Archive for the ‘Facebook’ Category

Social networks offer a means for folk to express their feelings on a public forum, but while, for the most part, status updates on Facebook consist of the odd gripe or in-depth detailing of one’s daily schedule, there are occasions where those upset, depressed, or otherwise feeling low, may wish to share more ominous, worrisome sentiments. When this occurs, there’s often that fear that an individual isn’t in a well state of mind, and may be considering taking their own life, and with Facebook connecting well over one-sixth of the world’s population, the Menlo Park firm has now added some features that may prove life-saving.

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The Facebook Messenger app for iOS has just been updated, bringing with it the much lauded iOS 8 share extension bound to make our experience richer and more convenient. Head on after the jump for further details on this development along with that important download link for the app itself.

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Here’s how you can turn off Facebook app’s in-app sounds on iPhone and Android in a few easy steps. More details can be found here.

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Facebook is now letting users designate an heir to their throne, if they happen to pass away. What has been happening to Facebook users’ accounts after they have passed away, or in case they do, is one controversial topic. However, Facebook has just launched a new ‘Legacy Contact’ feature which allows a designated friend to take control of a deceased friend’s account on the social network. More details to follow right after the jump.

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Here’s a guide on how to turn on sound for every notification on Facebook app for iPhone. More details can be found right past the jump.

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Facebook has just launched an experimental initiative for its users, called Place Tips. As you can already tell by the name itself, the feature will be bringing you relevant information based on your location. More on this brilliant development from the social networking mammoth, right after the jump.

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Is the Facebook app for Android slowing down your entire experience? In light of the abundance of budget Android phones out there, the social networking giant has just launched Facebook Lite – a lighter version of the original for Google’s mobile platform. Head on after the jump to catch all the details on this development.

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Here’s how you can delete unread messages on Facebook without opening them up on the Web or mobile phone. Head on after the jump for the complete guide.

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WhatsApp, the popular cross-platform instant-messaging app, has had a busy past year or so. Following the purchase by Facebook for a massive amount in the billions, it recently launched its very own Web service, but despite the expansion, it’s not readily accessible to each and every smartphone owner. Because of data limits, many WhatsApp users are often forced to converse only when Wi-Fi is available, but for a flat, annual fee amounting to the equivalent of $11.60, one Italian entrepreneur is peddling a SIM solution that’ll enable unlimited WhatsApp messaging anywhere in the world.

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Here’s how you can save Facebook posts so you can access and read them later. More details on how to do so can be found right here.

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Here’s how you can view hidden photos of your friends or anyone on Facebook. More details and download link can be found after the jump.

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Facebook has today launched its new Stickered for Messenger app for iOS, just days after the same app was first made available for Android.

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Facebook has released a new app for Android and iOS, named Stickered for Messenger. The aim of this small utility is to supplement Messenger app by allowing you to add stickers to photos before sharing via the company’s chat app.

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Messenger, and instant messaging in general, seems to be the focal point of Facebook’s recent endeavors. After the lofty purchase of WhatsApp – the most expensive mobile app ever created by some margin – the social company’s own client has been the subject of frequent updates, and today, the Menlo Park firm is integrating its FacePile infrastructure into its chat service.

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Here’s how you can disable Facebook from automatically enhancing your photos when you upload them using your iPhone. Complete step-by-step guide can be found right here.

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Here’s how you can use Graph Search to find old posts on Facebook for iPhone. Complete step-by-step guide can be found after the jump.

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Mark Zuckerberg in an interview with TIME has touched upon a very interesting subject that involves the concept of business models generating revenues from ads. Zuckerberg talked about how Apple charging their consumers does not mean that the company is more customer based than other free, ad-supported business models out there.

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Arguably the biggest social network in the world, Facebook has been, time and time again, under a lot of fire from the media as well as users for its not so friendly privacy settings, including (at one point) resetting of the set settings for all users once they rolled out any changes. The social networking giant has been keen on improving its standing on this front for quite some time now, and the latest step that it took is a big leap in this direction. Recently, Facebook has been notifying its mobile and desktop users of upcoming Terms of Service & Privacy changes through push notifications across both its mobile platform, as well as the Web version of the service.

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Facebook has continued to dissect the various attributes of its social networking experience, with the Messenger app being the most obvious and widely used spin-off to the main official utility. But it’s not the only aspect of Facebook that could use its own little quite space through which to operate, and with a large chunk of the 1 billion+ user base engaged in groups, Mark Zuckerberg and his software development team have obliged with a separate Groups app for iOS and Android. Details, as ever, can be seen below.

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Facebook has now been around for a good part of our lives, and where the social network behemoth has dedicated apps for mobile platforms, it continues to be confined to Internet browsers on the desktop. Enter Current for Facebook – a native Facebook app for Mac, which is already turning some heads. We see why.

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