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Facebook Messenger unsend feature starts rolling out to some users

Facebook Messenger unsend feature starts rolling out to some users

Facebook's anticipated Messenger "unsend" feature is finally rolling out to users. The feature was promised seven months ago following a report revealing that Facebook had quietly removed some private messages sent by Mark Zuckerberg. The company was quiet about the project until recently; screenshots of the "unsend" option surfaced a few weeks back followed by an update preview last week.

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Facebook, Google, Twitter are working together to fight Opioid addiction

Facebook, Google, Twitter are working together to fight Opioid addiction

Substance abuse, particularly of opioid, has been around for centuries and has never truly disappeared. It’s a never-ending battle to protect lives, families, and friends, using whatever means available at the time. For our generation, those means include the Internet, one of the most powerful tools in the world today. Fortunately, those who wield and shape that tool, like Facebook and Google, are teaming up to help fight this ongoing epidemic in the best way they can.

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Facebook’s new career site has free lessons for the modern workforce

Facebook’s new career site has free lessons for the modern workforce

Facebook has launched a new career development site called Learn with Facebook that provides users with skills relevant to the modern workforce, as well as advice from experts. Lessons are offered under various topics, such as digital marketing and progressing in one's career. This follows a pledge Facebook made earlier this year to train one million US business owners, among other things.

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Study finds decreased social media use improves mood and wellbeing

Study finds decreased social media use improves mood and wellbeing

Researchers with the University of Pennsylvania have found a casual link between social media use, depression, and loneliness. The study looked at Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat, finding that the use of these apps resulted in a decrease in one's sense of wellbeing. This is said to be the first study that has found a casual link between social media use and depression/loneliness.

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Facebook’s latest clone app is Lasso, a rival to TikTok

Facebook’s latest clone app is Lasso, a rival to TikTok

Facebook has no shame when it comes to ripping-off features from the latest social media apps that threaten its dominance, and another example has arrived. The company has just released the app Lasso for iOS and Android, and it's obviously designed to offer the same functionality as TikTok, a video app that's become increasingly popular among teens.

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Facebook Portal on sale now: But should you buy one?

Facebook Portal on sale now: But should you buy one?

Facebook's Portal and Portal+ smart displays are on sale, but the big "should I buy one?" question is about more than just the technology on offer. The social network raised more than a few eyebrows when it announced the two video calling-focused smart displays earlier this year, while still in the shadow of a data privacy controversy.

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Facebook will only give users 10 minutes to unsend a message

Facebook will only give users 10 minutes to unsend a message

Facebook users have anticipated a Messenger "unsend" feature for months, but the company still hasn't provided one. The feature was promised very shortly after a report revealed that Facebook had removed some of Mark Zuckerberg's messages from other users' inboxes, an ability that's not available to ordinary users. Though that's about to change, the unsend option isn't quite what users had expected.

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Facebook private messages stolen: Am I one of 81,000 victims?

Facebook private messages stolen: Am I one of 81,000 victims?

Facebook Messenger seems to have been the victim of a multi-tiered attempt by hackers to extract private messages from victims. The information was collected over the course of months - likely near the beginning of the year 2018. Not much is known about the contents of the messages at this time, but it does appear likely that the entire cache of messages from Facebook Messenger users is real.

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Facebook purges misleading accounts, Pages, and Groups linked to Iran

Facebook purges misleading accounts, Pages, and Groups linked to Iran

Facebook says it has eliminated a total of 82 Groups, Pages, and accounts that were linked to Iran and engaging in coordinated "inauthentic behavior." These accounts were targeting users located in the US and UK, the company said in a statement today, and were meddling with political topics like immigration and race relations. Facebook's team first picked up on the coordinated activity a week ago; it doesn't yet know who is responsible for the activity.

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WhatsApp update: Stickers directions and creator info

WhatsApp update: Stickers directions and creator info

This week the folks at WhatsApp announced the addition of stickers to their chat platform. One might wonder how a platform like WhatsApp did not have stickers until now - and the answer is not entirely clear. What is clear is that the stickers are fanciful and quite often strange. WhatApp will deliver these stickers to all users ASAP.

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Facebook now lets users attach songs to videos and images

Facebook now lets users attach songs to videos and images

Facebook has added a music option to Facebook Stories, enabling users to add a song to go along with their videos and photos. This new feature is an additional way for users to express themselves, says Facebook, which is also also adding the features to the regular News Feed. According to the company, users merely choose a photo or video, then choose a music sticker to apply to it.

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Facebook Messenger 4 tackles chat app’s biggest problem

Facebook Messenger 4 tackles chat app’s biggest problem

Facebook Messenger is getting a complete overhaul, and if you've been increasingly frustrated by how much cruft there is in the way of your chats, this new app might make you very happy. Messenger 4, the social network says, puts simplicity at the forefront, with the promise of easier navigation, cleaner designs, and more.

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