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Larger-Than-Life Designs for the Biggest Party on Earth with...

Blog Instagram - Vie, 02/09/2018 - 20:24

Larger-Than-Life Designs for the Biggest Party on Earth with @alexiahentsch

To see more of Alexia’s designs, follow @alexiahentsch on Instagram.

“I do something in the line between fashion and costume,” explains Alexia Hentsch (@alexiahentsch). The costume designer splits her time between London and Rio de Janeiro, where she was born. For the past two years, she has created custom pieces for Rio’s Carnival celebrations. “I love Carnival. I think it’s difficult not to,” says Alexia. “It’s a celebration of joy, which doesn’t exist anywhere else in the world on such a large scale. The whole country has checked out to go to a party. It’s kind of nuts.”

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Seun Adigun is Taking the First Nigerian Athletes to the Winter...

Blog Instagram - Vie, 02/09/2018 - 18:04

Seun Adigun is Taking the First Nigerian Athletes to the Winter Olympics

The Winter Olympics (@olympics) are taking place in Pyeongchang, South Korea, February 9-25. Tune in as we spotlight competing athletes from around the world.

Nigerian-American athlete Seun Adigun (@seun_msamazing) and her teammates are making history. They’re the first African bobsled team to qualify for the Winter Olympics. “It feels absolutely amazing,” says Seun, who was born in the U.S. to Nigerian immigrant parents. “It’s surreal on a daily basis.” Seun, the driver on her team of three, found bobsledding through track and field, which she’d competed in at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Years later, after countless hours of training on both dry land and the ice track, she’s taking her bobsled team to compete in #Pyeongchang2018. And once the games are over, Seun, who lives in Houston and just graduated with a degree in chiropractic work, wants to continue working with Olympians. “I plan to open my chiropractic practice along with a high-performance injury prevention and rehabilitation facility for elite-level athletes.”

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A New Investment in Community Leaders

Facebook - Vie, 02/09/2018 - 12:00

By Jennifer Dulski, Head of Groups and Community, and Ime Archibong, Vice President, Product Partnerships

Today at the Facebook Communities Summit Europe, we announced the Facebook Community Leadership Program, a global initiative that invests in people building communities. Facebook will commit tens of millions of dollars to the program, including up to $10 million in grants that will go directly to people creating and leading communities.

In addition, we introduced new tools for group admins and the expansion of our London-based engineering team that builds technology to help keep people safe on Facebook.

More than 300 community leaders from across Europe came together today in London including Blind Veterans UK, an advocacy organization that provides practical and emotional support to blind veterans and their families; Donna Mamma, a support group for mothers in France to share advice and information; Girl Skate UK, which celebrates and brings together the female skateboarding community; High Society PL, a group of sneaker enthusiasts who bond over their shared passion; and Berlin Bruisers, Germany’s first gay and inclusive rugby club.

Facebook Community Leadership Program

Community leaders often tell us that with additional support they could have more impact. The Facebook Community Leadership Program is designed to empower leaders from around the world who are building communities through the Facebook family of apps and services. It includes:

  • Residency and Fellowship opportunities offer training, support and funding for community leaders from around the world.
    • Up to five leaders will be selected to be community leaders in residence and awarded up to $1,000,000* each to fund their proposals.
    • Up to 100 leaders will be selected for our fellowship program and will receive up to $50,000* each to be used for a specific community initiative.
  • Community Leadership Circles bring local community leaders together to meet up in person to connect, learn and collaborate. We piloted three circles in the US in 2017 and will be expanding globally this year.
  • Groups for Facebook Power Admins, which we currently run with more than 10,000 group admins in the US and UK, are expanding to more members to help them share advice with one another and connect with our team to test new features and share feedback.

Applications are now open for the residency and fellowship. To learn more and apply, visit

New Tools for Group Admins and Members

Group admins want to keep their communities safe, organized and engaged. Today we added four new features to support them.

