Facebook announced version 1.1 of its Paper iPhone application, with new features including notifications for birthdays and events; photo comments; group updates; and new article covers for select publishers.
Facebook released version 9.0 of its flagship iOS application, and the most prominent new feature is the ability for users to reply directly to comments on posts by pages that have enabled the feature.
Facebook is officially introducing a feature it has toyed with in simpler form in the past, as the social network announced the launch of Nearby Friends in a Newsroom post, saying that it will be available to U.S. Android and iPhone users “in the coming weeks.”
Last December, Facebook began prompting users of its flagship iOS application to download its Facebook Messenger app, and the social network also began prompting mobile users to encourage their friends who had not yet downloaded Messenger to do so. Soon, according to reports by TechCrunch and The Verge, Facebook mobile users who wish to chat will not have a choice, as messages will no longer be available in its iOS and Android flagship apps.
Facebook updated yet another mobile application, rolling out version 3.0 of its Pages Manager for iOS, with new features including the ability for page administrators to pin and unpin posts on their pages.
It’s been a busy first quarter for Facebook. From acquisitions to algorithms, there have been more than 10 new announcements in the first three months of the year, causing many brands to feel cold toward the global social site. With spring knocking on the door, here’s a breakdown of the most important changes Facebook has made to help brands flourish.
The Ideas section of Facebook’s Paper iPhone application will be the home to exclusive content from TED 2014 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Monday through Thursday as part of a collaboration between the social network and the nonprofit conference series.
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a Facebook post Thursday afternoon that he spoke with President Barack Obama to emphasize his concerns about Internet privacy intrusions by the U.S. government.
What difficulties did Engineering Manager for Paper Scott Goodson and his team encounter while developing the social network’s recently introduced iPhone application, and how did they overcome those difficulties? Goodson offered a behind-the-scenes peek in a post on the Facebook Engineering blog.