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Leak reveals the next big new features coming to WhatsApp

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One of the most popular cross-platform messaging app around, Facebook’s WhatsApp, is about to get a whole lot better. A new report says that a beta version of the app comes with a bunch of new features that users might appreciate.

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Chris Smith

June 24th

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Report says Facebook video could be next in line for T-Mobile’s Binge On free data streaming

If there’s one thing guaranteed to eat your data plan’s allowance at an alarming rate, it’s streaming video. T-Mobile has been gradually adding more services to its Binge On program – which allows customers to stream lower-quality video from specific services without using up any of their data – and Re/code reports that Facebook video may be next in line.

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Ben Lovejoy

June 17th

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Facebook Messenger for iOS updated with entirely new ‘Home’ tab interface

Just days after Apple announced major enhancements to iMessage, Facebook today revealed a significant update to its Messenger app. In a blog post, the company announced major changes coming to how users are able to start a conversation.

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Chance Miller

June 16th

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See Mark Zuckerberg’s hilarious Facebook Live Q&A with Jerry Seinfeld

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Earlier this week, Mark Zuckerberg hosted the first ever Facebook Live Q&A through the company's live streaming video platform. He discussed a myriad of topics with the millions of viewers who tuned in for the stream, but about 43 minutes in, he decided to bring on a special guest to join him. That guest just so happened to be Jerry Seinfeld.

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Jacob Siegal

June 16th

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iOS Twitter app now has button to start live Periscope broadcast … kind of

Twitter has updated both iOS and Android apps with a Live button that starts a Periscope broadcast. It’s actually a bit of a cheat, though, as all the button does is open the Periscope app – or prompt you to download it if you don’t already have it installed.

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Ben Lovejoy

June 16th

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Oculus VR shuffles the deck, promotes Jason Rubin to Head of Content

In this photo taken Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015, an art director works on visual development at the Oculus Story Studio, a hub for digital animators and experimental filmmakers in San FranciscoÂ’s trendy South of Market district. Storytelling techniques in virtual reality are just in their infancy, and the consumer version of the industry-leading headset Oculus Rift is only due to ship later in March 2016. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) Facebook’s Oculus VR today announced the promotion of Jason Rubin to Head of Content, and Steve Arnold to Head of Oculus Studios. Prior to joining the company in 2014 as head of worldwide studios, Rubin was best-known as a co-creator of the popular video game franchises Jak and Daxter and Crash Bandicoot, a co-founder of Naughty Dog studios and one-time president of THQ. Arnold, who… Read More

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Lora Kolodny

June 14th

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Now you can post 360-degree photos on Facebook straight from iOS camera app

It wasn’t that long ago when creating 360-degree photos that you could share with others online required special camera kit, and you had to post them on websites that supported the feature. It’s since got much easier, and as of the latest update to the iOS Facebook app, you don’t need anything more than your iPhone and the stock camera app.

Simply take a panorama with your phone […] and then post it on Facebook as you would a normal photo. From there, we’ll convert it to an immersive 360 photo that people can explore, similar to how people experience 360 videos on Facebook … 

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Ben Lovejoy

June 10th

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Here’s how to download your synced photos before Facebook deletes them

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Shortly after announcing that 360-degree photos can now be uploaded to the news feed, Facebook revealed that synced photos will soon be removed from the social network. According to the company, this move will make way for the Moments app, which launched on iOS and Android last summer.

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Jacob Siegal

June 9th

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Netflix and Facebook were not hacked, but you should still change your passwords

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Netflix and Facebook have not been hacked, but you should still change your passwords right away. The two companies are already prompting certain users to change their passwords in light of the recently revealed LinkedIn, Tumblr, and MySpace hacks. And if you like to recycle your credentials across internet services, you should consider changing the passwords for these services as soon as possible. In fact, you should try to come up with unique passwords for every internet service you use, rather than using the same ones over and over.

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Chris Smith

June 8th

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Facebook is planning for life after Zuckerberg

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Zuckerberg is temporary, but Likes last forever


Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg is one of the most influential people in tech – remember how the crowd went nuts when he stole Samsung’s Galaxy S7 show a few months ago? – but he’s not going to be in charge of the most popular social network on Earth. And when he does step down from day-to-day management operations, he shouldn’t be able to dictate the future of the company. At least, that’s what Facebook’s board thinks.

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Chris Smith

June 3rd

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