Josh Constine

  • 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 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…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Social Facebook- 9 readers -
  • Facebook Testing Jobs Tab on Pages

    … for page administrators to create job postings and receive applications from candidates. Constine reported that page admins can share job openings in their status update composers, with details including job title, salary and full-time or part-time, and users can click an Apply Now button to be directed to job applications that are pre-populated…

    David Cohen/ Inside Facebookin Social Facebook- 12 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- 9 readers -
  • Facebook Adds Polls, Payments Chat Assist Function to Messenger

    … function for payments, saying that it uses machine learning to search for phrases such as, “IOU,” “You owe me” and “Send me,” after which it triggers the app to include a payment button below the message thread, which users can opt to click and send money by entering debit card information or using cards that have previously been linked to Messenger…

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  • 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- 14 readers -
  • Snapchat Sneaks In Suggest Feature

    … When Snapchat launched its Memories feature earlier this month, it quietly sneaked in another new feature: Suggest. Snapchat confirmed the launch of Suggest to Josh Constine of TechCrunch, and, as the name suggests, the feature allows users to suggest that their friends follow other users. Constine reported that Snapchat users can access…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitter- 9 readers -
  • Facebook Debuts Featured Events on iOS App in 10 U.S. Cities

    … and sports. The 10 cities at launch are: Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C., Constine reported. Product manager Aditya Koolwal told Constine the curators will avoid events with political or religious themes in order to minimize the potential of being accused of bias, adding: You…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Facebook- 18 readers -
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