Facebook announced a change aimed at giving users more detailed information about games, directing users who click on game stories in News Feed or in the right-hand sidebar, or game recommendations, directly to the games’ app details pages, rather than to the games themselves.
A reader of sister blog Inside Facebook shared a screenshot in June of a sidebar module titled, “Get Important News,” with links to three news-related sites. The social network appears to be expanding on that test, as AllFacebook reader Yan Yanko Kotliarsky shared the screenshot above, which featured a different design for the Get Important News module, as well as a “Games You May Like” module.
They’re not quite video ads, but developers of applications and games for Facebook can now include videos in their App Details pages in the social network’s App Center, in order to give potential users a flavor of what the apps and games are like.
On the same day Facebook expanded its Facebook for Business page to eight more countries and 11 additional languages, the social network also announced a redesign of its Facebook Developers website.
I work with NARR8, a free-to-use application and digital publisher of interactive eBooks. Last month, NARR8 launched its extensive catalog of motion comics, graphic novels, and educational periodicals on Facebook’s App Center — a huge milestone for us, since this made NARR8 the first motion comics application to launch on the world’s No. 1 social network. Today, I’d like to talk about what led us to this success, our first month’s progress on Facebook, and the support that the social network has offered us during the transition from mobile to social.
Facebook’s messaging system isn’t optimal for transferring large files. Pipe looks to solve that problem. Pipe, an application that is set to launch Wednesday, allows Facebook users to easily send files of up to 1 gigabit to each other. If the person receiving the file isn’t on Facebook, users can still send 100-megabit files to be received once their Facebook friend logs on.
Facebook will announce Wednesday afternoon how well it did financially in the first quarter of this fiscal year. The company has been aggressive about rolling out ad products, and it deepened its relationship with firms such as Datalogix to give advertisers better purchasing data. Let’s take a look at what others think ahead of Wednesday’s earnings call.