How can nonprofits take advantage of the new application released by Facebook Tuesday, Facebook Groups? Lauren Van Horn, who works on strategic partnerships for nonprofits and causes for the social network, offered some tips in a post on the Facebook Media blog.
Co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has gone out of his way to mention Facebook’s groups feature during the company’s earnings calls for the third quarter of 2014 and fourth quarter of 2013, hinting during the latter that a stand-alone application might be forthcoming. Forthcoming is now here, as the social network announced the launch of its Facebook Groups app in a Newsroom post Tuesday, saying that the app is available in all countries, for iOS and Android.
A few Facebook users found a loophole within the post via email feature of groups. Luckily, instead of exploiting this, they let Facebook and The Next Web know. Hackers can tweak the “from” field to their victim’s email address to post text and photos as a member of a group. Facebook told The Next Web that while it knows about this issue, there’s not much it can do.
Companies are figuring out every way to maximize the Facebook experience while users are online, but what about when they’re not logged in? A new project called Yearly Leaf is conducting an experiment in social permanence: by connecting with Yearly Leaf, Facebook users can order a moleskin-bound book recapping a year of their life on the social network.
Facebook wants to let you know when messages are seen. Now it also wants to let you know when Facebook groups’ posts are seen. The company announced Wednesday that you can now see exactly who views each post.
Facebook group users can now shield their conversations against prying eyes with a new Google Chrome extension that encrypts posts.
With the announcement of the new Facebook Groups last month, it was only natural Docs.com would quickly incorporate this capability. So here it is!