Facebook announced at its F8 global developer conference in San Francisco April 30 that it was testing the ability for developers to add its like button to their applications. The social network used its FbStart event in New York Thursday to announce that its mobile like button is now available to all Android and iOS mobile app developers.
Facebook is reminding users who access the social network via mobile devices that they have choices when it comes to auto-play videos.
Users of the recently released Hyperlapse time-lapse video application from Instagram can now use the app for selfies – or a #selfielapse, as it may be — as an update to the iOS app allows users to shoot videos via the front-facing cameras on their mobile devices.
With owners of Apple devices being able to upgrade to iOS 8 starting Wednesday, Facebook is prepared for the new mobile operating system, as well.
Apple is set to release its new mobile operating system, iOS 8, Wednesday, and Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer and social media relationship platform Hootsuite is already on board with the new share extensions feature of iOS 8 — which allows third-party applications to provide their services via the share button in iOS apps such as Safari and Photos — with its announcement of the Hootsuite Share Extension.
Facebook is testing a new feature in its flagship iOS application that appears to be inspired by similar capabilities in messaging apps such as Snapchat, if not by classic television series Mission: Impossible: Users who are part of the can schedule the deletion of their posts in advance.
Facebook took a step forward in its efforts to ease the process for developers seeking to integrate their applications with the social network, announcing the rollout “over the next few weeks” of a new app registration flow.
Registered developers on Facebook are also finding themselves on the receiving end of the social network’s hard sell of its Messenger applications, as many are seeing emails encouraging them to “enable private sharing with the message dialog.”
When Facebook held its F8 global developer conference in San Francisco April 30, its cloud-based application platform, Parse, launched iOS and Android apps to help attendees manage their F8 experiences. Parse announced Thursday that it has open-sourced the code for those apps.