Facebook users between the ages of 13 and 24 own or use at least five different Web-connected devices, according to the latest installment of the social network’s study of users in that age group from 13 countries, conducted by Crowd DNA.
Facebook continued its series of studies with strategic agency Firefly Millward Brown with a look at newlyweds on the social network, finding that most of them are focused on planning and saving for their futures.
Expressing gratitude is a wonderful thing, and Facebook Wednesday introduced a way for users to do just that by creating personalized video cards for their friends and sharing them, Say Thanks.
Instagram released two new features for its iOS and Android applications: Users can now edit their captions, and a people tab was added to the Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network’s search menu.
Facebook has been working on improving publisher relationships of late, embarking on a listening tour of sorts to discuss how it can better collaborate with content creators. There have been rumors that Facebook has a plan underway to host publisher content, and while these appear to be unfounded, the social network is without doubt a hub for content consumption.
The Instagram account for American Express will be taken over starting Sunday (Nov. 9), but it’s not a hostile takeover: “Six talented photographers, entrepreneurs and tastemakers,” as the company put it, will bring their talents to @AmericanExpress for a two-week period.
With more than 10,000 different Android devices being used to access Facebook by some 500 million users, how does the social network ensure that those users are getting the best experience on their devices? Not by the version of Android’s operating system, product manager Chris Marra and software engineer Daniel Weaver explained in a post on the Facebook engineering blog, but by what they referred to as year class.
Facebook hosted Security @Scale 2014 at its headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., Oct. 29, and production engineer Fernanda Weiden recapped the proceedings in a post on the Facebook engineering blog, which also included videos of the event’s presentations.
Fashion magazine Cosmopolitan is offering its own take on daily life hacks and basic lifestyle tips with the launch of Facebook-exclusive video series “Hacksmopolitan,” available via the magazine’s Facebook page.