Facebook Home Adds Content from Flickr, Instagram, More
Facebook Home is now capable of displaying content from third-party services including Flickr, Instagram, Pinterest, and Tumblr on the lock screen. The content is available only to beta testers of Facebook Home at this point, but will expand to more users soon. The tool requires that people sign into the third-party accounts, but then allows them to view, Like, and comment on that content directly from the lock screen of their Android device.
HTC Updates Lock Screen and Sense Home Apps
HTC has made updates available to its Lock Screen and Sense Home apps for the One M9 and other handsets. The Lock Screen gains a significant refresh thanks to Lollipop-style notifications, full-screen album artwork during music playback, and more detailed local weather information.
Google to Stream App Content Via Search
Google today said its mobile search tool is now able to show content that may be buried within apps. Google began indexing the content of mobile apps two years ago, and has more than 100 billion deep links into apps such as Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.
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.
Instagram Turns On Two-Factor Authentication for All Users
Instagram today said it has rolled out two-factor authentication for all users around the world. The extra layer of security is optional, but can be used to safeguard accounts.