According to leaked documents obtained by The Guardian, Facebook lets editors, not algorithms, decide which topics should and should not appear on Trending Topics. Facebook previously denied editorial bias in Trending Topics.
After months of being able to share 360 degree videos, the chance to share 360 degree still photos on Facebook is almost here. Plus, a new button will let you quickly view them on your Gear VR headset.
Messaging is finally coming to YouTube. Google's video platform has announced that an in-app chat function is currently being tested on a small group of mobile users, who can invite others to join by adding them to conversation threads.
After more than five years, Instagram is unveiling a new identity and app design. Usability remains the same, but the app now features a simple black-and-white scheme that acts as a blank canvas to color photos.
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is taking his social media game up a notch as he readies his very own YouTube channel, set to launch this summer. The new channel will include vlogs from Johnson, alongside collaborations with other YouTube stars.
Twitter says social media stars on Vine, Instagram, YouTube, and its own platform can influence your purchasing habits as much as your own friends. The claims come in the wake of a study into the clout wielded by social media creators.
You can already use it on your smartphone and on the Web. And for extra convenience, WhatsApp has just rolled out a desktop app for Windows and Mac that offers a few extra features over the Web version.
Facebook has launched Moments in Europe and Canada, but there's something missing from the app -- it's a bit dumber. Why? Privacy laws, of course. Because of these, the company has had to remove its facial recognition tech from the app.
The Senate Commerce Committee wants to know more about how Facebook's Trending Topics feature works, after claims saying the company suppresses conservative news surfaced. Facebook has a deadline of May 24 to respond.