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 new patent  Systems and methods for sharing content

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can provide an interface in which a content feed of a user is presented, the content feed including at least one first post that was authored by the user and that includes a first content item, wherein the interface is presented on a display... Facebook Inc

 new patent  Methods and systems for executing functions in a text field

Methods, systems, and/or devices for executing functions in a text field are described. In some embodiments, a method may comprise displaying a field in an application running on a client device and accepting entry of text containing a predefined combination of characters followed by a keyword into the field, where... Facebook Inc

 new patent  Community translation of user-generated content

Translations for items of user-generated content are received from one or more users associated with a social networking system and/or one or more machine-generated translations. Each translation may translate a content item from a source or original language to a target language. Votes regarding the suitability of the translations are... Facebook Inc

 new patent  Filtering online content using a taxonomy of objects

An online system generates a taxonomy to classify objects that resemble each other. To compare different objects against each other, the online system generates canonical form data structures to represent the objects. The online system uses the canonical form data structures to standardize unstructured information about objects, for example, objects... Facebook Inc

 new patent  Deep multi-scale video prediction

In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a plurality of input frames of a video sequence associated with a time t, training a convolutional network to predict one or more future frames of the video sequence from the plurality of input frames based on a generative model, and outputting a... Facebook Inc

 new patent  Systems and methods for providing reduced complexity rendering of user interface elements

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media can determine a depth of rendering a user interface (UI) element organized as a tree structure including one or more elements, wherein each element of the one or more elements is associated with a customary rendering logic and an alternative rendering logic. Whether... Facebook Inc

 new patent  Systems and methods for sourcing content

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can access a content feed of a user in a social networking system. At least one content item to be added to the content feed is determined. One or more content items are added to the content feed, the content items being added from... Facebook Inc

 new patent  Techniques for coordinating a messaging experience across platforms

Techniques for coordinating a message experience across platforms are described. In one embodiment, an apparatus may comprise a messaging application operative on a processor circuit to receive a request from a remote web browser to login to the messaging application. The messaging application may comprise an access code generator to... Facebook Inc

 new patent  Systems and methods for providing content

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can generate a set of candidate content items from a plurality of content items that are available in the social networking system for a first user. A corresponding score for each of the candidate content items can be generated based at least in part... Facebook Inc

 new patent  Delivering notifications based on prediction of user activity

An online system predicts the user's activity on the online system during a future time interval (e.g., the next day). The system collects activity data, such as actions that the user has taken on the system. The system predicts whether the user is likely to be active during the future... Facebook Inc

 new patent  Adjusting pacing of notifications based on interactions with previous notifications

An online system predicts the user's activity on the online system during a future time interval (e.g., the next day). The system collects activity data, such as actions that the user has taken on the system. The system predicts whether the user is likely to be active during the future... Facebook Inc

Index for electronic string of symbols

In one embodiment, a method includes accessing a string of symbols by a computing device. The string is divided into one or more string components each including at least one of the symbols, and each string component is associated with at least one string-position identifier. The string components and their... Facebook Inc

Incorporation of user-provided natural language translations in a social networking system

A social networking system determines whether a particular user is qualified to provide translations of text from a first language to a second language. The determination may include evaluation of the language competencies of the user, and also of the trustworthiness of the user as a translator, as determined based... Facebook Inc

Systems and methods for efficient data sampling and analysis

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can select a first sample set comprising one or more data elements from a dataset based on a first priority score ranking at a first time for a first analysis. A second sample set comprising one or more data elements from the dataset is... Facebook Inc

Generating offline content

In one embodiment, a method includes receiving, from a user of a client computing device and when the client computing device is disconnected from an on-line service, input associated with the on-line service. The method further includes locally storing or modifying locally stored content associated with the on-line service based... Facebook Inc

Apparatus, method and program for image search

One or more representative images extracted from an image group comprising a plurality of images is/are displayed. A part or all of the representative image or images, such as a main subject region or a background region including a search target, is/are selected from the representative image or images, and... Facebook Inc

