Facebook is getting a fresh look in an upcoming redesign of their Android app. The new Facebook is said to have a flatter look, and take on some Google theming in the process. Of course, this is all pre-release, so things could change.
Facebook has begun testing a new Messenger app on Android. The details for the test group are on the lighter side, however the folks at Facebook have offered some explanation as to the new features. Basically, this update means a new look and feel as well as easier and greater access to your friends -- even if you aren't friends with them on Facebook.
Facebook Home received an update in the beta channel earlier in the month. While that update was only available for those playing in the beta channel, it did add the ability to connect additional social accounts. In short, Facebook Home received Flickr, Instagram, Tumblr and Pinterest integration.
Facebook is introducing two new changes to its mobile app advertising system that should give advertisers new ways to maximize their mobile presence. Starting today, the Facebook mobile app will be showing video ads on News Feeds. And now advertisers can choose to bid only on the clicks that actually earns them users.
Facebook Home is getting another update and this time around they are bringing even more social to your lockscreen. The folks at Facebook have announced integration with Flickr and Instagram as well as Tumblr and Pinterest. Simply put, those using Facebook Home will now be able to browse a full handful of social networks without even fully unlocking their handset.
Facebook for Android has once again been updated. There are a few changes and improvements this time around with perhaps the key being the ability to edit posts. Basically, this means you no longer have to leave a post sitting with a typo. This one is simple and all you need to do is hit the down arrow on your post and choose the 'Edit Post' option.
The latest update to Facebook's beta app for Android arrived late last night for many users, but this time around it was rather minor. They've continued their improvements to the photo sharing and saving aspects for mobile users, but it appears things are still in the testing phase. They've just updated to version 3.6 on the beta channel.
Mark Zuckerberg is an interesting fellow. If he's not living on what he catches, or scouting the world for new talent, then he's heading out to South Korea to talk to Samsung execs about finding ways to better promote Facebook through their product portfolio. Sadly for us, not many details can be made, but we can make some educated guesses as to why he's there in the first place.
We are still waiting for the Facebook Home update to come available in the Google Play Store, however in the meantime, the company has rolled out an updated release of the regular Facebook app. This update is currently available and the changelog details a few minor, but welcomed additions. Aside from what we see in the changelog though, there seems to have been something else that was added and later removed.
Facebook has launched their latest password security option. This one is called Trusted Contacts and it has the user picking a few trusted friends who will be used if or when you ever find yourself unable to access your Facebook account. Basically you pick a few friends you can trust and if you are ever locked out of your account they will provide the security codes that will allow you back in.