Facebook has made its focus on producing stand-alone applications more than clear in recent weeks, but two of its pre-Facebook Creative Labs efforts, Poke and Camera, are now history, as the social network has removed them from the iTunes App Store.
Cross-platform mobile messaging company WhatsApp, which was acquired by Facebook in a $19 billion deal last month, sneaked a unique way to potentially grow its user base into the update to its Android application.
Facebook released version 2.0 of its Pages Manager for iOS application, adding features such as photo filters and stickers, but removing insights such as clicks and people talking about this, as well as other features, albeit temporarily.
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has always said that his goal for the company is to connect the world. With Facebook being the social network of choice in 127 countries across the globe, it is doing a pretty good job so far. However, its work is far from done. It’s up to devices powered by Google’s Android to continue Facebook’s international vision.
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 testing another stand-alone application for launch, which would join Facebook Messenger and Camera, and the new app, set to launch in the coming weeks, is similar to real-time picture chatting app Snapchat, according to AllThingsD.
Earlier this week, Facebook released an update for its iOS application, integrating popular features from the stand-alone Camera and Messenger apps. On Friday, the site’s engineering team shared how they use these apps to see what shutterbugs and messaging mavens like best before they tweak the main app.
Facebook made more progress in the mobile gifting arena Monday, as the social network announced that the newest update of its iOS application will include Gifts, for users in the U.S., at least. In this version of Facebook’s Apple app, the site also upgraded its Messenger and Camera features. The Next Web reported that some users are experiencing problems with this update, but a Facebook spokesperson told AllFacebook that the issues have been resolved.