Today Facebook is beginning to roll out a new option within Messenger to better support conversations about sensitive topics. Your messages and calls on Messenger already benefit from strong security systems — Messenger uses secure communications channels (just like banking and shopping websites) as well as Facebook’s powerful tools to help block spam and malware. They’ve heard from you that there are times when you want additional safeguards — perhaps when discussing private information like an illness or a health issue with trusted friends and family, or sending financial information to an accountant.
A new storytelling platform requires new thinking. With the removal of the frame, and the introduction of the 360 sphere, creators get to re-imagine and examine new storytelling principles. As the format and tech develops, the community of makers have the opportunity to test and learn from one another to see what works and what does not.
Microsoft and Facebook to build a new, state-of-the-art subsea cable across the Atlantic. The new "MAREA" cable will help meet the growing customer demand for high speed, reliable connections for cloud and online services for Microsoft, Facebook and their customers. The parties have cleared conditions to go Contract-In-Force (CIF) with their plans, and construction of the cable will commence in August 2016 with completion expected in October 2017.
Some of the web’s biggest destinations for watching videos have quietly started using automation to remove extremist content from their sites, according to two people familiar with the process. The move is a major step forward for internet companies that are eager to eradicate violent propaganda from their sites and are under pressure to do so from governments around the world as attacks by extremists proliferate, from Syria to Belgium and the United States.
A Chicago man was shot and killed while live streaming a video on Facebook, police said on Friday, just days after a double homicide in France in which the killer later took to Facebook Live to encourage more violence. Antonio Perkins, 28, was found face down on Wednesday night in a vacant lot with gunshot wounds to the neck and head on the city’s west side, Chicago police officer Laura Amezaga said.
With over 900 million people using Messenger every month, Messenger is the place where you can connect with the people and businesses you care about most. You can also now do more than just send and receive messages. From sending your favorite emoji (ours are brand new) to chatting with businesses, getting your news delivered just how you like it or making a video call — there’s lots to experience on Messenger.
Alongside Facebook's news that it has launched 360-degree photos, the new ALLie Camera is announcing that it is fully integrated with Facebook to allow its users the capability to take, share and interact with 360-degree photos. The new feature will allow ALLie Camera users complete control in sharing life's memorable moments with the only camera that's always on, capturing every inch of the room.
The number of people using the Tor anonymizing browser to access Facebook has passed the one million mark this month for the first time, Facebook has announced. Tor (aka The Onion Router) is a network technology designed...
Just when you were starting to get used to the way Facebook shows your News Feed, it’s time for another shake-up. This time, the social media mogul is updating the feed...
If you're using Facebook messenger, then you'll be happy to know that Facebook has announced the global roll-out of group calling in Messenger today. From any group conversations, just tap on...