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Facebook's launching a tool to let you transfer pictures and videos to Google Photos
Facebook's launching a tool to let you transfer pictures and videos to Google Photos By Max Freeman-Mills

Facebook has launched a new service to let people more easily transfer their images and videos from the social network to other storage services. It's Read more

What is Facebook Pay, where is it available, and how does it work?
What is Facebook Pay, where is it available, and how does it work? By Maggie Tillman

Facebook has announced a new payments system, called Facebook Pay, which lets you send money to friends, shop for goods, and even donate. Read more

Facebook is finally going to let you bin those repetitive Marketplace and group notifications
Facebook is finally going to let you bin those repetitive Marketplace and group notifications By Dan Grabham

Facebook is going to let you edit its in-app nav bar so you can stop being notified about groups and terrible Marketplace deals. Much as you might like Read more

What is Facebook News, which publishers are included, and how does it work?
What is Facebook News, which publishers are included, and how does it work? By Maggie Tillman

Facebook has launched a new feature inside its main mobile app. Called Face News, it's described as a "dedicated place for news on Facebook", and it's intended to provide Facebook users with more control over the news stories they see on the platform. Read more

Facebook Portal review: A convenient calling device?
3.5 stars Facebook Portal review: A convenient calling device? By Adrian Willings

An interesting smart display if you make Messenger and WhatsApp calls. But with Facebook's history of security question marks, will anyone buy Portal? Read more

Uh-oh! Facebook's Libra just lost eBay, Visa, MasterCard, and others
Uh-oh! Facebook's Libra just lost eBay, Visa, MasterCard, and others By Maggie Tillman

It looks like Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency will be dead on arrival. Read more

23 Facebook tips and tricks you probably didn't know about
23 Facebook tips and tricks you probably didn't know about By Maggie Tillman

Facebook has been around for a while, but chances are, you have no idea about the several hidden features buried within the social network.It's easy to Read more

23 Facebook Messenger tips and tricks you've likely never tried
23 Facebook Messenger tips and tricks you've likely never tried By Maggie Tillman

Facebook recently announced more than a billion people are using Messenger every month, so Pocket-lint is rounding up some of the most interesting things you can do with the messaging app that's clearly taken over the world. Read more

Facebook Portal now supports Workplace video and audio calls
Facebook Portal now supports Workplace video and audio calls By Maggie Tillman

Facebook Portal is a controversial device because it is Facebook's way of sticking a camera and microphone in your home. If that wasn't unsettling enough, it now wants to invade your business, literally. Read more

Facebook Horizon is Oculus' new VR universe launching next year in beta
Facebook Horizon is Oculus' new VR universe launching next year in beta By Maggie Tillman

Facebook is making a new virtual reality sandbox universe, with an effort called Facebook Horizons, exclusively for Oculus headsets. Read more

Facebook Portal Mini vs Portal vs Portal+ vs Portal TV: What's the difference?
Facebook Portal Mini vs Portal vs Portal+ vs Portal TV: What's the difference? By Adrian Willings

Facebook now has several different smart displays aimed at video calling and helping you connect with your loved one. Which is the one for you? Read more

Facebook Portal TV review: Trust Facebook to take over your TV?
4.0 stars Facebook Portal TV review: Trust Facebook to take over your TV? By Adrian Willings

Designed to connect to your TV, this camera is designed for Facebook/Messenger/WhatsApp calls and connectivity with loved ones. Does it make snese? Read more

Facebook is launching more Portal smart display devices in more places
Facebook is launching more Portal smart display devices in more places By Adrian Willings

Facebook's Portal smart display devices have been in the US for a while, but now the company is launching more devices and in other countries too. Read more

What is Facebook Portal and how does it work?
What is Facebook Portal and how does it work? By Maggie Tillman

Facebook has launched its very first piece of hardware you can buy. Read more

Facebook might launch AR glasses with maker of Ray-Ban by 2023
Facebook might launch AR glasses with maker of Ray-Ban by 2023 By Maggie Tillman

Facebook is reportedly developing a pair of augmented reality glasses, and by the sounds of it, they'll be very high-tech and stylish. Read more

Facebook Portal+ review: Do the plusses outweigh the minuses?
3.0 stars Facebook Portal+ review: Do the plusses outweigh the minuses? By Maggie Tillman

