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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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Facebook security firm acquisition plan leaks following hack disclosure

Facebook security firm acquisition plan leaks following hack disclosure

Facebook may buy a security firm following the disclosure of a data breach that impacted millions of users. A new report claims the company is looking into a major cybersecurity acquisition, one that would give it new resources for dealing with any potential future security issues. Facebook has reportedly approached multiple companies about a potential acquisition and may wrap up its plan by the end of 2018.

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Oculus Rift 2 cancellation reportedly prompts co-founder to quit Facebook

Oculus Rift 2 cancellation reportedly prompts co-founder to quit Facebook

Oculus co-founder and former CEO Brendan Iribe is leaving Facebook, he has announced, following cancellation of the Oculus Rift 2 headset. Iribe was reportedly leading the Rift 2's development, which was said to have been nixed last week after "internal shake-ups" at Facebook. The news follows Facebook's recent loss of Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger.

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Facebook to reboot MTV’s “Real World” series for Watch platform

Facebook to reboot MTV’s “Real World” series for Watch platform

Facebook will be rebooting MTV's Real World TV series for its Watch video platform, the company has confirmed. The show will be made available for streaming on Facebook Watch, where users around the world will be able to tune in for free. Facebook Watch was originally launched in just the US, but expanded to global users back in August.

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Facebook Portal ad tracking potential is as bad as you suspected

Facebook Portal ad tracking potential is as bad as you suspected

The Facebook Portal device MAY* collect information on your device use to inform ads on Facebook platforms. That's just one part of the equation when it comes to Facebook's latest idea for hardware. The device is a camera you set up in your home with a display to allow you to speak with Facebook friends - but, of course, it's also able to use YOU as you use make use of IT.

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Facebook ‘Ripley’ could turn your TV into a huge Portal

Facebook ‘Ripley’ could turn your TV into a huge Portal

Facebook may have met more skepticism than excitement with its Portal video call devices, but the social network isn't letting that dampen its video streaming plans. A new gadget is reportedly in the pipeline, eschewing the smart display form-factor of the Portal and Portal+ in favor of turning your TV into a video chat device.

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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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