Facebook Messenger begins rolling out unsend feature

Facebook Messenger begins rolling out unsend feature

Earlier in November 2018, reports suggested that Facebook was planning to introduce an ‘unsend’ feature on to Messenger that would give users 10 minutes to delete a message that they gave send before it is read. And now nearly a week later, word is that the social media giant has started rolling the update to […]

Facebook launches short-form video TikTok clone

Facebook launches short-form video TikTok clone

Facebook has quietly released an app aimed at competing with TikTok, the 15-second video app that merged with Musical.ly earlier in 2018, as it looks to bring teenagers back into its user base. Word that Facebook was developing the app surfaced last month when TechCrunch reported that Facebook was building a standalone video product for users to record […]

Shazam for iOS offers Instagram Story integration in latest update

Shazam for iOS offers Instagram Story integration in latest update

The iOS version of Shazam, the music identification app acquired by Apple in December 2017 for $400m, has been updated to version 12.3, and now integrates with Facebook-owned Instagram, enabling users to share songs they discover on Instagram Stories. The update is the second major update to the app since Apple completed its acquisition of Shazam, […]

Amazon annual ad revenue up 122% to near $10bn – still far from Google’s $29bn

Amazon annual ad revenue up 122% to near $10bn – still far from Google’s $29bn

Amazon’s advertising business continues to go from strength to strength after reporting net sales of $2.5bn over the third quarter which can largely be attributed to advertising service sales, a figure which confirms the business is on the threshold of establishing itself as a rival to Facebook and Google. This healthy figure represents a 122% […]

Music can now be added to Facebook Stories

Music can now be added to Facebook Stories

 Music is in the air, and Facebook was in tune with the updates it revealed on Wednesday October 24: the addition of music to Facebook Stories, the expansion of its Lip Sync Live feature to pages, the addition of lyrics to Lip Sync Live and testing the ability for people to add songs to […]

Byron Offers Facebook Messenger Payment in its Restaurants

Byron Offers Facebook Messenger Payment in its Restaurants

British restaurant chain Byron is the first to launch a Quickpay bot allowing customers to pay for their bill using Facebook Messenger. The payment technology, created by hospitality platform Flyt, gives diners the chance to pay for their meal as soon as they order as well as split the bill. Diners can choose the hamburger […]

Facebook rolls out simplified Messenger

Facebook rolls out simplified Messenger

Facebook has launched its new, simplified version of Messenger, dubbed Messenger 4. Messenger’s previous nine tabs have been cut to three. Conversations are on the Chats tab, with a camera icon at the top of the screen to make it easier to take photos. The People tab lists friends who are currently available for a […]

Facebook tests multiple brands in a single ad unit

Facebook tests multiple brands in a single ad unit

Facebook is testing a new ad format that features multiple advertisers in one unit, bundling dynamic ad campaigns from two different companies in a side-by-side version of Facebook’s Collections ads. A Facebook spokesperson told Digiday that the format is a small test that involves advertisers who have agreed to participate. The advertisers in the test […]

Just 1 in 10 online shoppers visit a brand’s website when searching for products

Just 1 in 10 online shoppers visit a brand’s website when searching for products

A new report from inRiver, a leading provider of product information management technology, reveals that almost half (45%) of consumers go to Amazon first when looking for a specific product. The online giant has become a go-to source for product information, price comparisons and consumer reviews. In contrast, just 28% turn to a search engine […]

Facebook rolls out 3D photos that use AI to simulate depth

Facebook rolls out 3D photos that use AI to simulate depth

Facebook has introduced a new way for users to share their experiences with the launch of futuristic, AI-powered 3D photos. Users simply have to take a single portrait shot of their friends, family, pet, holiday spot, or anything else that may interest them, and Facebook takes over by creating a 3D image based on how […]

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