Facebook unveiled a new tool Thursday aimed at helping journalists using the social network track breaking and trending news, in a challenge to Twitter.
Facebook has activated a geolocation tool allowing people in Chile to reassure friends and loved ones after a powerful magnitude 8.3 quake shook the country, killing at least eight.
It took some persuading, but Facebook has agreed to join an international social media task force to help combat online hate in the wake of anti-refugee xenophobia on its pages.
Facebook, pressed for years by users to add a "dislike" button, says it is working on the feature and will be testing it soon.
Facebook pledged Monday to combat racist hate speech on its German-language network amid a spike in xenophobic comments online as Germany faces an unprecedented influx of refugees.
Journalists and other public figures can now offer live video to their followers on Facebook, which announced plans Thursday to broaden the streaming service.
SurveyMonkey said Thursday that it added Hewlett-Packard Co. CEO Meg Whitman to its board of directors.
More than 80 percent of the 120 million Africans using Facebook access the site through their mobile phones, the social media group said Thursday.
Instagram unveiled plans Wednesday to expand its offerings to advertisers, opening up possibilities for global marketing efforts on the Facebook-owned photo-sharing network.
In just three months, Snapchat has doubled the number of video views it gets per day to 4 billion, a spokeswoman for the social media app said.