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    • New Ways to Watch Facebook Video

      By Dana Sittler, Product Manager, and Alex Li, Engineering Manager People are watching and sharing more video on Facebook than ever, and we’re focused on continuously improving the video experience. Today, we’re excited to share several updates that make watching video on Facebook richer, more engaging and more flexible.

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    • Empowering People to Help One Another Within Safety Check

      By Naomi Gleit, VP Social Good In times of crisis, connecting is more important than ever. Today we’re announcing an update to Safety Check, called Community Help, that lets people find and give help such as food, shelter and transportation after a crisis. Our belief is that the community can teach us new ways to use the platform.

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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

    … to a friend 😻 pic.twitter.com/2rJAcKtEzZ — Snapchat Support (@snapchatsupport) December 15, 2016 Keep up with all the latest social news by using Hootsuite to keep track of all the accounts you follow. Try it free today. Learn More The post Social Media News You Need to Know: December 2016 Roundup appeared first on Hootsuite Social Media Management. …

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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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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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