You’ll soon be able to login to Pokémon GO with your Facebook & Google accounts

Niantic is keen to ensure you never get locked out of your Pokémon GO account, now rolling out the option to login using Facebook or Google as well as your Pokémon Trainer Club account …

March 14

WhatsApp agrees not to share data with Facebook (for now), will not be fined

Facebook ran into trouble following its acquisition of WhatsApp back in 2014. It appeared to backtrack on an earlier promise not to share data between the two services, and was later warned that it may be breaking the law in the UK and elsewhere …

March 12

Here’s what Facebook knows about you, and how to download all your data

Facebook has long allowed you to download an archive of all the data the social network has on you, and HackerNoon’s Georges Abi-Heila decided to find out exactly what company knows about its users …

March 7

Facebook has today introduced a new video chat feature to its Messenger Lite app. For those unaware, the app is meant to be just the barebones Messenger experience with only its core functionality. Now, the app is gaining one more feature considered necessary.

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February 28

Former President Barack Obama has described Google and Facebook as a duopoly that has huge power for both good and evil.

The remarks were made in a private speech from which the media were barred, and which attendees had to agree not to record or report …

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Everyone can use an Echo Dot: Just $50!

February 11

How to automatically share your Instagram Story to Facebook on Android

If you’re working extremely hard to make content for your Instagram Story, you might as well share it on Facebook too, right? Well, you’re in luck because Instagram makes that extremely easy to do. Here’s how…

February 9

Facebook testing Downvote button, but says it’s not a Dislike

Perhaps the single most requested Facebook feature has been the one the company has been determined not to offer: a Dislike button …

January 19

Facebook will ask users to rank news source trustworthiness in latest major update

In addition to the major changes Facebook announced for its News Feed last week, the social media service will begin ranking news sources based on trustworthiness. Rather than determining news source trustworthiness itself, Facebook will let users decide.

January 16

Facebook promises to ‘massively simplify and streamline cluttered Messenger app’

Facebook’s messaging lead has acknowledged that the Messenger app has become ‘too cluttered.’ The company’s VP of messaging products, David Marcus, promised a major simplification of the app this year …

January 8

Amit Fulay, Head of Google Allo and Duo, departs for Facebook

After spending the last 7.5 years at Google, Amit Fulay, most recently Head of Product for Google Allo and Google Duo, has left the search giant for Facebook…

December 7, 2017

Facebook made the controversial decision back in 2014 to remove private messaging from the main app, moving it instead into Facebook Messenger. It now seems the company may have similar plans for Instagram.

From today, Instagram is testing a new app called Direct. For those who choose to install it, the inbox disappears from the main app …

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December 4, 2017

Facebook is about to rollout a version of Messenger aimed specifically at kids, known as Messenger Kids. The emphasis is on safety, with all contacts having to be approved by parents.

The app will be iOS-only when it launches in the next few days, with an Android version to follow later in the month …

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November 29, 2017

Facebook asking users to upload a face photo to verify identity when it spots suspicious activity

Facebook is asking some users to upload a face photo to verify their identity when automated processes spot suspicious activity …

November 13, 2017

As it continues to try to grow its Snapchat competitor, Facebook today announced that it is launching support for Stories in Groups and Events. With this new feature, members of a specific Facebook Group or Event will be able to contribute to a Story that’s visible to the rest of the members…

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November 10, 2017

Facebook rebrands Events app as Facebook Local, adds bars, restaurants, more

Facebook today has launched its latest app, Local, as a rebranded and updated version of its previous standalone Events app. The new app brings together businesses, restaurants, bars, and more along with events.

November 8, 2017

Facebook is trialling an interesting new approach to combatting revenge porn, when someone uploads intimate photos of a former partner to the Internet.

The system it is trying would prevent specific photos ever being uploaded to Facebook, Instagram or Messenger – but you do have to privately share them with Facebook first …

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October 2, 2017

Last year, Facebook introduced “Messenger Lite” for low-powered Android devices in emerging markets where connectivity is slower. Given the feature creep on the main client, the Lite version is often prefered, with many sideloading it. Facebook has now decided to officially make the app available in the US and other Western markets.

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August 25, 2017

In addition to recent changes to the Newsfeed and other aspects of the app, Facebook today has announced new “On This Day” features for its mobile applications. In a blog post, the social network announced new features for easily “recapping your memories” baked right into the News Feed.

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August 23, 2017

Facebook rolling out ability to take 360-degree photos in Android app

Facebook today is bringing the option to take 360-degree photos with its Android app without needing any extra hardware beyond your smartphone.

August 21, 2017

Facebook’s Safety Check getting permanent placement in Android app and the web

First released in 2014, Facebook’s Safety Check feature will be getting a dedicated home both in the Android app as well as on the web.

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