Twitter has updated its Android and iOS apps. The updated app displays the last three replies from each conversations in the timeline, joined by a blue line. Three replies from each conversation are displayed and tapping a link displays all replies.
Facebook has announced a new shared photo album feature that allows up to 50 people to upload up to 200 photos each to a shared album. Contributors can only modify and delete images they uploaded.
Only the album owner has permission to modify and delete all the images. Shared photo albums have three available privacy settings: public, friends of contributors and contributors only.
The new shared photo albums feature will roll out to a small number of users on Monday and then roll out to all English users and then the world. Learn more on the Mashable blog here.
Twitter has updated its Vine app for Android. The update adds push notifications for new likes, comments and mentions and the option to share any public post to Twitter or Facebook.
The update also includes the bug fixes and improvements. Using an Android device? Download the app from Google Play here.
Facebook has announced Facebook posts can now be embedded on websites. To do this, click the down arrow on the right side of a Facebook post, choose the Embed Post option and then copy over the code.
Unfortunately, this code is not the standard
iframe code that other websites use. Instead, it requires a developer to add some script code to the website. Learn more on the Facebook Developer Blog here.
Facebook also now uses secure browsing by default, so HTTPS is used instead of HTTP. Before doing this, they added a secure attribute to authentication cookies, added an insecure indicator cookie and gave third-party developers 150 days to get a certificate and upgrade their apps. Learn more on the Facebook blog here.
Pinterest has announced it will be suggesting personalized pins and boards based on websites a user visits that have the Pin It button. Users who do not want to be tracked can disable this feature on their settings page here.
A new Edit Home Feed button can be used to customise the home feed and recommendations based on what the user has pinned can be found in the Follow Boards section. Interested in learning more? See the Pinterest blog here.
Google has announced it is highlighting some posts that friends have +1′d in users’ streams. This means any post that a user has +1′d may appear in their friends’ streams.
Only posts that friends already have permission to see will be highlighted. Users who don’t want their +1′d posts seen by their friends can change permissions on the settings page. Interested in learning more? See the Google+ post here.
Facebook is now rolling out Graph Search in the US. Graph Search lets users to perform very specific queries on public information about Facebook users such as their gender, relationship status, employer, location, sexual orientation and religion.
Also, after adding a Favorites tray last month, Facebook has added folder organisation to Facebook Home. Users just have to drag one app onto another one to create a folder containing those apps.
The update also makes it possible to share News Feed stories through private messages and enables the app to be stored on external SD media instead of being limited to the device’s built-in memory. Using an Android device? Download the Facebook app here and Facebook Home app here.
After bringing stickers to its iOS and Android apps, Facebook has added stickers to its website. Open a chat window and then click the smiley icon to see the default sticker pack.
Use the icons on the bar at the top to switch between sticker packs or click the shopping basket icon to see a list of all sticker packs. Click the Preview button to view a preview of all the stickers in a pack.
Click the Free button to add the sticker pack. All the sticker packs are currently free, but paid sticker packs may become available in the future.
Due to feedback from some of its advertisers, Facebook has announced it is removing ads from Pages and Groups that contain violent, graphic or sexual content. Beginning on Monday, Facebook will start manually reviewing Pages and Groups to decide which should display ads.
In the future, Facebook will develop an automated way to prevent ads displaying near controversial content. Interested in learning more? See the Facebook Newsroom website here.
Facebook has added the option to add images to comments. There is a new camera icon on the right side of the “Write a comment…” text field that can be used to attach a photo to the comment. Only static images are supported at the moment, so animated GIFs do not work.
Learn more on the Bob Baldwin’s Facebook post here.