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Facebook Marketplace Makes Car Buying Easier
You can already buy and sell almost anything on Facebook but the world’s largest social network now wants to be your go-to destination for buying a car. The company today announced that it has inked new partnerships with auto dealership websites to make it easier for users to buy and sell vehicles on its Marketplace platform.

Facebook’s Workplace Chat App Now Available
Earlier this month it was reported that Facebook was testing out a new chat platform called Workplace Chat that from what we can tell, wants to be a competitor to the likes of Slack. For those who are interested in exploring new options and platforms, you’ll be pleased to learn that Workplace Chat has since been launched and is no longer in beta.

Facebook Embraces 4K Video
Facebook is quickly becoming a popular destination for people to consume video online. However, many weren’t impressed by the fact that it didn’t have support for 4K video. It’s getting easier than ever before to record video in gorgeous 4K, several flagship smartphones even offer this ability, so it was about time that Facebook embraced 4K video. The social network has finally confirmed that it has indeed embraced 4K video.

Facebook Is Testing A Split News Feed
Back in the day when Facebook was still relatively new, the News Feed was pretty simple and straightforward, where it would display content sorted by time, meaning that the latest posts would be on the top, while older posts would be pushed to the bottom. Since then Facebook has made several changes to way the News Feed is displayed.

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Facebook’s ‘Explore Feed’ Feature Is Now Rolling Out To Users
Facebook definitely wants to be more than just a place where you connect with your friends and family. We’ve seen the company explore various new features and services, and earlier this year there was a report that Facebook was testing out a new “Explore Feed” feature which as its name suggests, lets users find new posts that Facebook thinks they might be interested in.

Facebook Instant Article Subscriptions Being Tested On Android
Facebook has confirmed that it’s going to start testing news subscription models in Instant Articles with a select group of publishers in the United States and Europe. This is going to happen over the next few weeks. The company has confirmed that the test is going to be rolled out on Android devices first.

Facebook Live Now Allows Users To Share Their Screens
For those who broadcast using the Facebook Live platform, you will be pleased to learn that Facebook has recently updated the feature and it will now include screen sharing. This was initially discovered by The Next Web’s Matt Navarra and as the name suggests, this lets users share their desktop screen directly with Facebook Live, eliminating the need for third-party solutions.

Facebook Acquires Popular Teen App Tbh
An iOS app that’s very popular among teens these days, tbh, has been acquired by Facebook. This isn’t the first popular app that the world’s largest social network has picked up over the past few years. Who can forget Facebook’s acquisitions of Instagram and WhatsApp. It has been confirmed by the tbh team that the app has now been acquired by Facebook.

Facebook Testing A Resume-Like Feature For Job Hunters
There are different social media platforms for different purposes, like people tend to use Facebook for personal things, while they might turn to LinkedIn for more professional usage. However it seems that Facebook wants to be a one-stop shop for everything because in a tweet by The Next Web’s Matt Navarra, Facebook could be testing a resume-like feature for its platform.

You Can Now Order Food On Facebook
If you tend to get hungry while swiping through the News Feed on Facebook, you don’t even have to exit the app in order to get some grub. Facebook has confirmed that users in the United States can now order food via the social network. Users can order food for pick-up or delivery directly on Facebook.

Facebook Stories Coming To Pages Soon
Facebook-owned Instagram has seen immense success with the Stories feature that was certainly inspired by Snapchat’s feature of the same name. Nevertheless, Instagram launched its own version of Stories and it’s even popular than Snapchat now. Facebook has since expanded Stories to all of its major platforms, including WhatsApp. Even Facebook proper has Stories now but they don’t seem to be as popular. The company has even decided to open […]

Facebook Committed To Releasing Russia-Backed Political Ads
Facebook has been at the center of a heated debate about efforts by the Russian government to influence the 2016 presidential election by spreading ads promoting divisive views in key states. It’s claimed to have primarily used Facebook for this purpose, which would make sense, given that it’s the largest social network in the world. Facebook has been looking into the matter and it has now made a commitment to […]

Facebook To Launch VR ‘Venues’ App Next Year
By now Facebook’s plans and interest in virtual reality (VR) is pretty well-known, what with them acquiring Oculus and launching support for 360-degree photo and video uploads. In fact just recently Facebook launched a new Oculus Go standalone mobile VR headset, but it seems that the company’s VR efforts don’t just stop there.

Oculus Go Standalone VR Headset Unveiled, Costs $199
Facebook-owned Oculus today announced the launch of its standalone virtual reality headset called Oculus Go. The headset won’t require a PC or smartphone. Everything that it needs to power a VR experience is contained within the headset itself. The Oculus Go will be the most affordable headset yet from Oculus at $199.