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.
Ability To Edit Posts, Comments; Emoticons For Status Updates Tested In Facebook For Android Beta 3.7
The latest version of the Facebook for Android beta application includes an intriguing new feature, giving users of its Home Android overlay the ability to control music apps they are using directly via their lock screens.
Online photo-album provider Shutterfly may have a Kodak moment in court, as the company filed a lawsuit against Eastman Kodak in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, claiming that the My Kodak Moments application Kodak introduced at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January violates a noncompete agreement between the two companies, as reported in the Democrat and Chronicle of Rochester, N.Y.
Running a successful Facebook page is often more about science and accuracy than about socializing. You probably already know this from your personal page: You can post great content at the wrong time or under an unattractive title, and it will hardly be noticed. The AutoCAD WS application Facebook fan page now exceeds 200,000 fans (for a business-to-business app; not a company). I had the honor of working on that fan page from the “create new page” step to the point when it reached 100,000 fans. During that time, I learned a lot, namely that simple tweaks and tricks can leverage your content significantly.