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Facebook going all out for Snapchat as it launches its own version of Stories
Mar28

Facebook going all out for Snapchat as it launches its own version of Stories

Of course, it’s no secret what Facebook’s intentions are per Snapchat—the company wants to clone the picture-sharing app as much as it can. Is Facebook obsessed with Snapchat? Well, that’s precisely what it looks or sounds like to a lot of people. On Tuesday, the social media behemoth launched another Snapchat-like feature; slotting a camera-first, ephemeral multimedia sharing function to its service. “Today we’re starting to roll out...

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Facebook’s “Town Hall” is a new feature for contacting government officials
Mar27

Facebook’s “Town Hall” is a new feature for contacting government officials

Facebook has just launched a new feature that can best be described as one of the best things to happen to the social media. The new feature is called “Town Hall,” and will enable you be in touch with government officials and add local election reminders. TechCrunch had earlier reported that Facebook was working on a new feature that would let users easily locate, follow and contact their local, state and federal government...

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Facebook confirms that it’s testing GIF button for comments
Mar24

Facebook confirms that it’s testing GIF button for comments

Facebook has confirmed in a statement made available to TechCrunch that it would soon start testing GIF button for comments. The GIF button for comments is one feature the social media giant had reluctantly agreed to add for a couple of years now. In a statement per TechCrunch, Facebook said: “Everyone loves a good GIF and we know that people want to be able to use them in comments. So we’re about to start testing the ability to add...

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Facebook Live now offers support for PC game and desktop livestreaming
Mar22

Facebook Live now offers support for PC game and desktop livestreaming

Facebook has stepped up the game, and is now offering PC game and desktop livestreaming. What this means is that you will now be able to go Live directly from Facebook’s desktop website. This can be done via your webcam, professional equipment, and software connected to your desktop. You are now able to broadcast gameplay from your computer. Prior to this announcement, the social media company only allowed Pages to stream from their...

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Facebook takes on Snapchat Stories with ‘Messenger Day’
Mar13

Facebook takes on Snapchat Stories with ‘Messenger Day’

Facebook has developed a penchant for copying Snapchat. After copying and adding Stories to Instagram and also launching similar features for its chat app WhatsApp, the social media behemoth has rolled out the Messenger version of the feature. Called Messenger Day, the new feature was first announced and made available to users in Poland in September; but is now available globally. Messenger Day is a new feature that lets you post...

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Faux version of Facebook Lite infected Trojan
Mar07

Faux version of Facebook Lite infected Trojan

Malwarebytes reports that a fake version of Facebook Lite is infected with a malware called Android/Trojan.Spy.FakePlay. The more compact and lighter version of the popular Facebook app, is designed for users with low internet access, and works on slow connection. According to the report, though the infected version, which apparently isn’t from the Google Play Store works as advertised, it does possess the ability to infect your...

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