Author: Sarah Perez,Josh Constine

Facebook tests Bonfire group video chat as app and in Messenger

 Facebook has been quietly testing a new standalone group video chat app, called Bonfire, which allows up to eight friends to engage in conversation as well as use special effects, similar to those you’d find in apps like Instagram and Snapchat. But upon hands-on testing, TechCrunch has learned Bonfire also lets users join chats straight from Messenger without downloading Bonfire itself. Read More

360 Photos and Videos are coming to Facebook’s Instant Articles

 Facebook’s Instant Articles – the format that displays publishers’ content in a faster-loading, distraction-free view when accessed by Facebook users on mobile devices – are about to get more interactive. The social network announced today that these articles will now support 360 videos and photos – meaning, publishers can include 360 content in-line, which… Read More