Facebook released version 6.2 of its application for iOS devices, adding the structured status updates that were previously available only on desktop or via the social network’s mobile site, as well as the ability to edit who can see content users have shared, even if that content was shared in the past.
Reports continue to circulate that Facebook’s mobile applications are draining the batteries of users’ devices, so Kevin Purdy, who writes the Mobilize! blog for IT World, reminded readers of an old solution — using Facebook’s mobile site as an alternative to its apps.
Graduation season is upon us, and with that in mind, Facebook offered a few tips on how graduates can use some of its features, including activity log, Graph Search, and messaging via desktop or its Facebook Messenger mobile applications.
Facebook extended its relationship with email, text, and cross-channel messaging operations provider Message Systems, and the social network will continue its use of the Momentum platform to power its messaging features.
Facebook page administrators, beware: There is no such thing as a “Fan Page Verification Program,” and following the instructions in the messages that claim to originate from Facebook Security will lead to login details being compromised as part of a phishing scheme.
Many of Facebook’s more than 1 billion monthly active users would agree — the site is great, but could use some improvement. As users complain about ads, a cluttered and confusing interface, and several other things, there are a few things that Facebook could implement to make the site much more palatable. Here are five innovations (some possible, some rather imaginative) that we think would improve Facebook.
Who doesn’t love a good shortcut, especially when it comes to Facebook and other social networks? Social analytics firm Quintly compiled a list of shortcuts for Facebook — as well as Twitter, YouTube, and Google Plus — in the infographic below.
Previously, when Facebook users wanted to start new messages, the prompt was an overlay that took over the entire screen. Now it appears that the social network is testing a way to remove the clutter and put new messages down at the bottom of the screen with the rest of users’ chats.