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    • Marketplace Expanding to Europe

      By Deborah Liu, VP, Marketplace Today, we’re starting to roll out Marketplace to 17 countries across Europe (Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland), giving more people a single destination on Facebook to discover, buy and sell goods in their local communities.

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    • Celebrating a Birthday? Now You Can Make It Even More Meaningful

      By Mike Nowak, Product Director People come to Facebook to send well-wishes and celebrate birthdays with friends. In fact, every day more than 45 million people give birthday wishes on Facebook, which is why it’s important to us to ensure you can celebrate the way you want to. We’re excited to announce two new birthday experiences that we hope will make birthdays even more me ...

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  • Live From Facebook Spaces: A New Way to Share VR With Friends

    … By Mike Booth, Head of Product Management, Facebook Spaces Thanks to the immersive power of virtual reality, Facebook Spaces lets you feel like you’re spending time with your friends in person — no matter where they are. Starting today, you can share live video on Facebook from Facebook Spaces to give the people you care about a window into your…

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  • Expanding Find Wi-Fi Globally

    … By Alex Himel, Engineering Director Today we’re beginning to roll out Find Wi-Fi everywhere in the world on iPhone and Android. We launched Find Wi-Fi in a handful of countries last year and found it’s not only helpful for people who are traveling or on-the-go, but especially useful in areas where cellular data is scarce. Find Wi-Fi helps you…

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  • Discover bots and businesses in Messenger

    … by Yingming Chen, Engineering Manager, Messenger We first announced our new Discover section at F8 to increase the opportunity for people to find the amazing experiences developers have built for people and businesses to interact with on Messenger. Since that announcement, we’ve been working to make it more intuitive and relevant for you. Today…

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  • Two Billion People Coming Together on Facebook

    … By Guillermo Spiller, Product Manager As Mark Zuckerberg announced today, we reached a new milestone: there are now 2 billion people connecting and building communities on Facebook every month. This wouldn’t have happened without the millions of smaller communities and individuals who are sharing and making meaningful contributions every day…

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  • Messenger Just Added More Fun to Your Video Chats

    … By Nora Micheva, Product Manager, Messenger Video chats with your friends and family in Messenger just got a whole lot more fun. Check out the awesome new features—like animated reactions, filters, masks and effects, and the ability to take screenshots—available for one-on-one and group video chats. You can now share your emotions…

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  • Our First Communities Summit and New Tools For Group Admins

    … By Kang-Xing Jin, VP, Engineering Today we hosted our first-ever Facebook Communities Summit in Chicago with hundreds of group admins where we announced new features to support their communities on Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg kicked off by celebrating the role Groups play in the Facebook community and thanking the group admins who lead them. He…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • Using Data to Help Communities Recover and Rebuild

    … organizations address the critical gap in information they often face when responding to natural disasters. Many of these organizations worked with us to identify what data would be most helpful and how it could be put to action in the moments following a disaster. This initiative is the product of close work with UNICEF, the International Federation…

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  • 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. Now, if your captioning…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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