Facebook is tweaking the Your Photos sections of its flagship iOS and Android applications, implementing a collage design that highlights the photos that have received the most likes, as well as adding an Uploads tab that displays all of a user’s photos in one place, TechCrunch reported.
Facebook users accessing the social network via the latest line of Asus All-in-One devices will be able to use gesture solutions to navigate around the site following the computer manufacturer’s incorporation of gesture-recognition software from PointGrab.
Facebook has made its focus on producing stand-alone applications more than clear in recent weeks, but two of its pre-Facebook Creative Labs efforts, Poke and Camera, are now history, as the social network has removed them from the iTunes App Store.
Nijmegen, Netherlands-based ReSnap offered its own take on physical photo albums made up of images from Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, using its popularity algorithm to automatically select the most popular photos and updates from those social networks for inclusion in the photo books.
Photo-album creator PastBook announced the launch of its iPhone application, which allows users to create photo albums, called PastBooks, viewable online, via the app, as offline ebooks, or as printed books.
Android update week continues, as Facebook followed updates of the Android applications for its WhatsApp cross-platform messaging service and its Instagram photo- and video-sharing network with a new version of its flagship app. The new features mostly involve photos.
Facebook appears to be testing right-hand-side ads that offer users the ability to browse multiple photos.
Digital marketing agency and Facebook application developer im.mk, a Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer, added a widget to its Embed Social platform that allows users to embed photo albums from Facebook elsewhere on the Web.
Facebook is finally rolling out one of the most requested features by users of the social network, allowing users to edit their posts. Sister blog Inside Facebook reported that the feature was added to Facebook’s Android application, and the social network told Inside Facebook it will soon be added to the iOS app and the Web.