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Facebook Camera Gets Its Own Animated GIF Image Creator

HIGHLIGHTS The new feature has been spotted on Facebook for iOS Users will be able to create short GIFs that can be shared Facebook last month introduced the GIF option in the comments section When it comes to communication on social media platforms, animated GIF images are perhaps as important as emojis. These two have in a way managed to ... Read More »

Jayden K Smith: Why you should ignore this Facebook hacker hoax

Contrary to that message, there is no hacker called Jayden K Smith CREDIT: REUTERS  Telegraph Reporters  10 JULY 2017 • 11:50AM Facebook users are being duped into circulating a hoax message warning them not to accept friend requests from an account called Jayden K Smith. The message, being sent via Facebook Messenger, warns that the account is a hacker who “has the ... Read More »

Facebook Struggles in Legal Fight to Keep the Oculus Rift on Shelves

Facebook was back in federal court today to plead with a judge to reject ZeniMax’s request to halt sales of the Oculus Rift headset. The argument by Facebook’s lawyers could work, but it sure doesn’t make the company’s defense against the original suit look any stronger. In February, a jury ordered Facebook to pay ZeniMax $300 million in damages over ... Read More »

Facebook’s Pride reaction should be available to everyone

Facebook is taking some heat for the pride reactions roll-out this month. The social media network added a rainbow reaction to its standard reactions in support of LGBTQ pride month. The problem: in places like Russia, users don’t have access to the new reactions. This isn’t the first time Facebook has kept special limited-time reactions to certain areas; it didn’t ... Read More »

Facebook: Zero tolerance policy on violent content ‘does not mean zero occurrence’

While Facebook is doing everything in its power to make it a safe place for brands and users, it’s impossible to completely weed out crime and violence on its platform, global head of sales Carolyn Everson told CNBC. “Our policy is zero tolerance — that doesn’t mean zero occurrence,” Everson said. Facebook has been under fire for several incidents including ... Read More »

Facebook Backed by Appeals Court in Denying Parents Access to Dead Teen’s Account

HIGHLIGHTS The 15-year-old was killed by a Berlin underground train in 2012 Her parents are asking to access her Facebook account to inquire details German court backed Facebook’s decision to forbid the access to account A German court on Wednesday backed online giant Facebook in its battle to reject a demand by the parents of a dead teenage girl for ... Read More »

Facebook kicks off Mother’s Day weekend with flower reactions, cards, stickers, masks and more

You may have noticed the purple flower reaction has returned to Facebook, allowing you to respond to posts with a “thankful” sentiment instead of a Like. As it turns out, the addition is only one of several features Facebook has planned for this Mother’s Day weekend here in the U.S., and throughout the month where the day is celebrated elsewhere in ... Read More »

Move Over Snap, Facebook Has Its Own Stories

  This video was recorded on March 28, 2017. Mac Greer: It’s Tuesday, March 28th. Welcome to Market Foolery! I’m Mac Greer, and joining me in studio, we’ve got Ron Gross from Total Income and Jason Moser from Motley Fool Million Dollar Portfolio. Gentlemen, welcome! Jason Moser: Hey! Ron Gross: Hey, how are you? Greer: Guys, I’m good. Let’s begin with Facebook news that looks a whole lot ... Read More »

Facebook Pledges Fewer Content Removals, New Criteria as Yet Unclear

Facebook will allow more content on its platform that it would have earlier removed because it violated its standards, with new criteria being worked out, a senior executive said on Monday, following a row over the removal of an iconic Vietnam War photo. His comments came on the same day that more than 70 rights groups asked Facebook to clarify ... Read More »

Facebook Testing MSQRD Filters for Photos and Videos

As expected, Facebook has is testing the ability to use MSQRD masks in its own app. The Snapchat-like integration will allow users to use various creative masks or filters for Live videos, selfies, and other photo content, and upgrade to the Profile Frames feature it already offered users. The new feature is being tested on Android and iOS users in ... Read More »