Systems and methods for similar account determination

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can receive an indication that a user of a social networking system has interacted with a first account of the social networking system. A set of potential accounts is compiled based on account similarity criteria indicative of a similarity of each potential account to... Facebook Inc

Contact information confidence

In one embodiment, a method includes accessing identifying information for one or more endpoints of a user. Each of the endpoints corresponds to a particular communication medium. The method also includes calculating a confidence score associated with one or more of the endpoints of the user. The confidence score is... Facebook Inc

Systems and methods to identify resumes based on staged machine learning models

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media are configured to generate a relevance score for each resume of a plurality of resumes associated with job candidates based on one or more machine learning models in a first stage associated with a job pipeline of an organization, the relevance score indicative... Facebook Inc

Ultrasonic near-field communication

Systems and methods for near-field communications with a mobile device are disclosed. In one embodiment, a computer-implemented method for near-field communication may comprise: detecting, by a source device located at a point-of-sale, the proximity of a receiving device; encoding purchase data on an audio signal with one or more ultrasonic... Facebook Inc

Beamforming in antenna systems

Apparatuses, methods, and systems for beamforming in antenna systems are disclosed. A method includes determining an unconstrained analog precoding matrix (FRF,UC), wherein the unconstrained analog precoding matrix (FRF,UC) is determined based on M dominant eigenvectors of the sum of spatial channel covariance matrices of K users, and wherein K indicates... Facebook Inc

Managing digital messages across a plurality of social networking groups

One or more embodiments of the disclosure include a digital multi-group messaging system that manages digital messages across a plurality of social networking groups. In particular, in one or more embodiments, the digital multi-group messaging system detects a digital message and selects a set of social networking groups to suggest... Facebook Inc

Methods and systems for transmitting a video as an asynchronous artifact

Exemplary embodiments relate to techniques for sharing live video while maintaining an asynchronous copy of the video. According to some embodiments, a user begins to record video and shares the video with selected other users. If one of the other users opts to join the original user, the shared video... Facebook Inc

Hybrid node control

Apparatuses, methods, and systems for controlling a hybrid node are disclosed. A network includes a plurality of first nodes, wherein sectors of the plurality of first nodes are configured to simultaneously transmit wireless signals or receive wireless signals, a plurality of second nodes, wherein sectors of the plurality of second... Facebook Inc

Providing a content item from an online system to a third party system that modifies the content item for presentation in accordance with a layout specified by the third party system

An online system provides content to a third party system and allows the third party system to customize the content for presentation in conjunction with other content provided by the third party system. The third party system includes instructions in content provided by the third party system that, when executed... Facebook Inc

Detecting and remedying memory leaks caused by object reference cycles

Exemplary methods, apparatuses, and systems parse programming code to identify instructions within the programming code to allocate objects and instructions within the programming code to create, delete, and/or update references to the objects. Based upon the identified instructions, a model of memory used when the programming code is executed is... Facebook Inc

Methods and systems for testing versions of applications

A server system receives, from client devices, a first plurality of messages associated with user actions in a first version of an application. The first plurality of messages includes performance indicators relating to the first version. The method further includes receiving, from client devices, a second plurality of messages associated... Facebook Inc

Automatic placement of electronic media content items within an online document

An online system stores online documents, where each online document has a layout. The system creates augmented online documents by combining the online documents with one or more content items. The system stores client interactions with the content items, responsive to presenting the augmented online documents via a client device.... Facebook Inc

Methods and systems for deduplicating redundant usage data for an application

An exemplary method to deduplicate redundant usage data for an application includes receiving, from a first source, a first set of usage data for an application. The method further includes receiving, from a second source, a second set of usage data for the application. The method further includes comparing data... Facebook Inc

