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.
The day has finally arrived and Facebook is now making available its long-tested new features for Android and iOS. Once the update hits users, they will be greeted not only with a fresh new look but with the ability to send messages to non-Facebook contacts via SMS.
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.
Instagram began preparing users for in-feed advertisements a while back. We had known these were coming for quite some time and the talk surfaced again earlier in the month. At that time we were seeing details about how these were going to be arriving in the "next couple months" and how they would initially be delivered as a "small number of beautiful, high-quality photos and videos￼."
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.
Google’s goal is to drive traffic to businesses. A large part of that strategy is ads, but they’re also focussed on making it easy to get businesses interacting with their customers; both current and potential. It seems Google has found common ground with a competitor, and may be picking a fight with another.
Facebook just can't get enough of the reports and feedback that its getting from volunteers who have helped test beta versions of its Facebook for Android app. Now the social networking giant seeking even braver souls to help it squash bugs even sooner with its new alpha testing program.