Product News

    • Using Data to Help Communities Recover and Rebuild

      By Molly Jackman, Public Policy Research Manager After a flood, fire, earthquake or other natural disaster, response organizations need accurate information, and every minute counts in saving lives. Traditional communication channels are often offline and it can take significant time and resources to understand where help is desperately needed.

      Facebook Newsroom- 13 readers -
    • More Ways To Connect with Friends in Facebook Live

      By Erin Connolly, Product Manager, and Fred Beteille, Product Manager We know Facebook Live is better with friends. We’ve been working on ways to make Live more fun, social and interactive, like with the new Live interactive effects we announced last month. Today we’re excited to announce two new features that make it easier to share experiences and connect in real time with y ...

      Facebook Newsroomin Social- 13 readers -
    • Making Facebook Live More Accessible With Closed Captions

      By Supratik Lahiri, Product Manager, and Jeffrey Wieland, Director of Accessibility Making Facebook accessible to everyone is a key part of building global community. Today we’re enabling publishers to include closed captions in Facebook Live, helping people who are deaf or hard of hearing to experience live videos.

      Facebook Newsroomin Social- 15 readers -
  • Giving People More Control Over Their Facebook Profile Picture

    … By Aarati Soman, Product Manager Part of our goal in building global community is understanding the needs of people who use Facebook in specific countries and how we can better serve them. In India, we’ve heard that people want more control over their profile pictures, and we’ve been working over the past year to understand how we can help…

    Facebook Newsroomin Social- 8 readers -
  • Celebrating 30 Years of the GIF

    … On June 15, we’re celebrating the 30th anniversary of the GIF, which has made communicating on the internet more joyful, more visual and let’s face it, a whole lot funnier! To mark the big 3-0, we’re: Taking an inside look at GIF popularity on Messenger Announcing that GIFs in comments are now available to everyone on Facebook (yay…

    Facebook Newsroom- 12 readers -
  • Announcing Updates to Safety Check

    … on desktop and for all crisis types where Safety Check is activated Adding more context with a personal note: now people can share a personal note in their Safety Check News Feed story with friends and loved ones Introducing crisis descriptions: get more information about a crisis from NC4, our trusted third party global crisis reporting agency…

    Facebook Newsroom- 14 readers -
  • Facebook Celebrates Pride Month

    … Profile Pic with a Rainbow Frame Throughout the month of June, you might see a message from Facebook in your News Feed wishing you a Happy Pride and inviting you to add a colorful, Pride-themed profile frame. Additionally, you might also see a special animation on top of your News Feed if you happen to react to our message. React with Pride You may…

    Facebook Newsroomin Social- 14 readers -
  • Update on Trending

    … By Ali Ahmadi, Product Manager, and John Angelo, Product Designer Redesigned Trending Results Page Starting today, we’re introducing a redesigned Trending results page, which is the page you see when you click on a Trending topic to learn more about it. You’ve always been able to click on a topic to see related posts and stories, but we’ve…

    Facebook Newsroom- 16 readers -
  • Expanding Facebook Fundraisers to More People and Causes

    … and sports. We began testing personal fundraisers, a new product that allows people to raise money for a friend, themselves or a sick pet directly on Facebook, in March. Since then, we’ve been inspired by the response to create them and the support felt by those they benefit. People can create a fundraiser to quickly raise money on Facebook…

    Facebook Newsroom- 16 readers -
  • Connecting People With Mental Health Resources and Building a Safer Community

    … By Antigone Davis, Global Head of Safety May is Mental Health Awareness Month in the US, and this month Facebook is letting people know about our tools and resources we have developed for people who may be struggling. People may see videos or photos in News Feed for a broad awareness campaign about supportive groups, crisis support over…

    Facebook Newsroom- 12 readers -
  • A New Way to Measure—and Prove—Your ROI from Social With Confidence

    … in our app directory for a reason. And now LiftMetrix has joined the Hootsuite product family, and is being relaunched as Hootsuite Impact. It’s part of our ongoing investment into a comprehensive suite of social listening, analytics, and ads solutions to help you increase the business impact of your social strategy. Hootsuite Impact lets you move…

    Hootsuite- 12 readers -
  • Join Facebook In Celebrating Moms Around the World

    …, people came to Facebook to post photos and videos, which spiked significantly on Mother’s Day with over 850 million photos and videos shared.* This year, Facebook is providing new ways for you to show mom or a loved one that you appreciate everything they do. Send a Personalized Card Today you might see a message from Facebook in your News Feed…

    Facebook Newsroomin Social- 15 readers -
  • Game On: Games on Messenger Go Global with New Features and Games

    … By Andrea Vaccari, Product Manager, Messenger Today we’re starting to roll out Instant Games on Messenger more broadly for the 1.2 billion people who use Messenger every month. In addition, we’re also launching the new features that we exclusively previewed to developers at our annual F8 conference. These include rich gameplay features, which…

    Facebook Newsroomin Social- 17 readers -
  • Helping People Support Earth Day and Our Planet

    … By Bill Weihl, Director of Sustainability Protecting the environment is just one important part of keeping our global community safe, which is why on this Earth Day, all of us at Facebook hope that people from around the world who use our family of apps and services will join us in showing their support for our planet. Building a global…

    Facebook Newsroom- 16 readers -
  • Facebook Spaces: A New Way To Connect With Friends In VR

    … By Rachel Franklin, Head of Social VR Spending time with friends and family creates many of our most meaningful memories, but it’s impossible to always be physically near the people we care about. That’s where the magic of virtual reality comes in. Today, we’re introducing Facebook Spaces — a new VR app where you hang out with friends in a fun…

    Facebook Newsroomin Social- 21 readers -
  • Get Paid Back! Announcing Group Payments in Messenger

    … By Partha Sundaram Since 2015, you could send and receive money on Messenger, but until now, these P2P payments have just been possible between two people. Starting today for Android and desktop, you can send or receive money between groups of people on Messenger. It’s free, simple, fast, and secure. Whether you’re splitting a restaurant bill…

    Facebook Newsroom- 17 readers -
Get the top posts daily into your mailbox!
More from around the web