Most users of Facebook’s flagship applications for iOS and Android may have noticed that videos shared in their News Feeds via the social network or Instagram are now set to play automatically, without sound, rather than being displayed with a play button in the center of the image.
Facebook’s tradition of inviting the press to events without revealing what it is announcing has been passed down to Instagram, as the Facebook-owned photo-sharing network will hold a media event in New York Dec. 12.
Facebook Head of Mobile Release Engineering Christian Legnitto and Head of Open-Source Projects James Pearce spoke about the social network’s transition to a mobile company and its mobile open-source projects at a whiteboard session at its headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., earlier this week, TechCrunch reported.
Facebook is bringing the functionality of its hide all button — which allows users to hide all posts from friends or pages without unfriending or unliking them, respectively — to a new unfollow button, which allows users to stop following other users’ public updates, TechCrunch reported.
Former Bebo Vice President of Engineering and current PhotoSugar CEO Darius Contractor joined FWD.us, the political advocacy group established by Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, as chief technology officer, TechCrunch reported.
Facebook users: Have you ever said to yourselves, “I would rather see photos of cats than read one more Facebook post about Obamacare? Well, you’re in luck: This is the premise behind Rather, a browser extension for Google Chrome.
Facebook hookup application Bang with Friends is officially leaving the “with friends” part of its name to game developer Zynga following the settlement of a trademark-infringement lawsuit, extending the Down rebranding it introduced to its iOS app in August to the entire operation, and adding several new features.