Facebook opens up 360-degree live streaming to all

Facebook just made live streaming 360-degree video relatively easy, provided you have the equipment to capture the content. Users of devices like the new 2017 model Gear 360 just announced at the S8 smartphone launch, or the Insta360 Nano (for iPhone) and Air (for Android), or a host of higher-end models designed for pros, you can go live and broadcast an immersive feed for your audience.… Read More


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How to view the ‘Most Recent’ feed in the new Facebook app

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There’s no way to set it as the default, but if you just have to see the Most Recent posts first, you have an option.

It seems as though Facebook’s interface is ever-changing, but the latest UI overhaul hitting devices is pretty dramatic. It’s mostly for the best, bringing a cleaner look and surfacing more features rather than hiding them behind obscure menus. A few things have become harder to find, however — one of which is the “Most Recent” News Feed view.

The newly-redesigned Facebook app now only shows the “Top Stories” view for your News Feed, which surfaces content that it thinks is most relevant to you, rather than what’s been posted or interacted with most recently. In the old app you could simply change the setting from the default to show Most Recent in the main view, but now you’ll have to do a little digging.

To view the Most Recent feed, tap or swipe over to the far right tab (three horizontal lines, titled “More”) of the Facebook app, and scroll down to the “Feeds” section, right under “Apps.” Here, you’ll see any different feeds you’ve created with friend or family groups, but you’ll also see “Most Recent” as an option. Tap that entry and you’ll be shown a completely interactive view of your News Feed based on time rather than some other algorithm. You can go back to the settings page by hitting the back button or tapping the “News Feed” button in the top left corner of the app.

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How to change privacy settings for shared posts in Facebook for Android

Facebook When sharing a post from the previous version of Facebook for Android, you may have forgotten to tap the itsy-bitsy people-sharing icon before you sent it off to the Interwebs. This icon controls the settings for who can see your post, be it Public, Friends, or other groups you’re part of on Facebook. Fortunately, this icon hasn’t gone anywhere, but in case you forget to use it, there’s a fix — and it doesn’t involve logging in on the desktop Web site.

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Launch an apps without leaving the window you are working in

SwipePadSay you are working in an app on your Android device right now and need to launch another right away even though you are not finished yet in this one. Maybe you want to post on Facebook or Twitter, check emails, make a quick call or reply to a chat message.The launcher app SwipePad provides you with the means to do the very same thing right from within the app you are currently working in.

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Delete unwanted Facebook comments using the Android app

Delete Unwanted CommentYou can now moderate the comments on your own Facebook posts from your Android device. With an update to the Android app last week, Facebook enabled the ability for Android users to delete comments in just a few short steps.The next time someone leaves an inappropriate comment, or an old flame starts proclaiming his undying love for you, you’ll be able to delete the comment without having to rush to a computer.

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SoundCloud apps can now link to your Google+ Account

SoundCloud apps with not just Facebook or registered email ID but also with your Google ID, thereby linking your Google+ profile with the music service. Using Google+ Sign-In, it will now be easier for you to share your sounds and audio tracks with your circles on the service. This feature has been rolled out with an update to the Android app that was made available last week.

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How to get the most out of Facebook messaging on your mobile phone

Facebook also makes it easy to send private messages, especially while you’re on-the-go. Here are some quick tips to show you how to get the most out of Facebook messaging on your mobile phone:

1. Start messages instantly

From the Facebook app, tap the icon in the top right of your News Feed to get to the messaging sidebar. Just tap the name of a friend and your message will reach them wherever they log in to Facebook — on their smartphone, feature phone or the web. Want to know who is reachable on their phone? Look for the mobile icon.


2. Message groups of friends

Making plans to see a movie with a small group of friends? Tap the menu icon in the top left of your News Feed to get to your Messages. Tap the new message button, then tap the names of the friends you want to message. Once you start a group conversation, you can give it a name like “Movie Crew” so it’s easy to find it again later.

3. Share a photo

Sometimes you only want to share a photo with the handful of people. To add a photo to a private conversation, tap + and choose from the photos on your phone or take a new one. People in the conversation just tap the photo to see it expand.

4. Send a quick voice message

For those times when you can’t focus on typing, or there’s a story your friend just has to hear, you can send a voice message. Tap + in any conversation, then tap Record Voice. Hold down the record button to talk. When you’re ready to send, just release the button.

5. Download the Messenger app

Want to get to your messages faster? The standalone Facebook Messenger app lets you get right to all your conversations from your Android or iPhone home screen. To download the app, go to theGoogle Play Store or Apple App Store.

Make Better Use of Facebook Mobile Messaging With These Top Tips [via huffingtonpost.com]

Android App Can Scroll Through Multiple Open Graph Actions In Posts

Users of Facebook’s Android application are seeing a new way to browse content created byOpen Graph actions generated by their friends’ app usage.

If those friends perform multiple Open Graph actions — such as liking several Instagram photos orsharing multiple songs via SoundTracking — users of the Android flagship Facebook app can scroll through the items being referenced via arrows that allow them to slide to the right.

Android users: Do you have this capability yet?
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Users Of Facebook’s Android App Can Scroll Through Multiple Open Graph Actions In Posts [via allfacebook.com]