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  • Facebook tests an ephemeral feature
  • Facebook tests an ephemeral feature
    BMW Guggenheim Lab (2012) ©

Facebook tests an ephemeral feature

The ephemeral social network Snapchat is now more popular than Twitter among Millennials, the group that Facebook lost a large portion of in 2014. In an attempt to win them back, and move with the times, Facebook are reportedly trialing disappearing self-destructing posts.



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