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…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Facebook- 19 readers -
  • Snapchat Simplifies Search

    …’ auto-suggest cards or search results launches chats with those friends. Tapping friends’ Story thumbnails launches those Stories in full-screen mode, and tapping and holding users’ cards brings up their mini-profiles. Specific daily editions of Discover channels or specific Our Stories are also searchable by title, according to Constine. Snapchat…

    David Cohen/ Inside Facebook- 17 readers -
  • 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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  • 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…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 20 readers -
  • Facebook Acquires Facial-Image-Analysis Firm FacioMetrics

    … announced the acquisition on the company’s homepage: We started FacioMetrics to respond to the increasing interest and demand for facial-image analysis–with all kinds of applications including augmented/virtual reality, animation, audience reaction measurement and others. We began our research at Carnegie Mellon University developing state-of-the-art…

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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…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Social Facebook- 10 readers -
  • 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- 13 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…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 10 readers -
  • Facebook Testing Ads in Groups

    … Facebook confirmed to Josh Constine of TechCrunch that it is testing the inclusion of ads in groups. The social network issued the following statement to Constine: We have started to test delivering ads to people in Facebook groups and will be evaluating the response before determining how we will move forward. According to Constine…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 16 readers -
  • 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- 9 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- 15 readers -
  • Is Facebook Bringing Back Rooms App as Part of Messenger?

    … were clearly not crowded enough, as the app was shelved in December 2015, along with fellow Facebook Creative Labs efforts Slingshot and Riff. “Developer evangelist” Chris Messina shared the following references to a Rooms feature that he discovered within the source code for Messenger with Josh Constine of TechCrunch: “Introducing rooms.” “Rooms…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 18 readers -
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