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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

Updated 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

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 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

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

UK government plans laws to regulate social media giants, such as Facebook and Twitter
UK government plans laws to regulate social media giants, such as Facebook and Twitter By Rik Henderson

The UK government is planning legislation to tackle the internet's "Wild West".Social media firms will be targeted in order to make internet interaction 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

Is this Facebook's mystery smart speaker?
Is this Facebook's mystery smart speaker? By Max Langridge

Despite the recent Cambridge Analytica data scandal, Facebook is still expected to launch a voice-enabled smart speaker at some point. It was expected 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