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Facebook Messenger Unsend message feature leaks in images

Facebook Messenger Unsend message feature leaks in images

Facebook is testing an Unsend feature in Messenger that will enable users to "unsend" a message they've sent to others. The company first announced plans to offer this feature following controversy over some Zuckerberg messages that had quietly been deleted from recipients' accounts. Though Facebook doesn't have much to say on the matter, a pair of screenshots showing it have been published.

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Facebook rolls out a dedicated game streaming app (that you can’t use)

Facebook rolls out a dedicated game streaming app (that you can’t use)

It's not exactly a secret that Facebook has been trying to unseat sites like YouTube and Twitch when it comes to streaming video - particularly game streaming. Over the summer, a new portal called Fb.gg was launched, organizing Facebook's game streaming service in one place. Of course, the success of YouTube and Twitch comes in part because of their mobile presence, and Facebook has wasted little time in coming up with an answer to that as well.

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Facebook Group Chats can have up to 250 people chatting

Facebook Group Chats can have up to 250 people chatting

Your Facebook Messenger chats not chaotic enough for you? How about Facebook Group chats that may have more members than you have friends? That’s the wonderful playground Facebook users will soon be able to enjoy once the social network giant fully rolls out its new Chat for Groups feature that will let members discuss any sub-topic under the sun. Thankfully, though, Facebook will be giving users a way out of potentially going insane.

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Facebook launches 3D Photos for iPhone Portrait mode images

Facebook launches 3D Photos for iPhone Portrait mode images

Facebook has launched 3D photos, a tool that uses artificial intelligence to add a 3D effect to images. The feature requires the user to take images with a dual-lens iPhone camera, which captures depth information. When shared, users who view the 3D photos can move their phone or VR headset around and view the subject independently of the background.

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Instagram taps machine learning to detect online bullying

Instagram taps machine learning to detect online bullying

Instagram has revealed new tools that target bullying and other hurtful content, the aim being to reduce negative interactions on the site and improve the experience for everyone. As well, the company has introduced a new camera effect that it says will help "spread kindness" among users, at least when they're using the Stories feature.

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Facebook picked a terrible time to try to sell us a smart camera

Facebook picked a terrible time to try to sell us a smart camera

Facebook wants to put an internet-connected smart camera into your home, that knows where you are in the room, and has access to your friends list, and no this isn't a Black Mirror episode. The new Facebook Portal and Portal+ video calling devices picked an awkward time to launch today, given recent disclosures by the social network about lapses in account security. That said, you could well argue that there really isn't a good time for Facebook to try to put cameras in your kitchen or living room.

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Facebook Portal puts AR Messenger video calls in Alexa smart displays

Facebook Portal puts AR Messenger video calls in Alexa smart displays

Facebook has revealed its long-rumored video calling devices, Facebook Portal and Portal+, the social network's first homegrown hardware not to mention its first entrant in the smart display space. Promising a more natural way to hold video calls between Messenger friends and family, the two new devices also feature Amazon Alexa support, taking on products like the 2nd Gen Echo Show in the process.

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Facebook Lite may finally come to iPhone

Facebook Lite may finally come to iPhone

The last few years have seen Facebook Lite grow significantly in popularity. The scaled-down social media app launched a few years ago as an option for users in countries with slow or poor data connections, along with benefiting those with aging Android devices that couldn't quite keep up with the regular app's flashier, data and resource-heavy features. Facebook Lite for Android is already in testing for the US market, and the good news is that an iOS version is now in the works as well.

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Instagram might soon hand your location to Facebook

Instagram might soon hand your location to Facebook

Instagram’s co-founders have resigned over their disagreement with how Facebook mishandled of users’ privacy. Now it seems their fears were well founded, if there were still any doubts in people’s minds. Not long after their resignation, there are already leaks pointing to how Facebook might use its now greater controller over Instagram to its benefit. Including handing over Instagram location history for Facebook’s own use.

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Instagram adds customizable nametags for IRL profile sharing

Instagram adds customizable nametags for IRL profile sharing

Instagram has introduced a new feature called nametags that makes it easy for new people to quickly follow a user's profile. The feature is exactly what it sounds like -- a nametag generated for the profile that can be presented to other users. These identification cards, as Instagram calls them, are customizable and can be scanned.

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Facebook says third-party apps safe from massive hack

Facebook says third-party apps safe from massive hack

Just as last quarter was ending, Facebook suffered a massive security breach. Considering Facebook's reach, its hold on our lives, and recent scandals rocking the company, 50 million compromised accounts is no small number. But it an almost ironic turn of events, the social networking giant has just revealed that third-party apps, which have been one of Facebook's recent source of headaches, have mostly been safe and that hackers have not accessed at least those apps and sites using Facebook Login.

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Facebook adds anti-bullying tools to help reduce harassment

Facebook adds anti-bullying tools to help reduce harassment

Facebook has introduced new tools to help its users deal with bullying and other similar issues. The biggest feature is arriving first for Android and desktop users, followed later on by iOS. With it, anyone can delete or hide a large batch of comments at the same time on posts that attract bullies. The company also has a new policy on engaging with public figures and more.

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