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.
Tiles are in style in version 5.2 of Facebook for Windows Phone, as the updated application, released Monday, features a redesign of the app’s primary live tiles, and the introduction of new secondary live tiles.
Many Facebook users saw a sponsored post from the social network over the weekend that read, “Chatting just got more festive! Look out for a treat Dec. 24 through 26.”
Facebook is hosting the fourth Compassion Research Day Thursday at its headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., and the social network revealed six important trends its compassion research team discovered while partnering with researchers from Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, Yale’s Center for Emotional Intelligence, Stanford University, Northeastern University, Claremont McKenna University, and other institutions.
Facebook Android App Update Includes Privacy Settings Icon, Structured Status Updates, Ability To Edit Posts
The privacy settings icon we reported on Wednesday is part of a minor update Facebook released for its Android application, and sister blog Inside Facebook reported that the update also extends the availability of structured status updates, as well as the ability for users to edit their status updates.
Ability To Edit Posts, Comments; Emoticons For Status Updates Tested In Facebook For Android Beta 3.7
AOL in the 1990s, or Facebook in 2013? The social network is testing a new feature, code-named “host chat,” which allows users to establish chat rooms that their friends can join without invitations, Facebook confirmed to TechCrunch.
Facebook continued to ride the wave of activity spurred by LGBT Pride Month and Wednesday’s Supreme Court ruling declaring the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, teaming up with the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) to launch a new “feeling pride” emoticon.
Facebook released version 6.2 of its application for iOS devices, adding the structured status updates that were previously available only on desktop or via the social network’s mobile site, as well as the ability to edit who can see content users have shared, even if that content was shared in the past.