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Facebook Dark Mode Testing Spotted by Android Users

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Dark mode for Facebook has reportedly been spotted by some users of its Android app. With more and more apps joining the dark mode bandwagon, it looks like soon we’ll finally see the feature get the official release for the Facebook app as well. Apart from this, Facebook also seems to be testing a new ‘Favourites’ feature that is somewhat similar to Instagram’s Close Friends. With this new feature, Facebook wants to create a platform for its users where they can share their personal stories with only those people who are added in the Favorites list.

A Reddit user posted a screenshot two months ago showing Facebook’s dark mode implementation on his Android smartphone and how it looked. He also said that the feature showed briefly and disappeared later on. He also added that it was not a forced dark mode implementation.

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Apart from this, two separate users by the name Nagesh Bande and Lock have also shared Facebook’s dark mode on their Twitter profiles. And looking at the dates of those tweets, we can just say that we are not very far away from the official release of the feature. One more thing to note, that while the dark mode for Facebook is being spotted left, right, and centre, it should be seen that all the devices were Android phones and none of them were iOS devices.

Moving on, as we mentioned above, a new Favorites feature is being tested by Facebook, which looks quite similar to Instagram’s Close Friends. First spotted by reverse engineer Jane Manchun Wong, the testing of the feature was confirmed by the company to TechCrunch. The Facebook spokesperson told the publication that the feature is a prototype and is created by the Messenger team. How this works is that you can simply add up to 10 friends to the Favorites list manually or from algorithmic suggestions. And now whenever you share a Facebook story or a post with this group, it will directly be delivered individually to them in their personal Messenger threads, instead of being posted in the dedicated stories section.

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Helping Prevent Discrimination in Ads that Offer Housing, Employment or Credit Opportunities.

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iscrimination has no place on Facebook, and our advertising policies have long prohibited unlawful discrimination. Over the last year, our auditors have released two progress updates on Facebook’s Civil Rights Audit and we reached a historic settlement with leading civil rights organizations. As part of the settlement, we introduced a new process for how advertisers based in the US, or trying to reach audiences in the US, can buy ads that offer housing, employment or credit opportunities. These ads are known as Special Ad Categories and are restricted from using the following targeting criteria: age, gender, ZIP code, multicultural affinity or any detailed options describing or appearing to relate to protected characteristics.The Latest News from Facebook for Business

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Facebook Brings WhatsApp Integration to Its Revamped Crisis Response Tool

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Social network giant Facebook is adding a WhatsApp button to crisis response tool, its disaster-reporting and communications feature where a user requests or offers help during a time of emergency. The tool is being used in 300 crises in more than 80 countries presently.

The new feature will allow people in affected areas to provide real-time information related to any disaster, TechCrunch.com reported on Tuesday.

Formerly, replies to requests on Facebook’s crisis response pages could only be sent with Facebook Messenger.

The update allow the social network to provide this information to state and local officials, as well as federal relief agencies such as Direct Relief and the National Alliance for Public Safety GIS Foundation.

Facebook is also expanding its Data for Good tools, using its data to provide relief organisations with information on where to distribute supplies, based on aggregated, anonymised data.

Additionally, Facebook is also updating its disaster maps to be more accurate in collaboration with agencies such as the International Displacement Monitoring Centre.

The new features will allow for photo and video sharing within the Crisis Response centre on Facebook.

Crisis Response originally developed out of a handful of features that help family, friends and communities support one another in the wake of a disaster.

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Facebook to Allow Transfer of Photos, Videos to Google, Other Rivals

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Facebook started testing a tool on Monday that lets users move their images more easily to other online services, as it faces pressure from regulators to loosen its grip on data. The social network’s new tool will allow people to transfer their photos and videos directly to competing platforms, starting with Google Photos. The company said it will first be available to people in Ireland and will be refined based on user feedback.

The tool will then be rolled out worldwide in the first half of 2020.

US and European regulators have been examining Facebook’s control of personal data such as images as they look into whether the tech giant’s dominance is stifling competition and limiting choice for consumers. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has reacted by calling for new rules to address “data portability” and other issues.

Facebook said that as it worked on a new set of data portability tools, it had discussions with policymakers, regulators, and academics in the UK, Germany, Brazil, and Singapore to learn about which data should be portable and how to protect privacy.

The company is developing products that “take into account the feedback we’ve received and will help drive data portability policies forward by giving people and experts a tool to assess,” Steve Satterfield, director of privacy and public policy, said in a blog post.

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