Facebook announced an update for its iPad application, in which a new column was added on the right-hand side of News Feed, which includes birthdays, events, and four new sections aimed at promoting engagement with trending topics, videos, and games.
Facebook announced version 1.1 of its Paper iPhone application, with new features including notifications for birthdays and events; photo comments; group updates; and new article covers for select publishers.
At various points over the past year, the Internet has been aflutter with the idea that Facebook is having trouble attracting younger users to its platform. However, recent statistics from PrivacyGuard, an identity-theft-protection company, show that these claims may be overstated. In fact, there appears to be a direct correlation between a person’s age and the likeliness that they’re on Facebook.
WhatsApp Co-Founder and CEO Jan Koum responded to users’ privacy concerns following Facebook’s $19 billion acquisition of the cross-platform messaging company last month with a blog post titled, “Setting the Record Straight.”
Some Facebook iOS users who installed the social network’s most recent update, version 7.0, received access to a new feature, Highlights, under a new tab, People.
Facebook continues to treat users’ name days the same way it treats their birthdays, as some users are seeing notifications for name days in the right-hand-corner of their News Feeds, right above birthdays.
Will Facebook soon see an explosion of posts wishing its users a happy Name Day, similar to what already happens with birthdays? Reader Thodoris Konsoulas shared the screenshot above of the social network prompting him to add his Name Day so it can be celebrated, Facebook-style.
Facebook’s work week got off to a rousing start, as many users, including this writer, experienced issues that ranged from being unable to access their accounts to receiving error messages when attempting to update their statuses, like, comment, or post on other users’ Timelines.