13 May

Facebook Updates: App Store, File Sharing, Highlighted Posts, And Policies

facebook app center


facebook app center

Facebook Introduces App Center

Facebook announced in its blog that it is working on its own app center which will give developers more ways to grow their apps & creates opportunities to be successful. The app center would be similar like Apple’s App Store or Google Play and users would be able to find great apps very easily. The app center would be accessible on the web and in the iOS and Android apps in the coming weeks.
It will also allow developers to publish paid Facebook apps for the first time.

Facebook is rolling out File Sharing for groups

According to a report on Mashable, all Groups on Facebook will now offer the ability to send and share files. Initially the update is rolled out to few groups but will be rolled out to all the groups very soon.
Users would be able to upload files up to 25 MB of all file types except music files and executable files.

Facebook rolled out ‘Facebook Terms and Policies Hub”

Now read the aggregated terms and policies of Facebook under one roof.

As Facebook explained “Everything you need to know, all in one place.” Check out facebook.com/policies.

Facebook is testing Paid ‘Highlighted Posts’

Facebook is testing a new feature called ‘Highlighted Posts’ targeted at the end users by which your statuses updates will reach more of your friends. The fee for using Highlighted Posts, starts from zero to “a couple of US dollars.”
Read the full report here.

Facebook Messenger Reveal Locations and Introduces Read Receipts

Facebook is rolling out a new feature – read confirmations(read receipts), that will allow Facebook users to know when someone’s read their message. Another feature that has been added is that Facebook Messenger would now reveal the location of the sender if the location feature has been enabled by the Facebook user. Both the updates will arrive initially for mobiles, & then later on will be added to the web interface as well.
It is a big alarming bell for some users who like to keep things private.