Category Archives: Android

To beat SMS, Facebook Messenger eats SMS

 With this near-global roll out of the SMS feature, Facebook is touting ease, as you won’t have to jump back and forth between chat interfaces if your friends are split between them. “There are other SMS clients out there. Some are quite popular, focused on┬ácustomization” says Facebook product manager Andrea Vaccari. Apps like GO SMS Pro and QKSMS let you select special… Read More

Facebook is targeting the remaining Messenger holdouts, and they’re furious

When Facebook first started pushing its users to use Messenger, the responses weren't very positive. Many people weren't a fan of needing to use two apps instead of one to use all the features of Facebook, so some Android users turned to the mobile web application where they could browse their news feed and message people in one place.

Now, Facebook is planning on removing messaging from its mobile web app, forcing Android users to download Messenger if they want to chat with Facebook friends. Many of those users are not happy about it.

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Facebook just changed its Android app in a huge way

In early April, Facebook announced a very significant change to its mobile apps: A Facebook Live tab was to take center place in the app, pushing the Messenger button aside. The tab would offer a dedicated place for users to find live videos — but even though a month has passed since the initial announcement, very few people have seen the feature in the flesh. 

Until now, that is. My Facebook app on Android just received the update, and after playing with it for half an hour, I can tell you that this will significantly change the way we use Facebook. 

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Fast-Growing Photo App Everalbum, A Chart-Topper On iOS, Comes To Android

 There are apps that promise to help you free up space on your smartphone by backing up then deleting your photos. There are apps that help you organize your photos into albums, and share them with friends. And there are apps that aim to simply move photos off your phone into the cloud for safe-keeping. A growing startup called Everalbum, however, wants to do it all. The company, which now… Read More