Facebook and Foursquare iOS Apps Gain New Powers
Facebook and Foursquare both updated their iOS applications today with new features. Facebook for iOS adds the ability to see who's logged into Facebook Messenger with a simple swipe to the left, adds a new favorites feature in the messenger app, and adds the ability to send gifts to Facebook friends. The app also makes it easier to share multiple photos at a time. The new version of Foursquare for iOS adds a new rating system for venues viewed in the Explore tab. Foursquare devised its own rating system for venues based on likes and dislikes, check-ins, tips, and general popularity of the venue. Facebook and Foursquare for iOS are both free upgrades from the App Store.
Facebook Messenger Adds Video Clip Feature
Facebook has pushed out an update to its Messenger application for both Android and iOS and added several new features. The most significant new feature is the ability to record and send 15-second video clips to other Facebook users from within the app itself.
Facebook Messenger Expands to Apple Watch
Apple Watch owners can now read their incoming Facebook Messenger messages on their wearable. A recent update to the iOS app adds compatibility with Apple's smartwatch.
Facebook Adds Holiday Cheer to Messenger
Facebook today gave Messenger users access to new holiday-themed stickers and photo tools. A minor update to Messenger for both Android and iOS devices adds new sticker packs, snow globe chat heads, and a New Year's Eve selfie frame.
Facebook Messenger Adds Group Payments
Facebook today made it possible to pay groups of people within Messenger. The app has supporter peer-to-peer payments since 2015, but they were limited to single people.