Product News

  • Celebrating One Year of Games on Messenger with New Features, New Games and More

    … By the Messenger and Facebook Games teams What a difference a year makes. Just over a year ago, we launched games on Messenger and introduced the Instant Games platform to developers, enabling them to build customized gaming experiences for both Messenger and News Feed. When we first launched, we had 20 games available in just 30 markets. Now…

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  • Facebook’s 2017 Year In Review

    …: International Women’s Day: This was the No. 1 most talked about moment in 2017, doubling from last year, with people around the world talking, sharing and posting in celebration of women and related issues. Super Bowl 51: Fans around the world turned to News Feed to cheer for their favorite teams, celebrate with Lady Gaga and debate the top TV…

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  • Introducing Messenger Kids, a New App For Families to Connect

    … By Loren Cheng, Product Management Director Today, in the United States, we’re rolling out a preview of Messenger Kids, a new app that makes it easier for kids to safely video chat and message with family and friends when they can’t be together in person. After talking to thousands of parents, associations like National PTA, and parenting…

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  • Announcing New Tools for the Creator Community

    … By Chris Hatfield, Product Manager, Video Creators around the world are sharing their videos on Facebook to build a community around their passion — whether their passion is comedy sketches, their favorite recipes, or even knitting sweaters. On Facebook, creators can connect with more than two billion potential fans and collaborators, get…

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  • Send Money to Friends in Messenger – Now in Euros and British Pounds

    … By the Messenger and Payments Teams Today we’re adding one of the most requested features in Messenger to two new countries by introducing peer-to-peer payments to people in the UK and France. It’s a convenient and secure way to send and receive money right in Messenger threads — making it fast to send money to friends without leaving…

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  • Update on Our Advertising Transparency and Authenticity Efforts

    …. For political advertisers that do not proactively disclose themselves, we are building machine learning tools that will help us find them and require them to verify their identity. We remain deeply committed to helping protect the integrity of the electoral process on Facebook. And we will continue to work with our industry partners, lawmakers and our entire community to better ensure transparency and accountability in our advertising products. …

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  • Celebrate Halloween with Spook-tacular Features from Facebook and Messenger

    … of a spooky haunted house. Get Creative with Halloween-Themed Posts: When posting in News Feed, people can try out different backgrounds for their text posts. On Facebook, get into the Halloween fun Celebrate in Costume: On Halloween, you might see a message from Facebook in your News Feed wishing you a Happy Halloween and inviting you to get…

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  • New Features for Groups to Build Communities

    … By Alex Deve In June, we hosted our first-ever Facebook Communities Summit in Chicago with hundreds of Facebook group admins. Since the Summit, we’ve been busy building tools and programs that will help them grow and manage their communities, and today we’re announcing several of them: New Tools for Admins and Members Welcome Posts: For admins…

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  • Marketplace Adds More Options For US Car Shoppers

    … Communicate directly with dealership representatives via Messenger, powered by chat providers like ActivEngage, CarCode, Contact At Once!, and Gubagoo In addition to vehicles, we are testing features in other Marketplace categories like jobs, event tickets, retail, and home rentals to give people more options when looking for products and services in their community. You can find more information about buying and selling cars on Marketplace here. …

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  • Now You Can Order Food with Facebook

    … By Alex Himel, VP of Local Ordering food for takeout or delivery is supposed to be simple. That’s the point. But somehow it’s gotten complicated. First you need to decide what to eat, then you have to sift through a bunch of options and services. Today, we’re taking the time out of finding what you want to eat by officially launching the ability…

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  • Oculus Announces New Standalone Headset, ‘Venues’ at Oculus Connect

    … Today at its fourth developer conference in San Jose, Oculus announced its newest and most affordable VR headset, called Oculus Go. The standalone device will ship in early 2018 starting at $199. Oculus also showcased updates to its Santa Cruz prototype, including new positionally tracked controllers with six degrees of freedom that bring…

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