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.
Thursday is the first day of spring, and Facebook shared some spring-cleaning tips for users looking to tidy up their News Feeds, shine up their profiles, organize their notifications, and get their privacy settings in order.
The ink is barely dry on Facebook’s redesigned News Feed, which it is still in the process of rolling out, and there is already a browser extension that enables users to return to their old News Feed layouts.
The redesigns keep humming out of Menlo Park, Calif., as Facebook announced a revamp of its pages for desktop, which will begin rolling out this week, just days after revealing a new look for its News Feed.