A brand new, faster and easier-to-use camera with unique art and 3D special effects in Messenger App rolling out globally over the coming days.
With more people now using Messenger, Facebook says that in some ways the camera is now replacing the keyboard as it aims to make it faster, simpler to send photos and videos.
It's even quicker and easier to capture and share moments as they happen, as "the shutter button appear in the center of the screen, and a tap takes photo, while a long press records a video."
The new 3D masks and special effects, which are also available now, makes it easy to apply an artistic filter to a full screen photo—for example take a selfie and "transform it into a reindeer or play with falling snow."
In fact, over 2.5 billion emojis, photos, stickers and videos are sent every day on Messenger. So, thousands of new stickers, frames, masks and effects with artistic touch are added as well to choose from.
Furthermore, you can now make text messages even more fun with the new palette icon by the shutter, "which will take you to a blank canvas where you can add art and stickers to text," facebook says.
For more details see the pictures and video below:
Facebook today share updates starting to rolling out to address the issue of fake news and hoaxes. Currently in testing phase, which will iterate and extend over time, falls into following four areas:
Now when you see hoax on Facebook, you can easily report it by clicking in the upper right hand corner of a post.
Facebook notes that now they use community reports, along with other signals, to send to third-party checking organizations (signatories of Poynter's International Fact Checking Code of Principles) to identify a story as fake, whilc will then get flagged as disputed and there will be a link to the corresponding article explaining why.
Stories that have been disputed may also appear lower in News Feed. However, users can still share these stories, but a warning that the story has been disputed as you share will appear.
And, once a story is flagged, "it can't be made into an ad and promoted, either."
The company says, it's also testing a signal into ranking articles on News Feed, that specifically involves outliers articles, "where people who read the article are significantly less likely to share it."
Finally, to reduce the financial incentives for spammers who make money by masquerading themselves as well-known news organizations, and post hoaxes to get people to visit to their sites, which are often mostly ads—the company said the ability to spoof domains is now eliminated. And, also on the publisher side, they're analyzing where policy enforcement actions might be necessary.