  • Admin tools: Admins can now find member requests, Group Insights and more together in one place, making it easier to manage groups and freeing up more time for admins to connect with members.
  • Group announcements: Group admins want to be able to more easily share updates, so we’re introducing group announcements to let admins post up to 10 announcements that appear at the top of their group.
  • Group rules: Keeping communities safe is important. Now admins can create a dedicated rules section to help them effectively communicate the rules of the group to their members.
  • Personalization: Each community has its own identity — now admins can add a personalized color that is displayed throughout their group.

Expanding London Engineering Team for Community Safety

A team of engineers across the globe builds technologies that help keep our community safe and secure. London is home to Facebook’s largest engineering hub outside of the US, and by the end of 2018, we will double the number of people working in London on these issues.

Our engineering work on community safety includes the following:

  • Detecting and stopping fake accounts: Working to make sure Facebook is a community of people who can connect authentically with real people.
  • Protecting people from harm: Reducing things like harassment and scams that can happen in the real world and on Facebook, by building better tools to spot these issues and remove them.
  • Improving ways to report content: Making it easier for people to give us feedback about things that shouldn’t be on our platform, which works in conjunction with our automated detection.

People find meaning and support in community, online and in person. The programs and tools we announced today are designed to help the admins who lead these communities to grow and strengthen bonds among members. We are inspired by these leaders and look forward to continuing our efforts to support them.

*The final payment amount in USD may vary due to potential exchange rate fluctuation at the time of payment. At the time of announcement, $1,000,000 USD equates to approximately €810,000 Euros or £718,000 GBP; $50,000 USD equates to €40,500 Euros or £35,900 GBP.


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Peeling Back the Layers with Artist @chebmoha To see more of...

Blog Instagram - Jue, 02/08/2018 - 20:01

Peeling Back the Layers with Artist @chebmoha

To see more of his work, follow @chebmoha on Instagram.

Twenty-five-year-old Cheb Moha (@chebmoha) was born in Iraq, raised in Libya and Canada, then couch-surfed his way across Europe and the Middle East. He’s settled (for a moment) in the United Arab Emirates. “I have never encountered a place that was boring to me,” says Moha, whose first photos were made with an old film camera and a roll of expired film. “The pictures were really bad,” he admits. But he’d found a way of connecting with people around the world. “It’s a very intimate thing to ask someone, ‘Can I take your picture?’ It created a lot of friendships, a lot of relationships and opportunities.”

From those opportunities, he’s built a career as a stylist, art director and photographer, with his images now hanging on gallery walls at GPP Week, the Dubai-based photo festival organized by @gulfphotoplus. “I’m peeling back the layers of where I am and going beyond the confines of how things are usually seen,” he says.

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Making Moves with Dancer @yoe.apolinario Throughout...

Blog Instagram - Mié, 02/07/2018 - 19:40

Making Moves with Dancer @yoe.apolinario

Throughout #BlackHistoryMonth, celebrated during February in the United States and Canada, we’re highlighting next-generation creatives of color who are shaping the future of their communities. Each of the featured accounts was selected by writer, curator and activist Kimberly Drew (@museummammy).

“Yoe Apolinario (@yoe.apolinario) invites you into her creative growth and uses her platform to highlight other dance communities around the world,” says Kimberly of the professional dancer who is based in Los Angeles. “I found a video of Yoe dancing alongside SHEstreet (@sheopatra_jones) on [singer] Diana Ross’ Instagram. In the video, they are both in suits and busting out some of the most fly, futuristic dance moves I’ve seen in a long time. While following Yoe’s account, I was exposed to the beauty and strength of Instagram’s dance community. Yoe is fierce, committed and she’s invited us all along for the ride.”

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Shifting Perspectives with Los Angeles-Based Brand...

