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.
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.
Facebook has announced that it has added Tor support for its Android app via the Orbot proxy app. The social network added support for Tor-enabled browsers in 2014 and now it is bringing that same support to Android devices.
Facebook is testing a new browser for its mobile app that will allow users to browse within the app. According to a report from The Next Web, users will be able to access new web pages without leaving the app.
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.
Facebook has been tweaking its News Feed continuously over the past few months and now the social network is testing a new feature where the mobile app could get multiple News Feeds based on different topics.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”
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.