Facebook introduceert Messenger Business

FB-f-Logo__blue_144Op Facebook’s F8 developer conference is vanavond nieuwe functionaliteit voor Facebook Messenger aangekondigd. Naast het openstellen van API’s voor third-party ontwikkelaars introduceert Facebook ook Messenger Business voor bedrijven. Het doel: e-commerce informatie zoals status updates en verzend informatie niet meer via e-mail laten lopen. Daarnaast krijgen organisaties ook de mogelijkheid om webcare (live-chat) via Messenger aan te bieden aan klanten. Wat betekent dit voor bedrijven? En nog belangrijker: hoe gaat het nu verder met WhatsApp?
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Facebook switches to HTTPS by default (finally!)

In a new platform update blog post¬†last Thursday Facebook has announced it will start enabling secure HTTPS connections by default, for all users. Although Facebook has offered HTTPS since January 2011, up until now it has always been opt-in, mainly because of performance concerns. ¬†Apparently¬†Facebook now feels confident they can roll this out to everyone, without a serieus impact on performance. The feature will start rolling out to users in North-America starting this week, with the rest of the world following “soon”. For those that value speed over safety, you can still opt-out. But you would be wise not to login to Facebook when on a public WiFi network.

Facebook gaat zelf games hosten

thenextweb:

In order to tempt more users to its platform, Facebook wants to start hosting a wide-ranging selection of games including first-person shooters, sports and social games like those found on consoles, the company¬ís global head of game partnerships Sean Ryan told popular gaming site MCV.¬†Ryan wants to bridge the gap between gamers that play Facebook games during the day and console games on a console, stating that ¬ďthere¬†is no question the hours spent on Facebook have to come from somewhere and that may mean eating into other traditional gaming areas.¬Ē¬†(via Facebook wants to mimic consoles, host wide ranging selection of games)