Product News

    • Introducing a New Feature in India to Help Increase Blood Donations

      By Hema Budaraju, Product Manager, Health and Ritesh Mehta, Head of Programs, South Asia India, like many countries, has a shortage of safe blood. There aren’t enough people donating blood to meet the demand of people who need it. In some cases, this shortage leads to patients and their family being responsible for finding donors to replace blood in the blood banks or hospitals.

      Facebook Newsroom- 17 readers -
    • 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 ...

      Facebook Newsroom- 9 readers -
  • 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…

    Facebook Newsroom- 3 readers -
  • Updates to our ad targeting

    … Facebook equips businesses with powerful ways to reach the right people with the right message. But there are restrictions on how audience targeting can be used on Facebook. Hate speech and discriminatory advertising have no place on our platform. Our community standards strictly prohibit attacking people based on their protected characteristics…

    Facebook Newsroom- 14 readers -
  • A New Center for Crisis Response on Facebook

    … By Mike Nowak, Product Director, Social Good Today, we’re announcing Crisis Response, a new center on Facebook where people can find more information about recent crises and access our crisis response tools – including Safety Check, Community Help and Fundraisers to support crisis recovery – all in one place. As part of this update, we are also…

    Facebook Newsroom- 11 readers -
  • Facebook Announces New Ways to Enjoy Memories with Friends

    … By Oren Hod, Product Manager People come to Facebook to experience, share and talk about some of the most important moments happening in their lives, communities and around the world. Many of these moments are reminiscing past memories and moments between friends. Since launching On This Day more than two years ago, we’ve learned that there…

    Facebook Newsroomin Social- 16 readers -
  • 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…

    Facebook Newsroom- 21 readers -
  • Marketplace Expanding to Europe

    … profiles of buyers and sellers, your mutual friends, and how long they’ve been on Facebook. Throughout our initial rollout we have focused on making it easy for people to connect, browse and discover products. In May, more than 18 million new items posted for sale in Marketplace in the US, and that number continues to grow. Go to our Help Center for more tips on how to buy and sell in Marketplace. …

    Facebook Newsroom- 26 readers -
  • 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…

    Facebook Newsroomin Social- 15 readers -
  • 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…

    Facebook Newsroom- 17 readers -
  • 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…

    Facebook Newsroomin Social- 19 readers -
  • 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…

    Facebook Newsroom- 19 readers -
  • 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…

    Facebook Newsroom- 17 readers -
  • 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…

    Facebook Newsroom- 24 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- 14 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- 14 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- 16 readers -