Ranking search results based on lookalike users on online social networks

In one embodiment, a method includes accessing lookalike data in response to a search query, wherein the lookalike data is associated with lookalike users with respect to the querying user, wherein the querying user corresponds to a first user-vector, the lookalike users being selected from a plurality of second users... Facebook Inc

Systems and methods for providing forecasts incorporating seasonality

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media can obtain a plurality of change points that are each indicative of a potential change in a curve relating to a metric associated with a system. A prediction model for providing forecasts relating to the metric can be generated. A seasonality model for... Facebook Inc

Generating recommendations using a deep-learning model

In one embodiment, an embedding is determined for each entity in a set of entities that is selected from a plurality of entities. Each embedding corresponds to a point in an embedding space, which includes points corresponding to embeddings of entities. The embeddings of the entities are determined using a... Facebook Inc

Systems and methods for classification of comments for pages in social networking systems

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media according to certain aspects can obtain a comment submitted by a user on a page associated with an entity. A training data set, including a plurality of comments, that indicates whether each of the plurality of comments is actionable can be determined. A machine... Facebook Inc

Selecting one or more components to be included in a content item optimized for an online system user

An online system receives multiple candidate components for including in content items to be presented to online system users. Upon identifying an opportunity to present content to a subject user of the online system, the online system dynamically generates an optimal content item for presentation to the subject user that... Facebook Inc

Generating data to predict user affinity for a component to be included in a content item optimized for an online system user

An online system receives multiple candidate components for including in content items to be presented to online system users. Upon identifying an opportunity to present content to a subject user of the online system, the online system dynamically generates an optimal content item for presentation to the subject user that... Facebook Inc

05/03/18 / #20180121966

Determining extension of credit to a user of an online system for advertising services provided by the online system

An online system allows online system users to create advertising accounts that are each associated with a user profile of a user and an amount of credit to purchase advertising services provided by the online system. To allocate more advertising accounts and/or credit to users who are unlikely to default... Facebook Inc

05/03/18 / #20180121989

Determining gift suggestions for users of a social networking system using an auction model

A social networking system provides suggestions of gifts to users for presentation to a target user for a life event of the target user. Merchants provide bids for their products. The social networking system selects products as gift suggestions based on the merchants' bids, recipient's interests, and the candidate user... Facebook Inc

05/03/18 / #20180123998

Methods and systems for assisting in creation of a new account of an online service

A user of a user device with a first account with an online service selects a contact to invite to join the online service. A server receives the selected contact to invite from the user device, and in response to receiving the selected contact, generates a second account for the... Facebook Inc

05/03/18 / #20180124438

Targeted content during media downtimes

In particular embodiments, a method includes identifying a particular show being viewed on a first display device by a user and determining that a commercial break occurs within the particular show being viewed on the first display device. The method further includes determining a second display device associated with the... Facebook Inc

05/03/18 / #20180124477

Providing interactive elements with a live video presentation

The present disclosure is directed toward systems and methods for providing a call to action in connection with a live video stream. For example, systems and methods described herein enable a broadcaster to configure one or more benefits and one or more calls to action. Systems and methods described herein... Facebook Inc

04/26/18 / #20180113753

Techniques to share application data through a messaging system

Techniques to share application data through a messaging system are described. In one embodiment, an apparatus may comprise a messaging component operative to receive a message package from a messaging service at a messaging client on a client device, the message package addressed from a source messaging account and addressed... Facebook Inc

04/26/18 / #20180113851

Universal translation

A likely source language of a media item can be identified by attempting an initial language identification of the media item based on intrinsic or extrinsic factors, such as words in the media item and languages known by the media item author. This initial identification can generate a list of... Facebook Inc

04/26/18 / #20180113913

Techniques for device configuration of prospective contacts using messaging history information

Techniques for device configuration of prospective contacts using messaging history information are described. In one embodiment, an apparatus may comprise a client front-end component operative to receive a client inbox request for a user account from a client device, the user account for a communication system; and send an ordered... Facebook Inc

