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Facebook launches new VIRTUAL shop that lets you buy anything online – just like Amazon

Facebook launches new VIRTUAL shop that lets you buy anything online – just like Amazon

FACEBOOK is introducing a new shopping tab to its main app, just like Instagram.

The Facebook Shop feature can turn current pages selling items into a place were you can buy products without going to a different website.


Facebook is getting a new shopping tab[/caption]

Facebook has also been working on making it easier for you to search for specific products and product colours by using artificial intelligence.

Businesses will get new tools to customise their ‘Shops’, including different layout options.

Facebook and Instagram users in the US will be able to use a new ‘Checkout’ feature to shop inside both apps.

Checkout can also remember your financial information so you can quickly use it again next time you shop.


US users will soon be able to buy products without leaving the app[/caption]

New chat support will allow users to talk with businesses over Messenger and Instagram Direct.

The ability to also message them via WhatsApp is said to be coming soon.

This is all good news for businesses who already have large social media followings.

It will also be useful for Facebook users who want a simpler way to shop online.

The new shopping features have started rolling out in the US now.

We have asked Facebook for comment on when the feature will be coming other countries.

How does Facebook’s user rating system work?

Facebook told The Sun that this is how the system works…

  • Facebook works to fight fake news by using machine learning systems
  • These automated systems predict articles that its human fact-checkers should review
  • Facebook developed a process that protects against people “indiscriminately flagging news as fake”, attempting to game the system
  • One of the indicators used in this process is how people report articles as false
  • For instance, if someone previously gave Facebook feedback that an article was false, and then that article was confirmed false by a fact-checker, that person’s future feedback would be weighted more positively
  • This is reflected in an invisible score or rating, which changes depending on the quality of a person’s ratings
  • So if someone reports news as false regularly, and that news is rated as true, that person’s future reports will be rated lower than someone with a higher score
  • Facebook says this is an effective way to fight misinformation
  • Facebook says that people often report something as false because they disagree with a story, or are trying to target a particular publisher
  • Attempts to game this feedback are why Facebook can’t rely on the reporting system as a totally accurate indicator
  • Facebook told The Sun that the rating is specific to its fake news team, and that there’s no unified score that is like a credit rating used everywhere

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