Apple is quite stringent when it comes to the rules of its ecosystem. It keeps on rejecting plenty of apps and games, even from big-name brands. After rejecting App Store updates from Basecamp’s new email app Hey, Apple has reportedly dismissed Facebook’s gaming app once again. Yes, the app was denied earlier multiple times, here’s why.
Face ID is a super convenient way to lock our stuff. Facebook is apparently testing the Face ID feature for Messenger Inbox. With this, you will be able to lock/unlock the Messenger app by using Face ID. You will also be able to set a time period for the auto-locking app.
Most of the time recruiters take a good look at Facebook profile before hiring the candidate. That apart, friends, family, and even strangers often end up looking at our Facebook profile. The problem is that many of us had one or the other embarrassing Facebook posts from years ago. Facebook has now launched a new feature that will make it easier for users to delete an old post or archive them in bulk.
Facebook has launched Facebook Shops feature. Thanks to the new feature, users will be able to set up online shops and sell on all Facebook-owned platforms including Instagram and WhatsApp. Facebook Shops will offer a uniform shopping experience across multiple platforms.
Facebook has added a pretty important feature to its iPadOS app. The latest Facebook update (v269.0) comes with Split-Screen support for iPadOS. The Split Screen feature debuted on iPad with iOS 9, however, the Facebook app didn’t support the feature until now.
Facebook debuted its Bitmoji-like virtual avatars last year, and they were available in a few countries but not the US. Today, the social media giant has started rolling out avatars in the US. These avatars can be used on Facebook, Facebook Messenger, and Facebook Stories.
Facebook first announced its plans to integrate and unify all its social and messaging platforms last year. Last week, the company unveiled its group video calling feature Messenger Rooms for Facebook Messenger, similar to Zoom. Now, the first signs of the Messenger Rooms feature have started to appear in WhatsApp.
Apple added a native Dark mode to iOS with the release of iOS 13 last year. Since then, we have seen a hoard of apps and services adding dark mode support as well. Facebook, however, has been an outlier so far as its iOS app still does not have a Dark mode. The company did announce a redesign of its desktop interface along with a Dark mode at its F8 conference last year, but only recently made the feature available on the web on an opt-in basis for selected users.
The New York Times reports that Facebook is planning to release an all-new Gaming app for iPhone and Android. The Android app could be released as early as tomorrow, April 20, and the iOS version will be released as soon as Apple approves the app.
Of late, Facebook has been big on experimental apps. It recently launched an app for couples, a meme creator app, social music listening and video watching apps, and a conversational app. Now, the company has launched one more app specifically for the Apple Watch using which close friends can stay in touch via quick actions or messages.