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Facebook iOS Gains 'Initial View' For 360-Degree Photos, Data Saver Coming to Messenger

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Facebook recently announced that users are now able to select the "initial view" for 360-degree photos when uploading pictures to the iOS, Android, and Chrome for Desktop Facebook apps. Prior to the update, Facebook would randomly choose a section of the 360-degree photo to showcase on the service, so now users can personally select the best section to show their friends and family (via The Next Web).

To do this, before posting users simply have to drag around the photo on mobile, or select "Edit" on desktop, to find the area of the picture they want to be the initial viewpoint for anyone scrolling through their Facebook feed. Whenever the initial view is clicked on, the full 360-degree photo will be showcased with more detail.

"In the coming weeks," the company will also rollout album support for 360-degree photos, as well as the ability to post them into multimedia status updates, "i.e. when you want to post a combination of 360 photos, regular photos, 360 videos and regular videos at once."
We've heard you loud and clear and we're excited to roll out the ability to set the initial field of view on your 360 photo on iOS, Android and Chrome for desktop. To change the view, simply upload a 360 photo, then, before posting, move your photo around by dragging with your finger or select Edit on desktop and move the mouse until you've reached the desired view. Your friends will now see this angle of your photo when you post to Facebook. Please note, we have not enabled zoom with this feature.
Additionally, it was recently reported that the social network is running a beta test for a "data saver" feature on its separate Facebook Messenger app. When a user is on cellular data, and data saver is turned on, the mode acts as a barrier between the user and unwanted media downloads within messages by letting them tap and select every photo and video they want to download, and ignore the ones they don't.

Ordinary text messages are unaffected by the mode, which also includes a setting that tells the user how much data is being saved. Normally, Facebook Messenger downloads all content within a message without user consent, so Facebook hopes data saver could be a way for users on low-data plans to avoid going over their rates. Right now, data saver is being tested on Android, but the feature is expected to eventually make it to iOS as well.

Article Link: Facebook iOS Gains 'Initial View' For 360-Degree Photos, Data Saver Coming to Messenger
 

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Facebook is the next MySpace.

Zuckerberg was clever enough to take money and hide it in a shell company. I mean, charitable fund for his child.

First thing I'll do with all those billions is work as a philantropist. There will be no poor hookers in the world!
 
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acearchie

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Facebook is the next MySpace.

Why do you believe this?

I understand that Snapchat is stealing a chunk of the market but with 1.7bn on FB, 1bn on messenger and whatsapp EACH(!), I think it's here to stay.
 
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miknos

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Why do you believe this?

I understand that Snapchat is stealing a chunk of the market but with 1.7bn on FB, 1bn on messenger and whatsapp EACH(!), I think it's here to stay.


Facebook is wearing out and most of the posts are copy-paste of useless clickbait content. Instagram/Snapchat at least has more original content and show what people want (visuals).

Facebook makes money showing ads. They scam people thinking the ads reach people but they don't. See here an example:

Facebook is a bad marketing tool. People spend an average of 3 seconds on their videos (source: L2inc).


Eduardo Saverin was clever. Renounced his citizenship and went to Singapore. For Zuckerberg, It was complicated; Since all his fortune was linked to the Facebook shares. If it goes down, he could've lose his billions. If he sold his shares, people will think he doesn't "believe" in the company. That's why he "donated" the money he made to his daughter's charity (shell company).

Facebook is popular but I would stay away from his shares. Warren Buffet was polite when he said he didn't invest on Facebook because he doesn't understand the business.
 
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