Social Media

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 »

Why Google+ Failed And What We Can Learn From It

Most people under the age of thirty-five reminisce about social networks the way their parents giggle about half-forgotten TV shows. MySpace and Friendster, once Hollywood gets around to making nostalgic teen comedies set in the dot-com era, will be easy punchlines. It’s not hard to see Twitter, Snapchat, and Whatsapp suffering the same fate eventually. But what does it say ... Read More »

Twitter Is Finally Dishing Out Data on Likes

Brands and agencies using Twitter’s Gnip application-programming interfaces finally have access to data on likes via the Decahose, the social network’s stream that provides a 10 percent random sample of its full real-time Firehose. Data product manager Adam Tornes announced in a blog post that likes have been one of the most requested features by Gnip API users, adding that starting Tuesday, they ... Read More »

Twitter Adds ‘Direct Reply Count’; Will Reorder Replies Based on ‘Importance’

Twitter has announced that the social networking company will now organise the replies to a tweet in such a way that users will get to see the “best content” first, bringing its mobile apps in line with the desktop. The company added that people may see replies in different order based of various factors.The ranking of the replies within conversations ... Read More »

Twitter’s Moments Feature Is Now Available for Mobile Users

Social networking website Twitter recently opened its Moments feature to all users. The feature essentially allows users to curate various tweets that are relevant to a particular topic and present them in a collective form. However, this feature was available only to users of the Web interface till now. Twitter has now announced that users will now be able to ... 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 »

Facebook Messenger Gets Instant Articles Support

Facebook has expanded its Instant Articles feature to its Messenger platform. The feature will let users loads Instant Articles in a separate Messenger window, instead of a third-party browser, to save users’ time and data. For the publishers that don’t support Instant Articles, the articles will open up normally in the smartphone’s default browser. Currently, the feature has only been ... Read More »

Facebook Explains Why Its App Doesn’t Slow Down on Older Smartphones

If you want to know why Facebook never hangs or slows down on your old smartphone, this is because a team of engineers is working to improve the functioning of the social media app 24/7. According to The Verge, Facebook’s Mobile Device Lab tests Facebook’s software on older phones to discover whether any bit of a new code, no matter ... Read More »

Facebook for Messenger for iPhone Gets Extended 3D Touch Support

Facebook Messenger has finally got extended 3D Touch functionality. Till now, you could browse through the main Facebook app efficiently with ease with the help of the pressure-sensitive display, but wide support was lacking in the Messenger app – only its home-screen icon provided ‘Quick Actions’ 3D Touch functionality. Users can now use 3D Touch within the Facebook Messenger app ... Read More »