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Facebook adds Snapchat-style photo editor with stickers, filters, and text

Facebook adds Snapchat-style photo editor with stickers, filters, and text

Facebook has begun testing a new Snapchat-style photo uploader on iOS that allows users to overlay text and stickers on their images before publishing them. There’s also a new filter feature that lets you preview different effects by swiping across your photos.

Facebook lets users sign up for Messenger without an account

Facebook lets users sign up for Messenger without an account

Up until now, Facebook has required an account tied to the social network to access Messenger, the company’s ridiculously popular messaging app.

Facebook launches Moments, a new standalone app to share photos privately

Facebook launches Moments, a new standalone app to share photos privately

Another day, another app from Facebook. This one’s all about the photographs that you, or your friends, take, and figuring out a new and secure way to share them.

Facebook improves location sharing in Messenger, removes always-on tracking

Facebook improves location sharing in Messenger, removes always-on tracking

Facebook has developed a new method of sharing your location in Messenger to make the app safer and to protect your privacy. The service will no longer share your location by default, so it is only broadcast when you explicitly choose to send it.

How to disable Facebook Messenger’s Location Tracking

How to disable Facebook Messenger’s Location Tracking

Facebook is one of my most used apps on my iPhone. And ever since they forced me to download their separate Messenger application, both apps are part of my daily routine. Facebook, a company very familiar with privacy issues and missteps, cloaks its motives in “providing the best experience” for its users.

Facebook planning to replace ‘Messenger’ with ‘Post’ button for new flyout menu in redesigned iPhone app

Facebook planning to replace ‘Messenger’ with ‘Post’ button for new flyout menu in redesigned iPhone app

Facebook seems to be working on a minor redesign of its popular iPhone app.

TechCrunch reports that Facebook may replace the Messenger button, which redirects you to the Facebook Messenger app with a new “Post” button.

Facebook Messenger’s video calling feature is now available to everyone

Facebook Messenger’s video calling feature is now available to everyone

Facebook’s VP of messaging David Marcus today announced that the video calling feature of FB Messenger, which was introduced in late April, is now available worldwide.

Oculus VR pauses Rift OS X development ahead of Windows-only launch

Oculus VR pauses Rift OS X development ahead of Windows-only launch

Oculus VR today announced that it was halting the development of OS X components for its Rift headset, after expanding support for Apple’s desktop platform last year. Rather than dedicate additional time to OS X, Oculus said the company is going to focus on Windows as it prepares to launch its virtual reality hardware early next year.

Facebook launches Instant Articles, lets publishers create better content for your news feed

Facebook launches Instant Articles, lets publishers create better content for your news feed

Facebook has launched its new Instant Articles platform that allows publishers to deliver news stories natively inside the Facebook app for iPhone. Not only should it increase engagement for publishers, but it will provide users with a greater experience, too.

How to use Facebook Messenger on your Mac using Messages App

How to use Facebook Messenger on your Mac using Messages App

If you’re not chatting with your friends or coworkers on Google Chat (gchat), you’re probably using Facebook Chat while at work. In order to use Facebook chat on your computer, you must be logged into Facebook.com, which is never really a good look if your boss walks by. However, if you are running OS X Yosemite, you can use the Messages app to have your Facebook conversations instead.