The Chat Heads feature of Facebook’s Home overlay for Android was added to the Facebook Messenger application for that platform, and the social network also added permissions for Home to its flagship Android app.
Facebook is working to correct a pair of bugs, with one affecting users’ ability to display events they are attending on their Timelines, and the other preventing them from viewing their search histories on the social network. UPDATE: The bug affecting search histories has been corrected, according to Facebook.
Websites with Facebook’s like button and comments plugin, fear not: Your popularity is not plummeting. Facebook is in the process of fixing a bug that reset like counts and made comment threads disappear on those pages.
Facebook averted another close call on the security front, as the Facebook Security team was able to close a loophole, reported by developer Nir Goldshlager, which would have enabled hackers to gain full control over any Facebook accounts.
Users of Facebook’s Camera iOS application might want to make sure they have updated to version 1.1.2, as Facebook confirmed a bug in older versions that created a security loophole.
Facebook is currently dealing with a bug involving its groups, which has resulted in some users being resubscribed to groups they previously left, without any actions being taken by the affected users or the administrators of the respective groups.
Facebook continues to ramp up its support for the Android platform, putting its own take on dogfooding — defined on Wikipedia as “a slang term used to reference a scenario in which a company (usually, a software company) uses its own product to demonstrate the quality and capabilities of the product” — with “Droidfooding” posters appearing throughout its headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif.
Facebook giveth, and Facebook taketh away: Just one week after pages’ like totals began dropping due to the social network’s purge of fake profiles and likes, reports surfaced of like totals increasing due to links sent in private messages, and not to users actually liking pages. Facebook responded that it was working to fix a bug in its social plugins, and that the totals being impacted were actually on counters that measure likes and shares.
Call the exterminator: Another Facebook bug was discovered, this one involving users of the social network not being able to delete posts on their walls by other users whom they have blocked.
Following its second-quarter earnings call last Thursday, Facebook filed its 10-Q quarterly document with the Securities and Exchange Commission Tuesday, addressing, among other topics, increased mobile usage, revenue from game developer Zynga, and the status of various lawsuits.