Facebook Holds F8 Developer Conference, Announces New Features, Embeddable Videos, Third-Part Messenger Apps

I have my issues with Facebook, and I’m far from the only one, but to give credit where credit is due, the social networking juggernaut continues to expand and improve despite already having its hooks in hundreds of millions of users. At their recent F8 developer conference, the folks at Facebook talked about all the behind-the-scenes going-ons and here are the three biggest announcements to come out of the event.

Third-party developers can now make Facebook Messenger apps. This is a huge deal. I now use Facebook messenger almost as much as I use Google Hangouts and far more than I ever used MSN, Yahoo, and the like. Unfortunately, the Facebook Messenger mobile app leaves a lot to be desired. Expect to see a lot of third-party apps popping up, and I mean a lot.

Posting a video to Facebook is easy, but posting that same video elsewhere – not so much. Facebook now gives you HTML code to paste onto your website or wherever you’d like to embed your Facebook-hosted videos.

Facebook’s new On This Day feature will let you view photos that were posted on that same day in previous years. You can access the page everyday to see the new day’s (old) photos. I never really make use of most of the features Facebook offers, but this definitely sounds like it could provide a fun trip down memory lane.

Of course, if you go far too far down memory lane you get to your teenage years, and who wants that?

via BGR

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