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Facebook is about to inundate us with experimental apps from new NPE team
Facebook is about to inundate us with experimental apps from new NPE team By Maggie Tillman

Facebook appears to be doubling-down on its experimental app efforts, with the launch of a new brand entirely dedicated to the initiative.... Read more

What is Libra? What you need to know about the Facebook-backed currency
What is Libra? What you need to know about the Facebook-backed currency By Dan Grabham

Facebook is set to get involved in payments; Libra is a new cryptocurrency that will roll out in 2020. You'll be able to pay people easily via a standalone... Read more

Facebook F8 2019 event recap: All the announcements that matter
Facebook F8 2019 event recap: All the announcements that matter By Maggie Tillman

F8 is Facebook's annual developer conference - an event in which the social network announces plans for its key initiatives and updates to products.... Read more

How to enable Facebook Messenger's dark mode (no moon emoji required)
How to enable Facebook Messenger's dark mode (no moon emoji required) By Maggie Tillman

The feature was previously hidden. Users had to send a crescent moon emoji in order to activate it. But now they can enable it in settings.... Read more

Facebook might blend News Feed and Stories into new 'Story Feed' carousel
Facebook might blend News Feed and Stories into new 'Story Feed' carousel By Maggie Tillman

Facebook is testing a new feature that would completely change the way you view the News Feed and Facebook Stories.... Read more

UK data watchdog wants to make social media less addictive for under 18s
UK data watchdog wants to make social media less addictive for under 18s By Dan Grabham

Could under 18s soon be restricted in their social media use on services like Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat?... Read more

Facebook staff had access to hundreds of millions of user passwords for years
Facebook staff had access to hundreds of millions of user passwords for years By Maggie Tillman

Facebook has revealed it stored passwords for hundreds of millions of users in plain text, likely since 2012.... Read more

Finally! Facebook Messenger is adding a threaded quote reply feature
Finally! Facebook Messenger is adding a threaded quote reply feature By Maggie Tillman

Facebook Messenger is getting a feature that will make navigating and talking in group threads a 1,000 per cent easier.... Read more

Mark Zuckerberg: A totally different, more private Facebook is in the works
Mark Zuckerberg: A totally different, more private Facebook is in the works By Maggie Tillman

Mark Zuckerberg: A totally different, more private Facebook is in the works... Read more

Latest Facebook scandal involves apps sharing users' sensitive health data
Latest Facebook scandal involves apps sharing users' sensitive health data By Maggie Tillman

There's been so many Facebook scandals in the past year that it's hard to keep track. But this latest one is certainly grabbing people's attention.... Read more

How to use Facebook Messenger's unsend feature to delete your sent messages
How to use Facebook Messenger's unsend feature to delete your sent messages By Maggie Tillman

It works when you tap on the message you want to delete within 10 minutes of sending it.... Read more

10 reasons why Facebook has thrived for 15 years
10 reasons why Facebook has thrived for 15 years By Maggie Tillman

It's been an entire decade-and-a-half since a fresh-faced, wide-eyed Mark Zuckerberg launched Facebook from his Harvard dorm on 4 February 2004.... Read more

Facebook pays for private phone data: How can we trust tech giants to do the right thing?
Facebook pays for private phone data: How can we trust tech giants to do the right thing? By Dan Grabham

Facebook has been paying teenagers to hand over total access to their phone and, naturally, that includes some very personal details.... Read more

Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger to merge - is Facebook killing them off?
Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger to merge - is Facebook killing them off? By Dan Grabham

Facebook is integrating Facebook Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp messaging.... Read more

Facebook is testing a new LOL app with teens, but will they even want it?
Facebook is testing a new LOL app with teens, but will they even want it? By Maggie Tillman

It's been a hot minute since Facebook made a new app. And its latest effort, called LOL, is solely targeting teens, if you couldn't tell by the name.... Read more

What is Facebook's Clear History tool and how does it work?
What is Facebook's Clear History tool and how does it work? By Maggie Tillman

Facebook is developing a 'Clear History' tool. The idea is that, finally, you'll be able to clear your Facebook history.... Read more

Another Facebook privacy scandal: devs had access to the photos of 6.8 million users
Another Facebook privacy scandal: devs had access to the photos of 6.8 million users By Dan Grabham

Facebook has posted on its blog for developers about yet another privacy issue, this time involving photos.... Read more

How to tell if your Facebook account was hacked and had data stolen
How to tell if your Facebook account was hacked and had data stolen By Maggie Tillman

