Feeds. When we rank and make improvements to News Feed, we rely on a set of core values.
By Mike Booth, Head of Product Management, Facebook Spaces Thanks to the immersive power of virtual reality, Facebook Spaces lets you feel like you’re spending time with your friends in person — no matter where they are. Starting today, you can share live video on Facebook from Facebook Spaces to give the people you care about a window into your VR world.
By John Tenanes, VP Global Facilities and Real Estate We found a home when we moved to Menlo Park in 2011.We are part of this community, and being here makes it possible for us to work on our mission to bring the world closer together. That’s why we plan to keep investing in this community. When we first expanded beyond our original campus, we looked no further than across the street.
By Adam Mosseri, VP, News Feed Today we are making an update to help reduce low quality links in News Feed. We are always working to improve people’s experience in News Feed by showing more stories that we think people will find informative and entertaining. Our research shows that there is a tiny group of people on Facebook who routinely share vast amounts of public posts pe ...
By Alex Himel, Engineering Director Today we’re beginning to roll out Find Wi-Fi everywhere in the world on iPhone and Android. We launched Find Wi-Fi in a handful of countries last year and found it’s not only helpful for people who are traveling or on-the-go, but especially useful in areas where cellular data is scarce.
Great campaigns are powered by great insights. As people interact with businesses in new ways, marketers need to better understand actions driven by their online presence. We’ve heard feedback from businesses that they want more transparency and understanding around their Facebook performance. As part of our commitment to measurement, about every month or so we’ll release new m ...
by Yingming Chen, Engineering Manager, Messenger We first announced our new Discover section at F8 to increase the opportunity for people to find the amazing experiences developers have built for people and businesses to interact with on Messenger. Since that announcement, we’ve been working to make it more intuitive and relevant for you. Today we’re excited to announce v1.
By Guillermo Spiller, Product Manager As Mark Zuckerberg announced today, we reached a new milestone: there are now 2 billion people connecting and building communities on Facebook every month. This wouldn’t have happened without the millions of smaller communities and individuals who are sharing and making meaningful contributions every day.
Who should decide what is hate speech in an online global community? By Richard Allan, VP EMEA Public Policy As more and more communication takes place in digital form, the full range of public conversations are moving online — in groups and broadcasts, in text and video, even with emoji. These discussions reflect the diversity of human experience: some are enlightening and i ...
Today, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube are announcing the formation of the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism, which will help us continue to make our hosted consumer services hostile to terrorists and violent extremists. The spread of terrorism and violent extremism is a pressing global problem and a critical challenge for us all.
By Nora Micheva, Product Manager, Messenger Video chats with your friends and family in Messenger just got a whole lot more fun. Check out the awesome new features—like animated reactions, filters, masks and effects, and the ability to take screenshots—available for one-on-one and group video chats.
By Kang-Xing Jin, VP, Engineering Today we hosted our first-ever Facebook Communities Summit in Chicago with hundreds of group admins where we announced new features to support their communities on Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg kicked off by celebrating the role Groups play in the Facebook community and thanking the group admins who lead them.
By Aarati Soman, Product Manager Part of our goal in building global community is understanding the needs of people who use Facebook in specific countries and how we can better serve them. In India, we’ve heard that people want more control over their profile pictures, and we’ve been working over the past year to understand how we can help.
By Monika Bickert, Director of Global Policy Management, and Brian Fishman, Counterterrorism Policy Manager In the wake of recent terror attacks, people have questioned the role of tech companies in fighting terrorism online. We want to answer those questions head on. We agree with those who say that social media should not be a place where terrorists have a voice.
By Elliot Schrage, Vice President for Public Policy and Communications Today we’re starting something new. Facebook is where people post pictures with their friends, get their news, form support groups and hold politicians to account. What started out as a way for college students in the United States to stay in touch is now used by nearly 2 billion people around the world.
On June 15, we’re celebrating the 30th anniversary of the GIF, which has made communicating on the internet more joyful, more visual and let’s face it, a whole lot funnier! To mark the big 3-0, we’re: Taking an inside look at GIF popularity on Messenger Announcing that GIFs in comments are now available to everyone on Facebook (yay!) Introducing some new and exclusive GIFs we’ve created f.