Blog Instagram - Mar, 02/06/2018 - 20:41

Shifting Perspectives with Los Angeles-Based Brand @nosesso

Throughout #BlackHistoryMonth, celebrated during February in the United States and Canada, we’re highlighting next-generation creatives of color who are shaping the future of their communities. Each of the featured accounts was selected by writer, curator and activist Kimberly Drew (@museummammy).

“I have to start by saying I want every single thing that they make,” says Kimberly Drew (@museummammy) of the Los Angeles-based brand No Sesso (@nosessola), led by designer Pierre Davis. “This desire comes from the fact that I feel like the clothes were made for me, all of me: a black queer woman. As a brand, No Sesso invites us all to feel like we can belong. Italian for ‘no sex or gender,’ I was totally sold when my friend shared their account with me. No Sesso totally shifts how many people think about what fashion can do. I can’t wait to see what they do next.”

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Safer Internet Day: Teaching Children to Safely Engage Online and Supporting Parent Conversations

Facebook - Mar, 02/06/2018 - 14:40

By Antigone Davis, Global Head of Safety

Every year on Safer Internet Day we recognize the importance of internet safety and the responsible use of online technology. This year, Safer Internet Day features a call to action focused on creating a better internet for everyone, including younger generations. As a company that reaches people around the world, we’re taking this call to action to heart.

Creating a better internet for kids starts with empowering parents. The fact that that parents see themselves as the best judges of how their kids should use technology helped guide our development of the Messenger Kids app. Parents control their kids’ accounts and contacts through the Messenger Kids Controls panel, creating a safer and more controlled environment for their kids to talk to trusted contacts.

As a mom and Facebook’s Global Head of Safety, I know how overwhelming it can be to raise a child in an increasingly digital world. So this year to mark Safer Internet Day, we want to help parents start a conversation with their children about technology and the choices they make when they go online.

Tips to Keep Kids Safe

We often hear that parents aren’t sure how to approach these topics with their kids. To make it easier, we’ve compiled some tips to jump-start the conversation.

  • Let your child know the same rules apply online as they do offline. Just as you’d tell your child to look both ways before crossing the street or to wear a helmet while riding their bike, teach them to think before they share online and how to use the security and safety tools available on apps and devices.
  • Be a good role model. The saying that children will “do as you do, not as you say” is as true online as it is offline. If you set time restrictions on when your child can use social media or be online, follow the same rules yourself.
  • Engage early and often. Data suggests that parents should be a part of what their children are doing online as soon as they start to participate. Consider adding them as a friend them when they create a social media account or an account on a messaging app, and have conversations with them often about what they’re doing and who they are talking when they go online.
  • Set the rules and know the tools. When your child gets their first tablet or phone and starts using apps, it’s a good time to set ground rules. It’s also a great time to take them through the basics of the tools available on the app. For instance, teach them how to report a piece of content and how to spot people who don’t have good intentions.
  • Ask your children to teach you. Children are often even more in touch with the newest apps and sites than adults, and they can be an excellent resource. The conversation can also serve as an opportunity to talk about issues of safety, privacy and security.

Listening to Parents

We recently conducted a survey of parents to get a fuller and clearer understanding of their attitudes toward technology. The survey found that:

  • 64% of parents trust themselves the most to guide their child’s technology use.*
  • 77% of parents say they are the most appropriate to determine how much time their child spends using online technologies.
  • 77% of parents say they are the most appropriate to decide the right age for their child to use online digital technologies.

When creating products for kids, we know we have to get it right. That means going beyond the basics of complying with child privacy laws. It’s why we we’ve been talking to thousands of parents and top experts in the fields of child development, online safety and children’s media. It’s also why we’re investing in further research about kids and technology.

We’ve committed resources to partner with independent academics on research studies about kids, tweens and teens and technology. Our goal is to better understand the connection between young people’s well-being and how they use digital technology. We will also convene conversations with stakeholders over the course of this year, beginning with our Global Safety Network Summit in Washington, D.C., this March.

