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Facebook reportedly wants to launch its Free Basics ‘free Internet’ service in US

Facebook reportedly wants to launch its Free Basics ‘free Internet’ service in U

According to a Washington Post report released on Thursday, social network Facebook apparently wants to bring its controversial 'free Internet' plan - Free Basics - to the US.

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Instagram makes ‘Drafts’ feature an official part of its app

Instagram makes ‘Drafts’ feature an official part of its app

In a Tuesday announcement, Facebook-owned photo-sharing service Instagram said that it has made the ‘Drafts’ feature an official part of its app, thereby unfolding the availability of the feature to all its users.

The rollout of the Drafts feature to all Instagram users -- via a server-side update -- comes a few weeks after the company first started testing the feature in August.

The official availability of the Drafts feature will give Instagram app users the ability to post photos to Instagram hours, days, or even years after they snapped the photos were clicked.

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Facebook is reducing human involvement in displaying Trending Topics

Facebook is reducing human involvement in displaying Trending Topics

In a blog post released on Friday, social network Facebook said that it is bringing about a change in its Trending Topics section, reducing the involvement of humans in how the trending news section is displayed.

According to the details shared by Facebook, the Trending Topics section is being retooled by the company to remove human-written descriptions, and increase dependence on computers. The company claims that the retooling of the section will augment its scalability and personalization.

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Facebook messages can now be officially sent to President Obama

Facebook messages can now be officially sent to President Obama

In a highly noteworthy announcement made via a press release on Wednesday, the White House said that people can now officially send private messages to President Barack Obama through the White House's Facebook page.

Revealing that Facebook’s Messenger messaging tool can be used by people for sending private messages to President Obama, the White House said the Facebook messages will be included in the communication which is considered for the 10 personal letters that are read by the President each day.

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Facebook announces the opening of its new ‘Area 404’ hardware lab

Facebook announces the opening of its new ‘Area 404’ hardware lab

On Wednesday, Facebook social network announced the opening of its new hardware lab -- called 'Area 404' -- inside a renovated office building on its main campus in Menlo Park, California.

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Facebook starts rolling out support for ‘Instant Articles’ in Messenger

Facebook starts rolling out support for ‘Instant Articles’ in Messenger

In an announcement made on Thursday, social network Facebook said that it has commenced the rollout of support for ‘Instant Articles’ in its popular Messenger mobile messaging app.

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Facebook testing new ‘Discover’ feature under Groups section

Facebook testing new ‘Discover’ feature under Groups section

Popular social network Facebook is testing a new 'Discover' feature under its Groups section, to enable users to find groups related to their particular area of interest. The feature is currently being tested with a random subset of Facebook users.

To suggest Facebook groups which may appeal to users, the in-testing 'Discover' feature will factor in a number of variables. Once users find groups they are interested in, they can participate in group conversations -- also share content -- themed to a specific topic.

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Facebook launches ‘Facebook Profile Expression Kit’ in partnership with six video apps

 Facebook launches ‘Facebook Profile Expression Kit’ in partnership with six vid

On Tuesday, Facebook announced the launch of the 'Facebook Profile Expression Kit' at its annual F8 developer conference in San Francisco.

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Facebook adds automatic image description service for uploaded images

Facebook adds automatic image description service for uploaded images

The social networking site Facebook has 1.6 billion monthly users and the company wants to increase the number of its users. To further bolster user activity, Facebook has launched a feature that automatically describes the contents of photos. This feature will help the blind people worldwide who want to use the social site. There are around 39 million blind people in the world who can help the social giant to increase its users list.

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Several top tech companies plan to strengthen their encryption services

Several top tech companies plan to strengthen their encryption services

The Guardian has revealed in a recent report, citing unidentified sources, that several leading tech companies are apparently mulling the addition of improved security measures to their messaging apps.

The companies which are planning to expand encryption within their messaging products include Google, Facebook, WhatsApp, and Snapchat.

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