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Facebook launches Instant Games on Messenger for iOS, Android & Web

11/29/2016, 04:11 pm

Facebook on Tuesday launched Instant Games, a series of titles that can be played in the Messenger iOS and Android apps, or through the company's website.

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Facebook enables push advertising through Messenger chats

11/09/2016, 09:11 am

People using Facebook may soon start to receive advertising via Messenger, though only under limited circumstances, the company's VP of messaging products announced this week.

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Facebook updates iOS app with food & ticket purchases, new Recommendations system & more

10/19/2016, 12:10 pm

Facebook on Wednesday ushered in a series of changes to its main iOS app, with a focus on getting people to use it to interact with local businesses.

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Facebook adds Apple TV & Chromecast support to Web and iOS videos

10/13/2016, 03:10 pm

Facebook on Thursday officially rolled out support for streaming videos to an Apple TV or Google Chromecast, making it easier to watch them on bigger screens.

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Facebook launches Slack competitor Workplace with iOS, Android & Web apps

10/10/2016, 05:10 pm

Facebook on Monday officially introduced Workplace, a long-in-testing collaboration tool for businesses and other organizations, aimed at challenging similar offerings from the likes of Slack.

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Facebook Oculus update lowers hardware requirements, promises social experiences

10/06/2016, 03:10 pm

Facebook has unveiled the next steps in the Oculus virtual reality platform, including a sneak peek at a wireless version of the Oculus Rift, and an initiative to lower the hardware requirements needed to use the system to specs already exceeded by Apple's 4K and 5K Retina iMac lines.

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Facebook Messenger turns on promised end-to-end chat encryption

10/04/2016, 04:10 pm

Facebook on Tuesday launched end-to-end encryption for all users of its Messenger mobile app, though the option isn't on by default, and comes with some other limitations.

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Facebook intros new Marketplace feature through iOS & Android apps

10/03/2016, 11:10 am

Facebook on Monday began rolling out a new feature in its iOS and Android apps called the Marketplace, where users can buy and sell items locally in a manner similar to Craigslist.

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AI initiative counts Google, Microsoft, IBM among its ranks, Apple declines invite

09/29/2016, 11:09 am

Six companies including Microsoft and Google have launched a cross-disciplinary partnership to steer the future of artificial intelligence development, but as of yet, Apple has not signed on.

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Facebook Messenger adds support for iOS 10's extended CallKit controls

09/21/2016, 02:09 pm

Facebook on Wednesday pushed out an update to its Messenger iOS app, quietly adding support for Apple's CallKit framework, which was introduced alongside iOS 10 earlier this month.

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Facebook switches on bot-based purchases in Messenger

09/12/2016, 01:09 pm

Facebook on Monday announced that one of the key poles of its bot strategy, chat-based purchases, will soon take effect for users of its Messenger app.

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WhatsApp says it will share some data with Facebook for ads & other purposes

08/25/2016, 01:08 pm

Messaging service WhatsApp on Thursday updated its user terms and privacy policy, revealing that it will start sharing phone numbers and some analytics data with its parent company, Facebook.

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Apple to take on Snapchat, Facebook in 2017 with new iPhone video editing app - report

08/25/2016, 08:08 am

Apple is said to be looking to tiptoe into the social media space again, both expanding social media sharing within its OS suites, and building a Snapchat-like video and image sharing service for a 2017 launch.

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How to use your iPhone to see what political affiliation Facebook thinks you have

08/24/2016, 02:08 pm

Facebook stores a significant amount of data on every user, including details about devices and operating systems you've used to access the service, and what political affiliation you may be. Here's how to find out what the world's largest social network knows about you.

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Facebook tests new autoplaying videos with sound for iOS users

08/23/2016, 11:08 am

Facebook on Tuesday began a limited test of new video autoplay technology for its mobile app, including a version that begins playing audio automatically as a person scrolls past a clip in their News Feed.

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Brazilian Supreme Court overturns WhatsApp ban within hours

07/20/2016, 09:07 am

Just hours after it was issued, a ban on WhatsApp in Brazil was reportedly overturned by the country's Supreme Court, which argued that the measure may not have been reasonable or proportionate.

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Brazilian judge orders indefinite block of WhatsApp, affecting millions of users

07/19/2016, 01:07 pm

A Brazilian judge on Tuesday ordered the country's five cellular carriers to block access to Facebook's WhatsApp indefinitely, disrupting access to the popular chat/VoIP app for tens of millions of people.

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Facebook Messenger gains 3D Touch, Lightroom for iOS gets direct RAW imports

07/13/2016, 01:07 pm

Facebook on Wednesday updated its Messenger iPhone app with support for 3D Touch, while Adobe released a new version of Lightroom for iOS, making important additions such as direct import of RAW files, and support for keyboard shortcuts on iPads.

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Privacy Shield gives US firms new pact for accessing European data

07/12/2016, 04:07 pm

On Tuesday a new pact, Privacy Shield, went into effect between the U.S. and the European Union, giving American companies a simpler alternative to dealing with the E.U.'s normal data protection rules when shuttling data across the Atlantic.

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Facebook starts testing end-to-end encryption for Messenger conversations

07/08/2016, 12:07 pm

Facebook on Friday announced initial testing of end-to-end encryption in Messenger, which should keep some conversations secure from any possible intrusion, even by Facebook itself.

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