All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Updates’

Pinterest Tests New Design with Better Navigation, More Informative Pins

Pinterest, which hasn’t seen a significant redesign in quite some time, has announced that they will be testing a fresh look in the coming weeks. Pinterest says that the changes stem from user feedback. First up, Pinterest wants to makes it easier to find content across different categories on the site. The test makes navigation “faster and more intuitive,” and …

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Facebook for iOS Gets Voice Messaging, In-App Video Recording

Facebook has just rolled out an update to its iOS app that brings features that previously launched on Facebook Messenger for both iOS and Android. Starting today, you can now send voice messages from within the Facebook app. Earlier this month, Facebook added voice messaging to its Facebook Messenger app. That was later bolstered with free VoIP calling in the …

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Twitter Improves Embedded Tweets with Better Media Content, Faster Loading

A little over a year ago, Twitter launched embeddable tweets. Today, they’re launching an update to that function that improves both the look and performance across the web. “Embedded Tweets display photos, videos, article summaries and other content shared in a Tweet, just like you see on twitter.com. You can also view retweet and favorite counts to better understand engagement, …

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Facebook for Android Updated with Faster Photos, Better Sharing, and Voice Messages

Facebook has just updated their Android app with a few new features – faster photo viewing, improved sharing, and voice messaging. First up is faster photos. Facebook says that this applies to when you open photos from the app, they should simply appear more quickly. Second, users now have the ability to share friends’ stories to Timelines, pages, and groups. …

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Twitter Now Highlights Links While You’re Composing Your Tweets

Twitter has made a minor tweak to its dekstop site that should help users better understand what they’re about to tweet out to their followers. Now, when you’re composing a tweet, links (anything that’s clickable on the site) will appear blue – even before you hit send. That means hashtags, @ mentions, and even links to outside sites. Before, you …

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Foursquare Lets Non-Friends Like Your Check-ins

Foursquare is making a minor tweak to the service in the hopes to spur more engagement with every check-in you make. Now, people can like your check-ins, even if they aren’t friends with you on Foursquare. Let’s say you shared a check-in on Twitter, and someone clicked through to Foursquare. Even if you aren’t connected, they’ll be able to interact …

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Facebook Messenger Now Supports Voice Messaging, VoIP Calling in Canada

Today, Facebook takes another step in fashioning itself as the premier way to message your friends. An update to their standalone iOS and Android Messenger app will allow users to send voice messages for the first time, and they’re testing VoIP calling. First up, the new voice messaging. It’s exactly what it sounds like. The new Messenger app now features …

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Foursquare Further Integrates Facebook in Order to Fight Facebook

Foursquare has just made a counterattack against Facebook in the battle for location recommendation supremacy – by further incorporating Facebook into its service. Starting today, you will now see new Facebook-oriented information on Foursquare locations, and Foursquare is going to use the power of your Facebook friends in their recommendations as well. As long as you’ve connected your Facebook account …

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Foursquare Improves iOS App with Better Location Pages

Last week, Foursquare released an update for their Android app that modified location pages to include more relevant information – putting large photos and pertinent places facts front and center. Today, they’ve released an iOS update that pretty much does the same thing, but with a slight addition. With today’s app update, iOS users will now see redesigned location pages …

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Facebook for iOS Gets Faster, Now Lets Users Choose a Photo Album When Uploading

iOS users who felt left out in the cold after Facebook announced that huge update for the Android app can now take comfort in the fact that the company hasn’t forgotten about them. In fact, Facebook gave them a speed boost as well. According to Facebook, the new version 5.3 of the iOS app features a “completely rebuilt Timeline” that …

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Facebook for Android Finally Gets Much Needed Speed Boost

After launching Facebook for iOS v.5.0 back in August, the company received praise from users for building a much faster, much more reliable app. We can all admit that pre-version 5.0, Facebook for iOS was a turd. Android users, who had also been complaining about the performance of their Facebook app, collectively asked, “Wait, what about us?” Now, Android users …

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Foursquare Puts Location Photos, Info Front and Center

Foursquare has just released an update for their Android apps that they say will make both the experience of deciding where to go and deciding what to do when you arrive better. Location pages are now much more informative (and pretty, too). They’ve moved the photos to the top, and users can now swipe through a series of them to …

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