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Send money to friends using Facebook Messenger (US only)

If you spend a lot of time talking to loved ones on Facebook's Messenger service and you don't want to go anywhere else on your smartphone or literally anywhere else, but you need to send money, your problems are now solved. The social network giant will soon allow you to send and receive money to your friends through the messaging app at no extra charge (except for the money that you send of course).

Slingshot adds “Explore” button to discover more creative people

Facebook's stand-alone photo sharing app Slingshot may not be as popular as others of their kind like Snapchat, Instagram (also owned by Facebook of course), or Flickr, but it does have its own following, and these users have been requesting for several additional features to the app. Well, they've deigned to give you one of those you've been asking for and that is to make it easier to discover creative mobile photographers from around the world.

Google submits plans for moveable, “futuristic” new digs

While a lot of offices around the world have used the Google HQ in Silicon Valley as an inspiration for their own creative, unique, sometimes weird office spaces, the tech giant seems not content with their current already awesome hub. They have submitted a proposal to the Mountain View local government to expand their existing corporate offices into block-like structures that can eventually be moved around as they expect to be moving around when they expand in the future.

Facebook might be bringing Material Design to Android app

It seems like Facebook is also giving in to Google's "gentle suggestion" of using the Material Design visual guidelines, at least based on some posted screenshots. Android users might be able to enjoy floating action buttons that look like the ones that have been seen on devices that already have already received the Lollipop update. There is no official announcement yet, but it looks like tests are underway, and it is something users can look forward to.

Facebook Legacy Contact gives options for social network afterlife

No one wants to really admit thinking about it, but we have to accept the fact that we do wonder what will become with our social media accounts when we suddenly pass away. It's a reality that we have to face, especially now that these social networks have become as natural to us as eating. The largest social network of them all, Facebook, has now introduced the Legacy Contact feature, which gives us the option to choose who will be our "emergency contact" to manage your account when you die.

Facebook Lite now available for low-end Android devices [apk download]

A new version of the Facebook app has turned up on Google Play and it is aimed directly at users who want something that uses less data and runs smoothly on low-end devices. The Facebook app can use a lot of data and that is a problem for people on limited plans. Sometimes the app can also be sluggish on devices that are on the low end of the power scale with limited performance.

Facebook At Work currently being tested, coming soon

Facebook isn't going anywhere. I think it will still be the top social network for a few more years before a new one comes along and be more popular. Some people may have stopped checking their accounts but I know a lot of people who still depend on Facebook as if life would be over if they don't open it. Oh well, you've got to admit that it's been great communicating with family and friends on Facebook. But more often that not, it has also become a place for so many trivial stuff that can be annoying at times.

Facebook requests Xiaomi as friend, but declined.

Word got out today from Reuters that Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun spoke with Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg about a potential investment seen back in October, but no terms were set in stone. Xiaomi started off as a business that sold smartphones at a low cheap cost. Those that are in business know that you can't make a profit selling at cheap margins. Apparently those that do know business, didn't know that you can actually make a killing by doing just that - and exactly how Xiaomi executed its success. Now one of the largest growing companies for smartphones and other small gadgets, the company is valued at $45 billion.

Facebook will now notify you of AMBER alerts

Being messaged of an Amber Alert on our phones is nothing new but promising in a sense that its a new way to communicate attention. Facebook announced today that they would be collaborating with the National Security for Missing and Exploited Children to send AMBER Alerts to the Facebook community. The efforts to communicate the Amber Alert would up the chances of a rescue and possibly save a life.

Facebook Trending now on mobile, with more resources

For market researchers, social media community managers and people who are just curious what people on the Internet are talking about, Facebook's Trending feature was heaven-sent when they started it back in January. The latest update now brings this to your mobile devices and there are even more ways to read and analyze the topics you want to explore, with more resources available at the swipe of your smartphone or tablet.
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