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What's new on Photo Posts in Facebook

If you are an iPhone or Android user you will get the new updated version of the Facebook app.

The new thing is improvement to photo upload on Facebook mobile. It is easier to share multiple photos on mobile.

You are able to make your choice about the order of the photos.  Just click the first photo and select the next clicking on it. When you are ready click on Done.

You will get the preview of your photo story. Write intro text and add information about every photo if you like. Here you can delete some photos.

You can change the order in this screen by pressing down on a photo and just drag it up or down.


Now you have a beautiful post! You friends will see the story in a new layout with maximum 5 photos and the intro text. By tapping on a photo the full mini album will be shown in the order that you have defined.

All this software update on your Facebook iOS and Android App are available now.

All images copyright Facebook News Room

The new Facebook made app Rooms

If you want to test something new, here is the new iOS app Rooms.
It allows you to create like in the old time chat-rooms but now you can post not only text but also photos and videos.
Images copyright Facebook Newsroom and Rooms
Start creating a room about something you love. Or just find an existing room and ask to join. Its like the groups in Facebook but you can customize the room like you like. Change color, the font, the name of  the "like button", add cover photo, dominant colors. This is only the basic Rooms. In future we will see more features. Take a try if you are an iPhone user and download the app from the Apple App Store.

Here are some screenshots from the Facebook Creative Lab about they new iOS app Rooms:

Style your room create a room choose a nickname Post photo, video and notes

Safety Check on Facebook

If something happens with the nature around us many friends asked if you are OK. They use social media to connect with you, to check your status or just to see where are you now.
Source Facebook Newsroom

Facebook created a tool that works on smartphones (Android, iPhone), feature phones and on your PC. If you are in an area where a major disaster strike you will receive a notification from Facebook. The message will me something like: Are you OK? It looks like you're in the area affected by an earthquake. Let friends know if you're safe. 

You have two options: I'm Safe or I'm not in the area. This update will generate a post in your timeline and every of your friends can see it.

If some of your friends are in such area you will have the option to see the list of your friends and how many of them are in safe.

Here is a video that shows how it works:

Introducing Safety Check from Facebook on Vimeo.

Ask Mark Zuckerberg

The founder of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg hosted a in-person Question and Answers Event in the Facebook building in Menlo Park, California, USA. He answered on questions from people all over the world. The public was 200 residents from San Francisco.

Image copyright: Facebook Newsroom
Facebook users asked question on the page "Q&A with Mark". This is the first Q&A session so follow the page and you will have the ability to ask question in the next round.

Here are some top questions:
1. Is Facebook going to do anything for supporting worldwide recognition and condemnation of Armenian Genocide?
2. Are you aware of browser extensions like Social Fixer that exist just to fix all the user interface and functionality problems that users have with Facebook?
3. Would you consider creating a Facebook site for kids?
4. What beer were you drinking when you created Facebook.
5. How many instagrams are in a kilogram?
6. When u gonna introduce the dislike button ?
7. We want organic reach back on our pages.
8. Are you ever tempted to shut it down just for an hour unannounced just to see the social impact?
9. How many times facebook shared our private information with government agencies?
10. What's your favourite feature Facebook developed but didn't release?
11. How much time do you spend on Facebook yourself on an average day?

Watch the answers of some of the questions and more here:

Connect the world with Internet

As part of Facebook want to connect the rest of the world with Internet. But how is possible to make a new network to the 5 billion unconnected people worldwide?

In New Delhi, India, Mark Zuckerberg started the first summit. The main problem is that devices like laptop, tablet and smartphones does not provide support in local language and relevant content.

Here comes the Mark Zuckerberg speech:

The participants wanted to start develop and distribute web content for the people in India. Only 19% in India (243,298,994 People) have access to Internet. Here is the statistic for the rest of the world (source Wikipedia):