04/26/18 / #20180113944

Determining information describing objects maintained by an online system by applying rules to input received via a form provided by the online system

An online system provides one or more forms on which users provide information to the online system. A form includes various fields configured to receive input from the user. While entering information on a form presented by a client device, the client device transmits a request for content to the... Facebook Inc

04/26/18 / #20180114054

Accessibility system

In one embodiment, a method includes capturing one or more images of a physical environment surrounding the first user; determining that one or more of the images comprises a face; generating a facial image by cropping a region of the image comprising the face; sending instructions to perform facial recognition... Facebook Inc

04/26/18 / #20180114069

Systems and methods for determining video feature descriptors based on convolutional neural networks

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can acquire video content for which video feature descriptors are to be determined. The video content can be processed based at least in part on a convolutional neural network including a set of two-dimensional convolutional layers and a set of three-dimensional convolutional layers. One... Facebook Inc

04/26/18 / #20180114090

Systems and methods for analyzing rendered content

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can obtain data corresponding to a first content item. The first content item can be rendered for display. The first content item can be presented through a display interface. A screenshot image of the display interface can be captured while the first content item... Facebook Inc

04/26/18 / #20180114252

Determining accuracy of a model determining a likelihood of a user performing an infrequent action after presentation of content

An online system selecting content items for presentation to its users accounts for likelihoods of users performing actions associated with content items when selecting content items. The online system maintains models determining likelihoods of users performing various actions. If a content item is associated with an action that infrequently occurs,... Facebook Inc

04/26/18 / #20180115479

Determining explicit and implicit user biases for search results on online social networks

In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a query input, parsing the query input to identify one or more n-grams, determining a search bias of the first user with respect to the query input, the search bias being determined based on an explicit bias and an implicit bias of the... Facebook Inc

04/26/18 / #20180115509

Location aware sticky notes

In one embodiment, a request to share a message is received from a first user. The request includes a first location, the message, and note-access criteria for sharing the message based on one or more groups of second users. A particular second user is identified having a second location that... Facebook Inc

04/26/18 / #20180115622

Systems and methods for providing personalized content

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can generate a set of candidate content items from a plurality of content items that are available in the social networking system, wherein one or more of the candidate content items are to be included in a personalized content stream for a first user.... Facebook Inc

04/26/18 / #20180115625

Methods and systems for auto-completion of anonymized strings

A proxy server receives, from a client device, a partial query entered at the client device. The partial query includes a first substring of a full query. The first substring is replaced with a first anonymized string that is correlated with the first substring. The first anonymized string is forwarded... Facebook Inc

04/26/18 / #20180115630

Systems and methods for providing personalized content

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can generate a set of candidate content items from a plurality of content items that are available in the social networking system, wherein one or more of the candidate content items are to be included in a personalized content stream for a first user.... Facebook Inc

04/26/18 / #20180115631

Determining a primary user of a client device and propagating settings of the primary user from the client device to an online system

An online system propagates settings from a user's client device to the online system itself for the user. If multiple users of the online system use the client device, the online system propagates settings of a primary user of the client device to the online system, but does not propagate... Facebook Inc

04/19/18 / #20180107342

Message composition indicators

The present disclosure is directed toward systems and methods for providing and dynamically adjusting message composition indicators. The disclosed systems and methods provide users of electronic messaging systems, such as electronic messaging systems, with information regarding the message composition activities of other users.... Facebook Inc

04/19/18 / #20180107381

Systems and methods for selecting a symbol input by a user

In one embodiment, a method includes providing for display a first set of touch-screen keys corresponding to a first set of symbols; providing for display, at least partially underneath the first set of touch-screen keys the first set of touch-screen keys, a second set of touch-screen keys corresponding to a... Facebook Inc

04/19/18 / #20180107479

Methods and systems for determining relevant changes in an api

Methods, systems, and/or devices for determining relevant changes to an API are described herein. In one aspect, a server system receives a request from a client to compare two versions of an API. A comparison of the two versions, and any intervening versions, of the API is performed by a... Facebook Inc

