Microsoft Debuts New Facebook App for Windows Phone
Microsoft today made a brand new version of the Facebook application available to the Windows Phone platform. Facebook version 2.5 for Windows Phone includes a number of new features, including threaded messaging for individual conversations and group conversations. Facebook 2.5 also adds better tagging for both friends and locations with the "with" and "at" format. Other new features include, the ability to edit and delete wall posts, better support for links, and the ability to "Like" comments. Facebook 2.5 for Windows Phone is free to download from the Marketplace for Mobile.
Facebook Testing Encryption and Disappearing Notes In Messenger
Facebook today said it is exploring new features for Facebook Messenger that will give people the ability to secure their conversations. First, Facebook is looking at end-to-end encryption between two devices.
Instagram for Windows Grabs Huge Update
Facebook today announced three new apps for the Windows 10 platform, including a proper Instagram app for phones, and dedicated Facebook and Messenger apps for desktops. The Instagram app for Windows 10 Mobile includes features that have long been available only to the Android and iOS apps, including Instagram Direct, videos, the Explore tab, and more.
Facebook Adds Ride Hailing to Messenger
Facebook updated its Messenger app today with the ability to hail rides from select car service providers. The first partner is Uber, but Facebook plans to add others, such as Lyft, soon.
Facebook Messenger No Longer Requires Facebook Account
Facebook said beginning today people do not have to have a Facebook account to use Facebook Messenger. When first loading the app, users will have the option of signing in with a phone number rather than their Facebook account.
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