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Facebook's live video service gets more emotional (The 3:59, Ep. 23)

Today we discuss Facebook's new video tools, WhatsApp's added encryption and our social-network pet peeves.

Facebook wants to get us to start oversharing on video, too.

The social-network's Live video feature, which lets folks broadcast live from their smartphones, got a handful of new tools, including more "reaction" buttons, such as Love and Wow, as well as filters like sepia tone. Facebook needs to keep building more features onto Live to keep up the competition with Twitter's Periscope and another potential live-streaming services coming from Google's YouTube.

As part of our Facebook-themed show today, we also talk about Facebook-owned WhatsApp messaging service bolstering its encryption and all the stuff you do that people hate on Facebook.

The 3:59 gives you bite-size news and analysis about the top stories of the day, brought to you by CNET Executive Editor Roger Cheng (who starts parental leave today), Senior Writer Ben Fox Rubin and producer Bryan VanGelder.

Facebook's live videos service get more emotional (The 3:59, Ep. 23)


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