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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook Messenger now lets you share your live location to a group of friends or just one person for one hour at a time, on iOS and Android   —  Facebook Messenger wants to be an offline social gathering tool, not just an online chat app.  Today it's adding a new Live Location feature …
Mar 27, 2017, 11:10 AMIn context
TechCrunch:
Facebook says it will soon start testing the ability to add GIFs to comments   —  Mar 24, 2017, 9:02 amMar 24, 2017, 1:30 pm  —  After years of stubborn caution, Facebook is finally embracing the animated GIF.  Next week Facebook will begin testing a GIF button that lets users post GIFs …
Mar 24, 2017, 12:25 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook rolling out emoji reactions including a thumbs-down button and mention alerts in Messenger   —  Group chat will get a bit less chaotic with the global rollout of two Facebook Messenger features it was previously testing in Vietnam.  —  Users can now @mention friends in a group chat …
Mar 23, 2017, 11:10 AMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
WhatsApp will soon bring back the text Status feature it lost when introducing a Snapchat Stories clone   —  The Snapchatification of everything has resulted in backlash for WhatsApp, prompting it to revive its text Status option while keeping its image-based replacement.
Mar 18, 2017, 1:05 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Snapchat launches widget chat shortcuts, made with Bitmoji avatars, for iOS Today screen and Android homescreen   —  Snapchat is doubling down on private messaging as Instagram and Facebook Messenger clone and steal usage from its Stories feature.  —  Now you can instantly start chatting with your best friends on Snapchat.
Mar 14, 2017, 2:55 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook rolls out Messenger Day, its Snapchat Stories-like ephemeral messaging feature located inside the Messenger app and desktop chats   —  Today Facebook is globally launching Messenger Day to put a utilitarian spin on the slideshow format.  While Snapchat Stories is for retelling what you've done …
Mar 9, 2017, 9:30 AMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Instagram Stories debuts Geostickers to let users add and arrange illustrations related to their locations, as its Snap cloning continues   —  Instagram is steadily closing its feature gap with Snapchat.  Today, Instagram launched its first geostickers, which let users add and arrange illustrations …
Mar 7, 2017, 3:50 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
MeetMe announces it will acquire if(we), owner of social networking sites Tagged and Hi5, for $60M   —  Like bizzaro Facebooks, Tagged and Hi5 launched in 2004 to help you meet new people instead of connecting you with friends you already know.  Through social games and paid dating features …
Mar 6, 2017, 8:40 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook testing emoji reactions, including a thumbs-down button, on messages in Messenger   —  Facebook finally has a Dislike button, but it's not where you'd expect.  —  How do you reply to a specific message in a rapid-fire chat thread?  Facebook wants you to attach emojis …
Mar 5, 2017, 12:35 AMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Sources: Snap has explored selling 360 cameras as a future product, but it's not certain it will launch them   —  What comes after Spectacles for the “camera company”?  Snap has explored 360 cameras as a future product, according to three sources familiar with the matter.
Mar 1, 2017, 12:05 PMIn context

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