Social Media
Mobile

Upcoming Instagram update will let you browse photos while offline

Soon, you won't need an internet connection to snap pics of your favorite brunch. Facebook said an offline version of Instagram for developing markets (like India and China) is in the works.
Photography

Here’s how you publish 360-degree videos to your social timeline

So you've successfully captured and edited your 360-degree video -- now it's time to share it with the world. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to publish your immersive video to your favorite social media platform.
Social Media

Facebook gives users the power to produce their own AR filters and frames with Camera Effects Platform

Facebook's new Camera Effects Platform and Studio tools allow ordinary users to create custom effects to decorate their photos, videos, profile pictures, and Facebook Live events.
Social Media

Facebook Live rolls out gaming-focused streaming features for laptops, desktops

Facebook has introduced a set of new video streaming features as part of its expanded Facebook Live platform that allow users to stream live video and gameplay footage from desktop or laptop computers.
Social Media

Watch YouTube with friends anywhere, thanks to Tumblr’s new app, Cabana

Watch videos while watching your friends view those same videos. That is the idea behind Cabana, a social video app launched by Tumblr that aims to make watching videos online more social.
Social Media

Facebook Messenger can now find bots, order food, and more

Facebook Messenger is getting a makeover. At the F8 developer conference in 2017, the social network announced new features aimed at growth, including new search tools to make it easier to find bots.
Mobile

Facebook Messenger bots are getting MasterCard MasterPass payments

Mobile payments are about to get a whole lot easier. MasterCard is bringing MasterPass to Facebook Messenger bots, allowing you to quickly and easily check out at companies like Subway, FreshDirect, and The Cheesecake Factory.
Social Media

Facebook launches beta of interactive social virtual reality platform Spaces

Facebook will allow users to don their Oculus Rift headset and take selfies, share videos, and more with up to three friends, thanks to its new social virtual reality platform, Spaces.
Social Media

Facebook’s about to make augmented reality on phones really fun

Facebook has announced an augmented reality camera platform, capable of adding AR fun to its many app camera modes, for adding crazy AR effects, playing AR games, and even making AR street art.
Social Media

Find your favorite photos easier with Instagram’s new Pinterest-like Collections

That food photo that got you drooling a month ago is now easier to find. Expanding on the ability to save photos launched in December, Instagram now allows users to organize their favorite posts into collections.
Social Media

Find your next best friend with Hey! Vina, the app for female friendship

When you swipe right in Hey! Vina, you won't be in for a potential date -- rather, you'll have the opportunity to "meet new friends, join communities of people like you...and read awesome articles about living your best life."
Features

Facebook camera will let users experience augmented reality

Facebook did indeed mimic Snapchat Stories, the company tells us, but get ready for more interesting stuff. Augmented reality is just around the corner, starting with an upcoming update to the Camera app that will be the first way to…