Instagram Update Brings “Long Press” Peek Feature to Android

In an update made available to Instagram’s beta users, a new feature has been baked in, which may have you thinking you are using an iPhone. Much like Apple’s 3D Touch, which allows users to long press on items and peek into them, when you are on a profile page or the search menu of the updated Instagram app, you can now long press on thumbnails of photos and videos, peaking into what they have to offer.  (more…)

Facebook has a New Periscope-Like Live Video Feature That You Can’t Use, Android Scrubs

Facebook is the worst. For a company the size of Zuckerbergville, it is shocking to me that they continue to create new apps and services that are iPhone exclusives. But they do! Like today, they created this new live video feature, which sounds like a Periscope rip-off, that is….hold…wait for it…only available for a couple of iPhones at the moment! Yeah, iPhones!  (more…)

Facebook Intros Notify App, Currently Available Only for iOS

There is a new app available from Facebook this morning, titled Notify, but Android users should not hurry over to Google Play just yet. Notify brings you notifications from a multitude of sources such as Bleacher Report, FOX Sports, CNN, Fandango, Vogue, and The Weather Channel, allowing you to get all of your information from a single source, not a variety of apps.  (more…)

Facebook Introduces Google Now-Like Notification Tab in Mobile Apps

Facebook is rolling out a new Notification tab to their mobile apps on both Android and iOS that gives its users more control over the information presented throughout the day or as they change locations. Not only will this tab show your notifications, but you will be able to customize it to show life events, upcoming events you are attending, sports scores, weather, etc. It’s a lot like Google Now, though you may have more control here than what Google gives you with its own service.  (more…)

Facebook Testing Reactions, a Way to Express Your True Feelings

While it seems everyone may have wanted a “dislike button,” Facebook is instead launching Reactions, a way to better express your true feelings toward something you see on News Feed. The feature is now entering testing in Spain and Ireland, which will allow users to share their thoughts towards anything posted by a friend, publisher, advertiser, or business.  (more…)

Facebook Brings 360-Degree Videos to News Feed

Facebook’s New Feed is about to become a whole lot more immersive, thanks to the introduction and support of 360-degree video. When you see a video uploaded in 360, users on desktop computers can drag the video around with a mouse, but the real magic is when the video is viewed on a mobile device. When viewing on your phone or tablet, you can tilt and twist the device, allowing you to see different views — just like VR.  (more…)