Linkedin Replaces Applications With Features
JANUARY 29, 2013
Long time power users of Linkedin have been using Linkedin Applications to enhance their profiles with deeper information and sharing opportunities. Now some of those applications are being replaced and the site is slowly moving accounts to the new system. You’ll still be able to add content through their new rich media feature. Perhaps drag and drop will be added soon.
Facebook Testing Find WiFi Feature
NOVEMBER 22, 2016
Some users of Facebook’s flagship iOS application are part of a test of a new feature enabling them to locate nearby WiFi networks. The feature is currently being tested in select countries. Readers: Would you like to see Facebook roll this feature out? Facebook Mobile Applications apps Bryan Clark FInd WiFi iOS James Saye Mashable Pages Raymond Wong The Next Web wifi
Twitter, Vine, Periscope Debut Rio 2016 Features
AUGUST 2, 2016
detailed the social network’s and apps’ Rio 2016 features in a blog post. There will be a featured channel on Periscope with Rio 2016 content, as well as related content in Vine’s Explore section, and when Vine users double-tap Vines from the @Olympics account and various team accounts, they will see the Olympic Flame rather than a heart. and the U.S., Brazil and Japan.
Facebook Introduces Rio 2016 Features
AUGUST 1, 2016
Facebook introduced a host of features in advance of Friday’s Opening Ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Starting Wednesday, country flag masks can be added to photos and videos, including Facebook Live videos, via the MSQRD application, which is available for iOS and Android. The social network will do the same prior to the Aug. 21 Closing Ceremony.
Scientific community managers: applications for the AAAS Community Engagement Fellows Program are now open
OCTOBER 10, 2016
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has launched the application process for the new Community Engagement Fellows Program, which will provide professional development for engagement experts in the scientific community. Applications will be accepted through Sunday, October 16. Featured From the Trenches Mark Your Calendars Open CommunityAPPLY HERE!
Facebook Debuts Several Ad Products, New Features at Cannes Lions
JUNE 21, 2016
Facebook used the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in France this week to take the wraps off several new advertising-related products and features. The social network announced the beta-test of its new Audience Insights API; updates to its Canvas full-screen immersive ad product; updates to its Slideshow ad product; and the launch of the Facebook Creative Hub.
Facebook Adds 2 Global Ad-Targeting Features
SEPTEMBER 8, 2016
Facebook introduced two new features to aid advertisers seeking to target new countries. The social network said in a Facebook for Business post that its lookalike audiences tool now contains a new feature that enables brands to target users in new countries with similar characteristics to users in the countries they are already targeting, adding that this can be done by uploading lists of existing customers or high-potential leads. Advertisers: What are your thoughts on these new options from Facebook? Image courtesy of Shutterstock.
Best iOS6 Features for Business Users
OCTOBER 11, 2012
It has loads of impressive features which are best suited for business professionals. Productivity, application management, communication management, security, speed, ease of access, navigation etc. are few features which can help this operating system to get nominated for “Best OS for business” this year. There is a saviour for you, VIP Mail feature. The Passbook .
Facebook Vote Planner Feature Prepares Users for Election Day
OCTOBER 31, 2016
After doing its part to get voters to register and endorse their candidates of choice , Facebook introduced a feature to give voters all of the information on what they will be voting on. When you first visit this feature, we will show you information about the candidates running for president and statewide races. Readers: What are your thoughts on Facebook’s vote planner feature?
More New Features for Facebook’s Analytics for Apps
SEPTEMBER 29, 2016
Facebook released more new features for its Analytics for Apps : support for web analytics, improved cross-device analytics, user properties and updated sharing insights. The social network introduced Analytics for Apps at F8 in March 2015 , and updates have included the addition of custom audiences and lookalike audiences last October and a long list of new features earlier this month: people insights, push notifications, in-application notifications, sharing insights, breakdowns, improved event trends and an app events export application-programming interface.
Feature Friday: Musing about Mobile Networking
FEBRUARY 10, 2011
Tweet Share The following is a feature article by Rob the Web Guy. Without having to know anything about graphic design, HTML, or FBML; and without paying for third-party applications, you too can have pertinent information on your Facebook page! Any better suggestions? -- Ari Herzog thanks you for reading Feature Friday: Musing about Mobile Networking on his blog. Really?
