October 25, 2018




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  • Facebook is building a standalone product called Lasso where users can record and share videos of themselves lip syncing or dancing to popular songs.

  • Facebook launches Candidate Info, featuring thousands of direct-to-camera vertical videos where federal, state and local candidates introduce themselves and explain their top policy priority, qualifications and biggest goal if they win office

  • Facebook confirms that it’s building augmented reality glasses.

  • Facebook has this week announced a new range of music features, which includes a new option to add your favorite song to your profile, and pin it to the top, just below your display name.

  • Twitter's experimenting with a range of new features which are aimed at prompting users towards more active participation on the platform.