04/19/18 / #20180107649

Multi-media context language processing

Technology is disclosed that improves language processing engines by using multi-media (image, video, etc.) context data when training and applying language models. Multi-media context data can be obtained from one or more sources such as object/location/person identification in the multi-media, multi-media characteristics, labels or characteristics provided by an author of... Facebook Inc

04/19/18 / #20180107665

Systems and methods for determining recommendations for pages in social networking systems

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media according to certain aspects can obtain a goal associated with a page provided by a social networking system. Potential recommendations for the page can be determined based on a first machine learning model. The potential recommendations can be ranked based on a second machine... Facebook Inc

04/19/18 / #20180107741

Systems and methods for providing a service directory for automatic search engine indexing

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can present a service directory landing page comprising a plurality of selectable service category options associated with a plurality of pre-defined service categories. A search results page is presented, including one or more search results based on search criteria. Each of the one or... Facebook Inc

04/19/18 / #20180107742

Systems and methods for providing service directory predictive search recommendations

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can train a machine learning model to determine predictive search recommendation based on search prediction information. Search prediction information associated with a user is provided to the machine learning model. A predictive search recommendation is presented to the user based on the machine learning... Facebook Inc

04/19/18 / #20180108171

Systems and methods for content streaming

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can obtain a spherical media content item that captures at least one scene from a plurality of different positions. A three-dimensional shape having a plurality of faces is determined, each face being associated with a respective set of original boundaries. A respective set of... Facebook Inc

04/19/18 / #20180109150

Joint selection of antennas and transmission power level for wireless energy transfer

Apparatuses, methods, and systems for jointly selecting a plurality of antennas and a transmission power level, for transmitting a wireless energy transfer (WET) signal from a base station to a device are disclosed. One apparatus includes a base station, wherein the base station includes a plurality of N antennas configured... Facebook Inc

04/19/18 / #20180109465

Methods and systems for determining and using characteristics of network carriers in connection with access requests

A server system receives, from a first user device through a first network carrier, a request to access content. One or more characteristics of the first network carrier are determined from the request, including at least one of an identity of the first network carrier and a network type of... Facebook Inc

04/19/18 / #20180109486

Managing for-sale group postings

The present disclosure is directed toward systems and method for managing social networking system for-sale groups. For example, systems and method described herein identify sale listings within social networking system for-sale groups and aggregates the identified sale listings into a personal town square for a particular social networking system user.... Facebook Inc

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04/19/18 / #20180109536

Maintaining a limited user profile for social networking system users unable to establish a user profile

A social networking system maintains a limited user profile associated with a user of the social networking system who does not satisfy one or more criteria for the social networking system to maintain a user profile. The limited user profile includes information describing the user and allows the user to... Facebook Inc

04/19/18 / #20180109537

Assigning a level of trust between entities in an online system for determing whether to permit an action requested by an entity

An online system assigns a level of trust between a requesting entity and a target entity based on connections between users of the online system associated with the requesting entity and users of the online system associated with the target entity in response to receiving a request from the requesting... Facebook Inc

04/19/18 / #20180109578

Household device-user graph for delivering content

An online system generates a household device-user graph, which links one or more household devices in a household with one or more users, each of whom having a user profile in the online system. The household device-user graph can be used for effective content delivery to users of the online... Facebook Inc

04/19/18 / #20180110007

Selection of an adc for each rf chain of a remote radio head unit

Apparatuses, methods, and systems for selecting an ADC for each RF chain of an RRU are disclosed. One embodiment of the RRU includes a plurality of antennas and a plurality of RF chains configured to receive a plurality of wireless signals, A plurality of outputs of the RRU connected to... Facebook Inc

04/12/18 / #20180101540

Diversifying media search results on online social networks

In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a query of a first user; retrieving videos that match the query; determining a filtered set of videos, wherein the filtering includes removing duplicate videos based on the duplicate videos having a digital fingerprint that is within a threshold degree of sameness from... Facebook Inc

