While there will always be an ad-supported version of Facebook that’s free to everyone, the company has been conducting market research in recent weeks to determine whether an ad-free version paid by subscriptions would spur more people to join the service.
In addition to a bunch of new bots and integrations, including Spotify and Apple Music, Facebook’s Messenger app is introducing a new curated tab to help you find bots you love and other popular content.
Facebook-owned Instagram announced Monday that users can now save their own live-streamed Instagram videos to their iPhone. You can now tap Save in the upper-right corner of a finished live video to save the broadcast to the Photos library on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. The iPhone photography app will continue to remove live videos from the interface after you’ve watched them, but you can now hold onto any video to re-watch it later. These updates require Instagram 10.12, available free from App Store.
Facebook is in talks with Major League Baseball to live stream games this season, reports Reuters. The deal would include at least one game per week, which could be accessed for free by users logged into the platform.
The move comes just a week after Facebook announced plans for a video-focused Apple TV app, as part of the social network’s efforts to push further into original programming—a strategy shared by several tech firms.