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Social Media

Party like it’s your birthday — Facebook just launched new celebration tools

Whether you're having a birthday or celebrating a friend's, Facebook birthday options now offer new options for giving and well-wishing. Users can now choose a charity to raise donations for or share animated birthday videos.
Mobile

Upcoming Facebook redesign to feature circular profile shots, fewer blue bars

Nope, you're not seeing things -- a Facebook redesign means the news feed will start looking a bit different over the next few weeks. The announcement comes at the same time as new Facebook Camera features.
Social Media

Facebook’s teens-only app Lifestage has flunked out of the App Store

Facebook Lifestage, an app designed exclusively for high schoolers, is no longer available to download, while the Groups stand-alone app also gets the ax. Facebook says Lifestage influenced a number of new features inside the main app.
Social Media

Facebook is now making it easier to spot a fake — before even clicking that link

Facebook Related Articles could prevent users from sharing fake news without reading the article first, thanks to the recommendations that now start showing up before the click. The feature begins rolling out today.
Social Media

With new public privacy setting, Facebook Stories not just for friends anymore

Stories aren't just for friends -- Facebook profiles that allow public followers can now make their Stories public. The feature allows the self-deleting 24-hour Stories to be shared among more than just friends.
Social Media

Facebook encourages official ‘super fan clubs’ with new Groups for Pages

Facebook users can now easily see which Groups are official and which ones are fan-created with new Groups for Pages. The feature is now globally available after beginning testing in March.
Photography

Grab an umbrella! Animated GIFs are raining down on Facebook

Love them or hate them, GIFs have been around for 30 years, and Facebook is celebrating with a a new feature for posting GIFs in comments without having to leave the app or web browser.
Social Media

Facebook Albums expands beyond photos with text, check-ins, and video

Facebook Albums are about to get bigger as the social media platform shared today new features for expanding the feature with new content and sharing options. Now text posts, videos and even check-ins can be added to Albums.