WhatsApp Introduces New Camera Features on Android
OCTOBER 4, 2016
WhatsApp announced the launch of several new camera features in its Android application. WhatsApp said these new camera features are now rolling out on Android devices, and that they will come to iPhone soon. Readers: What do you think of these new features? When adding text, users have the option to change the text’s color and font style.
Facebook Adds Slideshow Feature to iOS App
JUNE 27, 2016
Facebook Monday introduced a feature for users of its flagship iOS application , Slideshow, not to be confused with the ad unit of the same name that debuted last October. The social network said in an email to SocialTimes that the Slideshow feature originated in its stand-alone Moments app, and testing in the main Facebook app has been ongoing since December.
Up, Periscope: New Features for iOS 10
SEPTEMBER 14, 2016
Twitter’s Periscope livestreaming application jumped on board the iOS 10 train. Readers: What do you think of Periscope’s new features for iOS 10? Periscope announced in a blog post that its live broadcasts can now be shared via iMessage , along with custom-designed stickers created for iOS 10. And the Periscope iOS app now offers universal support for the iPad.
Why the Facebook Feature Frenzy Will Fail
JULY 11, 2011
Last week Mark Zuckerberg revealed video chat (see above video), the first of many new features in what will be called, “ Launching Season 2011. Yet, this announcement (conveniently timed one week after Google+ launched) only seems to add to the problems that Facebook has. Geekery Mobile android facebook Facebook Application google iPhone mobile Social Media twitter
Feature Friday: Is Social Networking Making Us Less Social?
JANUARY 13, 2011
The following is a feature article by Christopher Roberts. You can have your diary sitting right next to your social media application right there on screen, so you can easily contact friends and family and arrange to meet up. Do you feel as close (not physical distance, but that feeling that comes from inside) to your friends as you did when there was no social media? -- Ari Herzog thanks you for reading Feature Friday: Is Social Networking Making Us Less Social? Related posts: Feature Friday: How to Successfully Network Online. Features networkingGreat!
Facebook Debuts Featured Events on iOS App in 10 U.S. Cities
JUNE 27, 2016
gained access to a new Featured Events feature Monday. Josh Constine of TechCrunch reported on the launch of the feature, saying that the events are curated by Facebook employees, and categories include art, entertainment, family, festival, fitness, food and drink, learning, community, music and sports. As for why the social network is not planning a stand-alone events application, Koolwal told Constine: The cost to installing an app is high. If we can build a lot of discovery features into Facebook and get people to use them, that’s a huge win.
What'sApp Brings In ‘Starred Messages’ Feature And Has Prolonged Free Subscription Period - Social Media
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JANUARY 19, 2016
Why is this taking place? 1: What'sApp introduces ‘Stared Messages’ Feature that lets you bookmark important messages. What'sApp will probably have to work on its other features as well. 2: Currently it has prolonged the Free Subscription Period. Here is a short Preview on this latest Application which has got people joining it: WowApp is free and shares over 70% of its own revenue/margin with you. Private Mode: get the best privacy feature where messages are deleted automatically when you end the chat Want to take a quick look? Great move. The choice is yours!
Facebook Live Goes Full-Screen, Adds Video-Only Mode, Extends Sessions to Four Hours
JULY 20, 2016
The social network said in an email to SocialTimes that landscape full-screen broadcasting on Android will launch later this summer, and also detailed two new features: a video-only mode and longer broadcasts. Facebook also announced that Facebook Live sessions via both its flagship applications and the Facebook Live API can now run up to four hours.
Facebook Testing Rooms Feature for Messenger in Australia, Canada
NOVEMBER 14, 2016
The Rooms feature in Messenger that Facebook began testing in September has been rolled out to users in Australia and Canada. The social network introduced a stand-alone Rooms application in October 2014 , saying at the time that it was intended to bring users together to discuss topics of their choice with text, photos and videos, and without having to use their real names.
