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Teen Battling Cancer Gets ‘Doggie’ Well Wishes Thanks to Viral Facebook Event Teen Battling Cancer Gets ‘Doggie’ Well Wishes Thanks to Viral Facebook Event

If you’re wondering why some of your Facebook friends are posting pictures of their dogs to some kid named Anthony, here’s why. 16-year-old Anthony Lyons has acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and he’s currently undergoing rounds of chemotherapy at the Phoenix Children’s …

Facebook Privacy Hoax Returns to Dupe the Highly Dupable Facebook Privacy Hoax Returns to Dupe the Highly Dupable

Don’t be the guy who posts that completely useless privacy notice on Facebook … again. Hey, better safe than sorry, right? Wrong. Just say no. A hoax as old as any (and there are a lot inside the Facebook bubble) …

Mark Zuckerberg Pulls an Oprah, Launches Facebook Book Club Mark Zuckerberg Pulls an Oprah, Launches Facebook Book Club

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has decided on his challenge for the new year, and it involves books. A lot of them. For the past few years, Zuckerberg has made a point to publicly challenge himself to try something new. One …

Mark Zuckerberg Wants Your Idea For His 2015 Personal Challenge Mark Zuckerberg Wants Your Idea For His 2015 Personal Challenge

Each year, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg undertakes a personal challenge. Past challenges have included: wearing a tie every day; being a vegetarian (or only eating meat he killed himself); writing a thank you note each day to someone who “made …

Facebook Will Probably Continue to Pump Out Standalone Apps Facebook Will Probably Continue to Pump Out Standalone Apps

You know how you used to be able to use Facebook Messenger and Facebook proper on the same app – the main Facebook app – until the company decided that people needed a standalone app just for Messenger? Well, that …

Facebook Apologizes For Inconsiderate App Facebook Apologizes For Inconsiderate App

I’m sure you’ve seen it by now. Facebook has been giving users a feature that lets them look back on their year, and share that experience with their friends. The feature selects what Facebook’s algorithms deem to be the highlights …

Facebook Gives Pages Featured Video Feature Facebook Gives Pages Featured Video Feature

Facebook has been testing a new design for the Videos section of Pages. This is reportedly expected to roll out to all Pages in the coming weeks. The new look, first reported by TechCrunch (via AllFacebook), puts a “Featured” video …

Facebook Wants Page Owners To Talk About Holidays Facebook Wants Page Owners To Talk About Holidays

Facebook is reportedly telling some Page admins to tell their fans what they’re up to for the holidays. AllFacebook shows a screenshot of the box that pops up. The box says: “Celebrate the Holiday Season. Share a post about what …

Facebook Sets Date For F8, Expands It To 2 Days Facebook Sets Date For F8, Expands It To 2 Days

Facebook announced the date for its next F8 developer conference. Not only that, but it has doubled the time it’s giving to devs, extending the event to two days. F8 will take place in San Francisco on March 25 and …

Facebook Launches Standalone App For Messenger Stickers Facebook Launches Standalone App For Messenger Stickers

Facebook announced some lighthearted, holiday-themed updates for its Messenger app, which actually includes a new standalone app for stickers to be sent through Messenger. “The holidays are an important time for people to be connected with their friends and family …

Facebook Gives Developers New App Testing Tool Facebook Gives Developers New App Testing Tool

Facebook announced a new testing capability for developers, which enables those currently using Graph API v1.0 to preview how their app will behave using Graph API v2.0 or higher, before they actually change any code to upgrade. You may recall …

Facebook’s Rooms App Gets More Usable Facebook’s Rooms App Gets More Usable

Facebook has released an update to Rooms, the mobile message board app it launched in October. The update adds a new “Explore” feature to make it easier to discover new “rooms” to join. When Rooms launched, it wasn’t as ridiculous …

Facebook Groups May Let You ‘Sell Something’ Facebook Groups May Let You ‘Sell Something’

Facebook is reportedly testing a new “sell something” feature in Groups. This appears as an option alongside “Write Post” and “Ask a question” when you go to post in a Facebook Group. TheNextWeb shares a screenshot of what it looks …

Facebook Is Now Auto-Enhancing All Your Photos Facebook Is Now Auto-Enhancing All Your Photos

I guess Facebook doesn’t trust all of you amateur photogs out there, because the company now wants to help make your photos look better automatically. Facebook is now auto-enhancing every photo you upload on iOS. When you select a photo …

Netflix Adds Social Recommendations To Android App Netflix Adds Social Recommendations To Android App

Back in September, Netflix launched a social recommendation feature, which enables users to recommend titles to people privately. When you finish watching something, it asks if you know anyone else who’d like the title, and prompts you to find your …

Facebook Gets Rid Of Bing In Search Results Facebook Gets Rid Of Bing In Search Results

Last week, Facebook began rolling out an update to its search experience, finally enabling users to search keywords and get actual posts from their network. One part of the update that the company didn’t exactly announce, but that some have …

Facebook’s Oculus Bolsters Team With Acquisitions Facebook’s Oculus Bolsters Team With Acquisitions

Oculus, the virtual reality company that Facebook recently acquired, announced some new acquisitions of its own in a bid to bring more talent to its team. The company has acquired Nimble VR (formerly 3Gear Systems) and 13th Lab, and has …

Dislike Button Still Isn’t Happening, but Zuckerberg Is Open to Buttons for ‘Broader Range of Emotions’ Dislike Button Still Isn’t Happening, but Zuckerberg Is Open to Buttons for ‘Broader Range of Emotions’

As we’ve touched on before, you’re never going to get a true ‘dislike’ button. There are a lot of reasons why you’re never going to get one, despite much of the Facebook-using public clamoring for one for quite some time. …

Facebook Rolls Out Call-To-Action Buttons For Businesses Facebook Rolls Out Call-To-Action Buttons For Businesses

Facebook announced a call-to-action feature to “help Pages drive business objectives directly from the Page itself.” “Businesses will now be able to link from a selection of buttons to any destination on or off Facebook, allowing for a much deeper …

Could These New Facebook Features Help Offset Organic Reach Decline? Could These New Facebook Features Help Offset Organic Reach Decline?

Facebook has fallen out of favor with a lot of publishers thanks to the ever-decreasing organic reach it’s providing for their posts. Some new features from the company could help ease the pain, however. This week alone has seen an …

Google+ Now Offers ‘Infinite’ Gender Options Google+ Now Offers ‘Infinite’ Gender Options

Google+, not Facebook, has just become the best place for people to express their gender identities. “For many people, gender identity is more complex than just “male” or “female.” Starting today, I’m proud to announce that Google+ will support an …