Zuckerberg shows off upcoming Facebook features

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Facebook executives are showing off new features and technologies that could be added to the social network in the not-so-distant future.

Using Facebook Live, company co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg met with different groups of engineers and developers who showed off what they had created in their latest corporate Hackathon.

While some of the projects are the beginnings of large, long-term efforts, others could be available to users early in 2017.

"The Hackathon prototypes that are good break down into a few categories," said Zuckerberg. "There are what I call little features, like adding GIFs to comments. That probably will be ready to ship sometime soon. Then there are things that are more showing off what an idea might be. It shows this is a cool thing and then we have a team work on it for a month or maybe a year until it's ready to go."

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