04/12/18 / #20180101586

Indexing and retrieval of a large number of data objects

A data structure with large amount of data is organized such that each entry is a data object having a plurality of indexing fields that contain derived data from data sources that are constantly updated. To update the data structure with minimal latency, a system retrieves data from the data... Facebook Inc

04/12/18 / #20180101774

Systems and methods for suggesting content

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can train a machine learning model to output respective scores for content items based at least in part on information describing a user, wherein a score for a content item measures a likelihood that the user will select the content item to be included... Facebook Inc

04/12/18 / #20180101863

Online campaign measurement across multiple third-party systems

Disclosed is an online system providing a fair measurement platform for people-based measurement of performance of an online campaign across different third-party systems that eliminates bias for certain third-party systems. The online system determines the measurable portion of the online campaign, where this is a portion of the campaign for... Facebook Inc

04/12/18 / #20180102844

Intensity-modulated direct detection with multi-channel multi-beaming

Optical communication systems and methods using coherently combined optical beams are disclosed. A representative system includes a first data source for sending first data at a first frequency of a first optical beam to a first aperture, and at a second frequency of a second optical beam to a second... Facebook Inc

04/12/18 / #20180103004

Reengaging website visitors with social networking system electronic messages

The present disclosure is directed toward systems and methods for reengaging website visitors via a social networking system. For example, in accordance with one embodiment, a social networking system receives information regarding a user-triggered event associated with a merchant webpage, utilizes the received information to generate an electronic message from... Facebook Inc

04/12/18 / #20180103005

Systems and methods to prompt page administrator action based on machine learning

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media are configured to receive values associated with features corresponding to an instance involving a page of a social networking system and an administrator of the page. The values associated with the features are applied to a machine learning model. A probability that the... Facebook Inc

04/12/18 / #20180103006

Systems and methods for sharing content

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can determine that at least one image has been captured using the computing device, wherein one or more individuals are represented in the image. An identity of at least a first individual of the one or more individuals represented in the image is determined,... Facebook Inc

04/05/18 / #20180095505

Self-contained circuit board actuator

A self-contained circuit board actuator including a pivot bearing connectable to a circuit board and an actuator lever pivotably coupled to the pivot bearing. The lever is moveable between a closed position and an open position. A pair of opposed pawls extend from a first end of the lever and... Facebook Inc

04/05/18 / #20180095606

Methods and systems for managing a user profile picture associated with an indication of user status on a social networking system

A client device receives from a user, in an application associated with a social networking service provided by a server system, a first user input for creating a first post on a social networking system. In response to the first user input, a plurality of icons for selection by the... Facebook Inc

04/05/18 / #20180095616

Controls and interfaces for user interactions in virtual spaces

In one embodiment, a method includes sending information configured to render a virtual space on a display device associated with a first user, the virtual space comprising a virtual room; receiving an input from a first user selecting a particular virtual object; calculating a score for a set of interactive-surface... Facebook Inc

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04/05/18 / #20180095617

Controls and interfaces for user interactions in virtual spaces

In one embodiment, a method includes sending information configured to render a virtual space on a display device; receiving a first input from a first controller device, wherein the first controller device is associated with a first location on a body of a user; sending information configured to render a... Facebook Inc

04/05/18 / #20180095618

Controls and interfaces for user interactions in virtual spaces

In one embodiment, a method includes sending information configured to render a virtual space on a display device; receiving a request from a first user to initiate a meeting with a second user; sending a notification to the second user regarding the request; receiving a response from the second user,... Facebook Inc

04/05/18 / #20180095633

Three-dimensional user interface

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can present a first view of a three-dimensional user interface to a user, the first view representing a first portion of a three-dimensional space of the three-dimensional user interface. A first user input is received to modify the first view. The first view is... Facebook Inc

