List of Facebook features

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The following is a list of software and technology features that can be found on the Facebook website and mobile app and are available to users of the social media site.

Facebook

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To mark the 30th anniversary of the GIF, Facebook has introduced a new feature enabling users to add GIFs to comments.
The Photos application allows users to upload albums and photos.

Live streaming

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In August 2015, Facebook began to allow users to live stream video.
Platforms such as Facebook Live, Periscope, Kuaishou, and 17 include the streaming of scheduled promotions and celebrity events as well as streaming between users, as in videotelephony.

Christchurch mosque shootings

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Facebook Live was also used by the perpetrator of the Christchurch mosque shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand to broadcast the attacks on Al Noor Mosque and Linwood Islamic Centre, which killed 51 people and injured 50 others.
The gunman live-streamed the first 17 minutes of this attack on Facebook Live, starting with the drive to the Al Noor mosque and ending with the drive away.

2017 Chicago torture incident

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Facebook Live was used by the perpetrators of the 2017 Chicago torture incident, wherein four black young adults kidnapped and tortured a mentally disabled white male.
The four suspects were arrested after the incident was livestreamed by one of the women on Facebook, and found guilty of hate crimes and other offenses.

Android (operating system)

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Originally developed as Facebook Chat in 2008, the company revamped its messaging service in 2010, and subsequently released standalone iOS and Android apps in August 2011.
These databases form electronic maps to locate smartphones, allowing them to run apps like Foursquare, Google Latitude, Facebook Places, and to deliver location-based ads.

News Feed

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Once clicked by a user, the designated content appears in the News Feeds of that user's friends, and the button also displays the number of other users who have liked the content, including a full or partial list of those users.
* List of Facebook features

Mark Zuckerberg

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Facebook is a social network service website launched on February 4, 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg.

EdgeRank

Using a secret method (initially known as EdgeRank), Facebook selects a handful of updates to actually show users every time they visit their feed, out of an average of 1500 updates they can potentially receive.

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On September 6, 2006, Ruchi Sanghvi announced a new home page feature called News Feed.

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"Unfriend" was New Oxford American Dictionary's word of the year in 2009.

Word of the year

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"Unfriend" was New Oxford American Dictionary's word of the year in 2009.

Facebook F8

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In September 2011, Facebook introduced "Timeline" at it developer conference, intended to revamp users' profiles in order to show content based on year, month and date.

GIF

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To mark the 30th anniversary of the GIF, Facebook has introduced a new feature enabling users to add GIFs to comments.

Emoji

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The eagerly-awaited feature can be accessed using the GIF button located beside the emoji picker.

Instant messaging

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Facebook Messenger is an instant messaging service and software application.

IOS

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Originally developed as Facebook Chat in 2008, the company revamped its messaging service in 2010, and subsequently released standalone iOS and Android apps in August 2011.

Web application

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Over the years, Facebook has released new apps on a variety of different operating systems, launched a dedicated website interface, and separated the messaging functionality from the main Facebook app, requiring users to download the standalone apps.

Voice over IP

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Complementing regular conversations, Messenger lets users make voice calls and video calls both in one-to-one interactions and in group conversations.

Videotelephony

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Complementing regular conversations, Messenger lets users make voice calls and video calls both in one-to-one interactions and in group conversations.

SMS

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Its Android app has integrated support for SMS and "Chat Heads", which are round profile photo icons appearing on-screen regardless of what app is open, while both apps support multiple accounts, conversations with optional end-to-end encryption, and playing "Instant Games", which are select games built into Messenger.

End-to-end encryption

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Its Android app has integrated support for SMS and "Chat Heads", which are round profile photo icons appearing on-screen regardless of what app is open, while both apps support multiple accounts, conversations with optional end-to-end encryption, and playing "Instant Games", which are select games built into Messenger.

Software agent

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In April 2016, it introduced an API for developers to build chatbots into Messenger, for uses such as news publishers building bots to give users news through the service, and in April 2017, it enabled the M virtual assistant for users in the U.S., which scans chats for keywords and suggests relevant actions, such as its payments system for users mentioning money.

M (virtual assistant)

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In April 2016, it introduced an API for developers to build chatbots into Messenger, for uses such as news publishers building bots to give users news through the service, and in April 2017, it enabled the M virtual assistant for users in the U.S., which scans chats for keywords and suggests relevant actions, such as its payments system for users mentioning money.

QR code

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Additionally, Facebook expanded the use of bots, incorporating group chatbots into Messenger as "Chat Extensions", adding a "Discovery" tab for finding bots, and enabling special, branded QR codes that, when scanned, take the user to a specific bot.