Introducing Facebook Home: A new suite of apps “that puts your friends at the heart of your phone”.
This is a new integration on Android devices which puts Facebook updates directly on your home screen. It is available form 12th April and users will be able to see their friends’ Facebook activity as soon as they turn on their phone.
With a cover feed, Facebook-only notifications and Chat Heads (Chat Heads allow you to receive messages from your friends while you’re using your phone, taking priority over whatever you’re already doing), users will have an “always-on, wholly immersive Facebook experience”.
Mashable have said “The updates are all based on the News Feed algorithm; it’s anything you’d see there that has pictures attached. Brands, relax: your updates will show up in Home the way they show up in News Feed, so long as they’re visually interesting.”
Facebook Home once again highlights the importance of visually interesting content.
LinkedIn Mentions: LinkedIn have added the ability to mention your connections and companies in conversations on LinkedIn.
How does it work?
- Begin by typing the name of a connection or a company in your status update box or a comment field on the Homepage.
- Select someone from the list of your connections that appear in the drop-down, complete your status or comment and post it.
- The person or company you mentioned will receive a notification alerting them that they have been mentioned.