A revised Slingshot app has been published to Google Play, after the team at Facebook decided to go back to the drawing board following much feedback received from users.
In a blog post, the Slingshot team stated that when updating an application, it’s not only about what you add to the app, but what you remove. “We understand that improving a product isn’t only about what you add, but about what you remove, so we made a simpler, cleaner, more fun Slingshot.” (more…)
Facebook caught a lot of flack for divesting Messenger from its app a few months back, but that apparently was not enough to deter the company from doing more of the same. Today, Facebook announced a standalone Groups app. (more…)
According to Korean media outlets, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg recently held meetings with Samsung to discuss future projects. Concluding as a “win-win” meeting for both parties, it is being reported that Facebook may have found its next hardware partner in Samsung. (more…)
According to two sources briefed on the company’s plan who spoke to The New York Time, Facebook is readying its own anonymous chat application. To combat the likes of Whisper and Secret, Facebook’s application would allow users to share and chat privately, not tied to their actual FB account for the world to see.
There is a new instant messaging app available for Android users, brought to you by the same folks who gave you what some may call the greatest photo sharing application of all time. Instagram, which was purchased by Facebook last year, has announced and released Bolt, a new message/picture sharing application aimed directly at Snapchat. (more…)
If you have ever come across a link on Facebook, but you didn’t have time to click and explore it, Facebook has introduced a new Save feature, allowing you to essentially create a bookmark library for your account.
Saved links and posts will be saved for you in the tabs section on iOS and Android devices, as well as accessible through your web browser. (more…)
In a post on their engineering blog today, Facebook said that it was about two years ago when they became a “mobile-first” company. The struggle with that outlook is the definition of mobile is not the same all around the world. To make sure that its application will give the same Facebook experience to people around the world, Facebook traveled to Africa to study what “mobile” is in emerging markets to help define its strategy going forward. (more…)
Facebook Creative Labs introduced their new app today, called Slingshot. This app has been rumored for some time as a Snapchat competitor, in that you can send short videos or images to friends that will disappear shortly after they view them. Slingshot is different in a way, though. In order to view images or videos received, you have to first “sling” something to the friend who just sent something to you. Wow, that was as odd to type as it sounds. (more…)