Category: Facebook

Facebook introduces cross-app communication between Messenger and Instagram, plus other features
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Facebook introduces cross-app communication between Messenger and Instagram, plus other features

Facebook announced today it will begin rolling out new functionality that will allow Instagram and Messenger users to communicate across apps, in addition to bringing a host of Messenger -inspired features to the Instagram inbox. On Instagram, users will be presented with an option to update to a new messaging experience that offers the ability…

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Facebook Says It Will Restrict Posting if Elections Cause ‘Unrest’
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Facebook Says It Will Restrict Posting if Elections Cause ‘Unrest’

Facebook announced this week that it may restrict certain aspects of its platform following November’s general election as part of a larger effort to limit social unrest. A spokesperson for Facebook suggested that executives including Sheryl Sandberg and Mark Zuckerberg may censor specific information if they believe it is likely to heighten political tensions following…

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Facebook launches Facebook Business Suite, an app for managing business accounts across Facebook, Instagram and Messenger
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Facebook launches Facebook Business Suite, an app for managing business accounts across Facebook, Instagram and Messenger

Facebook this morning launched a new app designed to make it easier for businesses to manage their pages and profiles across Facebook, Instagram and Messenger in a single place. The app, Facebook Business Suite, combines access to the business’s key updates and priorities, and offers a way to draft and schedule feed posts for both…

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Facebook introduces a co-viewing experience in Messenger, ‘Watch Together’
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Facebook introduces a co-viewing experience in Messenger, ‘Watch Together’

Facebook today is rolling out a new feature that will allow friends and family to watch videos together over Messenger. The feature, called “Watch Together,” works with all Facebook Watch video content, including its original programs, user uploads, creator content, live streams, and soon, music videos. At launch, the co-watching experience can be used by…

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Facebook returns to its roots with Campus, a college student-only social network
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Facebook returns to its roots with Campus, a college student-only social network

Facebook is getting back to its roots as a college-focused social network. The company announced today the launch of a new social networking platform, Facebook Campus, which offers college students a private place to connect with classmates, join groups, discover upcoming campus events, get updates from their school’s administration and chat with other students from…

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Facebook ‘Supreme Court’ Member Warns that Regulation Could Stifle Free Speech Online
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Facebook ‘Supreme Court’ Member Warns that Regulation Could Stifle Free Speech Online

Helle Thorning-Schmidt, the co-chair of Facebook’s “Supreme Court,” has warned that an aggressive approach to regulating the company could infringe upon freedom of speech. Her comments stand in stark contrast to the company’s purge of conservatives and plan to blacklist legal comment that might cause “regulatory impacts.” CNBC reports that in a recent interview the…

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Facebook boots Patriot Prayer, a far-right group with a history of violence
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Facebook boots Patriot Prayer, a far-right group with a history of violence

Facebook removed accounts belonging to far-right group Patriot Prayer and its leader Joey Gibson on Friday, citing a new effort to eradicate “violent social militias” from the platform. That effort emerged through a policy update in mid-August to the company’s rules around “Dangerous Individuals and Organizations.” Those changes resulted in the removal of a number…

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