In-App Payments to Brands, Other New Features in Facebook Messenger Platform v1.2
SEPTEMBER 12, 2016
containing several new features, the most prominent of which is the ability for brands to accept payments directly via the application. The other major feature launch is the ability for brands to use News Feed ads on Facebook to drive users to Messenger via calls to action such as “send message,” “shop now” or “learn more.”. Other new features in Messenger Platform v1.2
Facebook Testing Data Saver Feature for Messenger
OCTOBER 18, 2016
One of the most common complaints about the flagship Facebook applications and the social network’s stand-alone Messenger apps is the amount of data they use. solution may be on the way for Messenger, as the latest Android beta version includes a Data Saver feature, Matthew Hughes of The Next Web reported. The Data Saver feature also includes a counter that keeps users updated on how much data they have saved, Hughes reported. Readers: Would you like to see Facebook roll out Data Saver for Messenger? Screenshot courtesy of Matthew Hughes, The Next Web.
Facebook’s Favorite Hacks of 2016
DECEMBER 29, 2016
By the end of the hackathon, they were able to start a live videostreaming session in a group thread on Messenger and have other people in the group join as view-only participants, using the same signaling and permission models as the existing group audio calling feature within Messenger. Instead, many teams find ways to build on top of Facebook’s existing infrastructure in new ways.
Twitter Adds Quick Replies, Welcome Messages to DMs From Brands
NOVEMBER 1, 2016
Businesses on Twitter can now take advantage of two new features for the social network’s direct messages: quick replies and welcome messages. Product manager Ian Cairns introduced the new features Tuesday in a blog post , saying that they begin rolling out Tuesday. Accounts already using the new features include: @EvernoteHelps. Audiense. Conversable. Conversocial. Dexter.
Now Hear This: Facebook Debuts Live Audio
DECEMBER 20, 2016
Product specialist Shirley Ip and software engineer Bhavana Radhakrishnan announced the new feature in a Facebook Media blog post , also pitching it as a way for publishers to go live in areas without strong network connectivity, as live audio obviously consumes far less bandwidth than live video. A picture may be worth 1,000 words, but words are still worth something to Facebook.
Facebook Beefs Up Analytics for Apps
SEPTEMBER 1, 2016
Facebook launched several new features and an improved design for its Analytics for Apps free mobile analytics solution. The social network introduced Analytics for Apps at its F8 global developers’ conference in March 2015. With more than 1.5 People Insights and Push Notifications in Facebook Analytics f… Posted by Facebook for Developers on Saturday, April 9, 2016.
Twitter Introduces Emoji Targeting
JUNE 15, 2016
Twitter ads application-programming interface product manager Neil Shah announced in a blog post that emoji keyword targeting is now available to advertisers on the social network. According to Shah, advertisers can now target Twitter users who recently tweeted or engaged with tweets that featured emojis, with the help of six Twitter Official Partners : 4C , AdParlor , Amobee Brand Intelligence , HYFN , Perion and SocialCode. Shah wrote: This new feature uses emoji activity as a signal of a person’s mood or mindset—unlocking unique opportunities for marketers.
Facebook Reader a welcome feature
JUNE 29, 2013
Today, we are hearing reports that Facebook is going to launch a reader application, and my first thought was, I hope this won’t change Facebook’s current update feeds. Facebook Featured Headline Social Media Facebook Reader Google Reader News aggregator Google will soon shelve Reader and this has created a lot of panicky online noise from ardent fans. However, I am largely unconcerned. Image via CrunchBase. Earlier this month, rumours about Facebook’s possible Google Reader replacement erupted when mentions of RSS feeds appeared in Facebook’s code. Do you use Google Reader?
Facebook Live + 360 Video = Live 360
DECEMBER 12, 2016
According to Lahiri and Gupta, Live 360 will be made available to more pages via the Facebook Live API (application-programming interface) “in the coming months,” with an eye toward rolling the feature out for all pages and users in 2017. There are Facebook Live livestreamed videos and 360 video 360-degree videos, and now, there is Live 360. 13) at noon PT/3 p.m.
Everything You Need To Know About Online Community Management
OCTOBER 17, 2016
As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 8 credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements. Applicants may use any program that meets eligibility requirements in the specific timeframe towards the exam application or renewal. DON’T BE LEFT OUT! Going live.
