Facebook adds more familiar features to Messenger chats

Facebook has a habit of copping features from other apps and dropping them into Messenger, so the addition of message reactions and @-mentions in the social network's marquee messaging app was probably inevitable as the company slowly merges features… Source: https://www.engadget.com/rss.xml

Facebook Live makes the overdue jump to desktop

Facebook users have been able to broadcast live videos for over a year now. It's been mobile-exclusive since it was introduced, but Facebook has been working on bringing the feature to other platforms. Last year, the company revealed that it was roll… Source: https://www.engadget.com/rss.xml

Dozens watched a Facebook Live stream of sexual assault

It's no secret that Facebook has its hands full dealing with graphic and violent content being streamed live on the site. Last summer, Antonio Perkins was streaming an otherwise normal evening when he was shot. There have been other cases of graphic… Source: https://www.engadget.com/rss.xml

Facebook and Nokia speed up undersea fiber through math

Undersea fiber optic lines are crucial to making the internet hum, but upgrading their capacity is no mean feat when you may have to replace thousands of miles of cables. Facebook and Nokia don't think that's necessary, though. They've successfully t… Source: https://www.engadget.com/rss.xml

Facebook comments may soon look more like Messenger chats

In order to keep people coming back, Facebook regularly debuts new features for small sets of users. Newsfeed posts, videos and Messenger have all regularly been experimented on, but the humble comments section has largely stayed the same over the pa… Source: https://www.engadget.com/rss.xml

EU orders Facebook and Google to prevent consumer scams

Social media platforms are still a wild, wild west of consumer fraud, with uncountable numbers of scams everywhere. The EU has ordered Facebook, Google and Twitter to put a stop to them or risk facing "enforcement action." It's demanding that the soc… Source: https://www.engadget.com/rss.xml