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    • More Ways to Share with the Facebook Camera

      By Connor Hayes, Product Manager We want to make it fast, fun and easy for people to share creative photos and videos with whomever they choose, for however long they choose— and the more we share with each other, the more open and connected our community can be. Today we’re starting to roll out a new camera with effects and two additional ways to share the photos and videos you take.

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    • Introducing Live Location in Messenger

      By Selena Wang, Product Manager, Messenger Today we’re excited to announce a new way to share your location in Messenger. Our new Live Location feature makes it simple and seamless for you to choose to share where you are with your friends and family. This is rolling out globally and is available on both iOS and Android.

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    • Introducing Facebook 360 for Gear VR

      By Brent Ayrey, Product Director, and Christopher Wong, Software Engineer Ever since 360 photos and videos came to Facebook, people around the world have embraced these new formats. 360 can take you into the action with your favorite sports teams, bring you behind the scenes at awards shows, transport you to beautiful places around the world, and put you at the center of break ...

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  • Introducing Message Reactions and Mentions for Messenger

    … By Drew Moxon, Product Manager, Messenger Messenger is a great way to communicate with just one person or with a group of people. Today, we’re introducing two new features that improve group conversations to make them more fun and useful. Message Reactions Message Reactions are the ability to react to an individual message with a specific…

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  • New Ways to Go Live: Now From Your Computer

    … By Erin Connolly, Product Manager and Jeff Hendy, Engineering Manager We’re excited to announce that, as of today, people around the world can broadcast live video to Facebook from their desktop or laptop computers. While it’s been possible for people to go live to Facebook from mobile devices since last year, desktop or laptop computers provide…

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  • 4 Ways Hootsuite and Microsoft Teams Improve Workflow Productivity

    …. This makes it easy to brainstorm a response with a few teammates. Or assign someone else to pick up the conversation. 3. Collaborate with a shared stream Let’s say you launch a new beta product. You can monitor customer responses on social channels and have real-time team discussions about the product launch. Just create a shared “Mentions” stream…

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  • Share Your Day in Messenger

    … Choose from More than 5,000 Frames, Effects and Stickers to Make Today Your Day By Stan Chudnovsky, Head of Product for Messenger At the end of last year, we launched Messenger’s new fast, powerful built-in camera to help make your conversations better than ever. Billions of photos and videos have been sent capturing all those heartfelt, funny…

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  • Building a Safer Community With New Suicide Prevention Tools

    … By Vanessa Callison-Burch, Product Manager, Jennifer Guadagno, Researcher, and Antigone Davis, Head of Global Safety There is one death by suicide in the world every 40 seconds, and suicide is the second leading cause of death for 15-29 year olds. Experts say that one of the best ways to prevent suicide is for those in distress to hear from…

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  • New Ways to Watch Facebook Video

    … fades in and out as you scroll through videos in News Feed, bringing those videos to life. If your phone is set to silent, videos will not play with sound. If you never want videos to play with sound, you can disable this feature by switching off “Videos in News Feed Start With Sound” in Settings. We’ll also be showing in-product messages to tell…

    Facebook Newsroomin Social- 26 readers -
  • Improving Enforcement and Promoting Diversity: Updates to Ads Policies and Tools

    … value in being able to reach specific groups with information about products, services, and causes that they might find relevant. Several organizations have asked us to work with them to help identify ways that our advertising technology could be used to promote inclusion and opportunity for underserved communities, while also protecting against…

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  • Empowering People to Help One Another Within Safety Check

    … for the first couple of weeks, and as we learn more about how people use the product, we will look to improve it and make it available for all countries and additional types of incidents. For the community to use Community Help after an incident, Safety Check must first be activated. For Safety Check to activate, two things need to happen: First…

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  • Friends Day: Taking Time to Connect with Friends

    … By Oren Hod, Product Manager Through friendship, our world grows more connected, powerful things can happen, and lives and communities can be changed. Today, connecting is more important than ever. This Saturday, February 4, is Facebook’s 13th birthday, a day we call Friends Day. We’ll be sharing some stories of powerful connections made in our…

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  • Introducing the New Privacy Basics

    … Today we’re introducing a new Privacy Basics to make it easier for people to find tools for controlling their information on Facebook. Privacy Basics features improved functionality and top topics based on your most frequently asked questions about privacy and security. Built using your feedback, everything is organized so that information about…

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  • Continuing Our Updates to Trending

    … By Will Cathcart, VP, Product Management Today we’re announcing three updates to Trending, a feature that shows people popular topics being discussed on Facebook that they might not see in their News Feed: Trending topics will now feature a publisher headline below each topic name An improved system to determine what is trending Everyone…

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

    …. Third-party fact-checking On December 15, Facebook began to roll out updates to address hoaxes and fake news. The network made four changes: They made it easier for users to report a hoax. They’ve partnered with third-party fact checking organizations (signatories of Poynter’s International Fact Checking Code of Principles) in order to flag…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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