Facebook has been busy the last few weeks. Recent updates include:
Though met with mixed emotion, once users learned the “let my friends tag me” feature of the application could be disabled in privacy settings, a collective sigh of relief was heard around the web. It’ll be interesting to see how Facebook Places compares to Foursquare.
Single Page Photo Browsing
Additionally, Facebook made changes to its photo albums, including photo browsing on a single page that let’s users view thumbnails of all photos in an album on just one page. Also, they’ve added a new tagging feature akin to Picasa’s face recognition tagging. Now when users upload a photo of a friend, they’re prompted with a question,” Who’s face is this?”
Before, photo viewing wasn’t entirely cumbersome, but the feature is a pleasant addition that makes photo viewing that much better. Considering photos are a large portion of traffic on Facebook, any improvements to this area of the site are welcome.
Flexibility in Updating Privacy Settings
And with Facebook’s ever enduring privacy battles, the makers of the social networking site have made it easier for users to access and change their privacy settings from any device. Prior to this, users would need to be logged into the site online to make changes to their privacy settings. Considering you can do much of anything from a mobile device, it’d be handy to be able to change or update the important stuff from a mobile device as well.
Now, instead of waiting until their home, a Facebook user can disable the feature of Facebook places that lets friends “tag” their location as well…which definitely decreases the likelihood of someone being in two places at once.
Noticed any cool/disturbing/noteworthy updates to facebook? Feel free to share ’em in the comments!