Facebook announced that it updated its service health dashboard for developers to give them more up-to-date information about the status of its developer services and application-programming interfaces.
Application developers that serve the same industries likely have similar needs, so Facebook announced Friday that it created industry pages on its developers site for the following industries: e-commerce, entertainment, games, photos and travel.
The 2014 college football season is in full swing, with teams already moving up and down the AP poll, and marketing cloud technology provider Unified did some polling of its own, ranking the preseason top 10 teams in the AP poll in terms of Facebook engagement.
Facebook is testing a new feature in its flagship iOS application that appears to be inspired by similar capabilities in messaging apps such as Snapchat, if not by classic television series Mission: Impossible: Users who are part of the can schedule the deletion of their posts in advance.
Facebook began testing the ability for Power Editor users to preview News Feed ads as early as last September, and the social network confirmed to sister blog Inside Facebook that it began rolling out the feature and other changes to Power Editor last week, with all Power Editor users receiving the updates “over the next few weeks.”
Hyperlapse, the new time-lapse video application from Instagram, has only been available since late August, but it has already found its way into a music video by Fall Out Boy, by way of agency Beutler Ink.
Facebook took a step forward in its efforts to ease the process for developers seeking to integrate their applications with the social network, announcing the rollout “over the next few weeks” of a new app registration flow.
The latest update to Facebook’s Slingshot photo- and video-sharing application eliminated the app’s most prominent and most controversial feature, as users can now sling their shots as locked or unlocked, eliminating the need for recipients to sling their own shots before viewing the shots they receive.
Facebook Thursday announced the rollout of Privacy Checkup, a tool aimed at helping users better control who sees their content, which the social network began testing as early as March and officially introduced in May.