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    • Join Facebook In Celebrating Moms Around the World

      People come to Facebook to express their diverse opinions and experiences, yet there is one thing that brings the community together in celebration all over the world — moms! In 2016, Mother’s Day drove more posts in one day than any other topic on Facebook, with more than 105 million Mother’s Day posts.

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    • 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 Messenger and suicide prevention tools.

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  • A New Way to Measure—and Prove—Your ROI from Social With Confidence

    … contribution. If social’s role in your company is lead generation, that’s the number you need to prove you’re adding to. Regardless of how your organization defines success, the leading tool to accurately measure the ROI of social across your paid and owned social media efforts has long been LiftMetrix. It’s been one of the most popular apps…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • Using Technology to Protect Intimate Images and Help Build a Safe Community

    … destination for victims and others to report this content to the major technology companies. We also launched a guide specific to Facebook. Additionally, the National Network to End Domestic Violence, Center for Social Research, the Revenge Porn Helpline (UK) and the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative provided input and feedback throughout the product…

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  • More Ways to Support Causes

    … few weeks, as we hope to continue to learn and improve the product to make it even more useful. For example, we will begin with six specific categories for critical financial needs and include a 24-hour fundraiser review process. As we learn more, we hope to expand our categories and automate more of the review process. Your personal fundraiser can…

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  • More Ways to Share with the Facebook Camera

    …By Connor Hayes, Product Manager We want to make it fast, fun and easy for people to share creative photos and videos with whomever they choose, for however long they choose— and the more we share with each other, the more open and connected our community can be. Today we’re starting to roll out a new camera with effects and two additional ways…

    Facebook Newsroomin Social- 25 readers -
  • Introducing Live Location in Messenger

    … By Selena Wang, Product Manager, Messenger Today we’re excited to announce a new way to share your location in Messenger. Our new Live Location feature makes it simple and seamless for you to choose to share where you are with your friends and family. This is rolling out globally and is available on both iOS and Android. We’ve been testing…

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  • Introducing Message Reactions and Mentions for Messenger

    … By Drew Moxon, Product Manager, Messenger Messenger is a great way to communicate with just one person or with a group of people. Today, we’re introducing two new features that improve group conversations to make them more fun and useful. Message Reactions Message Reactions are the ability to react to an individual message with a specific…

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  • New Ways to Go Live: Now From Your Computer

    … By Erin Connolly, Product Manager and Jeff Hendy, Engineering Manager We’re excited to announce that, as of today, people around the world can broadcast live video to Facebook from their desktop or laptop computers. While it’s been possible for people to go live to Facebook from mobile devices since last year, desktop or laptop computers provide…

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  • 4 Ways Hootsuite and Microsoft Teams Improve Workflow Productivity

    …. This makes it easy to brainstorm a response with a few teammates. Or assign someone else to pick up the conversation. 3. Collaborate with a shared stream Let’s say you launch a new beta product. You can monitor customer responses on social channels and have real-time team discussions about the product launch. Just create a shared “Mentions” stream…

    Hootsuite- 17 readers -
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