Facebook is looking to broaden the scope of its 'Safety Check' feature. How? By allowing users to activate it themselves. Safety Check has been used in a range of emergency situations, but Facebook has been criticized for favoring Western…
You might be annoyed or bewildered by your grandparents using Facebook and Skype, but if a recent study is any indication, they are much smarter about their use of social technology than you might realize.
Facebook is finally displaying vertical videos as they were meant to be seen on mobile instead of cropping them into squares. The changes are now supported on the mobile News Feed on iOS and Android devices.
Facebook is updating its Trending topics feed in a bid to deliver the autonomous news algorithm it has always promised. However, it still can't avoid the elephant in the room: the need for human editors.
Facebook is opening sourcing its AI image recognition software, which can detect and label objects in photos. The company hopes it will one day be able to categorize live video and offer detailed descriptions for the visually impaired.
Now that WhatsApp has surpassed a billion users, it's time to monetize the service. The company is now sharing some user data with its parent company, Facebook, and it has a plan to bring businesses into its popular messaging app.
Facebook is planning to transform Messenger into your smartphone's default messaging. A new test feature will bypass the need to send a friend request on the social network before you can start chatting with someone.
Facebook is acutely aware of your political views, whether you've expressed them on your profile or not. The social network is using this info to serve you ads as part of its recently launched ad personalization tool.
Instagram has become just the 19th app to hit a billion downloads on the Google Play Store. The milestone marks Facebook's fourth entry on the exclusive list, further cementing its dominance in the mobile app market.
Lifestage, which is only available for iOS devices at the moment, describes itself on the App Store as the social network that “makes it easy and fun to share a visual profile of who you are with your school network."