Skyfire 3.0 for iPhone Further Integrates Facebook
Skyfire today announced Skyfire 3.0 for the iOS platform. The new version of the browser adds support for Facebook Connect and a handful of new Facebook-specific features, such as the presence of the "Like" button on every web page viewed on an iOS device. Other Facebook features added to the browser include a dedicated Facebook news feeder, quick access to the full Facebook portal, and recommended links from friends. The revised browser also revamps the SkyBar, adds support for more video, and simplifies search.
Facebook Releases 'Lite' App for Android Phones
Facebook today announced Facebook Lite, a version of the social network that uses less data and will work on less-robust network connections. The Facebook Lite app is just 1MB to install, and Facebook claims it loads quickly and offers core features, such as News Feed, status updates, photos, and notifications.
Facebook Testing Video Services
Facebook today said it is looking to increase the number of ways people can consume video on its platform. The company is testing a revised version of its suggested videos function on the iPhone, which purports to ease the discovery process for related strings of videos.
Facebook Intros A Dedicated Video Platform Called 'Watch'
Facebook hopes its new platform will entice people to consume more video content through Facebook. Facebook Watch is a place for episodic shows that will be available on mobile, on PCs, and in Facebook's TV apps.
Facebook Adds Filters and Effects to Messenger's Video Chats
Facebook today dressed up the live video chatting functionality of Messenger with new effects. Family and friends can now apply reaction emoji, a variety of filters, and new masks to enliven real-time video conversations.
Facebook Improves Search for Conversation Discovery
Facebook today is pushing an update to its search tool in order to make topics and conversations easier to find. The tool expands beyond the borders of users' immediate friends and family, and will search through all of Facebook to see what people are saying about any given subject or event.