Friday seems to be a popular day for debuting Instagram applications and services, as startup Piccolo announced its beta launch, aimed at allowing users to automatically receive printed copies of their photos on Facebook and Instagram each month, as well as having those same photos sent to family or friends.
With more than 100 million monthly active users, Facebook-owned photo-sharing network Instagram can get pretty cluttered for users seeking to find the content that interests them most. That’s where new iOS application InstaFeed comes in.
Facebook announced Thursday that it is making the process of creating ads simpler and based more on objectives. The company feels that this will improve the experience not only for advertisers, but for users, as well. Users will see a more standard set of ads, and the controls given to advertisers will make it so that users see more relevant ads. Facebook detailed the company’s plans for advertising to groups of reporters in Menlo Park, Calif., and New York.
Facebook released an update to its Android application Thursday, and the biggest change is a new feature for its Home Android overlay — a new favorites tray that will allow users to store and access shortcuts to their favorite Android apps.
Brands on Facebook have found success without paying hundreds of thousands of dollars to do so. By promoting fan-created content, paying attention to engagement, and figuring out what their audiences want, Facebook pages can become more popular. Dennis Yu, founder of BlitzMetrics, and Lisa Buyer, CEO of The Buyer Group, spoke at the AllFacebook Marketing Conference in San Francisco Wednesday about ways that pages have gone beyond the goal of fan acquisition to truly excel within the social network.
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.
Profile pictures often provide the first impression Facebook users make on other users viewing their profiles. Some are serious, some not so much. MyLife shared this humorous look at 10 types of profile pictures and what they mean.
PastBook, one of several companies that allow Facebook users to publish their content on the social network in actual books, announced the integration of Filepicker.io into its book-creation wizard, making it easier for users to select content for their books.
Facebook’s messaging system isn’t optimal for transferring large files. Pipe looks to solve that problem. Pipe, an application that is set to launch Wednesday, allows Facebook users to easily send files of up to 1 gigabit to each other. If the person receiving the file isn’t on Facebook, users can still send 100-megabit files to be received once their Facebook friend logs on.