Facebook Apps Settings Page Gets New Layout

Facebook has updated its App settings page with a new design and improved controls for the apps. Users can visit Settings>Apps on the web interface to find out all the apps after login their Facebook account. The new layout is having a list of connected apps (See below) and users can edit permissions and remove the individual app.

The new update also includes four options named as ‘Apps, Websites and Plugins’, ‘Instant Personalisation’ and ‘Apps Others Use’, and ‘Old versions of Facebook for Mobile’. Users can turn on or off the entire platform by applying these options.

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When Platform is on: If you turn Platform off you can’t use the Facebook integrations on third party apps or websites. If you want to use these apps and websites with Facebook, turn Platform back on. Using Platform allows you to bring your Facebook experience to the other apps and websites you use on the web and to your mobile device and apps. It allows Facebook to receive information about your use of third party apps and websites to provide you with better and more customized experiences. 
If you turn off Platform apps:
  • You will not be able to log into websites or applications using Facebook.
  • Your friends won’t be able to interact and share with you using apps and websites.
  • Instant personalization will also be turned off.
  • Apps you’ve previously installed may still have info you shared. Please contact these apps for details on removing this data.
  • Apps you’ve logged into (with Facebook or Anonymously) will be removed.
  • Posts by apps will be removed from your profile.

The social networking website has been working on a lot of changes lately. Last week, Facebook had confirmed that it is experimenting features on iOS version of its app with the way people post updates on the social network. In its pilot programme, it allows users to schedule an expiration time that varies from one hour to seven days for the post they publish.

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Recently, Facebook had tried its hands at ephemerality of posts with Slingshot, an app similar to Snapchat. The newly launched app allows the users to sign up for the service with their mobile phone number and connect with friends in their phone’s contact list without requiring Facebook accounts.

Earlier, Facebook had launched stickers for web users and acquired speech recognition and translation app Jibbigo. Facebook started rolling out its ’privacy checkup’ with the help of a blue dinosaur system to extend privacy setting for sharing information and posts.

It is also testing a new feature of adding stickers while posting the comments, but currently service is live only for some users. If it gets a positive feedback, then the company plans to roll out this feature to everyone. In July this year, Facebook had announced a video discovery tool to surface higher-quality videos by analyzing how long users actually watch each video.

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