Facebook: User Interface

    • Facebook turns sound on by default in videos, debuts TV apps

      Facebook videos are getting bigger and louder. In the biggest change since December 2013 when Facebook began playing videos automatically in people’s news feeds, Facebook will now play those videos automatically with the sound on by default, the company announced on Tuesday. Facebook announced more news surrounding videos playing on small screens, like larger vertical video ...

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  • Facebook will let celebs edit Live videos after broadcast ends

    … of several being announced — the ability to trim the recorded broadcast will let people “create a more polished viewing experience for audiences who watch a live video after it airs.” It makes sense why celebrities putting forward their best self would want that ability. But it makes less sense why Facebook doesn’t think non-celebrities would want…

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  • Facebook Live will spin up 360-degree streaming to match YouTube

    … National Geographic will air the first 360-degree live stream on Facebook. YouTube added 360-degree live-streaming back in April, and tomorrow Facebook will preview its own version of the all-encompassing broadcast format. On Tuesday at 3 p.m. ET, National Geographic’s Facebook Page will air the platform’s first 360-degree live stream…

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  • Workplace by Facebook opens to organizations across the globe

    … a whirl? The first 3 months are free to try. Here are a few features that may drive companies to use Workplace: Workplace is ad free and won’t have an impact on your personal Facebook account. The move to brand the product as Workplace (without the main Facebook logo on the website) is a smart one as most users utilize Facebook for personal use…

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  • Official: Facebook launches new layout for Pages

    … introduced a new design for Pages on desktop to make it easier for people to learn about and interact with businesses on Facebook, including a new column for tab navigation and a more prominent call-to-action button.” The layout impacts all desktop users and has been rolled out to all but a small percentage of users on desktop devices. This goes…

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  • Facebook’s testing another ad-free Pages design for desktop

    … The trend of ad-free Facebook Pages continues. Facebook has started testing another redesign of its desktop Pages that omits the ads that normally appear on the right-hand side of the page. A reader tipped us off to the new look, and a Facebook spokesperson confirmed that this is one of the ad-free layouts the company is trying out…

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  • 14 times Facebook has tried to be Snapchat

    … feature in May 2014. No biggie. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that Poke was “more of a joke.” Mmmkay. Except that it wasn’t the last time Facebook would try out expiring posts specifically or try to bite Snapchat’s style generally. Instagram direct messaging Snapchat and Instagram both started out as photo-sharing apps but with a big difference…

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  • Facebook rolling out new mobile search filters on iOS

    … Facebook appears to be rolling out a new set of mobile search filters today that let users refine results by date, location and/or source. A search for “wendy’s” this afternoon in Facebook’s iOS app prompted the pop-up alert shown above, encouraging us to “use filters to refine your search results with more precision.” From there, two…

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