Introducing Parent Conversations: A New Section of the Parents Portal

We want to provide parents with information to make the decisions that are best for their families.

Today we’re launching a new section of our Parents Portal where parents can find the latest information from child development experts, academics, thought leaders and people at Facebook about topics related to kids and technology. We’ll post videos and Q&As, as well as interactive polls so parents can express their voice in these important conversations. To visit Parent Conversations and find tips on keeping your kids safe online in today’s digital age, visit

*In February 2018, Facebook conducted an unbranded survey with an online panel provider. The participants were a nationally representative sample of 275 US parents of 6th – 12th graders and 604 children aged 8-17.

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Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPillusion Weekend Hashtag Project...

Blog Instagram - Mar, 02/06/2018 - 03:43

Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPillusion

Weekend Hashtag Project is a series featuring designated themes and hashtags. For a chance to be featured, follow @instagram and look for a post every week announcing the latest project.

The goal of #WHPillusion was to take photos and videos that create optical illusions. Each week, we feature some of our favorite submissions from the project, but be sure to check out the rest here.

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Meet the Tiny Adventuring Companions of @encolhiaspessoas For...

Blog Instagram - Dom, 02/04/2018 - 20:13

Meet the Tiny Adventuring Companions of @encolhiaspessoas

For more stories from the Brazilian community, follow @instagrambrasil.

(This interview was conducted in Portuguese.)

Some say the world is small. For Renan Viana’s micro characters (@encolhiaspessoas), it’s gigantic. In 2014, the 28-year-old photographer found a box of miniature figures in an antique shop in Belém, Brazil. Renan customized each with paint, glaze and glue then started taking photos of them on wild adventures. “The miniature figures are my companions to discover new places,” he says. “I carry a few around in a little box, and whenever I go out, I set up scenes on my walks. But I plan more specific scenes in advance.”

“Taking pictures of such little ‘people’ on the street draws a lot of attention,” says Renan. “Some people pass by without understanding what I’m doing, while others stop and get closer until they realize what’s going on. Once I had to cover a figure with my hand so that it wasn’t crushed. I ended up hurting my hand, but the figure was OK.”

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This Friends Day, Show Gratitude for Your Closest Friends

Facebook - Dom, 02/04/2018 - 15:00

By Mike Nowak, Product Director, Goodwill

Think through your closest friends. Is there someone who always has your back? Someone who never forgets your birthday? Or perhaps someone you consider your very best friend…aka your bestie?

February 4 is Friends Day, a day to show gratitude for all the important people in your life. To help you celebrate, you will see a message from Facebook at the top of News Feed wishing you a Happy Friends Day with a personalized Friends Awards video.

After the short video you can create and share your own Friends Awards — pre-made or by creating your own from a template, like “Bestie,” “Great Listener” and “Knows How to Make Me Laugh.”

For those who want to participate in other ways, there are three unique Camera filters for people to share.

Facebook will also celebrate Friends Day with a series of short films that highlight five remarkable friendships from around the world.

From the beginning, Facebook has been about connecting with your friends, which is why we’re inspired to see more than 750 million new friendships formed on Facebook each day. We hope everyone will take time this weekend to show a little gratitude.

Check out Friends Awards and all the Friends Day films at

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Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPillusion Weekend Hashtag Project...

Blog Instagram - Vie, 02/02/2018 - 23:23

Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPillusion

Weekend Hashtag Project is a series featuring designated themes and hashtags chosen by Instagram’s Community Team. For a chance to be featured on the Instagram blog, follow @instagram and look for a post every week announcing the latest project.

This weekend, the goal is to take photos and videos that create optical illusions, like this hand-created eye trick from Aakash Nihalani (@aakashnihalani). Here are some tips:

  • Play with scale and move around to find new perspectives within a single frame. For example, photographing a puddle low to the ground can turn it into an ocean.
  • Let props help. A cleverly placed mirror or some sleight-of-hand card tricks can elevate a simple illusion to double take-worthy.
  • Make magic by playing with both artificial and natural light. Use a flashlight to draw the eye toward a specific element of an image or incorporate the setting sun’s long shadows into your illusion.

