Friday, March 27, 2015

Technology: Facebook is expanding its short message service from – Berliner Morgenpost

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03.27.15, 02:45

Facebook is expanding its short message service Messenger with new features significantly from .

How to facilitate linkages with other apps sharing animated images, videos and other multimedia content, such as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced. Also, the US group wants to encourage companies to take advantage of the short message service messages to their customers and, for example, receive even complaints.

could With the success of the expansion plans Facebook bring users to spend more time on his platform and move parts of their daily communication, for example, from the e-mail in the Messenger. Facebook has about 1.4 billion worldwide users, the Messenger comes to over 600 million.

The Facebook applications get a new video player. The online network is increasingly offering to upload videos directly to itself and thus enters into competition with the Google-sharing website YouTube. In addition, video advertising is becoming the focus, and app developers get free software tools to evaluate the activity of its users.

Zuckerberg announced at the developer conference F8 in San Francisco also that Facebook will soon be 360 ​​degree videos to be supported. This will, in future, technology play behind the 3D glasses Oculus a role that allows immersion in virtual worlds.

Facebook had Oculus 2014 around two billion bought dollars (1.8 billion euros). Zuckerberg hopes that the technology is employed in entertainment and learning. A studio is already experimenting with animated short films for the glasses. So far, however, it is only offered in a kit for developers. When consumers can buy it, is unclear.

  Source: AP

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