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Facebook racks up 500 million Messenger users after making people use Messenger

It’s no surprise that half a billion people use Facebook Messenger after the social network cut off in-app chat access.

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Facebook gives you more News Feed control with faster unfollowing

New settings let you weed out friends you don't want to hear from without cutting them off completely.

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Zuckerberg speaks: Why Facebook isn’t cool and the reason behind the forced Messenger migration

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg answered your burning questions in a crowdsourced Q&A.

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Facebook takes on Ebola with 3 tactics—and you’re one of them

The network is putting a Donate button at the top of your News Feed to raise funds for Ebola treatment and prevention.

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How Facebook can influence your vote this Election Day

By telling you that your friends voted, the social network might push you to the polls.

Don’t be surprised to see video ads in your Instagram feed starting today

Instagram already has traditional photo ads. Now companies are paying to show videos in your feed.

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Facebook is betting big on the future and plans to lose money in the process

CEO Mark Zuckerberg is focused on Internet.org, WhatsApp, and Oculus as long-term opportunities for Facebook.

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Cloth’s revamped iOS app lets you peer into strangers’ closets

The inspirational fashion app is targeting bloggers by turning itself into an unconventional publishing platform.

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Reddit gets into crowdfunding with new Redditmade site

Got a favorite subreddit you visit every day? Pretty soon you may be able to purchase a t-shirt to show off your subreddit love.

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More ads and timeline tweaks: 4 must-know facts from Twitter’s Q3 earnings

Twitter has become a publishing and advertising platform. Now what?

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The great Twitter takeover: How your favorite apps are putting Fabric to work

Twitter’s new tools for developers are leading to some fun new features you wouldn’t expect.

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Twitter saves Twitpic's domain and photo archive at last minute

Twitpic had earlier said it was shutting down Saturday after it could not agree on terms with a potential buyer

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Senator wants anonymous app Whisper to explain how it tracks users, shares their data

Reports saying the supposedly anonymous social media app is sharing user information leads to questions from Senator Rockefeller.

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5 ways Facebook’s Rooms stands apart from the anonymous app pack

Branch founder Josh Miller joined Facebook to improve conversations. The result is the new iOS app Rooms.

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Ello makes its ad-free promise a legal one, too

The fast-growing social network makes its manifesto a legal document to prevent future profits from user data.