PROJECT RULES: Please add the #WHPillusion hashtag only to photos and videos taken over this weekend and only submit your own visuals to the project. If you include music in your video submissions, please only use music to which you own the rights. Any tagged photo or video taken over the weekend is eligible to be featured next week.

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@kingtutat Shares His Love of Tutting To see more of his moves,...

Blog Instagram - Vie, 02/02/2018 - 20:22

@kingtutat Shares His Love of Tutting

To see more of his moves, follow @kingtutat on Instagram.

For more than a decade, Jung SungKap (@kingtutat) has moved and sought inspiration in unexpected places. “I find new ideas the most when looking at kinetic art,” says the 28-year-old from Seoul, South Korea. “After looking at the moves, I think how I could express those with my body.” With a focus on the street dance known as tutting, inspired by drawings of ancient Egyptians, you can find Jung practicing with friends, developing and recording new sequences and sharing his passion by teaching dance classes.

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@kidsofimmigrants Celebrates Diversity While Inspiring...

Blog Instagram - Jue, 02/01/2018 - 21:23

@kidsofimmigrants Celebrates Diversity While Inspiring Communities

To learn more about the brand, follow @kidsofimmigrants on Instagram.

The first-generation Americans behind the clothing line Kids of Immigrants (@kidsofimmigrants) want to inspire children in their community. “Diversity IS American,” says Weleh Victor Dennis, who co-founded Kids of Immigrants (KOI) with Daniel Buezo. Weleh was born in California; his parents are from Liberia. Daniel is originally from New York; his parents are from Honduras.

Sparked by the tradition of street vendors in their immigrant-rich Los Angeles neighborhood, the entrepreneurial duo launched KOI in 2016. “Our main principle since the beginning was to spread love and power to people and spark creativity,” says Daniel. “KOI isn’t a political statement — it’s literally who we are.”

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Introducing Type Mode in Stories Today, we’re introducing...

Blog Instagram - Jue, 02/01/2018 - 18:04

Introducing Type Mode in Stories

Today, we’re introducing “Type” mode in stories, a new way to share anything that’s on your mind with creative text styles and backgrounds — no photo or video required. Now, you can turn your most random thoughts into something colorful and expressive.

When you open the camera, you’ll see “Type” next to “Normal” under the record button. Tap “Type” and write whatever comes to mind — your favorite lyrics, a silly thought or a random idea — and play with different styles to change the look and feel. Then, you can pick different background colors, highlight words and phrases or add a background photo.

You can also use the new styles when adding text to any photo or video. And, like everything else you share to stories, it’ll disappear from the app after 24 hours.

To learn more, check out the Instagram Help Center. These updates are available as part of Instagram version 30 for iOS in the Apple App Store and for Android in Google Play.

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Facebook Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Results

Facebook - Mié, 01/31/2018 - 22:37

Click here for details on Facebook’s financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2017.

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In Seoul, @leekangbin91 Makes Delicious (Drinkable) Art To see...

Blog Instagram - Mié, 01/31/2018 - 21:06

In Seoul, @leekangbin91 Makes Delicious (Drinkable) Art

To see more of Lee’s creations, follow @leekangbin91 on Instagram.

Coffee lovers in Seoul, South Korea, are lucky to have Lee Kang-bin (@leekangbin91) taking orders. The barista and entrepreneur started C. Through Café “to meet new people and share good memories” and is determined to expand the horizons of coffee art with simple ingredients like chocolate sauce, chocolate powder and food dye. “I try to break away from the stereotype that it only looks pretty. It’s the most rewarding feeling when customers say it looks pretty and also tastes good.”

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Today’s #WeeklyFluff: Meet Leia, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier...

