As more and more content has shifted to the internet, online experiences have improved dramatically, becoming more immersive and intuitive. But many digital ads haven’t kept up. We’ve all experienced a lot of bad ads: ads that obscure the content we’re trying to read, ads that slow down load times or ads that try to sell us things we have no interest in buying. Bad ads are disruptive and a waste of our time.
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.
Facebook's goal with News Feed is to show people the stories most relevant to them — ranking stories so that what’s most important to each person shows up highest in their News Feeds. When they rank and make improvements to News Feed, they rely on a set of core values. These values — which they’ve been using for years — guide their thinking, and help them keep the central experience of News Feed intact as it evolves.
Since launching Instant Articles to publishers around the world, Facebook has seen clear evidence they provide a better reading experience for people on Facebook. People are responding to the faster, more immersive experience, so they’re excited to bring Instant Articles to even more mobile surfaces across Facebook.
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...
Every day, more than 100 million people use Facebook events to discover things they can do with their friends — from festivals and 5Ks to neighborhood fairs and nightlife. With hundreds of millions of events shared on Facebook every year, the fear of missing out is becoming a thing of the past.
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.
Virtual Reality is ... well, real. The last year has seen the launch of every major VR platform, from high-quality tethered systems like HTC’s Vive and Facebook’s Oculus Rift, through to cheap-and-cheerful smartphone-based platforms like Google’s Daydream and Samsung’s Gear VR.
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.
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.