Month: September 2013

Facebook Beta update brings music on lock screen for Home, animated stickers

Facebook launched a new beta version of its Android app that is available to the members of the “Facebook for Android Beta Testers” group. Aside from few bug fixes, this release also packs several handy enhancements like animated stickers for some of the categories (like Pusheen, Beast and Anooki) in the Messenger function. This has already been available in the… Read more →

Facebook Is Giving Users More Ways to Express Themselves. And It’s Terrible.

The social media giant has made a lot of changes that have caused uproars over the years. But this latest atrocity–horrifically ugly, giant emoticons–takes the cake, says Winston Ross. The other day I was Facebook chatting with an old and dear friend of mine who has taken it upon herself to become more… cheery, in electronic communication. After a few… Read more →

Android update: Facebook adds animation to certain stickers

Facebook released an update to its Android app Thursday, giving life to some of the stickers — a popular feature. Now Android users can see Pusheen (above) jiggle in a message. The update is currently available in the Google Play store. With Android version 4.0.2 and higher, Pusheen, Beast (named after Mark Zuckerberg’s dog) and Anooki are animated. Facebook also… Read more →

Facebook animates stickers on Android, puts music on Cover Feed

Facebook is updating its Android application with a few goodies designed to entertain audiences of its standard app and Home software. The new version of Facebook for Android, rolling out to people on a gradual basis, animates some stickers — aka the character-driven emoji available in messages — and adds music controls to the lock screen for people running the… Read more →