Facebook Gets Political, Adds 'Town Hall' for Local Government
Facebook is making it easier for people to find and contact their local government officials. The latest version of the app includes a section called Town Hall. Using it, people can seek out local, state, and federal officials based on location. The app makes it easy to subscribe to any or all of the representatives' official Facebook pages, as well as contact them directly through the app. Contact options include messaging and emailing, but not calling. Individual reps' pages are up to that person to maintain, but can contain mailing addresses, phone numbers, direct email addresses, and other details concerning their office and initiatives. The app even shows people which of their friends have subscribed to their own local government officials. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently discussed his intent to make it simpler for people to step up local civil action through Facebook. This Town Hall feature may be a first step in making that happen. Facebook is free to download from the Google Play Store and iTunes App Store.
Facebook's Events App Reaches Android Devices
Facebook has made its Events application available to Android handsets via the Google Play Store. Events By Facebook, released to iOS devices in October, lets users find and schedule things to do with family and friends.
Facebook's Events App to Help You Find Things to Do
Facebook today announced a new app called Events, which is meant to help Facebook users find and schedule tings to do with family and friends. The app will highlight events that friends are planning to attend, new events added by liked pages, and updates from events to which users may have already RSVP'd.
'Hello' App Plucks Facebook Data to Show Who's Calling
Facebook wants to make it easier for people to see who's calling and, if necessary, block those callers. The company today said it is testing a new app called Hello.
Facebook Messenger Takes a Shot at Snapchat with 'Days'
Facebook is updating its Messenger application with disappearing stories that behave similar to those of Snapchat and Instagram. The feature, called Messenger Day, lets people create short stories made up of photos and videos and then share them with their Facebook friends.
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.
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