It's Facebook's Messenger-centric video call device, complete with Amazon Alexa compatibility, but is it trustworthy and even worth buying? Read more

What is Facebook Dating and how does it work?
What is Facebook Dating and how does it work? By Maggie Tillman

Facebook has officially launched a free dating service. It's called Facebook Dating, and it's now live in the US. Here's how it works. Read more

Facebook legacy contact: How to appoint a profile executor for after death
Facebook legacy contact: How to appoint a profile executor for after death By Maggie Tillman

Facebook is one of the few services available that have an established way of dealing with account management in the event of a user's death. The idea is that Facebook user can set an executor of sorts, officially known as a legacy contact, who will have limited access to their account. This will allow them to tie up the account and leave it there as a memorial of the person's life. 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

Surprise, surprise: Facebook workers listened in on Messenger audio clips
Surprise, surprise: Facebook workers listened in on Messenger audio clips By Maggie Tillman

Similar to Microsoft, Facebook has been caught hiring third-party contractors to listen in on audio clips of its users. Read more

Looks like Facebook is working on a dark mode for its main app too
Looks like Facebook is working on a dark mode for its main app too By Cam Bunton

Dark Mode seems to be a thing people are excited about these days, and it looks like it's coming to Facebook Read more

Facebook set to launch a news tab soon
Facebook set to launch a news tab soon By Adrian Willings

Facebook is apparently planning on launching a new "news" tab in the coming months in order to deliver news directly from well-known publishers. Read more

Yikes. Here's why Facebook's hardware attempts have failed so far
Yikes. Here's why Facebook's hardware attempts have failed so far By Maggie Tillman

It's always fun to peel back the curtain and look inside at the inner workings of a tech company, especially if it's in turmoil or has been struggling to launch a successful product - two boxes that Facebook has obviously ticked. Read more

Facebook's next target is your TV, with a calling and video streaming accessory
Facebook's next target is your TV, with a calling and video streaming accessory By Chris Hall

New information has come to light detailing Facebook's future plans to take over your TV, with set-top box that will offer chat and video calls, as well Read more

How Facebook's $5 billon settlement with the FTC directly affects you
How Facebook's $5 billon settlement with the FTC directly affects you By Maggie Tillman

The US Federal Trade Commission has officially announced its $5 billion fine against Facebook, following a long investigation into the Cambridge Analytica scandal and other data breaches. Here's how that settlement affects you. Read more

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 will launch more versions of its Portal video chat device this year
Facebook will launch more versions of its Portal video chat device this year By Dan Grabham

Facebook is planning to show off next-generation Portal video chat devices later this year. Despite Facebook's status at a low point because of user data 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

Facebook is working on an Alexa-like voice assistant
Facebook is working on an Alexa-like voice assistant By Cam Bunton

A report claims Facebook is working on a voice assistant designed to compete with Google Assistant and Amazon's Alexa. 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

Still using Windows Phone? You're about to lose access to Facebook and more
Still using Windows Phone? You're about to lose access to Facebook and more By Adrian Willings

Facebook is ending its support for its apps on Windows Mobile including Facebook, Messenger and Instagram. 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

Play The Division 2 Echo mobile AR experience in Facebook Messenger and unlock in-game gear
Play The Division 2 Echo mobile AR experience in Facebook Messenger and unlock in-game gear By Rik Henderson

Ubisoft's online multiplayer shooter sequel, The Division 2, will be accompanied by a mobile experience that enhances play. 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

Facebook Portal gets a web browser, games, and $50 discount
Facebook Portal gets a web browser, games, and $50 discount By Maggie Tillman

Facebook’s line of Portal devices has received an update that adds some cool new features, such as an internet browser. It's also on sale. 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

Facebook's next device? A camera set-top box that sits on your TV
Facebook's next device? A camera set-top box that sits on your TV By Maggie Tillman

It's reportedly working on another camera-equipped device. But this one will sit on top of your TV. 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

Facebook Portal and Portal+ take aim at Echo Show with video calling and Alexa built-in
Facebook Portal and Portal+ take aim at Echo Show with video calling and Alexa built-in By Rik Henderson

Facebook has moved into the hardware field with a couple of alternatives to Amazon's Echo Show. Read more