Facebook Talks Up Live Audio
Facebook today launched Live Audio, a way for people to share a live audio feed with followers. Facebook imagines the tool will be used by content creators to share interviews, read books, or broadcast podcasts. Facebook says people will be able to discover live audio within their News Feed, and can interact with live audio via questions and reactions. Android devices will fully support multitasking, meaning users will be able to listen to live audio when using other apps or even when their device is locked. iOS users will need to be content with listening while exploring other parts of the Facebook app. Facebook intends to test Live Audio with several partners (BBC Brasil, LBC, Harper Collins, and others) over the next few weeks with a broader rollout planned for early next year.
Facebook to Test 'Reactions' Rather than 'Dislike'
Oct 8, 2015
Facebook today said it is prepared to expand the way people interact with posts in the Newsfeed by providing more than just the Like button. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently hinted that the company is working on a way to show more emotional responses to posts.
Apple Turns the Page On iBooks, Now Apple Books In iTunes App Store
The new Apple Books reading app is now available to iPhones and iPads in the iTunes App Store. This app replaces the former iBooks app and is what iOS users will use moving forward for consuming books and other materials.
Apple Previews Apple Books App, Which Will Replace iBooks In the Fall
Jun 12, 2018
Apple has a brand new reading app in store for iPhones and iPads later this year. The company offered a brief look at the new Apple Books app during its recent Worldwide Developers Conference, but is now more fully revealing the app and its features.
Facebook's Reactions Take 'Liking' to the Next Level
Feb 24, 2016
Facebook today made its expanded set of reactions available to all users of the social network. Rather than simply allow people to like other posts, users can now select from six reactions, including like, love, haha, wow, sad or angry.