If you are still using Chat Heads, part of Facebook’s Messenger application, then maybe you can get some use out of its newest feature, stickers. Now I know, Messenger was lacking one thing this whole time and it was certainly kitten stickers, so this should do the trick.
To access stickers, simply hit the smiley face next to the location setting icon and you will see them pop up. If you hit the little shopping basket, you will also be taken to a store where you can get even more stickers. They are listed as free, so I’m guessing there will be an option to buy paid sticker packs in the future. How very uninteresting. (more…)
Managers of a Facebook Page take note, because today, the Pages Manager app for Android has been updated. If you are someone who loves to keep their pages updated on the go, today’s update will certainly be welcome with its new features. You can now share photos from other applications, promote your posts at the same time you post them, and turn links from outside the app into posts for your page. (more…)
Facebook Home made headlines over the weekend thanks to its total number of downloads crossing the 500,000 mark in 5 days time. Seems like a big deal, right? Unless of course you compare it to the success of Instagram, which grabbed over 1 million downloads in a single day back when it launched on Android last year. But then again, Facebook Home is only available on four devices (six shortly), two of which aren’t necessarily the most popular on the planet (HTC One X and One X+). For the most part, you have to imagine that the majority of Facebook Home downloads are coming from the top two Android devices on the planet, the Note 2 and Galaxy S3. (more…)
The past couple weeks have been pretty big for Facebook, first launching Chat Heads and following it up with Home. To make sure that you never leave Facebook’s applications, they have upgraded their Messenger app again today to include free VoIP calling for people in the US. If you need to get ahold of someone on your Facebook friends list, this feature is live in your Messenger app right now. (more…)
Today at AllThingsD‘s Dive Into Mobile conference, Facebook’s head of mobile engineering gave information on the first installment of monthly updates that is to be pushed to the Facebook Home application. Without diving into what the update would include, he did give mention that the update will be available starting the second week of May, but other details with sparse. (more…)
I know this may be hard to believe, but I actually did find some time to spend with Facebook Home over the last 24 hours. As someone who self-admittedly is far from a lover of the social network, I still felt it necessary to give it a shot as the release is a bold move by Facebook in general as it relates to Android. This isn’t a fork, but it’s Facebook telling you that you should live and breath Facebook at all times, especially on your phone. The rest of what you know as a phone is not as important as the status update of your least favorite classmate from 11th grade Biology – at least to Facebook.
So what do I think? Boy, does it need a lot of work. The video below sums it up nicely. (more…)
Facebook Home has been heralded by some as Facebook’s first shot at Google and Apple and a warning that they’re going to enter the phone market with their own phone and OS soon. Still others have warned that Facebook Home may spell trouble for Google. I think Facebook Home is great for Google and great for the Android ecosystem as a whole.
After updating the standard Facebook and Messenger apps this morning to prepare for the arrival of Facebook Home, Facebook has released the final piece to the puzzle. That’s right, Facebook Home is now available for select devices. If you own a Samsung Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note 2, HTC One, One X, or One X+, feel free to grab the app from Google Play for free. (more…)