Social Advertising: Focus on Power, Not Parity
JUNE 1, 2016
Giving application-programming-interface access to application developers helped accelerate Facebook’s growth from 20 million users to more than 1 billion daily users less than 10 years later. These companies, generally referred to as “buying tools,” focus myopically on the tactical features that help brands create social ads. It takes at least two months, and usually more, for a third-party buying tool to reach parity with native features, so marketers have to use native tools until their vendors reach parity. Another highly manual process using Excel exports.
Facebook Testing Jobs Tab on Pages
NOVEMBER 8, 2016
Constine reported that page admins can share job openings in their status update composers, with details including job title, salary and full-time or part-time, and users can click an Apply Now button to be directed to job applications that are pre-populated with information from their public profiles. Pages receive completed applications as Facebook messages.
Facebook Unveils Resources for Business Influencers
OCTOBER 31, 2016
And the guide touches on getting started, building a presence, developing an audience, key features and tools, Instagram, content ideas and Facebook Media. We will regularly update this resource hub to reflect new products, features, updates, case studies and learnings. Readers: What are your initial thoughts on the resources Facebook introduced for business influencers?
Facebook Instant Articles Now Support 360-Degree Videos and Photos
OCTOBER 20, 2016
Product manager Josh Roberts announced the new options in a Facebook Media blog post , saying that publishers can begin adding 360 videos and 360 photos as of Thursday, and they will be viewable via the latest versions of Facebook’s flagship Android and iOS applications. Publishers using Facebook’s Instant Articles can now include 360-degree videos and 360-degree photos to their content.
Airbnb Dives Into Live 360 Video on Twitter, Periscope
JANUARY 6, 2017
The accommodations network will present livestreamed 360-degree videos Friday and Saturday from London, Kauai (Hawaii) and Detroit, in an attempt to “offer people unprecedented access to local communities and help them discover the hidden gems of a city,” while promoting its recently launched Experiences and Places features. Airbnb became one of the first brands to take advantage of live 360 video on Twitter and Periscope , which debuted last week. Friday (Jan. 6) at 11 a.m. PT/2 p.m. Kauai Home Tour: Travelers will be brought to an amazing home in Kauai. Saturday (Jan. 7) at 11 a.m.
Periscope Introduces Support for Live 360 Video
DECEMBER 29, 2016
Periscope launched support for live 360 video in its livestreaming application. Periscope said live 360 broadcasts are being tested “with a small group of partners,” and the feature will roll out to additional users in the future. Interested users can join a wait list for the feature here. 360 Sunset in Florida. AZWbnnT15S.
Facebook Journalism Project: A Complete Guide
JANUARY 11, 2017
People on the latest version of our iOS and Android applications will be eligible to see these posts in News Feed and on publishers’ pages in the coming weeks. We’re in the very early stages of developing this feature and understanding which use cases it could enable for our publishing partners. to better suit their needs and work with them on building entirely new ones. and James L.
Twitter Debuts QR Codes
NOVEMBER 17, 2016
Twitter designer Brittany Forks announced the new feature via tweet : hella pumped to announce the launch of QR codes on twitter! According to Casey Newton of The Verge , in Twitter’s Android application, the QR codes can be found by clicking the … menu in users’ profiles or in the slide-out menu under night mode , while only the first applies to the iOS app. Snapchat Twitter Android Applications apps Brittany Forks Casey Newton iOS Night Mode QR codes Snapcodes The Vergethey work like snap codes!! find yours: profile > gear > QR code pic.twitter.com/lvAr97bHj6.
Workplace (Formerly Facebook at Work) Officially Launches Worldwide
OCTOBER 10, 2016
Workplace brings traditional Facebook features such as News Feed , groups , messaging , Facebook Live livestreaming, Reactions , search and Trending to company networks that are kept separate from Facebook users’ personal profiles. The service will be offered free-of-charge to nonprofits and educational institutions. Norway. France. We feel we are ready for primetime now.
What Twitter’s Rate Limit Changes Mean to You
AUGUST 17, 2012
When an application like Hootsuite, Tweetdeck or a mobile Twitter app like Tweetbot checks your account on Twitter, it’s what is called an “API Call” This does NOT include the number of messages you send through these tools, only the number of times the tool hits the Twitter server to check for more. Twitter strategy Twitter Twitter applicationsSo who cares?