04/05/18 / #20180095634

Shared three-dimensional user interface with personal space

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can present a shared three-dimensional computing environment to a plurality of users. A personal space associated with a current user is presented to the current user. The personal space comprises one or more content items visible only to the current user. A first content... Facebook Inc

04/05/18 / #20180095635

Controls and interfaces for user interactions in virtual spaces

In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a gaze input from a gaze-tracking input device associated with a user, wherein the gaze input indicates a first focal point in a region of a rendered virtual space; determining an occurrence of a trigger event; causing a hit target associated with the... Facebook Inc

04/05/18 / #20180095636

Controls and interfaces for user interactions in virtual spaces

In one embodiment, a method includes sending information configured to render a first view of a virtual space on a display device associated with a user, wherein the virtual space has a first location associated with a first social-commentary item and a second location associated with a second social-commentary item,... Facebook Inc

04/05/18 / #20180095637

Controls and interfaces for user interactions in virtual spaces

In one embodiment, a method includes sending information configured to render a virtual space on a display device associated with a first user, wherein the virtual space provides a virtual experience to the first user; receiving a pause input from the first user to enter a pause mode; and causing... Facebook Inc

04/05/18 / #20180095648

Controls and interfaces for user interactions in virtual spaces

In one embodiment, a method includes sending information configured to render a virtual room on a display device associated with a user, wherein the virtual room comprises a representation of the first user; receiving an input from the first user selecting a content item; sending information configured to render the... Facebook Inc

04/05/18 / #20180095649

Controls and interfaces for user interactions in virtual spaces

In one embodiment, a method includes sending information configured to render a virtual space on a display device associated with a first user; sending information configured to render a social-commentary item in the virtual space, wherein the social-commentary item is rendered within a region of the virtual space, the region... Facebook Inc

04/05/18 / #20180095998

Methods and systems for using hints in media content tagging

Techniques to allow a social networking system to provide hints when a user tags an image. In one embodiment, a comment associated with an image to be tagged by a user of a social networking system is received. A hint based on the comment that is suggestive of at least... Facebook Inc

04/05/18 / #20180096071

Search ranking and recommendations for online social networks based on reconstructed embeddings

In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a query inputted by a user; identifying one or more objects matching the query; generating a reconstructed embedding of the query based on one or more term embeddings associated with one or more of the n-grams of the query, respectively; calculating, for each... Facebook Inc

04/05/18 / #20180096251

Systems and methods for providing feed page updates in a social networking system

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media can determine one or more user-related metrics relating to each page of a plurality of pages associated with an administrator based on a first machine learning model. One or more recommendations relating to each page of the plurality of pages can be determined... Facebook Inc

04/05/18 / #20180096378

Monitoring dormant accounts for resurrection in an online system

An online system manages online accounts for a number of content providers and monitors them for lack of activity. For such online accounts, the online system determines whether the content provider of the account had a content item that performed relatively well, e.g., as measured by comparing the past performance... Facebook Inc

04/05/18 / #20180096390

Systems and methods for promoting content items

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can determine at least one content item to be promoted to one or more users. One or more tokens that describe the content item are determined. A set of interests are determined based at least in part on the one or more tokens using... Facebook Inc

04/05/18 / #20180096504

Controls and interfaces for user interactions in virtual spaces

In one embodiment, a method includes sending information to render a first reticle on a display device, the first reticle being superimposed over a rendered virtual space, wherein the reticle is directed at a first focal point on a region of a rendered virtual space; receiving an input to move... Facebook Inc

04/05/18 / #20180096505

Controls and interfaces for user interactions in virtual spaces

In one embodiment, a method includes receiving an input indicating an intent of a first user to access one or more virtual tools in a rendered virtual space; calculating a score for each of a set of virtual tools, the score being based on a current context, wherein the current... Facebook Inc

