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Facebook is copying Snapchat again with a new way to browse the News Feed

April 15th, 2019

Facebook’s new Snapchat-like “Stories” format could be about to completely transform your News Feed, if the latest scoop from app researcher Jane Manchun Wong comes to fruition. Wong, who habitually reverse-engineers apps to discover features being tested before they’re actually revealed to the public, shared this news via Twitter this morning. In the tweet below, …

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This Chrome extension fixes Facebook’s worst problem

February 21st, 2017

Spending time on your Facebook News Feed is always dangerous. Doing so now that Facebook auto-plays videos with sound makes browsing at work about as safe as clicking on the link in an email chain from your 67-year-old aunt. However, for every evil engineer who forces autoplay down your throat, there’s another unpaid developer out …

Facebook brings ads to mobile news feed and logout screen

February 29th, 2012

Facebook on Wednesday announced at the company’s Marketing Conference that premium ads will now appear in its mobile application. Advertisements will be displayed on mobile news feeds — much like Twitter’s “promoted” tweets — starting immediately, with desktop logout screen advertisements scheduled to roll out in April. Previously, users would only see ads in the …

Facebook updates iOS client, allows you to ax friends directly from iDevice

April 4th, 2011

Earlier today, Facebook released an update to its iOS client bearing version number 3.4. The new bits add a map view to Places check-ins, an improved News Feed, and a more intuitive Notification dashboard. Version 3.4 also allows users to unfriend stalkers, former significant others, or anyone else directly from their iPhone or iPod touch. The update is available …

Facebook denies HTC-built Facebook phones

January 28th, 2011

Facebook on Thursday denied earlier reports that HTC is preparing to unveil multiple Facebook-branded smartphones next month at Mobile World Congress. “This is really just another example of a manufacturer who has taken our public APIs (application programing interfaces) and integrated them into their device in an interesting way,” Facebook’s head of business development Dan …

Possible Facebook phone details revealed

January 26th, 2011

We just received information from a tipster who apparently was part of a recent focus group for an upcoming device that appears to be a Facebook phone. Here are some features we anticipate will be part of the eventual Facebook handset based on questions asked at during the session: Location aware coupons: you pick main …