Facebook is binning custom reaction buttons

Facebook's little rainbow Pride reaction is sadly missing this year.

Facebook will remove the Trending topics section next week

Facebook will remove the Trending news box that’s sat to the right of the desktop News Feed for the last four years, the company said today. The removal comes after years of criticism around how Facebook picked stories to sit in the Trending box, not to mention more than a year of struggles with the reliability of any news being distributed through its platform.

Papua New Guinea bans Facebook for a month in fake news blitz

EXPECT fewer status updates from Papua New Guinea. The country’s Information and Communications Technology Authority is planning a month-long Facebook shutdown to conduct research on how the social media platform is being used.

Snapchat launches its first Lens that reacts to sound

The company says it's rolling out more in the coming weeks.

The Facebook Youth Portal and our Ongoing Work With Teens

Today we’re excited to launch our Youth Portal, a central place for teens that includes:

Sleep Mode Giving Parents More Control on Messenger Kids

Messenger Kids was built to give parents more control and to give kids a safer space to message and video chat with close friends and family. Parental controls are core to the Messenger Kids experience, and today we’re launching a sleep mode for the app— a new feature that allows parents to set predetermined “off times” for the app on a child’s device.

Facebook is taking on Tinder with new dating features

Facebook is adding a dating layer to its main mobile app, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced today during the company’s F8 developers conference keynote in San Jose, California. The features are a long time coming for the 14-year-old social network, which has allowed users to broadcast whether they’re single or in a relationship since it first went live in February 2004.