Get your activism on with the social network's new Town Hall feature. Here's how.
Facebook Live 360 debuted on select pages last December, and the social network announced Wednesday that the feature is now available globally to all profiles and pages. Facebook also announced that the Audio 360 spatial audio capability it introduced last October will be "coming soon" to cameras with integrated Live 360 support, or users will...
Twitter is going all-in on Periscope: One day after adding pre-roll ads to the livestreaming application, the social network introduced two new ways for users to mine insights about their audiences, along with announcing that Periscope videos can now be watched directly in Twitter Moments. In an effort to drive the use of live video...
Facebook’s launch of Stories may be the social network’s big news of the week, but some Facebook users have spotted another addition, and are thoroughly confused. A “rocket ship” icon has popped up in the app of select users worldwide, adjacent to the News Feed button. Its appearance is prompting a lot of users to wonder, “what on earth is this thing?”… Read More
It’s no surprise that a lot of people dream of landing a job at Facebook. The social network’s massive reach means employees get to work on something that potentially affects billions of people. The company has also consistently placed high on the rankings of best places to work for offering career advancement, good benefits, and a positive culture. Show More Summary
Earlier this month, TechCrunch reported Facebook was rolling out a new feature called “Town Hall,” which would allow the social network’s users to easily locate, follow and contact their local, state and federal government representatives. Show More Summary
Facebook is getting more serious about the role it plays in your political life. The social network rolled out a civic outreach tool in the U.S. that identifies your elected officials, sends reminders to vote and goads you to pick up the phone.
Facebook and Google made big changes to their flagship apps in March. The social networking giant launched its Snapchat clone on two separate apps, while Google made a change in Maps to help you keep track of your friends. And new apps...Show More Summary
According to reports from the Pakistani English-language newspaper Dawn, Facebook has blocked approximately 85% of blasphemous material reported on the social network. There's reason to be skeptical about the claim, but it's disturbing to think Facebook might be complicit in this kind of censorship.
Pinterest released a host of updates aimed at enhancing the experiences of its Spanish-speaking users. Ricardo Sangion, the social network's head of Latin America, outlined the new features in a blog post. Sangion revealed that Pinterest...Show More Summary
Facebook is making the process of using GIF a lot more convenient. The social network is testing out a search feature that will allow users to find the perfect GIF right on Facebook and instantly post it as a comment. “Everyone loves a good GIF, and we know that people want to be able to […]
Like it or not, Facebook has an impact on politics. The social network contributed to President Donald Trump's successful election, as much as CEO Mark Zuckerberg tried to lessen the blame on the rise of fake news. SEE ALSO: Facebook's...Show More Summary
This article originally appeared on The Conversation. In late February, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg published an essay that laid out the social network’s vision for the coming years. The 5,700-word document, immediately dubbed a “manifesto,” was his most extensive discussion of...
Please, everyone: don't ever, EVER just blindly follow directions from randos you follow on Twitter. Certain groups on the social network (read: teens) have tweeted this month to encourage followers with iPhones to give Siri a simple...Show More Summary
The social network finally gives in to what the people really want. The GIF is alive and well, folks, and it appears Facebook has finally caught on to its ubiquity. The social network is officially exploring its relationship with these animated images. Show More Summary
It's about freaking time. GIFs could finally be coming to more places on Facebook. The social network plans to start testing a new GIF button in comments, Facebook confirmed Friday, meaning proper reaction GIFs could finally be a thing. SEE...Show More Summary
Facebook users may soon see a bit more movement within threads of comments. The social network confirmed to Josh Constine and Ryan Lawler of TechCrunch that it will begin testing a GIF button in comments next week, enabling users who are part of the test group to post GIF files from third-party sites such as...
For all the viral videos and memes shared on Facebook, the social network has been surprisingly cold towards the GIF, as there’s no simple way for every day users to post them without visiting an external website. That may change at last. Show More Summary
During a Facebook Live event in December, Mark Zuckerberg indicated that more support for animated GIFs would be coming to the social network, this time within the comment thread. VentureBeat has learned that on Monday, the company will begin testing this feature out to a “small percentage” of people, thereby making it easier to be […]
The social network is also adding filters for sensitive photos and videos on feeds.