• Report: Instagram Testing Live Video

    Report: Instagram Testing Live Video

    Russian news site T Journal says the new live functionality is embedded in Instagram Stories.In a video uploaded to the page, a "LIVE" icon appears at the bottom of the poster's profile picture.
  • Facebook Messenger (for Android)

    Facebook Messenger (for Android)

    Even if the horrors of US politics have made checking your regular Facebook account something that fills you with dread, don't discount the social network's excellent Android messaging client, Facebook Messenger.While a phone number is not required to use Facebook Messenger, you can use one instead of a Facebook account to sign up.
  • Got a Job Listing? Put it on Facebook

    Got a Job Listing? Put it on Facebook

    A new Facebook feature aims to take on business social network LinkedIn.As TechCrunch reports, Facebook is experimenting with recruiting tools, including a "Jobs" tab, available to select Page administrators.
  • Facebook Chat 'Rooms' Return in Messenger

    Facebook Chat 'Rooms' Return in Messenger

    Going forward, those in Australia and Canada will have access to Rooms inside Facebook Messenger.But social-networking app Room, which claimed to be the "first mobile application that enables you to create and join mini private" chat rooms, accused Facebook of stealing its idea.
  • Facebook Integrates Instagram for Biz

    Facebook Integrates Instagram for Biz

    In the four years since Facebook acquired Instagram, the companies have shown little synergy.The social media giant this week announced an easier way for companies to manage interactions across Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger.
  • Facebook Created a Censorship Tool for China

    Facebook Created a Censorship Tool for China

    Three current and former Facebook employees have confirmed to The New York Times that a software tool exists allowing the social network to be censored.Instead, Facebook would allow a third-party to use it in order to monitor and censor the posts of users on a per region basis.
  • Facebook Messenger Just Became a Complete Mobile Gaming Platform

    Facebook Messenger Just Became a Complete Mobile Gaming Platform

    In an attempt to overload its messaging service with even more features, Facebook has turned Messenger into a complete cross-platform gaming service.Launching for both Android and iOS, users can begin playing games with friends, and we aren’t talking Tic-Tac-Toe or Hangman.
  • Facebook Glitch Reposts Old Photos

    Facebook Glitch Reposts Old Photos

    Did you notice old photos appearing on your Facebook timeline and News Feed this morning?Rest assured, you're not going nuts; a Facebook glitch appears to have resurfaced images that are months old.
  • Facebook's Events App Comes to Android

    Facebook's Events App Comes to Android

    Back in October, Facebook announced that it was making a dedicated Events app, only Android users were going to have to wait a bit for it.It’s an all-in-one app, for sure, assuming you and your friends and family make plans through Facebook.
  • Facebook Details Changes to Combat Fake News on Your Feed

    Facebook Details Changes to Combat Fake News on Your Feed

    In an attempt to cut down on the number of “fake news” stories circulating on Facebook, the social network is implementing a few changes starting this week.If you see a story you think is fake, you can also report a story for being fake right on your feed.
  • Facebook Messenger Now Offering Group Video Chat

    Facebook Messenger Now Offering Group Video Chat

    To round out a year full of new features, the Messenger team at Facebook is introducing a group video chat option for all users on Android, iOS and desktop.To sum up the feature, anyone and almost everyone can get into a group video chat simultaneously, with the service supporting up to 50 people connected to the same chat.
  • EU to Facebook: Your WhatsApp Merger Data Seems Suspect

    EU to Facebook: Your WhatsApp Merger Data Seems Suspect

    In a Statement of Objections, the EU expressed concerns that Facebook provided incorrect data about the deal—deliberately or out of negligence.Two years—and various technological advances—later, Facebook determined how to link accounts across its family of services to improve product and security features.
  • Facebook 'Instant Verification' Speeds Up Android App Logins

    Facebook 'Instant Verification' Speeds Up Android App Logins

    Signing in to apps on your phone can be a hassle, but a new tool from Facebook is intended to help speed up the process for those who authenticate using Facebook credentials.The latest Facebook SDK for Android adds "instant verification" to Account Kit, Facebook's phone number and email login solution.
  • WhatsApp: Encrypted Message Backdoor Reports Are 'Baseless'

    WhatsApp: Encrypted Message Backdoor Reports Are 'Baseless'

    The Facebook-owned company will "fight any government request to create a backdoor," he added.But according to Marlinspike, "the fact that WhatsApp handles key changes is not a 'backdoor,' it is how cryptography works.
  • Report: Zuck Will Not Run for President

    Report: Zuck Will Not Run for President

    Mark Zuckerberg will not be the next President of the United States.The Facebook founder and CEO told BuzzFeed News that "no," he does not have any plans to run for Commander in Chief.
  • WhatsApp Rolling Out 2-Step Verification

    WhatsApp Rolling Out 2-Step Verification

    The Facebook-owned chat app on Thursday announced it has started rolling out two-step verification to its 1.To enable two-step verification, open WhatsApp, select Settings > Account > Two-step verification > Enable.
  • Facebook's Messenger Day is Instagram Stories, But for Facebook, Which Owns Instagram

    Facebook's Messenger Day is Instagram Stories, But for Facebook, Which Owns Instagram

    Called Messenger Day, it allows users to share all their happenings into a Instagram Story-like roll of videos and photos.You see, Facebook owns Instagram and Instagram has Stories.
  • Facebook App Gains In-App Camera With Effects, Facebook Stories Too

    Facebook App Gains In-App Camera With Effects, Facebook Stories Too

    The Facebook app on Android and iOS is getting a new in-app camera that will give you all of the effects and filter fun you could ever ask for outside of Snapchat.Alongside the new camera, which begins rolling out this week, Facebook is getting Stories and Direct, two similar features to Instagram Stories that represent video and photo collages of your day that can be shared broadly or with select users.
  • Congress: Get a Warrant to Search Americans' Phones at Border

    Congress: Get a Warrant to Search Americans' Phones at Border

    Congress, however, wants to make sure Americans aren't swept up in those searches without a warrant.But a bill that Sen.
  • Split the Check Using Facebook Messenger

    Split the Check Using Facebook Messenger

    Among millennials, especially those obsessed with credit card rewards, paying for a group dinner often involves deciding who gets to charge the bill to their card while everyone else pays their share using the Venmo mobile payments service.That could change now that Facebook has rolled out group payments in its Messenger app.