Facebook Announces Messaging updates for iPhone and a new look for iPad

Today we’re announcing an update to the Facebook app for iPhone and iPad with new features in private messages.

Chat heads
Now you can keep chatting even when you’re doing other stuff on Facebook, like checking your News Feed. Tap chat heads to reply, drag them around, or flick them down to close.

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Tap the smiley to add stickers to your messages. Get more stickers in the Sticker Store – just tap the basket.

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A new look for iPad
Facebook is also rolling out the improvements to News Feed they announced in March. The biggest change is on iPad, where you’ll see brighter, more beautiful stories.

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How to get the update
This update to Facebook for iOS will be available later today in the App Store. Chat heads and stickers on the Facebook app for iPhone will roll out fully over the next few weeks.

Facebook Business Pages Update

Today Facebook announced an update to their popular product Facebook Pages. Updates include a cover photo, larger story sizes, better tools to manage a Page and more. The new features help business and organizations better share their story and connect with people.

New Facebook Page features include:

Cover Photo
Businesses and organizations can now add a cover photo to the top of their Page.

Friend Activity
When someone first visits a Page, they may see friends’ recent posts spotlighted as friend activity. People will also see how many of their friends are connected to a Page.

Larger Stories, Milestones, and Page Timeline
The new Page design allows Page owners to tell stories through bigger photos and milestones that can include a date and other content.

Pinned Posts
Organizations can pin a post to keep a story at the top of a Page for up to seven days.

Admin Panel
The Admin panel is a new way for Page administrators to track their performance and to respond to private messages from people.

Activity Log
Page administrators have access to a log of their Page activity, including tools to easily highlight, hide or delete posts and change the date of a post.

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