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Share your best photos with #MashPics

What Mashable prizes most on Instagram — more than likes, hashtags or even cute puppies — is our community. Everything we do there on a daily basis is driven by the support and feedback of our followers The hashtag #MashPics was born a few years ago, when we launched our Mashable Photo Challenge series. Show More Summary

WhatsApp cofounder: Sorry developers, no API for you

Sometimes, the best questions at a conference don't come from the interviewers but the audience That was the case on Wednesday at this year's F8 developers conference in San Francisco. Kleiner Perkins partner Mary Meeker moderated an...Show More Summary

Facebook's embeddable video player won't let you livestream

When Facebook announced its new embeddable video player at F8 on Wednesday, the social network didn't touch live video. That's because live video won't be embeddable when the player rolls out for all users on Wednesday. Facebook, to be fair, doesn't currently offer an in-house live video solution. Show More Summary

Embedding Facebook videos on websites is now possible

You can finally force even more people to watch that video of your cute baby or adorable cat. Deborah Liu, Facebook's manager of product marketing, announced the launch of the Facebook's embedded video player, a way for users to, well,...Show More Summary

Facebook unveils VR-ready 'spherical videos' for Newsfeed

The next frontier for Facebook isn't video, it's "spherical videos" — immersive, 360-degree videos that work right in the Newsfeed. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the new feature on stage at the social network's annual F8 developer...Show More Summary

Facebook accidentally reveals new project called Teleportation Station

Facebook is expected to announce a lot of news at its F8 Developer Conference in San Francisco later on Wednesday, but thanks to an apparent error by the team handling the official conference app, we got some early clues about what's...Show More Summary

What to expect at Facebook's F8 conference

It's a big week for Facebook. The company's employees, developers and observers will descend upon San Francisco for F8, Facebook's developer conference. Facebook often uses F8 to introduce some notable ideas and tweaks. CEO Mark Zuckerberg introduced the "social graph" concept in 2007, referring to users' connections on the social network. Show More Summary

12 crystal clear views seen just outside your window

Last week, Mashable partnered with Windex for a window view photo challenge. We asked our readers to share what they see when they peek past their glass portholes. See also: Then and now: Images of our changing planet Our guest hostShow More Summary

Instagram finally puts together its own collage app, called Layout

Collage lovers on Instagram, it might be your lucky day. Instagram is rolling out Layout, a free, standalone app that merges multiple images into one. It's available on iOS for now, and an Android version is expected in the next fewShow More Summary

Facebook plans to soon add third-party apps to Messenger

Facebook Messenger is slated to get a big overhaul. Mashable has learned Facebook plans to announce that it's opening up Facebook Messenger to third-party apps during its upcoming F8 Developer Conference in San Francisco next week See...Show More Summary

White House hires 'impressive' Facebook engineer as IT head

The White House on Thursday announced a new addition to its growing team of in-house techies: Facebook Engineering Director David Recordon. Recordon will serve as director of White House Information Technology when he starts in a few weeks, according to a Medium blog post from Anita Decker Breckenridge, White House deputy chief of staff. Show More Summary

Shoot the scene outside your window for our photo challenge

For this week's photo mission, shoot through glass to capture what you see outside your windowMashable is partnering with Windex to bring you this challenge. The scenery can be just about anything — the beautiful suburbs seen from your...Show More Summary

Monica Lewinsky: "Shame is an industry and the currency is clicks"

VANCOUVER, Canada — If anyone knows what it means to be publicly humiliated, it's Monica Lewinsky In one of very few major media appearances in more than a decade, Monica Lewinsky took the TED stage on Thursday to champion online compassion. Show More Summary

16 photo frames filled to the brim with sunlight

For our latest photo challenge, you embraced bright sunlight. We were drawn to the beautifully overexposed and harshly contrasted images you created. See also: 9 simple composition tips to take your photos to the next level The challenge...Show More Summary

You can now stream full-length songs from the Twitter app for free

Twitter and Rhapsody have teamed up on a new feature that allows the music service's subscribers to share full-length tracks on Twitter that anyone can listen to, even if they don't have a subscription themselves. Rhapsody announcedShow More Summary

New Twitter tool makes it slightly easier to report threats to police

Twitter's new harassment-reporting tool is making it easier for users to report threatening tweets to the police. Sort of. Users who report threatening tweets now have the option of receiving an emailed report, summarizing the tweet,...Show More Summary

You can now pay your friends through Facebook Messenger

Facebook's long-awaited payments feature is finally here. On Tuesday, the social network announced a new feature for Messenger that lets users send and receive money to one another. The feature will roll out to Facebook users in the U.S. Show More Summary

Inside the Meerkat Bubble, where the air is fine

Two weeks ago, I’d never heard of Meerkat, the Twitter-integrated, video-live-streaming sensation that became the darling of SXSW Interactive 2015. Now I’m sitting at my desk, live-streaming me writing this post while 63 people watch Meerkat is not some sort of breakthrough innovation. Show More Summary

Bursting the Meerkat bubble

AUSTIN, Texas — Almost every year, one app dominates SXSW Interactive. In 2007, it was Twitter. Two years later, it was Foursquare. At this year's conference, it was all about Meerkat. Barely three weeks old, the live video app proved more ubiquitous than idle Game of Thrones-themed pedicabs, Tex-Mex food trucks, and St. Show More Summary

Facebook's nudity standards: Nipples, fully exposed buttocks are not OK

Facebook has made a significant update to its Community Standards page, explaining in detail what's acceptable to share on the social network — including clarifications on nudity, hate speech, bullying and harassment and more At 2,500 words (according to the BBC), the new Community Standards are significantly longer than before. Show More Summary

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