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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook says it's now limiting News Feed distribution of posts that withhold or exaggerate information at the individual post level, to combat clickbait   —  Facebook's leverage over news publishers can be worrisome, but today it's putting its muscle to good use.
May 18, 2017, 2:10 AMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Slack adds screen sharing to its Mac and Windows apps two years after acquiring Screenhero   —  For when a screen shot just won't cut it, Slack's paid users can nowshare live video of their screens during video calls.  The addition of the feature comes a slow two years after Slack bought Screenhero …
May 16, 2017, 2:55 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Instagram is testing location-based stories that bring together publicly available posts from the area   —  Instagram wants to let you see everything going on somewhere right now.  TechCrunch has discovered that Instagram is testing a new Location Stories feature that compiles publicly shared …
May 16, 2017, 2:25 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Instagram adds Snapchat-style face filters, an eraser tool for drawings, and hashtags for Stories   —  Today Instagram Stories adds a more subtle and mature but error-prone copycat of Snapchat's beloved augmented reality selfie filters.  The eight initial “face filters” …
May 16, 2017, 9:40 AMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook updates live streaming policy to ban videos using static images and polls with inanimate material   —  Facebook is banning misleading uses of its Live video format.  The company tells TechCrunch that it's adding a section to its Live API Facebook Platform Policy that reads …
May 15, 2017, 9:30 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook says it will now rank sites with “disruptive, shocking or malicious ads” lower in News Feed   —  Facebook will bury links to low-quality websites and refuse to carry ads pointing to them in a News Feed algorithm changeannounced today.  Facebook defines a “low-quality site” …
May 10, 2017, 11:20 AMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Several studies show that existing Snapchat users are staying loyal to the social network, despite Instagram stunting its growth   —  U.S. millennials and Gen Zs aren't entirely replacing their Snapchat addiction with Instagram Stories, according to a dozen studies and surveys commissioned or collected by TechCrunch.
May 9, 2017, 1:50 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Instagram now lets users post images from mobile web, addressing markets with slower networks; mobile web version lacks video uploads, filters, Stories, and DMs   —  Instagram wants to be the photo app for the whole world, even if you can't or won't download it.
May 8, 2017, 3:35 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Spotify debuts scannable Spotify Codes in mobile app to let users easily share music   —  Spotify has taken a tip from Snapchat with its new feature for sharing music via scannable images.  The new Spotify Codes feature creates a unique barcode and album cover image for every song, artist and playlist.
May 5, 2017, 7:25 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Mark Zuckerberg says WhatsApp Status, its Snapchat Stories clone, has 175M DAUs after 10 weeks   —  WhatsApp's version of Snapchat Stories is already pulling in around 15 percent of the messaging app's 1.2 billion users.  Mark Zuckerberg today announced on Facebook's Q1 earnings call …
May 3, 2017, 5:20 PMIn context

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