Josh Constine

  • It’s Facebook’s Turn to Test a Stories Feature

    … Let the Snapchat flattery continue, as Facebook began testing its imitation of Stories with select iOS and Android users in Ireland. Alex Heath of Business Insider reported that Facebook Stories is a virtually identical feature to Instagram Stories, also a “direct descendant” of Snapchat Stories. According to Heath, users add photos…

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  • Snapchat Simplifies Search

    … Despite Snapchat’s surging popularity, the one black mark against it has been how difficult the messaging application is to navigate, and its new search bar is a big step toward remedying that issue. Josh Constine of TechCrunch reported that some Android Snapchat users will start seeing the new search bar Friday, and it will be added soon…

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  • Facebook Extends Auto-Captioning to Videos From Pages

    … By David Cohen on Jan. 4, 2017 - 11:40 AM Facebook introduced auto-captioning for video ads last February, and the social network quietly began extending the feature to videos from pages in October. Josh Constine of TechCrunch shared the screenshots below, and Facebook confirmed to Constine that the feature’s rollout began to U.S. English…

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  • Santa’s Helper: Snapchat’s Entry Into Native Games?

    … in their mouths. In August, Gatorade debuted a playable video game ad on Snapchat celebrating the career of tennis legend Serena Williams. And Under Armour released a similar game featuring Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton the following month. Wodjylo also discovered an unsponsored Puzzle Face game earlier this month, Constine reported, in which users slide tiles around as quickly as they can to reconstruct their faces. Readers: What are your thoughts on Snapchat native games? …

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  • Facebook Removes Maps From Nearby Friends Feature

    … Facebook’s Nearby Friends feature is providing less specific information these days. The social network introduced Nearby Friends for iPhone and Android users in April 2014, and the optional feature notified users when friends who had also opted in were nearby, complete with maps and specific location. However, Facebook confirmed to Josh…

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  • Facebook Acquires Facial-Image-Analysis Firm FacioMetrics

    … we’ll be able to advance our work at an incredible scale, reaching people from across the globe. We are thrilled for our next big step forward by joining Facebook. We’d like to thank Carnegie Mellon University and our clients for their trust and support–we couldn’t have made it this far without them. Facebook told Josh Constine of TechCrunch…

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  • Facebook Testing Rooms Feature for Messenger in Australia, Canada

    … having to use their real names. The app was then shuttered in December 2015, along with two other stand-alone apps from the now extinct Facebook Creative Labs unit, Slingshot and Riff. In September, “developer evangelist” Chris Messina shared references to a Rooms feature that he discovered in the source code for Messenger with Josh Constine…

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  • Facebook Testing Jobs Tab on Pages

    … Does Facebook have LinkedIn in its crosshairs? A new Jobs tab showed up on TechCrunch’s Facebook page, and the social network confirmed to Josh Constine of TechCrunch that it was part of a test, saying: Based on behavior we’ve seen on Facebook, where many small businesses post about their job openings on their pages, we’re running a test…

    David Cohen/ Inside Facebookin Social Facebook- 17 readers -
  • Facebook Prepping Instant Games Platform for Messenger?

    … with friends, where they take turns and are not playing at the same time. Facebook dabbled in similar games for Messenger earlier this year with its launch of a basketball game in March and soccer game Keepy Up on Messenger in June. Josh Constine of TechCrunch reported that King is already testing an Instant Game called Shuffle Cats Mini in New Zealand…

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  • Facebook Testing Ads in Groups

    …, and confirmed by Facebook, the test is occurring via mobile and desktop in Australia, Canada, Ireland and New Zealand, with users who are included seeing notices reading, “We’re testing ads in groups.” Facebook said during its second-quarter-2016 earnings call that it may reach the maximum ad load for News Feed by the middle of next year, so with groups…

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  • Facebook at Work Launching ‘in the Next Few Weeks’

    … Featured Jobs Sports Social Media Strategist Mars Reel Media Corp Los Angeles County, California Marketing Automation Manager Society for Science & the Public Washington D.C. West Coast Manager National Magazine Los Angeles, CA Account Executive National Magazine Newtown, PA - Bucks Co Sales Account Executive Creative Circle Philadelphia…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Social Facebook SaaS- 11 readers -
  • Facebook Adds Polls, Payments Chat Assist Function to Messenger

    … conversation. In a group conversation, just tap the Polls icon in the composer or tap More and select Poll. From there, you can add the question and specific answers for your friends to vote on and press submit. The poll will appear in the Messenger conversation, where your friends can easily vote. And Josh Constine of TechCrunch reported on the chat assist…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 20 readers -
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