With the slow rollout of Facebook’s recently introduced new layout for desktop pages, which has not yet been implemented on most pages, page administrators with applications on their pages are unsure how those apps will be affected. Not to worry, according to Sara Piccola, “mistress of propaganda” for Facebook app creator ShortStack.
When Facebook announced last week that it was simplifying its privacy settings, one of the changes it mentioned was the ability for users to change the privacy settings on their past cover images. That change has apparently been extended to pages, as well.
On Election Day 2010 in the U.S., Facebook featured an “I Voted” button that users could click to display a message that they had participated in the election, and a study by the University of California San Diego found that those messages drove an additional 340,000 or so voters to the polling stations. The social network extended the initiative for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections in India, which began Monday and run for nine days, with results to be announced May 16.
Facebook updated yet another mobile application, rolling out version 3.0 of its Pages Manager for iOS, with new features including the ability for page administrators to pin and unpin posts on their pages.
Why did Facebook never fully roll out the original redesign of News Feed it introduced last March, opting instead for the simpler version it began rolling out earlier this month? According to Director of Product Design Julie Zhuo, the quality of users’ screens had much to do with the design shift.
With the new layout for Facebook pages on desktop in the process of being rolled out, the social network sought to answer the most common questions from page administrators with a post on the Facebook for Business page.
Former Facebook Software Engineer Josh Wiseman, who left the company last May to accept an engineer-in-residence position with The Social + Capital Partnership, announced in a Facebook post that he has joined startup Remind101, a mobile messaging service for teachers.