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Facebook launches profile picture frame to celebrate International Day of the Girl

It’s high time girls around the world got some extra recognition, and Facebook is working to help make that happen. Facebook has created a special profile picture frame in honor of Oct. 11, which marks International Day of the Girl — a day meant to inspire people to work toward advancing the rights and future[…]

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In honor of Trump’s birthday, we dug up his completely real MySpace profile

To acknowledge Donald Trump’s 71st birthday, we decided the ultimate present would be to dig up his rarely seen and completely real* — honest — MySpace profile for everyone to enjoy. Sure, America knows 2017 Trump as somewhat of a Twitter snob — only communicating with his followers through 140-character-long snippets and midnight rants —[…]

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Let a stranger pick your next profile pic, seriously

“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.”  According to a new study, that’s true—and we’re not very good at recognizing which of our profile pictures others will find beautiful.  SEE ALSO: Trendsetters teach us how to pose for show-stopping Tinder profile photos In a small experiment with 102 students, researchers at UNSW Sydney in[…]

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This French Instagram profile is not what you think it is

At first sight, Louise Delage is just a normal 25-year-old from Paris who likes posting pictures of herself on Instagram enjoying a meal at a restaurant.  SEE ALSO: Instagram’s drafts feature is finally open to everyone Her profile gathered a staggering 66,000 followers in just over a month (she joined on Aug. 1). Delage’s pictures[…]

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Facebook Messenger now lets you start a chat by scanning profile codes

Becoming friends with someone on Facebook Messenger just became a lot easier.  In a new update that started to roll out Thursday, Facebook’s chat app now has Messenger Codes — circular patterns around a user’s profile photo, which can be scanned to start a chat with that person.  SEE ALSO: Universal Facebook, Instagram and Messenger[…]

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Facebook profile banner lets Aussies show support for marriage equality

Facebook is showing its rainbow colours by allowing Australians to display their support for the LGBT community’s fight for equality. On Tuesday, Facebook announced users could have their say on same-sex marriage by adding a new rainbow flag banner to their profile photos. Working with the advocacy group Australian Marriage Equality, Facebook built the frame[…]

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Facebook lets you support Paris in your profile photo with one click

In response to the tragic attacks in Paris Friday night, Facebook has added a photo filter so users can easily show their support for France. The tool allows you to quickly and easily superimpose an image of a French flag on your Facebook profile picture. See also: Live updates: Paris under attack It’s similar to[…]

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Facebook will warn you if the government is hacking your profile

A hacker or spammer can do some serious damage to your Facebook account — but what about the watchful eye of the government over your private messages? Facebook said it will begin warning users if it detects a user’s account is being targeted or compromised by a nation-state or a state-sponsored actor See also: What[…]

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Facebook’s Rolling Out a Major Update to Profiles – Including Animated Profile Images

Your Facebook profile is about to become a lot more… animated. In an official announcement, Facebook has outlined a raft of changes coming to profile layouts, including temporary profile images, a one-line bio and the ability to use animated GIFs as your profile image. Social Media Today RSS