In a bit of "Photo Magic," Facebook is testing a new feature to make it easier to share your photos with friends — before you even upload them to the social network. Using facial recognition, Facebook Messenger will look through your newly taken photos in your phone's camera roll to identify your friends in them.
Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) is adding a new unique feature this week. The social networking site will allow users to search for keywords within the posts that have been shared with them. These posts will include photos, videos, and articles. This new feature however, will not replace the semantic Graph Search which was introduced as a beta test last year. Graph Search includes features with the ability to search for phrases such as “Photos of my friends” and “My friends that live in London”.
Facebook released Slingshot, a Snapchat-like app whose claim to fame is forcing users to first send a reply message in order to unlock any incoming messages. Yes, to view a "shot", you first have to "sling" one. This is Facebook's second attempt at a Snapchat competitor (remember Poke?), and Facebook is hoping the focus on reciprocation will remove the tendency for passive lurkers and increase user engagement. Here's how you set it up. First, head over here to download Slingshot for iOS or Android.
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Twitter is trying to make it easier for you to discover interesting tweets from people you don't follow. On Tuesday, the social network released Moments, a new feature that organizes tweets around events, like Sunday football or an awards show.
If a friend of yours is running in a marathon for charity and is trying to raise money, you might want to pay $7 to promote her status updates so almost of your friends are guaranteed to see the post in your News Feed, Facebook believes.