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Facebook goes full Snapchat with disappearing Stories

Snapchat famously rejected a $3 billion acquisition offer from Facebook back in 2013, but that hasn’t stopped Facebook from taking the features that make Snapchat great. The latest is Stories, a visual diary separate from your main news feed that disppears after 24 hours. Facebook is adding the Snapchat clone …

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Beefed-up Twitter abuse tools let you silence those notorious eggs

Twitter’s escalating its fight against abusive behavior once again by introducing new tools and officially announcing older ones.  The company confirmed that it’s taking punitive actions against harassers, which were spotted in the wild earlier in February. When Twitter’s algorithms discover an abusive tweeter, the company will temporarily reduce that …

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Twitter alpha preps app shortcuts and round icons to take advantage of Android 7.1

Twitter is flocking to the newest features enabled by Android 7.1. The alpha version of Twitter now uses app shortcuts, which fire up a list of quick actions when you touch and hold on the icon.  As you can also see, there’s a round icon available for launchers (like the Pixel …

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Facebook taps machine learning to transform videos into works of art

Facebook users will be able to record smartphone videos that ape the style of famous artworks with a new feature unveiled Tuesday. Using a technique called style transfer, the feature takes live video and turns it into something that resembles the work of Van Gogh, Picasso and other artists. That …

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Facebook’s new Marketplace aims to become the world’s largest yard sale

Facebook is getting into the Craigslist business. The world’s most populated social network recently announced a new feature called Marketplace, which allows Facebook users to buy and sell items for other users nearby. At launch Marketplace will be a mobile-only feature for Android and iOS, and only in the U.S., …

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Facebook adds SMS to Messenger; here’s how to enable it

Facebook wants its Messenger app to be the main hub for all your conversations. The social network announced Tuesday that Messenger can now send and receive SMS and MMS messages on Android, elevating the feature out of beta. If you don’t see it yet, it’s rolling out now in the …

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Snapchat’s Discover feature gets magazine-style makeover

A fresh Snapchat redesign makes is significantly easier for you to browse for videos and images from the increasing number of publishers that are competing for your attention. In an update to both the iPhone and Android versions, you’ll see several changes designed to make browsing for news and other …

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