The Facebook's head of messaging products David Marcus said the company will streamline its Messenger app this year because its design has become "too cluttered. He also said that video will become a greater part of the messaging experience this year.

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Roger McNamee, an early Facebook investor, has spent the last week attacking chief executive Mark Zuckerberg for his firm's role in spreading fake news during elections. McNamee said he noticed anti-Hillary Clinton memes spread by bad actors in early 2016, and later flagged this to Facebook.

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Facebook would start to deprioritise content from publishers and brands, in favour of that from users’ friends and family. Facebook’s share price fell by $8.39 (£6.10) to $179.37 at the close of trading on Friday.

It would start prioritizing posts from users’ friends and family over content from news sites and other brands.New changes are intended to make Facebook’s user experience “more valuable.”

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Facebook platform will start to prioritize posts from people you care about, like friends and family, over stories or videos from publishers. Users may react positively, but publications that rely on Facebook to drive traffic won't be happy.

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Facebook will push local news and information in addition to local news that already appears in Facebook's News Feed and on publishers' pages. This feature will be available to those with the profile on Facebook.

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To enable video chats on Facebook ,it is taking on Amazon, Google, and Apple with hardware of its own. It will be something like Amazon's Echo Show, a voice-controlled smart speaker with a screen.

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The Facebook - owned chat app has also removed the show all contacts tab from the app, which according to the report might be a bug as it is still mentioned in the WhatsApp FAQ about finding contacts. WhatsApp had earlier confirmed about the group voice calls. The new beta update too hints of group calling option

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In the face of pressure brought by a growing roster of Facebook Inc. investors and former executives, many of whom have publicly stated that <b>Facebook</b> is both psychologically addictive and harmful to democracy, the Facebook founder and chief executive has pledged to Facebook, by doing a ...

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Facebook is to test Instagram Stories on WhatsApp in the latest attempt to combat social media rival Snapchat. As reported by Techcrunch, Facebook has now introduced an option for cross-posting updates on both platforms. Like Snapchat videos, these WhatsApp status updates would disappear after a while.

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