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    • Social Media News You Need to Know: December 2016 Roundup

      December can be a very busy time of year—especially in the world of social media. This month, Twitter introduced live video and then upped the ante with live 360 video—a feature Facebook also released in December. Meanwhile, Instagram hit 600 million users and added new features to Stories while Snapchat launched Group Chat and custom sticker creation tools.

      Hootsuitein Social- 24 readers -
  • Introducing More Ways to Connect and Share Moments

    … By Gary Briggs, Chief Marketing Officer Every day people use Facebook to share moments with their friends. Today we’re introducing a marketing program to invite people to share and talk about events and moments that are happening in their communities and around the world. Messages from Facebook will appear at the top of News Feed about…

    Facebook Newsroom- 14 readers -
  • Introducing Group Video Chat in Messenger

    … By: Stephane Taine, Product Manager, Messenger As we close the year, we’re thrilled to launch the most requested Messenger feature ever – the ability to video chat in groups. Group Video Chat in Messenger makes it simple and seamless to stay connected face-to-face. Starting today, Group Video Chat is rolling out to Android and iOS devices…

    Facebook Newsroom- 12 readers -
  • Facebook’s 2016 Year in Review

    … police officers in Dallas NBC News, Election results Under the Hood, Video of a truck completely carved out of wood Viral Thread, Population count from US to CA CNN, Election results on Empire State building Dena Blizzard, Pokemon Go for moms “Chardonnay Go” Super Deluxe, Election map Methodology The top 10 moments of this year’s…

    Facebook Newsroom- 11 readers -
  • Oculus Touch Now Available

    … Oculus is excited to announce that the highly-anticipated Touch controllers launch today online and in stores. Touch lets you bring your hands into VR for the most immersive experience possible. You can gesture intuitively and manipulate digital objects with precision — making your VR experiences more seamless and comfortable for a deeper sense…

    Facebook Newsroom- 10 readers -
  • Game On: You Can Now Play Games on Messenger

    … PAC-MAN, Galaga, SPACE INVADERS, EverWing, TRACK & FIELD 100M and Words with Friends: Frenzy…and many more titles rolling out, starting today. By Andrea Vaccari, Product Manager, Messenger Messenger just got way more fun — or competitive — depending on how you look at it, with the ability to play games right in your messaging conversations…

    Facebook Newsroom- 10 readers -
  • Facebook’s Social Good Forum: Introducing Community Help and Donations in Live

    … By Naomi Gleit, VP Social Good At Facebook’s first Social Good Forum today, we’re announcing tools that empower our community to do more good in the world and help keep them safe: Community Help, a new feature that lets you ask for or offer help, including shelter, food and supplies after a natural disaster Safety Check, a simple way…

    Facebook Newsroom- 15 readers -
  • Improving Enforcement and Promoting Diversity: Updates to Ethnic Affinity Marketing

    … Over the past several years, we’ve worked to build ways for advertisers to reach a diverse range of audiences on Facebook. One example of this is our “ethnic affinity” marketing solution, which gives brands a way to reach multicultural audiences with more relevant advertising. Our policies strictly prohibit discriminatory uses of this solution…

    Facebook Newsroom- 13 readers -
  • Accelerating Innovation and Powering New Experiences with AI

    … different languages, and in ranking News Feed to show people more relevant stories. Over the next three to five years, we’ll see even more new features as AI expands across Facebook. Even more exciting, AI can enable entirely new tools for creativity and connection. As people increasingly express themselves through video, we’ve been focused on giving…

    Facebook Newsroom- 17 readers -
  • Preparing for the US Election 2016

    …, they can see it inside their own voting plan (it won’t create a post in News Feed). And, on Election Day, as we’ve done since 2008 in the US, and 47 countries worldwide, we’ll remind you to vote. To get started, please visit facebook.com/elections/yourplan. …

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  • No Tricks, Just Treats From Facebook This Halloween

    … their favorite celebrities trying on masks in their live videos on Facebook. Here’s how to go live with a mask: Tap the Live Video icon at the top of your Timeline, News Feed or Page. Once you are live, tap the magic wand in the upper left corner of your screen. Select the masks icon in the creative tools tray at the bottom of your screen. Scroll…

    Facebook Newsroomin Social- 16 readers -
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