Cross-platform mobile messaging company WhatsApp, which was acquired by Facebook in a $19 billion deal last month, sneaked a unique way to potentially grow its user base into the update to its Android application.
Digital marketing agency and Facebook application developer im.mk, a Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer, added a widget to its Embed Social platform that allows users to embed photo albums from Facebook elsewhere on the Web.
Late last month, Facebook added application folders to its Home Android overlay in the beta version of Facebook for Android 3.4. The feature went live Monday as part of an update of the social network’s Android app.
More and more Facebook users are accessing the social network exclusively via mobile devices, and they are spending more time on the site, but for those who choose to log on via their PCs or Macs, and who don’t wish to access Facebook via their Web browsers, new widgets from MyCurrent may help.
Through the Pages Manager application and other tools, Facebook page managers have myriad ways to track the performance of their posts and ads. Social media expert Jon Loomer found another one Tuesday: A widget on the top of the news feed, showing how many advertisements and campaigns are active, and how many new page likes have come through in the past day or week.
Social entertainment provider Milyoni and Universal Music Enterprises teamed up on “Legends in the Cloud,” which will bring documentaries, films, and concerts to Facebook users on a pay-per-view basis, kicking off with George Harrison: Living in the Material World Dec. 8.
People love sports. Sports fans love bragging rights. OHK Sports tapped into this sentiment for a fun Facebook game — SportsPicker — allowing users to challenge friends on sports predictions. OHK Sports announced Thursday that it is offering a similar service, Sports Pick ‘Em, to brands on Facebook that want to connect with sports fans.