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Here’s how to setup and use Facebook’s new Security Checkup feature to make your account more secure than ever before.

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As we have continued taking steps toward a future that well and truly embraces the “internet of things” it has become extremely evident that voice activated personal assistant apps and services are going to be here to stay. We’ve seen the progression of Google Now within Android Lollipop and recently witnessed Apple introduce a smarter, more Proactive Siri as part of its iOS 9 updates. Now, potentially due to the stability of the digital assistant arena, it’s being reported that Facebook is set to take on Siri and Google Now with its own digital assistant software, codenamed “Moneypenny”.

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Facebook’s continued investment of resources and the procuring of the best engineering talent across the globe has meant that it’s been able to not only position itself at the forefront of social networking, but also branch out in other areas via the acquisition of startups and other companies. As part of that continued development into its core business, it has invested effort into improving one of the most important key areas of the site – the constantly evolving News Feed.

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In this day and age it seems many of us live our lives on Facebook, not only using it as our digital rolodex but also keeping a running tally of who our friends are and what they are up to. That’s all well and good, but while Facebook tells you when someone wants to be your friend it is much more coy when someone goes the other way, and wants to unfriend you.

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In its ongoing effort to boost Facebook’s credentials as a video sharing service, the social network has begun testing a brand new floating video player, allowing users to watch their favorite cat snippets and scroll through their News Feed at the same time.

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Here’s how you can block the annoying Facebook games and apps invites on iOS, Android, mobile and desktop in a few simple steps.

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After occasionally teasing us with a photo or two in our News Feed, Facebook has finally released Moments for iOS and Android – a smart photo sharing app that is looking to re-examine how we, as smartphone users, share snaps with our friends.

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You may remember that back in March, Facebook announced that its Messenger platform would be opened up to afford third-party developers with the ability to build and deploy applications for use within the app. It seems that another milestone has been reached in the maturity of that platform with the availability of Doodle Draw, the first “true game” that has been made available for Messenger.

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Facebook is today rolling out an update to its popular – well, people hate it but it gets used a lot – Messenger app, with the main new feature being the ability to instantly share your exact location with your friends, that too on a map.

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Here’s how you can use animated GIFs on Facebook. This GIF support is official, and it’s very easy to get along with it.

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Here’s how to permanently disable or turn off Facebook Messenger location logging on iOS and Android for more privacy.

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Here’s how to stalk your Facebook Messenger friends location on a map using a simple extension. More details and download link can be found here.

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Facebook is looking to add a bit of certainty to its Messenger app, as the social media giant launches a new caller ID feature for new Messenger conversations. From now on, the next time a non-friend messages you on Facebook, you will be shown a brief publicly available information on that particular contact.

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A few years ago, before the big IPO, Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook were continually – and correctly – lambasted for their decidedly below-par mobile efforts. For a company that had a following then well into the hundreds of millions – now in the billions, of course – Facebook on iOS and Android were a major let down, but in recent times, things have dramatically improved. Facebook has, at times, partaken in the sport of throwing ideas against the wall and seeing what sticks – with varying degrees of success – and now, has launched an all-new dialer app for Android called Hello.

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Looking for a dedicated Facebook Messenger app for your Mac? An answer carrying any workable solution has long eluded this question, but today, all that changes, for OS X users at least. Head over the jump to learn more about the app and where to grab it from.

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Facebook Messenger is hugely popular and even manages to get people to use Facebook even when they don’t use the main features of the site. With everyone seemingly having a Facebook account, being able to instantly send messages between your friends is a big deal, and Facebook knows that.

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As a part of its consistent dedication to improving its network, Facebook has announced a new photos based feature called “Scrapbook”. Scrapbook is a small, but very handy little feature addition that has been created to assist parents in the collection and curation of photos of their little ones, making sure they are all in one place and can be shared easily with friends and family.

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WhatsApp for iPhone update with voice calling feature gets a release time-frame, and will be available to download very soon. More details on the news can be found here.

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Facebook has become something of an inseparable part of our lives, one which many of us take for granted, and somewhere in our journey through this social networking mammoth, which includes status updates, photos, posts to and from friends and family, etc. we forget what we leave behind. The social media giant has just launched the ‘On This Day’ feature which will give you a chance to look back into the past. More information to follow right after the jump.

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Facebook has long been expanding its Messenger service to better compete with the numerous clients crowding the instant-messaging market, and despite the acquisition of WhatsApp, the advancement of Facebook Messenger is undeterred. Today, the Menlo Park firm has made a huge statement of its dedication to improving the Facebook Messenger app by introducing third-party add-ons, allowing developers to create apps that will supplement and improve the experience of using Messenger as a whole. Full details below.

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