Facebook has come a long way with its Messenger feature. The company opted to put its instant messaging capabilities on a separate app that users have to download on their mobile phones and it seems that this move was strategic. It has allowed them to introduce more features, allowing Messenger to work as a standalone application even without the Facebook network. Here are the newest developments that we can look forward to with Facebook Messenger and how it aims to bring in more fun and functions:
While it’s never easy for any of us to ponder our own demise, we live in an age wherein many of us have an “online counterpart” of our real lives – our social media profiles.
Have you ever wondered about what happens to your Facebook profile when you die? Does it remain online forever, or does Facebook simply delete your account? Wait, how would they know for sure about someone’s death?
Like I said, it’s a thought that might make a lot of us uncomfortable, but it’s something we nevertheless have to come to grips with just in case something unfortunate happens to us.
Facebook has apparently already considered such a scenario, and has a system that can turn your page into a “memorial page” in case of death. They also recently introduced a new “legacy contact” feature.
Facebook Messenger isn’t the only feature that the social media giant feels is worthy of a standalone app anymore. Fans of the social network can now download Facebook Groups, an app that lets users stay connected with their Facebook groups and join new ones. If you’ve ever felt that the groups feature of the site was underused then this app is a great way to put it on center stage. As soon as you launch the app, you’re presented with a list of groups you currently belong to, with the ones you view more frequently appearing on top.
It seems that social media’s seamless crossover to mobile isn’t going to be a future reality – it’s happening now. With over 1.25 billion active monthly users all over the world and over a billion active users bringing Facebook wherever they go through their mobile devices, it looks like there’s no stopping Zuckerberg‘s brainchild from further growth and expansion.
There have been a number of apps that have tried to succeed in the providing information regarding your ambient location. SocialRadar works by providing you with real-time information regarding the people around you by connecting to your Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, and Foursquare accounts to pull information about locations and recent activities. Know who’s …
Here are updated stats for the top 10 Facebook fan pages as of February 2, 2014.