Before I continue this post, I’d like to say that although I use other social media sites other than Facebook, this social networking site has been the most active in rolling out updates or changes. It’s like there’s never a week when there’s no Facebook update. Love them or hate them, no matter what you say (with conviction or not 😀 ), that you’re boycotting Facebook, we know that’s just BS ’cause we know you can’t leave the site. 😛
Since Facebook has been the most updated of all the social media sites, I’ve been more observant of the changes that are being implemented, but I’ll still share news from other social media channels I’m following, promise. 🙂 Now, let’s get back to business.
Upload Files for Facebook Groups
Though this is not entirely a new update, some of you might not have seen this yet. Yes, you can upload files through messaging, but now you can upload on a Facebook group’s wall.
I tried uploading different files and I learned that you cannot upload music files (no piracy) and executables (.exe). Videos, small movies and PDF files are okay. I tried uploading a zipped file of fonts and it went through smoothly.
There’s a dedicated tab on the group for all the files that have been uploaded, including all the documents that were created before.
Facebook Timeline for Pages Mobile
Facebook has rolled out Timeline for Pages for mobile devices. As soon as I learned about this, I upgraded my Facebook app on my Blackberry 9900 just to confirm if we have it on here too. Well, it’s available for Apple devices and Android only, it seems.
Image credit: UberGizmo
Also, the Facebook app now enables you to like a comment, see who liked comments made on posts, etc. And there’s now an Activity Log, so you can delete posts or stories.
Facebook Events Calendar and Improved Status Announcements
Facebook now displays events in a calendar format. You’d see that some of the dates are links. When you click on them, you’d see a list of your friends who are celebrating a birthday or any big, important event.
You can view Facebook Events as a list or calendar. The calendar view makes it easier for you to plan ahead in case you’re attending multiple parties or events on a future date like for a birthday party, wedding, anniversary or baby shower (and don’t forget to buy your mommy friend her maternity sleepwear). Your very own planner right on Facebook. 😉
Also, I noticed that relationship status updates for engaged and married couples can now be seen on the upper right side of the newsfeed or main page. This makes it easier for you to see if any of your friends recently just got engaged or married, and you can send them your well wishes. A high school batchmate just recently got engaged and I saw it there. Sadly, though, I wasn’t able to take a screenshot, so I’m using this one I got from Google (credit):
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These are just some of the Facebook updates I’ve noticed. I wonder what other changes will happen this week. 🙂
I’m waiting for the update giving us the ability to see who has viewed a certain post on a Facebook group wall. This may come in handy for important announcements for a small group you handle. It’ll let you see who has seen it and bump the post when needed. However, this will not mean the ones who saw the post actually understood or completely read it. 😀