Twitter is about to give all of its users a bit more of a face online as well. While select users have had access to revamped profiles for a few months, Twitter confirmed today that all of its users would be allowed into the party starting December 12th.
The main addition here is the use of a header photo, and if you’ve got any questions on the hows and whys, there’s a cute video just after the break to explain all.
Via : Twitter
Big news in instant messaging Facebook Messenger Facebook social network as it is now accessible to all without necessarily having a Facebook account!
Simply download the application, giving his name and phone number and your address book is immediately synchronized to find other users with whom Facebook Messenger chat and exchange photos.
In a first step, update Facebook Messenger application will be deployed on Android and iOS later on. With this new feature, Facebook attack not only SMS but also other services sector as WhatsApp, KIK or even BBM.
Twitter has updated its native mobile apps for iOS and Android, too. The changes concern mostly search and Discover on the mobile platforms.
Discover is Twitter’s auto-generated stream of tweets, suited to your interests and generally coming from outside your regular network. The latest developments to Discover are now available to the mobile apps with “a completely re-done the back-end and user interface”.
Search has also been updated and now shows photo and video search results first. Search result ranking is still been intelligently tuned to your interests, but now you’ll also know why a certain result has been promoted as the app will show you “context like who favorited or retweeted it”.
Here’s a recap of the most important changes brought along by this new release:
*See what’s popular within your network on Discover.
-Tweets now appear right in the stream
-These Tweets show photo, video, and article previews so you can engage easily
*Get a new perspective when you search.
-Photo streams on top show what’s happening
-Results also show multimedia previews
*Manage your account with ease.
-If you’ve forgotten your password, now you can reset it in a few simple steps
Judging from online comments, the new version is working fine on Android. Some people have had issues with Notifications but it turned out just a setting that needed a switch. On iOS however, people have had some bad experiences of frequent crashes. If you’ve already updated to the new version, don’t miss sharing with us if you are happy with it in the comments below.
Mark Zuckerberg has today introduced the company’s first proper ad, a one minute and thirty second video intitled : “The Things That Connect Us” created by ad agency Wieden & Kennedy.
According to Zuckerberg, the ad was made to “honor the people we serve” and “exp ress what our place is on this earth,” adding that Facebook belongs to a “rich tradition of people making things that bring us together.” Like chairs.
Watch it by yourself below.
Via : Facebook
Social network Facebook has officially crossed the milestone of 1 billion active monthly user mark, founder of the social network Facebook – Mark Zuckerberg has shared, a note today on the official Facebook blog celebrating the milestone with a personal thank you to Facebook users. According to Zuckerberg himself the site now has 1 billion active monthly users. That’s right, one in seven people on the planet logs on to the social network at least once a month.
Zuckerberg broke the news originally in a Q&A with Bloomberg Businessweek, also claiming that the site now has 600 million mobile users.
Here’s the full note :
“This morning, there are more than one billion people using Facebook actively each month.
If you’re reading this: thank you for giving me and my little team the honor of serving you.
Helping a billion people connect is amazing, humbling and by far the thing I am most proud of in my life.
I am committed to working every day to make Facebook better for you, and hopefully together one day we will be able to connect the rest of the world too.”
Facebook has also shared a number of key metrics with users along with the announcement, including 1.13 trillion Likes since its 2009 launch (note that this is actually probably higher, since the official press document contained a note accidentally left in from an editor about rolling back the number because of info shared previously with Businessweek), 140.3 billion friend connections, 219 billion photos uploaded, 17 billion location-tagged posts and 62.6 million songs played some 22 billion times.
Via : Facebook