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5 creative ideas for one-second Snapchats (besides full frontal)

March 28, 2015
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Image: Mashable, Tyler TronsonSeriously, why do one-second Snapchats even exist? Well, besides the obvious... We've got some super cute ideas for one-second Snapchat messages for your nearest and dearest See also: 10 clever Snapchat puns you'll want to replay over and over Whether you're Snapchatting with your bae, your bestie or even your...

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Did Messenger just make Facebook cool for teens again? Not quite.

March 27, 2015
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Being "cool" is a fleeting sensation for Silicon Valley companies, where innovation moves at breakneck speeds, competition is relentless and users often fickle. But when you're an 11-year-old publicly traded company like Facebook, it means dealing with the challenge of keeping young people hooked long after the newness rubs offMark Zuckerberg suggested as much...

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Share your best photos with #MashPics

March 26, 2015
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What Mashable prizes most on Instagram — more than likes, hashtags or even cute puppies — is our community. Everything we do there on a daily basis is driven by the support and feedback of our followers The hashtag #MashPics was born a few years ago, when we launched our Mashable Photo Challenge series....

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WhatsApp cofounder: Sorry developers, no API for you

March 26, 2015
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Sometimes, the best questions at a conference don't come from the interviewers but the audience That was the case on Wednesday at this year's F8 developers conference in San Francisco. Kleiner Perkins partner Mary Meeker moderated an all-star panel with WhatsApp cofounder Brian Acton, Instagram cofounder Mike Krieger, and Facebook Messenger VP David Marcus...

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Facebook’s embeddable video player won’t let you livestream

March 25, 2015
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When Facebook announced its new embeddable video player at F8 on Wednesday, the social network didn't touch live video. That's because live video won't be embeddable when the player rolls out for all users on Wednesday. Facebook, to be fair, doesn't currently offer an in-house live video solution. Live video on Facebook until now...

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Facebook is reportedly testing a standalone app for phone calls

March 23, 2015
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Facebook may be trying to take over your phone app. The social network is testing a voice-calling app that can screen your calls and show you information about who is calling, according to an image obtained by Android Police. See also: Facebook plans to add third-party apps to Messenger The app, called "Phone," will...

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Instagram finally puts together its own collage app, called Layout

March 23, 2015
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Collage lovers onInstagram, it might be your lucky day. Instagram is rolling out Layout, a free, standalone app that merges multiple images into one. It's available on iOS now (on the App Store), and an Android version is expected in the next few months. See also: 21 women whose Instagram photos will amaze and...

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These women used social media to reclaim their bodies

March 23, 2015
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Sukki Singapora is the kind of person who electrifies the Internet Her bright blue hair falls in waves around her neckline as she discusses, over Skype from London, her passion and art form: burlesque dancing. She talks eagerly about confronting the patriarchy of her native home Singapore with a simple desire to express her...

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Facebook plans to add third-party apps to Messenger

March 20, 2015
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Facebook Messenger is slated to get a big overhaul. Mashable has learned Facebook plans to announce that it's opening up Facebook Messenger to third-party apps during its upcoming F8 Developer Conference in San Francisco next week See also: You can now pay your friends through Facebook Messenger The social network is set to announce...

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White House hires ‘impressive’ Facebook engineer as IT head

March 19, 2015
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The White House on Thursday announced a new addition to its growing team of in-house techies: Facebook Engineering Director David Recordon. Recordon will serve as director of White House Information Technology when he starts in a few weeks, according to a Medium blog postfrom Anita Decker Breckenridge, White House deputy chief of staff. The...

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