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.
Facebook is testing a tab on users’ News Feeds, On This Day, which leads to highlights of their friends’ activity on the social network on that day in years past.
Facebook’s Mobile Monetization Push Continues With Tests Of Birthday Notifications With Gifts, Sponsored Apps In Left-Side Menu
Facebook appears to be testing two new ways to deliver ads to its mobile users, as a reader of sister blog Inside Facebook shared screenshots of a notification about a friend’s birthday with a prompt to use the social network’s Gifts feature to recognize the event, as well as a sponsored apps addition to the left-side menu.