Facebook is integrating voice messaging more and more on its mobile applications. After offering it on both Android and iOS versions of its Messenger app, the social network installed it on the newest update of the Android native app. However, it’s only available for private messages. A new app, GroupVox, brings voice messaging to Facebook groups and events.
Many media moguls use a content curator called Storify, which gathers social media reactions to certain topics or events in order to put together story streams. It’s effectively used most through Twitter and Facebook, but it has been discovered that Storify can pull posts from private Facebook profiles, too.
Is Facebook preparing to allow pages to create and manage groups, which can currently only be done by individual users? Developer Tom Waddington uncovered some evidence hinting that this may be in the works.
Tired of seeing notifications from groups you haven’t checked or posted in for quite some time? Facebook has a way to fix that now. According to sister site Inside Facebook, the site is giving users the ability to turn off notifications from friends and groups with which they haven’t interacted in a while.
Facebook’s newly revamped Android application was rebuilt with a focus on speed, and startup oStream wants to help users of devices on that operating system access their content on the social network even faster.
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 is testing an expansion of the pinning feature on pages’ timelines to groups, allowing group administrators to pin multiple posts, unlike timeline for pages, where only one post can be pinned at a time.
Facebook is continually changing its privacy settings, trying to give users more control over what they want to share and with whom. But still, even with the most stringent settings in place, personal information can find a way out. The Wall Street Journal examined how Facebook changed the lives of two gay college students, when a classmate added them to a public group for other gay choir singers at the school — an action that was shared on the students’ news feeds.