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Facebook tipped in video deal with Vox Media and more

Facebook tipped in video deal with Vox Media and more

Facebook is rumored to be launching its own video service, one that will compete with things like Snapchat and YouTube, and it has just signed a deal with several big media companies as part of this. Such information comes from recently surfaced sources stating Facebook has penned a deal with Vox Media, Group Nine Media, ATTN, BuzzFeed and more. Content provided by those companies will reportedly be presented with advertisements and will be of both the long and short varieties.

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How to delete Archive posts on Instagram [APK Download]

How to delete Archive posts on Instagram [APK Download]

In May of 2017, the developers at Instagram began public testing of a feature they called "Archive." With this feature, as TechCrunch mentioned, it seemed as though Instagram was aiming to curb the massive amount of media deleting going on throughout the social network. Users that delete their media are not always users who are later happy they've deleted their media.

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The arcane rules Facebook uses to censor its users

The arcane rules Facebook uses to censor its users

If you looked at your Facebook feed over the past election season and wondered "just what does it take for a post to get censored?" then prepare to be even more confused. A set of slides from the social network's moderation manuals have been published publicly, revealing the narrow line the site's managers tread between "credible statements" invoking violence or discrimination, hate speech, cruelty to animals, terrorism, sex, and free speech. Be warned, though, it might leave you frustrated.

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Facebook is testing a new food ordering option

Facebook is testing a new food ordering option

It seems like every day we get closer to being able to do anything and everything through Facebook. The latest step is ordering food for delivery via the social network behemoth. That's right, the company is now testing new feature that allows both web and mobile app users to look up nearby restaurants and place an order, all without leaving Facebook.

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Facebook’s eSports ambitions challenge Twitch

Facebook’s eSports ambitions challenge Twitch

Just like that, Twitch suddenly has some major competition when it comes to live streaming eSports. ESL, the largest eSports organization on our fine planet, announced today that it has signed a new deal with Facebook to stream eSports content on the social media network. This puts Facebook in a good position to challenge Twitch, which is currently the go-to place for live streamed eSports content.

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Facebook Messenger design update brings tabs to the home screen

Facebook Messenger design update brings tabs to the home screen

Facebook Messenger is on the receiving end of an update that brings with it a redesigned interface, one that breaks the home screen up into tabs that, overall, offer better organization. These tabs, as one example, isolates users who are active that moment, making it easier to find who is online versus those who aren't currently available. The update will be pushed out to Facebook Messenger users across the globe on both iOS and Android; the update is rolling out this week.

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Facebook just got a €110m spanking over its WhatsApp deal

Facebook just got a €110m spanking over its WhatsApp deal

Facebook has been slapped with a 100 million Euro fine by the European Commission, after misleading an investigation into its acquisition of WhatsApp back in 2014. The fine comes after the EU deemed Facebook's staff as negligent in how it disclosed the company's abilities to automatically match Facebook and WhatsApp users. Still, it doesn't affect the EU's approval for the deal overall.

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Instagram update with Face Filters, Rewind Video, New Hashtag [APK Download]

Instagram update with Face Filters, Rewind Video, New Hashtag [APK Download]

This morning the folks at Instagram updated their app for multiple platforms with a bunch of new features. This update's most significant feature addition is Face Filters - making Instagram, again, more like Snapchat. Again - and more significant in form than ever before, right up close and personal with our faces. Also there's a new way to put a hashtag in a piece of media - so there'll be more hashtags to connect to other hashtags.

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Facebook News Feed tweak decreases links to spammy websites

Facebook News Feed tweak decreases links to spammy websites

Facebook is once again planning to adjust your News Feed, this time to reduce the number of links you see that lead to spammy and/or advertisement-filled websites. The move aims to improve the quality of content that users see, eliminating things that Facebook decides are 'sensational,' 'misleading,' or 'spammy.' In their place will be links to things that Facebook considers more informative. The change is beginning to roll out to users starting today.

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Facebook said to debut original TV-like shows in June

Facebook said to debut original TV-like shows in June

As more and more tech and social media companies look to get into the television game, Facebook may be about to make one of the biggest plays. The social network giant is reportedly developing almost two dozen original shows which will premiere as early as mid-June. Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg has commented in the past how they have a goal to draw users in with more original content, and TV shows would be a prime way to generate more ad revenue.

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Zuckerberg promises 3,000 more reviewers after Cleveland Facebook shooting video

Zuckerberg promises 3,000 more reviewers after Cleveland Facebook shooting video

Mark Zuckerberg has spoken out on the recent spate of violence and self-harm shared on Facebook, promising to add more human reviewers to flag, remove, and report such videos. The social network has made headlines over the past weeks for a number of violent incidents that had been posted by Facebook users, either as videos or as Facebook Live streams in real-time. The controversy had prompted concerns about what Facebook would - or indeed could - do to prevent such sharing.

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How to play Facebook Messenger Instant Games on your phone (2017)

How to play Facebook Messenger Instant Games on your phone (2017)

As we reported earlier today, Facebook Messenger's games are now available to users around the world, giving everyone a chance to play. The existence of these games -- which Facebook calls Instant Games -- is still relatively unknown, though, and even those who know about them may not be sure how to actually access them. That's where this guide comes in. Fortunately, playing Messenger Instant Games is pretty simple, and it takes less than a minute to get started.

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