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Facebook launches Rooms, a new way to create forums to talk about whatever you want

Facebook launches Rooms, a new way to create forums to talk about whatever you want

Word in early October surfaced that Facebook was working on a stand-alone app that was focused on anonymity. Turns out that was true, as Facebook has just launched their newest app, Rooms, which allows you to ditch your real name.

Facebook Safety Check aims to make it easy to tell friends and family you’re safe during natural disaster

Facebook Safety Check aims to make it easy to tell friends and family you’re safe during natural disaster

Facebook may have just updated their official iOS app to support the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, but it looks like the social media giant isn’t done adding new things.

Facebook app now supports iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Facebook app now supports iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

As is par for the course with their four-week update cycle, Facebook has released the newest software upgrade for its iOS app, with a focus on supporting Apple’s newest flagship handsets.

Facebook now allows you to send stickers in comments

Facebook now allows you to send stickers in comments

Facebook on Monday announced that stickers, previously limited to use within the Facebook Messenger app, have been extended for use in comments sections across the social network. To send a sticker as a comment, simply tap on the smile face in the bottom-right of the comment field and tap on one of the dozens of stickers available.

Facebook working on a stand-alone mobile app focused on anonymity

Facebook working on a stand-alone mobile app focused on anonymity

Facebook isn’t a stranger to launching stand-alone apps that are somehow connected to the mothership, including Paper, a stand-alone Camera app, and even their own Messenger app. Now, it sounds like the social networking giant has another app coming down the pipe.

Video and Screenshots reveal hidden Friend-to-Friend payments feature in Facebook Messenger

Video and Screenshots reveal hidden Friend-to-Friend payments feature in Facebook Messenger

Facebook has been rumored to enter the Payments space since early this year, and leaked videos and screenshots show that the social network has already built P2P payments functionality in the Facebook Messenger app.

Facebook’s iOS 8 update is all about more sharing and is coming soon

Facebook’s iOS 8 update is all about more sharing and is coming soon

While many applications out there are updating their features to match what Apple has opened up in iOS 8, many are waiting. Even some of the big names are holding off on their updates, like Facebook. Instead of updating the main app, the social networking giant has instead opted to talk about what’s coming in the coming weeks.

Facebook working on fix to prevent malicious links from initiating calls without prompting in Messenger app

Facebook working on fix to prevent malicious links from initiating calls without prompting in Messenger app

Last week, Andrei Neculaesei described a flaw in the way iOS apps handle links in webpages, that could allow a malicious webpage to initiate a call without the permission of the user.

Facebook 13.1 Update for iOS reduces crash rate by 50%

Facebook 13.1 Update for iOS reduces crash rate by 50%

Facebook released an update for its app yesterday, which seemed to be a minor update to fix some bugs, but a post on the company’s Engineering blog reveals that they’ve fixed a major bug that should reduce the crash rate by more than 50 percent on iOS.

According to Facebook’s Engineering blog, one of the top crashes on iOS was in the Apple Core Data system.