Monday, March 10, 2014
Monday, March 10, 2014 Medha Srikanth No comments
Facebook fan pages will get a new look as the social media giant announced the redesign of "Fan Pages" with a better and good look.
Visitors and Page admins will experience a new look altogether of the fan page. The appearance is changed with some new additions.
Henceforth, people visiting any fan page will see different design. The new design, like earlier, will have two columns, left and right. The change made is in the right column by displaying the Page's timeline and left one will display the information of the brand or the business or the product.
There is another change in "Invite your friends" section. This section earlier was in the right column, but now it has been moved to the left. The Create Post section or text box is shifted from left to right. In the month of January, Facebook included a Create Post button at the very top of the fan page.
The fan page will have extra item or section included in the far right hand side of the page which will display the number of ads running, page likes, notifications, etc for current week.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Tuesday, March 04, 2014 Medha Srikanth No comments
In India, as it is time for Elections 2014, Facebook India has announced a launch of new app called "Elections Tracker" app for selecting the right candidate.
To be more specific, the launch will be on the occassion of "Facebook Talks Live" which will be conducted from March 4 - March 8.
According to Facebook spokesperson, Election Tracker is a dashboard where the users will be able to watch the candidates live, can take the poll, select the issues that matter the most, etc.
Leading candidates of 2014, now will be live on Facebook's Election Tracker app.
Tuesday, March 04, 2014 Medha Srikanth No comments
After the launch of Paper App by Facebook last month, now its time to add some features in the app. Paper app is an application that Android users or iOS users will experience the latest news in their mobiles as an animated deck of cards with images, videos, etc.
Facebook now adds new set of features to the app giving more enhancement to the user experience.
Now users can see that Paper app on their mobiles has 3 new options for sharing articles:
- Facebook Messeges
- Text Messages
With these options, it also has included a feature to disable sound effects if the user wants to. Also user can create stories in languages like Korean, Chinese, Japanese, etc
If you haven't got your Paper App on your mobile, then click below to the direct link for download.
Monday, March 3, 2014
Monday, March 03, 2014 Medha Srikanth No comments
As you all know, the latest and hot news last week was Facebook acquiring WhatsApp for $19 billion. In case you have missed the news!!
For the Android and iOS users, messaging has become easy so that they can have both. After this effect , IM on internet has captured more than 80% of the market.
When people started using SMS, they used basic feature mobiles. When people started making new accounts in Facebook, they started chatting feature which made many keep aside SMS service and use Facebook Messenger.
As Facebook Messenger is free of cost, it is available as an app in the play store to download.
Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg says that, the look and feel of WhatsApp Messenger will not be changed and also no change in its privacy settings.The main intention behind buying WhatsApp, according to him, is to connect more and more people to the Internet around the world.
Also, according to Jan Koum, WhatsApp will add voice calls to its product in the second quarter of the year. Recently, WhatsApp has started allowing its users to use the feature "Hide Last Seen".
In the coming months, lets hope for the best from both the companies after this major effect.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Thursday, February 27, 2014 Medha Srikanth No comments
“We’re sorry, but we can no longer support Facebook Messenger for Windows, and it will stop working on March 3, 2014,” the message states at the top of the application. “We really appreciate you using Messenger to reach your friends, and we want to make sure you know that you can keep chatting and view all your messages on http://www.facebook.com. Learn more.”
This message is seen by many Windows users who use Facebook Messenger to chat and connect with their friends. Facebook has started giving prompt notifications about its Messenger app in Windows phones, that the app will be shutting down on 3rd March, 2014 which was released in March 2012.
Only Android and iOS users have the facility to continue using Facebook messenger app.
When a user clicks on the "Learn More" link in the message, he gets directed to generic messages.
It is stated by the Facebook spokesperson that the facility was available for Windows users just for 2 years.
Whenever you log in to the Messenger app in your Windows phone, you will get this image :
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 Medha Srikanth No comments
Less used email service of Facebook, @facebook.com will be closed by the social media in the month of March 2014. As stated in the latest news about Facebook, it is the end of @facebook.com.
The email service was based on your public username. For example, if your user name is abc, then email sent to your accounts' email, i.e, email@example.com would be seen in Facebook messages. But now as this service is coming to an end, an email sent to this address will be forwarded to your primary email.
To know what is your email id in Facebook, check your Account Settings -> General -> Email.
You will get a clear idea of the same.
This email service was launched by Facebook in 2010 for providing one place where users can send or receive email. But this feature was rarely used and updated. Moreover it caused problems and troubles.
The main reason Facebook has decided to close this service is for non usage of users. People have not used this properly. So this decision will not make any difference for people.
A Facebook spokesperson said: "Over the next few weeks we're notifying people who use their @facebook.com email that the feature is changing. When someone sends you an email to your @facebook.com then it will no longer go to your Messages on Facebook. Instead, the email will be forwarded to the primary email address on your account."
Facebook lets to turn off this feature.
Monday, February 24, 2014
Monday, February 24, 2014 Medha Srikanth No comments
Many Facebook users access their account from mobile devices now a days. As the new mobile technologies making new attractions, with the use of Facebook app in their iPhone's or iOS devices, people access their account in their mobiles for sharing and connecting.
But they don't know or don't have that much of time to keep a record of accessing their account from desktop or mobiles.
Facebook has made simpler options for its users to access their accounts with an option called "Login Notifications" in the security.
To secure your account you need to be double sure that no one is accessing your account from other device when you are accessing from desktop and vice versa.
The steps to set the security for "Login notifications" are as follows :
- Log in to your Facebook account
- Click on the Account Settings option
- Select Security option
- Click on Edit option besides Login Notifications option
- Choose a notification from the options Email or Text Message
- Click Save changes
When you select Text Message as the option to get notified, you will get notified on your mobiles in the form of SMS.
Well, these simple steps will inform you whether you have anyone other accessing your account.