Facebook has provided a comprehensive statement to detail exactly what happened, as well as a way to tell if your were hacked.... Read more

Facebook 3D photo: How to create and view perspective-shifting pics
Facebook 3D photo: How to create and view perspective-shifting pics By Maggie Tillman

Facebook has a new feature, called 3D photo, which adds a layer of depth to photos in your news feed.... Read more

YouTube alternative Facebook Watch launches in the UK
YouTube alternative Facebook Watch launches in the UK By Andrew Williams

Facebook’s video streaming platform Watch has launched globally, a year after arriving in the US.Facebook Watch was originally announced back on 9 August... Read more

What's my Facebook trustworthiness score?
What's my Facebook trustworthiness score? By Maggie Tillman

It sounds like an episode of Black Mirror, right?... Read more

Facebook's Tinder-like dating service leaks out, see it here
Facebook's Tinder-like dating service leaks out, see it here By Maggie Tillman

See the sign-up process for Facebook Dating, including designating who can see it, your gender, how you identify, who you want to meet, and more.... Read more

What are Facebook Stories? Here's how to use Facebook Stories and get the most from them
What are Facebook Stories? Here's how to use Facebook Stories and get the most from them By Maggie Tillman

Facebook Stories are Instagram and Snapchat-style updates that disappear after 24 hours; they don't stick around like statuses.... Read more

Facebook Watch Party: How the group watching feature works
Facebook Watch Party: How the group watching feature works By Maggie Tillman

Watch Party is a way for people to watch videos on Facebook together in real time. Here's what you need to know about, including how it works.... Read more

What is Facebook's new game streaming hub and how does it work?
What is Facebook's new game streaming hub and how does it work? By Maggie Tillman

Facebook has launched a dedicated game streaming hub: FB.gg.This hub gives Facebook Live streamers - who primarily stream gameplay - a landing page to... Read more

Facebook copies Musical.ly and Dubsmash with Lip Sync Live tool
Facebook copies Musical.ly and Dubsmash with Lip Sync Live tool By Maggie Tillman

Facebook is going after Musical.ly and Dubsmash.The social network is no stranger to replicating popular apps and features. For instance, the Stories feature... Read more

How to watch Mark Zuckerberg's European Parliament meeting online
How to watch Mark Zuckerberg's European Parliament meeting online By Maggie Tillman

Facebook's CEO is about to sit down for another government hearing, but this one is in front of the European Parliament instead of US Congress.In April,... Read more

Facebook Messenger Kids: How does it work and where is it available?
Facebook Messenger Kids: How does it work and where is it available? By Elyse Betters

Facebook has a version of Messenger for kids - and months after launching on iOS, it's now available on Android.Appropriately called Messenger Kids, it’s... Read more

Zuckerberg goes to DC: 9 ridiculous moments from the hearings
Zuckerberg goes to DC: 9 ridiculous moments from the hearings By Elyse Betters

Mark Zuckerberg has survived hours of questioning from members of Congress. And if there's one takeaway from the whole thing, it's that US lawmakers seem... Read more

Mark Zuckerberg dodges monopoly questions, suggests Facebook won't always be free
Mark Zuckerberg dodges monopoly questions, suggests Facebook won't always be free By Elyse Betters

Earlier, Pocket-lint tried to come up with some Facebook alternatives...And then, it occurred to us that there are no competitors at the same scale. If... Read more

Facebook sends warning message to users affected by Cambridge Analytica scandal
Facebook sends warning message to users affected by Cambridge Analytica scandal By Max Langridge

Facebook has started rolling out a message to the news feed of the Facebook mobile application that will let users know if their data was improperly shared... Read more

Facebook Messenger will add ‘unsend' feature since it deleted Zuckerberg's messages
Facebook Messenger will add ‘unsend' feature since it deleted Zuckerberg's messages By Elyse Betters

Facebook just can't seem to do anything right lately.TechCrunch has revealed that Facebook, the company, quietly deletes messages that its CEO, Mark... Read more

Facebook scandal: Anybody could have had their profile scraped. And yes, that means you
Facebook scandal: Anybody could have had their profile scraped. And yes, that means you By Elyse Betters

Facebook has provided an update on the Cambridge Analytica scandal and it's not good news - specifically that anybody could have had their profile scraped... Read more

Protect your data: How to remove multiple apps at once on Facebook
Protect your data: How to remove multiple apps at once on Facebook By Elyse Betters

Facebook has faced a lot of criticism as of late, so it's doubling down, trying to make things right.It has laid out a three-step plan it is now following... Read more

