Facebook is shutting down its Parse mobile developer platform

Facebook is pulling the plug on Parse, its mobile developer platform. Acquired in 2013, Parse helped small mobile developers build apps using Facebook-owned tools and servers. The social network is killing the service on January 28, 2017.

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Facebook Mentions app for iOS gets landscape mode, improved filtering and more

Facebook had launched Mentions app for iOS which lets verified public figures such as actors, athletes and musicians connect with their fans, in July 2014. Today, the social network has added a bunch of new features to the Mentions app.

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Facebook Messenger hits 800 million monthly active users

Facebook has revealed that its Messenger app now has more than 800 million monthly active users (MAU). The social network said that Messenger crossed this mark at the end of 2015. In comparison, WhatsApp Messenger has 900 million monthly active users.

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Facebook for iOS now supports Live Photos

Facebook’s iOS app is adding support for Live Photos feature, that debuted on Apple’s recently launched iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. Uploading a Live Photo to Facebook is same as uploading a normal photo from your camera roll.

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Facebook rolls out ‘Photo Magic’ facial recognition feature for Messenger

Earlier today, Facebook updated Messenger with a couple if customization options. Now, the Messenger app is also getting the Photo Magic feature that was being tested in November this year.

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Facebook Messenger gets emojis, custom color threads and nicknames

Facebook is really working hard on enhancing the user experience for Messenger. The social network has updated the Messenger app with few cool new features that improves your personalized chatting experience.

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Facebook will let you select 10 photos for your “Year in Review 2015”

The year is about to end and Facebook wants to offer you a walk down the memory lane. The social network is back with its “Year in Review”, which is a collection of photos from your most significant moments this year.

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Facebook Instant Articles are now available for all Android users

Facebook is finally rolling out Instant Articles to all Android users globally. Available on iOS since October this year, Instant Articles were being tested on a group of Android users last month.

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Facebook asks users to download Moments app, will kill photo syncing

Facebook is killing the photo syncing feature on its mobile app, as per a latest report from Tech Crunch. The social network is urging users to download the Moments app on their phones.

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Facebook is testing real-time comments to tell you when a friend is typing

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Facebook has announced that it is testing real-time comments that will let you know when a friend is writing a comment, in real time on the web and in Facebook app for iOS. This feature is already available in several messaging apps such as WhatsApp, Google Hangouts and more. Continue reading “Facebook is testing real-time comments to tell you when a friend is typing”

Facebook tweaks News Feed to run better on slower mobile connections

One area where Facebook is working really hard is its News Feed. The social network has been continuously tweaking its News Feed with different algorithms for quiet some time and today it has announced few more important redesigns.

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