Facebook’s megaphone-like technique to sharing makes it much less than ideal for more personal missives. Sharing private photos or jokes with choose people is something of a test of nerves. One slip of a drop-down food selection, and also your intimate photo could go global, rather than simply to your ‘Mates’ personal privacy group.
However, Facebook wishes you to share in anyway, and to anybody you like with self-confidence it appears. According to TechCrunch, the social media network’s working with a ‘Moments’ mobile application to help. Continue reading
Facebook is upping the ante in the open source world, revealing on Monday a new open source modern technology for routing data throughout server caches, and also a new open company (along with other big-name organization) to assist cultivate open source initiatives.
Facebook revealed a pair of open source initiatives Monday at its inaugural @Scale seminar in San Francisco, including a company called TODO that will certainly aid other companies get started down their own open source paths, and also a new networking tool called mcrouter. Continue reading
Voice Calling, the one large feature missing out on from WhatsApp’s collection, is contacting the popular platform soon. We have actually been becoming aware of this feature considering that February, when WhatsApp Chief Executive Officer Jan Kuom announced that the voice calling feature would be contributed to Android as well as apple iphone first, followed by BlackBerry, Nokia as well as Microsoft platforms. Now, NDTV Gadgets has detected a mention of the attribute in WhatsApp’s iPhone app, which just about verifies that the attribute is certainly nearing launch. Continue reading
Though it’s still much from YouTube, Facebook fired a shot across its rival’s bow by saying it now serves up a billion indigenous video views every day. On top of that, its newest update (Rolling Out Quickly) has a YouTube-like view counter for public video clips, making it simpler to locate well-liked varieties or view how your own uploads are doing.
Facebook said two-thirds of video views were from mobile devices, a stat no question helped significantly by the new auto-playing feature that’s on by default. A recent video ranking adjustment also gives regular video clip watchers more alternatives. Continue reading
Perishing to understand what the top ten finest shows from the 1990s are, but simply do not have time to click through that Facebook link? That’s okay – the social network’s app will obtain a brand-new feature: SAVE. Consider it like Pocket, however simply for Facebook. Links, films, spots, songs and more can now be included in a ‘SAVED’ list by tapping on the thing’s alternatives drop-down, allowing them to be viewed later on through the application’s ‘More’ tab. Continue reading
Facebook Messenger makes one of the most sense on a phone, yet plenty of people still would like to talk on their tablet – and apparently, Facebook understands it. The social network has merely updated Messenger for iOS to support the iPad, allowing you continue a conversation without having to either dig with conversations in the main Facebook app or count on third-party titles. The iPad user interface mainly acts like a super-sized version of just what you see on an iPhone, although you lose out on a handful of current feature additions, like tap and hold video clip capture and also the split-screen selfie mode. There’s no matching native user interface for Android tablet right now, although the iPad refresh suggests that a person might be horizon.
Facebook recently turned out an update for Android devices that’s supposed to speed up things up for users. If that upgrade provided on its promise, then you’ve acquired the company’s trip to Africa to say thanks to – that’s exactly how Facebook’s engineers got a preference of how slow the application could be on low-end phones with developing nations’ internet speeds. Among the social network’s engineers, Alex Sourov, detailed in an blog post how they bought several low-end Android phones in Africa to test out their application, which really did not only crash consistently, but also filled really slowly. Also even worse, they wound up consuming a month’s well worth of information strategy within 40 simply mins attempting to utilize the application. Continue reading
Facebook is introducing a brand-new update to Facebook for iPad, which update modifications the appearance of the application and puts a spotlight on games.
According to Facebook, more than 70 percent of individuals who use Facebook for iPad worldwide have actually played a Facebook-connected game in the last three months. With this data in mind, the social network chose to devote a part of its iPad application to the games people play. It will ultimately additionally consist of ads so game designers entice gamers. All players need to do is transform their iPad into landscape method, and afterwards they’ll see a new right-hand column. Continue reading
Facebook has updated its Messenger app for iOS and Android devices, offering users the capacity to record and send 15-second video clip messages.
New version 6.0 of the application likewise adds an attribute called ‘Big Likes’ – when you actually like something, press and hold to send out an even bigger ‘thumbs up’ sign.
The new version of Messenger comes after Facebook’s strange, accidental rollout of messaging application Slingshot earlier this week.That application, which was rapidly taken from Apple’s App Store, additionally had the capacity to send out brief video clip messages to friends.
The new version of Messenger is available for free at Apple’s App Store and Google Play.
Possibly a little late to the game, though never ever too late, Facebook’s applications have introduced a Find-My-Friends-like feature in the US called Nearby Friends. But the company has repeatedly stressed something about this brand-new feature, it’s optional.
‘Nearby Friends is an optional feature. You can select which could see if you are nearby (for example – your close friends, friends, or a specific friends list) and you could turn it on and off any time’ announced Facebook in a blog post on its Newsroom hub. Continue reading