Facebook finally began officially addressing concerns about the permissions and privacy settings in its Messenger applications, with some mobile users seeing posts atop their News Feeds titled, “Messenger: Myths vs. Facts,” containing a “Learn More” button that brings users to a post by Peter Martinazzi, a product manager on the Messenger team.
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Yahoo is continuing its move away from allowing users of its services to log in with Facebook and Google, announcing in an email to users of its Flickr photo-sharing service that Facebook and Google user IDs will no longer be accepted after June 30, The Next Web reported.
Facebook added a teaspoon of Twitter to its test kitchen late last month with its test launch of trending topics, featuring popular hashtags in real-time. Now the social network is adding a liter of LinkedIn to the mix, experimenting with the addition of a “professional skills” section of its “about” section for users.
Facebook is testing yet another alternate layout for timeline in New Zealand, the country that has become the social network’s unofficial proving ground and launch market, and this version features status updates and shared content on the right-hand side, and a refurbished “about” section on the left.
Ever since studies showed that the average Facebook page’s posts reach an average of 16 percent of fans, many marketers (as well as Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and actor George Takei) have been quite unhappy with the social network, feeling that they’re being pinched for advertising. But what if there was a way for Facebook to let pages reach most of their fans, yet still make money? A writer for The Next Web came up with some ideas that Facebook could use to gain some revenue while getting back into the good graces of those who manage pages.
Facebook’s favorite launching ground for new features, New Zealand, maintained its hold on that title with Thursday’s launch of the social network’s recently announced changes to its privacy controls in the Pacific island nation.
If you’re the type who likes to use Facebook events, you may have noticed that the site is pushing notifications as your party or appointment draws closer. Facebook confirmed to The Next Web that it has been testing reminders for people who have RSVPed to events.