Category Archives: Android

Prisma for Android is now live for all in the Google Play Store

 The hits just keep on coming for Prisma. Just over a month after launching on iOS and almost immediately capturing the imagination of the Instagramming masses in the process, AI-fueled photo filtering app is Prisma is now live for all Android users. That’s a mere five days after the app first launched in beta on Google’s mobile operating system, through a limited invite… Read More

Google Maps gets multi-stop directions and vacation memories on mobile

 Google is bringing long awaited multi-stop directions to mobile with its new summer update. Travelers can now hit as many tourist traps as they want on their cross country treks. Just like in the web version, users can swiftly rearrange the order of stops. Android users will get the feature first, followed by iOS in the near future. The summer update caps off an active week for Maps.… Read More

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 customization” 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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