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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
TechCrunch:
Google Maps adds feature that lets users share their location with friends and family on an ongoing basis or for a specified period of time   —  Google Maps has today launched a new feature to allow you to share your location with others.  While that might seem creepy, it's not the first to add this type of functionality.
Mar 22, 2017, 10:10 AMIn 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
Caitlin McGarry / PCWorld:
In SXSW interview Nick Denton talks about how Gawker's Hogan coverage could have been better and the importance of conversation-driven platforms to media   —  “Facebook makes me despise many of my friends and Twitter makes me hate the rest of the world," Gawker founder Nick Denton said.
Mar 12, 2017, 10:55 PMIn context
Oculus:
Oculus launches Facebook Livestreaming for Gear VR and Rooms 1.2 update with 360 video support, adds Voice search and Events to the Oculus platform   —  The transportive magic of VR is even better when it's experienced with other people.  Late last year, we launched Oculus Rooms and Parties to let you hang out with friends in VR.
Mar 10, 2017, 8:55 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
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Twitch debuts Pulse, a Twitter-like service where broadcasters can share videos, images, and text with their friends and followers   —  This is what disruption looks like  —  Whenever I wonder what will eventually happen to Twitter, which is something I think about literally every day …
Mar 6, 2017, 9:15 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
Tim Peterson / Marketing Land:
Facebook adds option for Messenger bots to provide persistent menu instead of text entry field, another move away from text-based conversations for chat bots   —  Messenger bots can prevent people from typing in text to reply and make them use non-native menu buttons instead.
Mar 4, 2017, 1:55 AMIn context

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