Facebook downvote system is in testing to help spot problem comments faster

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At the moment, the feature is being offered in a small number of public page posts seen by a limited group. A new Facebook downvote feature is currently undergoing testing by the social media giant. The goal is to make it possible for users to “downvote” comments. The testing is only in its initial stages so the vast majority of users and pages won’t see the feature yet. So far, the Facebook downvote button is limited to a few handfuls of Public page post comments and can be seen exclusively…

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Facebook Creator app launches for video influencers

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The social network is hoping influencers will take the opportunity to build broader communities around content. A new Facebook Creator app launched in the hopes of providing influencers with an opportunity to build strong video communities through the use of quality content. Social media celebrities could use this tool to further their reach and build stronger relationships. The app provides influencers with a Live Creative Kit to enhance their broadcasts with intros and outros. The Facebook Creator app also gives influencers a central inbox in which to view and respond…

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Facebook food ordering launches on social media app

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The application will allow people to order meals from nearby restaurants without having to leave it. Facebook food ordering is now available to users of the social network’s popular mobile app, making it possible for smartphone users to order take-out without switching applications. According to Facebook, users are already use the social platform to learn about local eateries. Because of that, Facebook food ordering becomes a natural choice for the mobile app’s users. If they’re already trying to find out where they should eat, then it could be quite convenient…

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Colorful Balloons mobile app discovered as Facebook’s secret Chinese entry

The social network giant anonymously released the photo sharing application into China’s market. Back in May, the Colorful Balloons app was launched in China, allowing users to share pictures with friends and family. That said, according to a New York Times report, that photo sharing mobile app was actually a secret Facebook project in the country. Facebook is banned in China, but the social network launched the application anonymously. The Colorful Balloons application has a very similar look and feel to Facebook’s more well known photo sharing app, called Moments.…

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Facebook Messenger QR codes could make the barcodes popular in the US

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Quick response codes have become commonplace, but American companies and consumers are still iffy about them. Facebook announced the launch of several new features on its messaging app, including Messenger QR codes. With the addition of the quick response codes to the platform, it is more than likely that the black and white squares will experience a popularity boost in the United States. These QR codes were announced at the same time as she update to the M virtual assistant. In this one wave, Facebook has greatly expanded its capabilities…

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Mobile app security on Facebook and WhatsApp may be lower than suggested

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Despite the fact that Amnesty called the applications the most secure smartphone messengers, they might not be safe. Mobile app security experts are now cautioning device users that Facebook and WhatsApp applications may not be secure. Even though Amnesty International gave the apps the coveted top titles in the security category, experts are saying they come with notable problems. The praise handed out by Amnesty International has been met with considerable skepticism and criticism. In fact, some members of the tech community have said that the mobile app security from…

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Is the Facebook mobile app draining iPhone batteries?

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Users have been complaining that the application is running their devices out of power. Following complaints that the Facebook mobile app is rapidly consuming the power from iPhone, the social network says that it is working on repairing the issues that are behind the problem. That said, Facebook is denying that it is the continual location tracking that is behind the battery drain. The problem that iPhone users have been having with the mobile app is that it not only consumes a lot of battery when the application is open,…

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Mobile commerce is getting bigger on Facebook pages

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The social network has altered its mobile app to help to boost the ability of businesses to build shopping opportunities. Facebook is currently changing some of the features in its app in order to boost the appeal to businesses that are interested in creating mobile commerce storefronts within their regular pages. The latest design change provides businesses with the chance to create a call to action at the top of each page. That call to action gives businesses the chance to encourage visitors to click in order to visit a…

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Facebook updates Pages to support mobile commerce

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Facebook has launched a new update for its Pages service Facebook is working to become more accommodating of small businesses by enabling them to engage mobile consumers. The company has announced a major update to its Pages service, which will allow small businesses to better compete in the mobile commerce space. The updates aim to facilitate better communication between small businesses and consumers, and improved interaction may improve the online shopping experience for consumers interested in purchasing products online. 1 billion Facebook users visit Pages every month According to Facebook,…

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Facebook Messenger launches video calling feature

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The company started rolling out its latest option on its mobile app as of the start of the week. On Monday, the largest social network in the world started the initial rollout of the new video calling feature that it has introduced on its Facebook Messenger mobile app. This allows smartphone and tablet users to hold face to face conversations with friends around the globe. By using the new Facebook Messenger feature, a user is able to add video calls to another user of the same mobile app. According to…

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Facebook continues with its mobile commerce initiatives

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WhatsApp will be integrated into Facebook mobile app Facebook will be integrating WhatsApp into its mobile application for Android devices. WhatsApp is a mobile messaging platform that Facebook acquired for $1 billion in 2014. The social media company has been showing more interest in the mobile space, establishing itself as a leader therein and taking note of the growing popularity of mobile commerce. WhatsApp integration is meant to augment Facebook’s other mobile initiatives, including a plan to launch a new service that will allow users to send money to one…

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