Blog Instagram - Mar, 01/30/2018 - 20:12

Today’s #WeeklyFluff: Meet Leia, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier Puppy

Follow @leia.staffy on Instagram to keep up with Leia’s daily adventures.

Hello, world! Today’s #WeeklyFluff is all about Leia (@leia.staffy), a 7-month-old Staffordshire bull terrier who lives in Sweden. “I would describe Leia as fearless, curious, happy, adventurous and extremely cuddly!” says Leia’s human, Ellie, who teaches children with autism and ADHD, and one day plans to certify Leia as a therapy dog. “Right now, Leia works with me as a school dog,” she says. “She helps the kids stay motivated in school and listens to them when they need to talk.” When she’s not in school, Leia loves romping around in nature. “She LOVES snow,” says Ellie. “She loves to eat, play and run around in it - everything!”

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Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPsmile Weekend Hashtag Project is a...

Blog Instagram - Mar, 01/30/2018 - 01:08

Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPsmile

Weekend Hashtag Project is a series featuring designated themes and hashtags. For a chance to be featured, follow @instagram and look for a post every week announcing the latest project.

The goal of #WHPsmile was to take photos and videos of smiles. Each week, we feature some of our favorite submissions from the project, but be sure to check out the rest here.

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News Feed FYI: More Local News on Facebook

Facebook - Lun, 01/29/2018 - 21:00

By Alex Hardiman, Head of News Product and Campbell Brown, Head of News Partnerships

People tell us they come to Facebook to connect with friends. They also say they want to see news about what’s happening in the world and their local community. This month, we’ve announced changes to prioritize posts from friends and high-quality news sources. Today, we’re updating News Feed to also prioritize local news so that you can see topics that have a direct impact on you and your community and discover what’s happening in your local area.

We identify local publishers as those whose links are clicked on by readers in a tight geographic area. If a story is from a publisher in your area, and you either follow the publisher’s Page or your friend shares a story from that outlet, it might show up higher in News Feed.

To start, this change is taking effect in the US, and we plan to expand to more countries this year. You can always choose which news sources, including local or national publications, that you want to see at the top of your feed with our See First feature.

What This Means for Publishers
As we announced earlier this month, we expect the amount of news in News Feed to go down as we focus on meaningful social interactions with family and friends over passive consumption. We are prioritizing local news as a part of our emphasis on high-quality news, and with today’s update, stories from local news publishers may appear higher in News Feed for followers in publishers’ geographic areas. This change is one of the many signals that go into News Feed ranking. For more, see our Publisher Guidelines.

There are no constraints on which publishers are eligible, which means large local publishers will benefit, as well as publishers that focus on niche topics like local sports, arts and human-interest stories. That said, small news outlets may benefit from this change more than other outlets, because they tend to have a concentrated readership in one location.

This is just the beginning of our efforts to prioritize high-quality news. This update may not capture all small or niche-interest publishers at first, but we are working to improve precision and coverage over time. All of our work to reduce false news, misinformation, clickbait, sensationalism and inauthentic accounts still applies.

Our Commitment to Local News
We’ve worked closely with local publishers through the Facebook Journalism Project over the last year, visiting newsrooms around the world to provide training and support for journalists, as well as building products that work for their publications and readers. Local news publishers participated in the majority of our collaborative product tests in 2017, including support for subscriptions in Instant Articles; call-to-action units, which are prompts for readers to like a publisher’s page or sign up for an email newsletter; and a new breaking news format in News Feed.

In addition to prioritizing local news, we are also testing a dedicated section on Facebook that connects people to news and information in their community, called Today In. We are testing this in six US cities and plan to expand in the coming months.

These efforts to prioritize quality news in News Feed, including this local initiative, are a direct result of the ongoing collaboration with partners. Our goal is to show more news that connects people to their local communities, and we look forward to improving and expanding these efforts this year.

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