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Facebook: Amplifying Black-Owned Businesses on Instagram
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Facebook: Amplifying Black-Owned Businesses on Instagram

We’re making it easier for people to discover Black-owned businesses directly on Instagram. Businesses based in the US with Shops on Instagram will now be able to designate as Black-owned and display a “Black-owned” label.  In the last year, the Instagram community has come together in support of Black-owned businesses, and businesses have found creative…

Facebook: Portraits of Pride | Celebrating Allyship
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Facebook: Portraits of Pride | Celebrating Allyship

Sean Snyder and Adrian Stevens grew up dancing at powwows, but they were disqualified from a Sweetheart Special dance that required participating pairs to consist of a male and a female. The couple, which identifies as Two Spirit and non-binary, became determined to increase visibility and representation of Two-Spirit relations. By being open about their…

Facebook: New Ways to Shop for Products You Love Across Our Apps
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Facebook: New Ways to Shop for Products You Love Across Our Apps

Shops is expanding to WhatsApp and Marketplace
 Shops ads solutions will help businesses personalize the shopping journey 
 New technologies like Instagram visual search and AR Dynamic Ads will power the future of shopping. Today, we’re announcing new ways to shop across our apps, along with solutions for businesses to personalize shopping with ads, and…

Facebook: Advancing AI to Make Shopping Easier For Everyone
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Facebook: Advancing AI to Make Shopping Easier For Everyone

Facebook AI is on a quest to build the world’s largest shoppable social media platform, where billions of items can be bought and sold in one place. As a key milestone toward this goal, we’re sharing details on how we’ve improved and expanded GrokNet, our breakthrough product recognition system. Now, it’s powering new applications on…

Facebook: How We’re Helping Fight Climate Change
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Facebook: How We’re Helping Fight Climate Change

Today, we released our 2020 Sustainability Report, showing the progress we made on our sustainability goals. We’re proud that we met our goals of reaching net zero emissions and 100% renewable energy for our global operations. We also reduced our greenhouse gas emissions by 94% from 2017 levels, exceeding our goal of a 75% reduction. …

Facebook: Live Audio Rooms and Podcasts on Facebook
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Facebook: Live Audio Rooms and Podcasts on Facebook

Today we’re rolling out Live Audio Rooms and podcasts, as part of our plans to bring social audio experiences to Facebook. Public figures and select Facebook Groups in the US can create Live Audio Rooms on iOS, and select podcasts will be available to listeners in the US. In the coming weeks, we’ll expand the…