Happy anniversary, from Facebook: The social network announced the launch of a new anniversary story feature, in which users who have shared the dates of their relationships or weddings will receive a congratulatory message from Facebook on that day, as well as the opportunity to share collections of up to five photos in which both members of the couple are tagged.
The popularity of Facebook’s Paper iPhone application has been slipping of late, and the social network added a slew of new features to its update, version 1.2, with an eye toward rekindling interest in the app.
Facebook released new versions of its flagship applications for iOS and Android Wednesday, with the iOS app adding some unannounced tweaks to its recently introduced opt-in Nearby Friends feature, while the major addition to the Android app was the ability for users to like posts, photos, and pages while they are offline.
Facebook appears to have added a menu to photos that are tagged, providing one-click access to photos featuring the person who is tagged, as well as that person’s friends list, when users mouse over the tagged person in the photo.
Online security firm Kaspersky Lab released its Friend or Foe Facebook application, which is aimed at helping users assess the potential threat levels caused by interaction with friends on the social network.
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.
Israeli hotel chain Fattal Hotels combined the historic Passover tradition of hiding the afikoman with the modern photo-sharing capabilities of Instagram for its “Fattal’s Afikoman Treasure Hunt” campaign.
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’s latest attempt at serving its users with relevant content in their News Feeds involves posts where pages have tagged other pages.