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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

This is how Facebook Messenger's unsend feature looks and works
This is how Facebook Messenger's unsend feature looks and works By Maggie Tillman

Someone who has been testing the upcoming feature quietly shared screenshots of how it looks and works on Twitter.... 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

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 Elyse Betters

Don't you wish you could just 'clear' your Facebook history?With the recent Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal, many people became aware of how much... Read more

Facebook's F8 event recap: All the announcements that matter
Facebook's F8 event recap: All the announcements that matter By Elyse Betters

Day one of Facebook's F8 developer conference is done and dusted.The company wrapped up its keynote, with CEO Mark Zuckerberg doing his best to keep developers... 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

Facebook says you use this emoji the most if you live in the UK
Facebook says you use this emoji the most if you live in the UK By Elyse Betters

It's World Emoji Day.Yes, that's a thing, but more importantly, in honour of this modern "holiday", Facebook has revealed which emoji are among the most... Read more

Facebook won't launch its original TV shows until later this summer
Facebook won't launch its original TV shows until later this summer By Elyse Betters

We're learning more details about Facebook's original TV plans.According to The Wall Street Journal, Facebook will launch its own original series later... Read more

Facebook Pride reaction: Here's how to get that rainbow flag 'like' button
Facebook Pride reaction: Here's how to get that rainbow flag 'like' button By Elyse Betters

Have you noticed recently that some people can respond to Facebook posts with rainbow flag 'likes'?This new type of 'like' button is actually called the... Read more

Facebook might launch its own premium TV shows next month
Facebook might launch its own premium TV shows next month By Elyse Betters

Facebook is going after Netflix and other streaming services with its own original programming. The social network, which has been focusing hardcore... Read more

Reactions everywhere: Now you can 'sad' or 'wow' on FB comments
Reactions everywhere: Now you can 'sad' or 'wow' on FB comments By Elyse Betters

Facebook just gave you another way to express yourself.The platform already allows you to interact and engage in a number of ways, whether you want to... Read more

Facebook's new Surround 360 VR cameras will go on sale this year
Facebook's new Surround 360 VR cameras will go on sale this year By Elyse Betters

Facebook just introduced a second-generation Surround 360.The social network is kicking off the second day of its (mostly) annual F8 developer conference,... Read more

What is Facebook M? Facebook Messenger's AI assistant explained
What is Facebook M? Facebook Messenger's AI assistant explained By Elyse Betters

We are officially living in the age of assistants.Following in the footsteps of Apple Siri, Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, Microsoft Cortana, and Samsung... Read more

Facebook Personal Fundraisers: How do you start one, are there fees, and does it work like GoFundMe?
Facebook Personal Fundraisers: How do you start one, are there fees, and does it work like GoFundMe? By Elyse Betters

Facebook isn't done copying competing, popular services, apparently.Mere days after it completed its assault on Snapchat by launching Facebook Stories,... Read more

Yaass! Facebook is finally testing GIFs in comments (but not for posts)
Yaass! Facebook is finally testing GIFs in comments (but not for posts) By Elyse Betters

Facebook lets you send GIFs in Messenger, but there's no native way to use one in a comment on Facebook itself.But that might soon change. Facebook confirmed... Read more

What is Facebook Live, how does it work, and which devices support it?
What is Facebook Live, how does it work, and which devices support it? By Elyse Betters

In an attempt to rival Twitter-owned Periscope, Facebook lets mobile users broadcast live videos. Now, more than a year after introducing Facebook Live,... Read more

Is Facebook going to show off new hardware products at F8 in April?
Is Facebook going to show off new hardware products at F8 in April? By Elyse Betters

Facebook might debut new hardware as early as next month.Business Insider has reported that Building 8, a year-old unit at Facebook, is working on “at... Read more

Facebook videos now auto-play with sound on: Here's how to stop it
Facebook videos now auto-play with sound on: Here's how to stop it By Elyse Betters

Facebook's auto-playing videos in the news feed are tolerable - even enjoyable - because they're muted by default.But that's about to change.Going forward,... Read more

What is Facebook Messenger Day and does it work like Snapchat?
What is Facebook Messenger Day and does it work like Snapchat? By Elyse Betters

Facebook is trying to make Messenger an app you'll always want to use. Wait, actually, it just wants to copy and replace Snapchat for you.It’s integrated... Read more

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