Facebook passed an important milestone. For the first time ever, one billion people used Facebook in a single day. On Monday, 1 in 7 people on Earth used Facebook to connect with their friends and family!
Mark Zuckerberg said “A more open and connected world is a better world. It brings stronger relationships with those you love, a stronger economy with more opportunities, and a stronger society that reflects all of our values.”
Read more: https://www.facebook.com/zuck/posts/10102329188394581
When we go to a wedding, for example, there are many people taking great photos throughout the day. We all want a quick way to share our photos with the friends who are in them, and get photos that you’re in back. The same is true for smaller events too, like a kayak trip or a night out.
To help make this easier, today Facebook announced a new standalone app called Moments.
Read More: http://newsroom.fb.com/news/2015/06/introducing-moments/
Today’s Facebook update to News Feed reduces the distribution of posts that people have reported as hoaxes and adds an annotation to posts that have received many of these types of reports to warn others on Facebook. Posts that receive lots of reports will be annotated with a message warning people that many others on Facebook have reported it.
Facebook is not removing stories people report as false and are not reviewing content and making a determination on its accuracy.
Read More: http://newsroom.fb.com/news/2015/01/news-feed-fyi-showing-fewer-hoaxes/
Two years after debuting semantic “My friends who…” search for people, places, and photos on the web, Facebook Graph Search is rolling out on iOS in the US along with a new keyword search option for dredging up old News Feed posts by friends.
Keyword search is a big step for Facebook because it indexes and unlocks content previously swept away by the rushing feed or buried deep in people’s profiles.
Full public post search could however lead to people unwittingly ending up embarassed or in the news because someone dug up one of their posts.
Read more: http://techcrunch.com/2014/12/08/facebook-keyword-search/
Messaging is an important part of how people stay connected. Since Facebook Messenger was launched in 2011 it has given people a faster and more expressive way to communicate.
Today more than 500 million people are using Facebook Messenger each month.
Messenger was the first of Facebook standalone apps, and unlike other core Facebook apps, it focused on one use case – messaging. With Messenger, you can reach people instantly. Updates to Messenger ship every two weeks so it continues to evolve and improve.
Read more here: http://newsroom.fb.com/news/2014/11/messenger-reaches-500-million-2/
And here: http://www.wired.com/2014/11/on-david-marcus-and-facebook/
So taking a cue from Reddit’s Ask Me Anything sessions, Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg is upping the transparency and will play customer support himself on Nov. 6th when he does Facebook’s first “Community Q&A”. The hour-long livestreamed session will answer the public’s questions submitted to the “Q&A With Mark” Facebook Page.
In times of disaster or crisis, people turn to Facebook to check on loved ones and get updates.
Facebook is now providing a helpful tool that people can use when major disasters strike. It is simple and easy way to say you’re safe and check on others. Only your friends will see your safety status and the comments you share.