In its rush to continually evolve its product, Facebook often makes leaps forward in many areas, and sometimes that involves two steps back. But in the case of the nearly anonymous “other” folder and its complete omission from the highly touted Facebook Messenger applications, I guess the steps back sent it over a cliff — or maybe Facebook realizes how entirely useless this folder is and plans to kill it off. Wait, what “other” folder? Exactly.
How did Facebook tweak the infrastructure behind its Messenger applications to focus on mobile speed and performance? Software engineers Jeremy Fein and Jason Jenks detailed the process in a post on the social network’s engineering blog.
Facebook continued to mark National Cyber Security Awareness Month with a note on the Facebook Security page from site integrity engineer Matt Jones, detailing the steps taken by the social network to eliminate fake profiles and fraudulent activity.
Is there a change in Facebook users’ habits after they become engaged (as in engaged to each other, not to content on the social network)? Yes, according to Facebook, which said in a post on the Facebook for Business page that engaged men send 1.4 times more messages than average male users between the ages of 20 and 30, and they are also responsible for 1.2 times more wall posts and 1.2 times more check-ins. And engaged women upload 1.3 times more photos than average female users aged 20 through 30, and they also account for 1.4 times more check-ins and 1.3 times more wall posts.
Facebook users who want to send and receive messages via their iOS and Android devices will soon only be able to do so via the social network’s Messenger applications, as messaging will be removed from its flagship applications for both operating systems, Facebook confirmed to TechCrunch.
Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network Instagram introduced its Instagram Direct direct-messaging service to much fanfare last December, but mentions of the feature have been few and far between since. However, according to Instagram, rumors of the demise of Instagram Direct are premature.
How are recent college graduates using Facebook to help them tackle the challenges they are facing? The social network teamed up with research agency Firefly Millward Brown to conduct in-depth research on “a small number of participants.”
Same hoax, different date: Facebook is not overpopulated, and the accounts of inactive Facebook users will not be shut down Nov. 15. Hoax-Slayer reported that Facebook is already in the process of deleting hoax posts that suggest otherwise.