04/05/18 / #20180096506

Controls and interfaces for user interactions in virtual spaces

In one embodiment, a method includes sending information configured to render a virtual room on a display device associated with a user, wherein the virtual room comprises a visual representation of the user and a virtual mirror that displays a virtual reflection of the visual representation of the user; receiving... Facebook Inc

04/05/18 / #20180096507

Controls and interfaces for user interactions in virtual spaces

In one embodiment, a method includes sending information configured to render a virtual space on a display device, the virtual space comprising a virtual representation of a first body part of a first user; sending information configured to render a first virtual device that is associated with the representation of... Facebook Inc

04/05/18 / #20180096508

Controls and interfaces for user interactions in virtual spaces

In one embodiment, a method includes sending information configured to render a virtual space on a display device associated with a first user, wherein the virtual space comprises a virtual room; receiving one or more notifications associated with the virtual room; calculating, for each of the one or more notifications,... Facebook Inc

04/05/18 / #20180096526

Controls and interfaces for user interactions in virtual spaces

In one embodiment, a method includes sending information configured to render a ground-level view of a virtual space on a display device associated with a first user, wherein the virtual space comprises a representation of the first user at a first spot corresponding to a first location in the virtual... Facebook Inc

04/05/18 / #20180097697

Systems and methods for providing adaptive experimentation of contextual configurations in a social networking system

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media can determine a first plurality of configurations associated with a context relating to users. A respective first weight for each configuration of the first plurality of configurations that reflects a probability of the configuration improving performance associated with a metric can be determined.... Facebook Inc

04/05/18 / #20180097745

Network switches configured to employ optical or electrical interfaces

Introduced here are several embodiments of network switch modules having interfaces designed to enable use of different voltages or currents. Accordingly, a network switch may be able to support both optical interfaces and electrical interfaces on the same printed circuit board (e.g., a line card or a fabric card). In... Facebook Inc

04/05/18 / #20180097764

In-application notifications

In one embodiment, a method includes receiving, by a mobile device associated with a user from one or more computing devices associated with a social-networking system, content for a notification and instructions to display the notification in a user interface of the application, and displaying the content for the notification... Facebook Inc

04/05/18 / #20180097769

Systems and methods for providing communication items from an entity associated with a social networking system

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media can define a communication item associated with a social networking system, including a plurality of parameters that are each associated with one or more possible values. A plurality of variants of the communication item can be determined based on values associated with the... Facebook Inc

04/05/18 / #20180097800

Identifying users based on federated user identifiers

An online system receives a variety of identifiers associated with a user of the online system and generates a federated list of identifiers for the user that includes each of the received identifiers. Identifiers may be browser identifiers, device identifiers, Internet protocol address, personally identifiable information, or a user identifier... Facebook Inc

04/05/18 / #20180097815

Predicting characteristics of users of a third party system that communicates with an online system and determining accuracy of the predicted characteristics

An online system maintains characteristics for its users and may access characteristics of users maintained by a third party system. The online system may select content for a user of the third party system based on characteristics maintained by the third party system. If the third party system does not... Facebook Inc

04/05/18 / #20180097856

Methods and systems for controlling access to presentation devices using selection criteria

Methods, systems, and/or devices for controlling access to and presenting content on presentation devices based on selection criteria are described herein. In one aspect, a server system receives requests to access a presentation device from a plurality of user devices. A request corresponding to a user device of the plurality... Facebook Inc

04/05/18 / #20180097866

Architecture for augmenting video data obtained by a client device with one or more effects during rendering

A video effects application executes on a client device having an image capture device and receives video data captured by the image capture device. The video effects application extracts information from the captured video data and stores the extracted information as metadata associated with the captured video data. For example,... Facebook Inc

04/05/18 / #20180098059

Controls and interfaces for user interactions in virtual spaces

In one embodiment, a method includes receiving first visual information associated with at least a portion of a 360-degree perspective; determining that the first visual information is not sufficient to render a complete 360-degree perspective on a display device associated with the first user; retrieving second visual information; and sending... Facebook Inc








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