Facebook and Loopt Tie the Location Knot
Facebook and Loopt today announced a new version of the Loopt application for the iOS platform that integrates Facebook's Places feature within Loopt. Loopt users will now be able to see all their Loopt and Facebook Places friends on one map. Users can also check into both Loopt and Places at the same time and comments made on either social networking service will cross-pollinate to the other. Users can also see both their Facebook and Loopt friends' check-in histories from the Loopt app. Other new features include more granular control over alerts and privacy features, as well as easier sign-up and registration. The new version of Loopt is a free download from the iTunes 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'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 Rolling Out 'Save' Feature
Facebook today announced a new feature that will allow users to save content for later viewing. The tool can be used to earmark links, places, movies, TV, and music.
Facebook Messenger Gains Live Location Sharing
Facebook today made it possible for people to share their real-time location with others using Messenger. The optional tool is available to both Android and iOS devices.