The platform also reintroduced Facebook browser hallmarks like Zynga’s Words with Friends, in a bid to revitalize, to a small extent, the kind of meteoric engagement those companies enjoyed back the early days of mobile gaming. Facebook says that in certain territories it now has more than 50 games available.
As part of the expanded rollout of Instant Games, Facebook is also introducing turn-based play, first announced back at its F8 developer conference last month, with the ability for game makers to integrate leaderboards and tournaments. Words with Friends is one of the first titles to make use of these features, as Zynga tries to regain some influence in the mobile gaming sector after failing to make the jump from Facebook to iOS and Android. To help tie the whole strategy together with Facebook’s investment in bots — it launched a Messenger bot store last month, too — the company will use automated software to encourage players to try new games and to compete for higher scores.
Facebook has implemented a new photo-matching technology to ensure people can’t re-share images previously reported and tagged as revenge porn — intimate photos of people shared without their consent.
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Facebook’s plan to copy everything that made Snapchat successful is finally reaching its final form with the launch of stories in the main Facebook app. You can now share stories with your Facebook friends and see what your friends have been up to for the past 24 hours.
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Are we building the world we all want?” That’s a question often reserved for the lips of presidents and religious leaders, and too rarely asked by CEOs. But technology has risen as a force that unites us, alongside government and faith. So too must captains of industry rise to accept their opportunity of influence, for the betterment of humanity in one of its most volatile moments.
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