Facebook announced last month that it was experimenting with the use of Google’s WebP image format due to its smaller file sizes for photos, and now the social network is trying to get Firefox parent Mozilla on board.
Facebook is running a limited test of a possible solution to the staggering amount of photos hosted by the social network, converting JPEG photos to Google’s WebP image format for compatible browsers such as Google Chrome and Opera, but the experiment is already facing resistance.
A browser extension known as F.B. Purity is apparently impure when it comes to Facebook’s terms of service, as its developer claims to have been banned from the social network.
If you were asked to guess which country had the highest percentage of users of Opera mobile Web browser Opera Mini users accessing Facebook in October, would you have come up with Macau?
Facebook may have a tricky relationship with HTML5, but it still wants developers all over the Web to learn how to use it efficiently. The social network recently partnered with Web giants such as Microsoft, Google, and Adobe to form WebPlatform.org — a one-stop shop for information and support regarding HTML5, CSS, Canvas, and several other platforms.
Facebook and Google Chrome users who are tiring of political posts as Election Day approaches now have two post-blocking candidates to choose from, as Social Fixer, an extension for Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and Opera, was joined by Chrome-only Noppl.
Mobile payment platform Bango announced that its integration with Facebook, first revealed in February, is live, and the social network’s users in the U.S., the U.K., and Germany can now purchase items such as virtual gifts and game credits and be billed via their mobile carriers.
Here’s one way for Facebook to address its mobile issues: In what it coining a “juicy rumor,” The Next Web reports that the social network may be examining a smartphone browser software company as a possible acquisition.
Facebook users who are disappointed that the social network hasn’t given them a way to see who has unfriended them can remain disappointed with Facebook if they like, but browser script Unfriend Finder, by Edouard Gatouillat, can provide the information they are looking for.