Facebook just announced a new app that might replace your current dialer, called Hello. At least, that’s what they want you to do with it bv selling you on its features, which include call blocking, people and place searching, and a caller ID-like functionality that shows you who is calling even if you don’t have the number saved to your phone.
With incoming calls, Facebook can show you information that is being shared via profiles on Facebook, at least that’s my understanding. Chances are that people calling will be sharing some form of information, so this could be a pretty solid and free see-who-is-calling option. With people and places searching, the listings show you numbers, if the person/place has free calling through Messenger, and give you quick access to directions. As for call blocking, a simple button press allows you to block unwanted solicitors. (more…)
Facebook is going all-in on Messenger. Today at its F8 developer conference, the company introduced an entire platform for developers to create standalone applications that integrate with Messenger.
Created to help people enhance their Messenger experience with images, GIFs, and videos, developers will upload these apps to a dedicated Messenger store. From there, users will be able to install these additional “experience enhancing” applications, then enjoy them with friends. (more…)
Facebook introduced a new feature for Messenger users this morning – the ability for you to pay friends directly through the messaging service. Say your friend needs you to pay him/her back for the lunch they bought you yesterday. Once the service is available, you can link up a Visa or MasterCard to your account and quickly pay them back. (more…)
A large update is rolling out to users of Hootsuite, bringing a fancy new look on top of newly incorporated features. The developers of Hootsuite have worked in Material Design, allowing for a more “consistent and unified Android experience for users.” In addition, Material Design makes the app quicker to navigate and easier to use, according to Hootsuite. (more…)
If the photos you were uploading to Facebook are not already cute enough, the Social Network has introduced an update for its Android application, bringing sets of sticker packs for you to deck out your photos with funny props. (more…)
According to screenshots, Facebook is testing out Material Design for its application, but there is currently no word on if this update will ever see a widespread rollout. Considering these changes are server side, there is no build number associated with the new aesthetic, such as the floating action button and other various Material visual tweaks. (more…)
Facebook released a new version of its service called Facebook Lite for Android users today, but for us here in America, who apparently have struck the data goldmine, we do not need access to anything lite. With Facebook Lite, users in countries such as Bangladesh, Nepal, Nigeria, South Africa, Sudan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Zimbabwe can all access their FB accounts, all while using extremely little data. (more…)
Now that we have entered the post-CES period of 2015, a time that we consider to be the true beginning of the year, we wanted to check in and remind you that there are plenty of ways to keep up with Droid Life throughout the next twelve months and beyond. Our social game has spread to almost everywhere it can these days, so if one network doesn’t work for you, there is a good chance we are on another that does. From Twitter to Facebook to Google+ to Pushbullet, you should have no trouble keeping up with us.
Below, you will find links to all of the places that we connect with readers. Be sure to follow us on one or many. (more…)