Josh Constine

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

    … photos and videos than ever before. We want to make it fast and fun for people to share creative and expressive photos and videos with whoever they want, whenever they want. Readers: Would you like to see Facebook Stories launch? Image at top of post courtesy of Alex Heath, Business Insider. Images in body of post courtesy of Josh Constine, TechCrunch. Video courtesy of Napier Lopez, The Next Web. …

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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

    … Constine of TechCrunch that the maps are being removed, and Nearby Friends now only offers information on which neighborhoods friends are in. Constine also shared the image below of a desktop version of the feature, which provides users with a list of friends who are within a few miles, also by neighborhood, and gives them the option of tapping those…

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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- 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…

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  • 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…

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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 -
  • 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- 22 readers -
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