Recent Updates to Facebook

By Macy Sarbacker  05/17/2018

Recently, there have been many changes, announcements and updates in regards to Facebook.

Facebook suspends about 200 suspicious apps

CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the app audit on March 21, stating that the company would “investigate all apps that had access to large amounts of information before we changed our platform to dramatically reduce data access in 2014, and we will conduct a full audit of any app with suspicious activity”.

The investigation process is now happening and Facebook announced yesterday that they have suspended around 200 apps.

In their official press release, Facebook stated “there is a lot more work to be done to find all the apps that may have misused people’s Facebook data- and it will take some time. We are investing heavily to make sure this investigation is as thorough and timely as possible.”

Facebook management shuffle

acebook instituted its biggest executive shakeup in its 15-year history this week, according to Recode.

Mark Zuckerberg isn’t going anywhere, however he has shuffled the product and engineering organizations into three main divisions. These divisions are:

  • Family of Apps
  • Central Product Services
  • New Platforms and Infrastructure

Some of the most noteworthy changes include:

  • Chief Product Officer, Chris Cox, will now oversee Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger. Cox previously was responsible for the core Facebook app.
  • David Marcus will now be the head of an exploratory blockchain group and stepping down from his role as the point person for Messenger.
  • Chris Daniels will be taking over WhatsApp, following CEO Jan Koum’s resignation announcement.
Facebook up/down vote

Facebook is now testing arrows to allow users ‘up’ vote or ‘down’ vote individual comments in some of its international markets. This particular trial of upvoting/downvoting buttons is limited to New Zealand and Australia for now, according to Facebook, as told to The Guardian.

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