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Facebook Groups: Facebook’s Newest Stand-Alone App

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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.

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How Facebook Audience Insights Are Real-Time

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Facebook introduced audience insights in May as a way for brands to learn more about the audiences they target with their ads on the social network in order to refine their strategies, but what technical challenges did it face, and how were they overcome? Software engineers Deniz Demir, Islam AbdelRahman, Liang He and Yingsheng Gao answered those questions in a post on Facebook’s engineering blog.

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