Facebook Revs Up Android App with Native Code
Updated: updated with details.
Facebook today announced version 2.0 of its Android application, which is a major rewrite of the underlying code. This new version removes HTML5 and WebViews and instead uses native Android code so that it runs faster. According to Facebook, actions such as launching the app, refreshing the timeline, and opening photos is twice as fast as before. The new app also adds a few new features, such as the ability to scroll through photo albums without leaving the timeline. and instantly repopulating the timeline with new content as it arrives. The application is a free download from the Google Play Store. It should become available later today.
Facebook for Windows Phone Receives Major Facelift
Microsoft has made available a new version of Facebook for the Windows Phone platform. The latest update to the social networking app mixes in several new features that were previously only available in the beta, as well as overhauls both the user experience and performance.
Facebook Debuts Moments App for Sharing Event Photos
Facebook today announced a new application called Moments. The app is meant to help people share photos privately with others — even if they don't use Facebook.
Update to Google Photos Adds Album Editing Features
Google today pushed out a modest update to the Google Photos app for Android devices and it brings with it several new functions. To start, Google Photos can now recognize animations created by the Google Camera app (think GIFs).
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 to Delete Mobile Photos In Move to Force Adoption of 'Moments' App
Facebook has begun informing people that photos privately synced from mobile phones to the social network will soon be deleted. Facebook allowed people to automatically backup photos from phones to its servers and store them privately for a time.
Best Update Yet
wish they update the windows version..