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Facebook perks up Live video by copying ideas from other appsWill color filters and floating hearts get users to broadcast more live video? Also, Amazon expands Prime Now, and learn why WhatsApp's encryption is a big deal.
What will get more people to use Facebook Live? How about photo filters? I'm Bridget Carey. This is your CNET update. [MUSIC] It's a busy day for social media news, so let's start with changes at Facebook. Facebook's live streaming videos are getting new features to liven up broadcasts So to speak. Now you can tap on those reaction emojis while watching a video. And whenever someone taps an icon, it'll float by on the screen in real time for the broadcaster to see. It's just like those hearts on Twitter's Periscope video app. But But Facebook's icons bounce across and they can be a combo of hearts, thumbs up, and faces. And in an attempt to copy some of that instagram, and snapchat's magic, you could also add color filters to videos such as a black and white filter. In the future they also want to let you write on the video. Now live videos from your phone are growing trend, but you know what else is hot right now? Encryption, and Facebook owned WhatsApp is getting lots of buzz for adding more end to end encryption to messages which prevents the company or any other agency. From seeing your chats. WhatsApp did have high level encryption for a while now for text messages, but it just expanded the protections to more areas, like group messages and photo messages. Even as government agencies are putting pressure on tech companies to loosen encryption for data collection and investigations. You have WhatsApp and others pushing encryption as an important feature to win over consumers. Security is a selling point. Right now, end-to-end e-mail encryption is messy for people to do on their own. So if you want to check securely, you'll have to turn to a phone app. If you're interested in others, you want to check out the signal app. That also encrypts phone calls. Meanwhile at Twitter, there's a new button on the mobile app that lets you easily share someone's Tweet in a direct message chat. This is part of Twitter's mission to grow as a private messaging tool. And for you social crafters out there, the marketplace Etsy is starting a new service for sellers. It's called Pattern by Etsy and those that make things like jewelry or furniture can pay $15 a month to have their own websites to show off [INAUDIBLE] online shopaholic should be pleased that Amazons Prime Free Same day delivery service is expanding to eleven more cities in the U.S. The Same day delivery of Amazon Prime Now began last year in May. You have to Shop on a Prime Now app to get the option, but Blomberg reports that it could come to the main site next month.Thats all for this tech news roundup but you can find us on all the social I'm actually Facebook living right now. Woo, look at that. If you wanna see a behind the scenes look at this episode, just find me on Facebook. From our studios in New York, I'm Bridget Kerry. [MUSIC]