Facebook announced a thorough revamp of its Slingshot photo- and video-sharing application, including photo filters, the ability to follow users and automatically see their shots, private photo and video reactions to shots and the option to share shots on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and other apps.
Facebook made its mobile like button available to all iOS and Android application developers in early October, and software engineer Karthik Subramanyam highlighted its use by musiXmatch and Runtastic in a post on the social network’s developer blog, which also offered some tips from early adopters of the mobile like button.
SocialCode, a Facebook Strategic Preferred Marketing Developer, released a new report aimed at helping brands use Facebook advertising to promote awareness and continue the process all the way through to driving sales.
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.
Facebook appears to have tweaked the status update interface in its iOS application, moving the functionality for tagging friends, adding activities from structured status updates and checking in to buttons located at the top, adjacent to users’ profile pictures.