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Friday
Jan182019

Facebook begins wider rollout of redesigned Messenger app

Facebook announced the changes back in May 2018, and it has begun coming to users bit by bit since October. But now, the update seems to be getting a wider release. The listings on both App Store and Google Play Store show the redesigned interface. But the Messenger team has cautioned that it might take a while for the update to reach everyone. Facebook wanted to create a simpler interface for users to put messaging front and center in the app. The redesign consolidates the nine tabs into three and brings a bit more whitespace into the interface. The different features within chat windows still exist in the app but are now hidden behind a new four-dot icon.

Source: The Verge

Thursday
Jan172019

Facebook offers its image compression tech to those who need it

Maybe you’re a developer who needs an image compression tool. Well, Facebook is opening there’s up to anyone who needs it. This open source tool is called Spectrum and it can work into iOS and Android projects. Admittedly, we’re not particularly fond of Facebook’s image compression, but for developers who can’t come up with their own tool, this could help. According to Facebook, Spectrum has "improved reliability and quality of image uploads across [its] apps" and that it can reduce file sizes for up to 15 percent while keeping the quality.

Source: Engadget

Friday
Jan042019

Facebook begins public testing of Messenger’s dark mode feature

If you’re fond of sending out messages in the middle of the night, you’ll probably welcome this update from Facebook. The company has finally started testing dark mode for its Messenger app. Web app developer Jane Wong reveals on Twitter, “Facebook Messenger, seemingly due to prolonged external nagging, has started public testing Dark Mode in certain countries. They have put up a fair warning that Dark Mode isn't everywhere yet so don't complain when some UI burns your eyes off.” There isn’t a specific timeline yet when it’ll be coming out but you can now see how it’s going to look like if you do get the feature and decide to use it. Having a dark mode option works on the idea that this limits screen glare and protects your peepers from effects of blue light when you use your phone in the dark or in the middle of the night.

Friday
Dec142018

New Facebook bug exposed millions of users’ photos, including unposted ones

Remember the days when Facebook wasn’t riddled with issues? We can’t either. The latest one is a software bug that exposed photos of up to 6.8 million users—including photos that haven’t been posted yet. According to the company several third-party apps (1,500 in total) gained access to “a broader set of photos than usual” for a 12-day period in September. Facebook said it’ll reach out to the affected users. The company explains in a blogpost, "When someone gives permission for an app to access their photos on Facebook, we usually only grant the app access to photos people share on their timeline. In this case, the bug potentially gave developers access to other photos."

On top of accessing those on your timeline, these third-party developers gained access to photos posted in places like Stories and Marketplace as well as those that have been uploaded but not posted. The company says they only store photos from incomplete posts for three days. Facebook says it’s working with the affected developers to “delete the photos from impacted users.” The company is also recommending its users to log into any apps where they shared their Facebook photos to check which photos they have access to.