The best feature on Facebook is the "Unfollow" option. It allows users to avoid messy situations by unfollowing a person's posts without having to unfriend them. This is great if you don't mind never hearing from that person on Facebook ever again, but it is not a great solution for when you want to temporarily ignore someone. Today Facebook introduced a new Snooze option that allows you to remove a person, group or page from your news feed for a limited time.
Keeping your Contacts current on your iOS device can be tedious, but luckily there is a quick way to update all of them by using Facebook or Twitter. Apple has made it easy to add the information your friends and family have listed on both social media sites to their contact cards on your iPad or iPhone. To do this you will of course need the free Facebook and Twitter apps installed on your device. You will also need to be logged in to your account and give Facebook and Twitter access to your Contacts.
This will also create new contact cards for anyone not listed in your Contacts app, and it will automatically use a person's Facebook photo as their profile photo on your device. This is not recommended for people who have a lot of online friends they do not want listed on their iPad and iPhone.
Facebook's Messenger app is now universal supporting all iOS devices including the iPad. The app now features a multi-window interface displaying your contacts on the left sidebar next to the new full screen chat window. Facebook Messenger previously ran as an enlarged version of the iPhone app when used on the iPad. Version 7.0 also brings improved free calls and it fixes an issue so that active users show up faster than before.
According to various rumors, Facebook plans to force its users to download its messenger app by eliminating the chat option from its main app. The company purportedly started sending notifications to some users in Europe informing them they had two weeks to switch to the messenger app before they would lose their chat capabilities on the main app. Facebook is desperately trying to get its users to familiarize themselves with its other free mobile offerings besides its main service.
On June 12, 2014 Facebook announced it would be "making ads better by giving people more control" over what they see on their News Feed. The new targeted ads kicked off may false reports claiming Facebook was going to start sharing users' web browsing history with advertisers.
After causing a stir with its new targeted ads, Facebook announced plans to push more games to iPad users. Facebook has decided to take advantage of the 70 percent of iPad users who enjoy playing games on their tablets by adding a new sidebar featuring Facebook-connected games and trending topics to its iPad app.
The new section will appear on the right-hand side of a user's News Feed when the iPad is in landscape mode. Users will be able to see a list of upcoming birthdays, events, and daily trending topics just like the browser version of Facebook. Other new features will include a My Games section with easy links to games users play, and a Popular Games section that suggests others games that a person may find interesting.
It only took a month but Facebook has finally released Version 4.1.1 of their iPad app. The update brings Retina display graphics for the new iPad, a few new features and a few bug fixes. You should've already received an update notification if you already have the Facebook application installed. If not check the Updates section by clicking your Applications icon.
This update also applies to the iPhone. The Facebook application is compatible with the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. It requires iOS 4.0 or later.
October 4th is the day new Apple CEO Tim Cook will announce the next generation iPhone(s) and the Facebook iPad app! While I'm sure some people are looking forward to the new app, it's hardly as exciting as the iPhone 5. Especially since it was already leaked in July.
Engineer Jeff Verkoeyen said he left Facebook for Google because they have been sitting on the app since May. Apple and Facebook have had a strained relationship in the past, but things seem to be getting better between to two, since they both have a common goal to defeat Google. This is probably why Mark Zuckerberg has finally decided to release the app, and announce the revamped version of the Facebook iPhone app at the upcoming Apple media event.
Hours after TechCrunch discovered a hidden code for the Facebook iPad app, Facebook closed the door leaving many iPad users stuck out in the cold. Luckily for Facebook fans, the coder known as Chpwn, found a way around the FaceBook block for jailbreak users.
If you're an iPad owner who can't wait for the official release, all you need is the FaceForward Cydia app to install Facebook on your device.
I guess the updated Facebook app for the iPhone wasn't as pointless as everyone thought. TechCunch discovered a hidden code in version 3.4.4 of the iPhone app, a code for something that people have been waiting a long time for. The Facebook iPad app!
Is it any good? The tech blog says the app is "very good" and that the navigation system is "great." The iPad app uses overlay menus and a left-side navigation system to let you chat with your friends, or do whatever you do on Facebook, with just the poke of a button and swipe of your finger. However, just like the iPhone, game access is nonexistent on the iPad app.
The best part is that the app is executable on jailbroken devices.
Leaked photos posted on TechCrunch look suspiciously like an official Facebook app running on the upcoming HP TouchPad. This will come as a surprise to iPad owners, who have been waiting for their own Facebook app to complement the iPhone version already available on the App Store. Recent reports indicate an official Facebook iPad app is coming in a matter of weeks, however a release date has not been announced.
The iPad software is said to be in its final testing stages, with a slick new design optimized for the iPad touch screen and cameras. The HP TouchPad is slated to ship with its own Facebook application this Friday, pictured above. This gives the WebOS tablet a lead over the iPad in at least one arena.