Facebook has recorded everything you've ever done on the site and here's how you can see it
Facebook has recorded everything you've ever done on the site and here's how you can see it By Elyse Betters

Facebook has a tonne of data on you and your friends.With the recent revelations that third-party companies, like Cambridge Analytica, were allegedly using... Read more

Cambridge Analytica scandal: Mark Zuckerberg breaks silence, promises three changes to Facebook
Cambridge Analytica scandal: Mark Zuckerberg breaks silence, promises three changes to Facebook By Elyse Betters

Facebook's CEO has finally responded to the Cambridge Analytica scandal and laid out a three-step plan to remedy the incident.The scandal, which revealed... Read more

How to permanently delete Facebook but keep your photos and more
How to permanently delete Facebook but keep your photos and more By Elyse Betters

Maybe it's time to delete Facebook.If you're anything like us, you've been a user of the service for more than a decade. You've probably developed a love-hate... Read more

Cambridge Analytica scandal: What you need to know and how to change your Facebook settings
Cambridge Analytica scandal: What you need to know and how to change your Facebook settings By Elyse Betters

Facebook is embroiled in a hot mess right now, largely in part due to its own failings to secure user data obtained by Cambridge Analytica.On 16 March,... Read more

Don't want to unfollow a friend? Facebook now lets you 'snooze' them
Don't want to unfollow a friend? Facebook now lets you 'snooze' them By Elyse Betters

We've all had to unfollow a friend on Facebook.You like them, sort of, but they're a little annoying with the a) political posts b) baby photos c) ALL... Read more

What is Facebook Creator and what can you do with it?
What is Facebook Creator and what can you do with it? By Elyse Betters

Facebook is going all in on video.The social network has been focusing hardcore on video lately, with a big push into live video broadcasts, 360-degree... Read more

Facebook Trust Indicators: What are they and can they stop fake news?
Facebook Trust Indicators: What are they and can they stop fake news? By Elyse Betters

Fake news is an international crisis.The issues surrounding fake news are complex: first, you have world leaders using the term "fake news" as a way to... Read more

Facebook Messenger payments: How to send and receive money in the UK
Facebook Messenger payments: How to send and receive money in the UK By Elyse Betters

Facebook Messenger has launched a new feature for UK users.The feature, peer-to-peer payments, has been available to Messenger users in the US since 2015.... Read more

What is Facebook 360 photo capture and how does it work?
What is Facebook 360 photo capture and how does it work? By Elyse Betters

Facebook has long supported different types of media, and it's latest feature, called 360 photo capture, is a prime example.The company has updated its... Read more

Facebook's Echo Show-like device is codenamed Aloha, coming in 2018
Facebook's Echo Show-like device is codenamed Aloha, coming in 2018 By Elyse Betters

Facebook is getting serious about making hardware for consmers.According to a report from Business Insider, Facebook is making a video chat device, which... Read more

Facebook: Here's how to make GIFs using the app's built-in camera
Facebook: Here's how to make GIFs using the app's built-in camera By Elyse Betters

Facebook's mobile app offers a new feature: GIF-making.The social network has updated the Facebook app's camera with the option to make a short GIF, or... Read more

What is Facebook Watch and which shows are available now?
What is Facebook Watch and which shows are available now? By Elyse Betters

After months of rumors, Facebook's original TV plans are official.The social network, which has been focusing hardcore on video lately with a big push... Read more

Facebook Stories is coming to the desktop whether you want it or not
Facebook Stories is coming to the desktop whether you want it or not By Elyse Betters

Facebook's Snapchat clone is expanding beyond mobile devices.Facebook Stories, a feature that lets you share multiple photos and videos as part of a visual... Read more

Is Facebook working on its own Echo Show-like video chat device?
Is Facebook working on its own Echo Show-like video chat device? By Elyse Betters

Facebook is getting deeper into hardware, with the purpose of going after Amazon and its Echo-line of smart devices.Bloomberg said Facebook is working... Read more

Facebook Messenger's personal assistant is about to get a lot better
Facebook Messenger's personal assistant is about to get a lot better By Elyse Betters

Facebook has acquired an artificial intelligence (AI) startup.The startup, called Ozlo, is based in Palo Alto, California, and according to Facebook,... Read more

Facebook might make a modular phone that's also a smart speaker
Facebook might make a modular phone that's also a smart speaker By Elyse Betters

Your next phone could be a modular Facebook speaker phone.Facebook’s secretive lab, Building 8, is considering developing modular smartphones, according... Read more

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