Facebook | Android Central
    Category: Social

    Facebook

    Editor(s) who recommend this app
    (4) Members who recommend this app:
    • Vendor: Facebook
    • Version: Varies with device
    • Price: Free

    There perhaps are two ways to think about the Internet — before and after Facebook. By now you know the story. (Hell, they made a movie about it.) Some Harvard students create a site to rank girls. It expands into a larger network of collegians, and Facebook in its early form required a college .edu email address to join. In 2006, it opened up to anyone age 13 and older.

    Fast forward a few years and many billions of dollars, and Facebook is now a publicly traded company. Co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is one of the youngest billionaires in the world, along with co-founder Dustin Moskovitz (who's younger by all of eight days). Facebook is how we keep in touch. How we stalk our former high school classmates. How potential employers check out potential hires. How news organizations and public entities get the word out. How we play games. How we share photos and video. How we forget how to have real relationships with actual people. It's how we log into other websites, using our Facebook credentials.

    Like it or not, Facebook, in the span of a decade, became one of the most important online properties we've ever known.

    Will it continue to be so in another 10 years? We'll have to see. But for now, there's no escaping it.

    Screenshots

    Facebook - Photos

    Facebook RSS Feed

    Facebook Avatars is the social network's answer to Bitmoji

    The feature's currently in early development. In its neverending quest to beat Snapchat at its own game, it's been discovered that Facebook is working on a new feature called "Facebook Avatars." Similar to the Snapchat-owned Bitmoji, Facebook Avatars will allow you to create a cartoon version...

    Facebook announces Clear History tool for wiping your browsing history

    Think of it as a clear cookies tool but for Facebook. Facebook found itself in quite the pickle earlier this year when it was discovered to have sold millions of its users' data to Cambridge Analytica, and as a result of the backlash that followed the ordeal, the social network's announced a new...

    WhatsApp founder leaves the company after privacy disputes with Facebook

    Koum says it's "time for me to move on." Jan Koum, the Co-Founder and CEO of WhatsApp, is officially leaving the company, reportedly as a result of various clashes and disagreements with Facebook. The Washington Post: Conflicts soon arose over how WhatsApp would make money. Facebook...

    How to check if your Facebook info was accessed by Cambridge Analytica

    Chances are your data was shared with Cambridge Analytica. Here's how to double check if it was. Perhaps you've heard something over the last few weeks regarding Facebook and Cambridge Analytica. I suggest reading through Derek's full explanation talking about exactly what went down, but...

    Facebook will add an 'unsend' feature to Messenger in the coming months

    Facebook's way of saying sorry for secretly deleting its execs' messages. Facebook's found itself in an ocean of hot water lately. Following scandals with Cambridge Analytica and being discovered of storing call and text logs for Android users of its Messenger app, it was reported that Facebook...

    Facebook now lets you delete multiple third-party apps at once

    There's no "select all" button, but this is still much better. Shortly after news broke that millions of Facebook users had their personal information shared and exposed with Cambridge Analytica, people have been in a rush to revoke access from third-party apps to their Facebook accounts....

    Up to 87 million Facebook users' data was shared with Cambridge Analytica

    The social network also outlined 9 ways it'll keep data more secure in the future. It's no secret that Facebook really let "you know what" hit the fan over the last couple weeks. The company's been under fire for sharing millions of its users' data with research firm Cambridge Analytica, and...

    It's time for app developers to fall out of love with Facebook Login

    The tradeoff of sharing data for convenience sake has let complacency creep in for users and app developers alike. Back in 2009, Facebook unveiled Facebook Connect, a new feature for website and app developers to implement for users signing into apps. By simply tapping the "Connect with Facebook...

    Facebook Messenger now supports 360-degree photos and HD videos

    HD videos are capped at 720p, but at least we're getting somewhere. Despite the hot mess that Facebook is still finding itself in, the company's taken some time to update its Messenger app with a couple useful features for sharing photos and videos. Starting today, you can now send and receive 360...

    Three people are suing Facebook for collecting call/text logs on Android

    Like it or not, what Facebook did here was perfectly legal. Shortly after the Facebook + Cambridge Analytica scandal broke, it was discovered that Facebook was also collecting call and text logs on people's Android phones and storing all of them. The social network did this legally using Android's...

    Facebook is pushing back its smart speaker following privacy concerns

    This is probably for the best. Between May 1 and 2 this year, Facebook will host its annual F8 Developer Conference in San Jose, California. This year's event was supposed to be where Facebook would introduce the world to its first smart speaker, but these plans have apparently been scrapped....

    Firefox has a new extension to prevent Facebook from snooping on you

    Introducing the Facebook Container Extension. Facebook's come under a lot of fire for its mishandling of user data, and rightfully so. Not too long after the FTC announced it had an ongoing investigation into the social network, Firefox is now introducing an official extension that's been created...

    Pages

    0 comments