Go Back   MacRumors Forums > News and Article Discussion > iOS Blog Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Jun 12, 2014, 09:05 PM   #1
MacRumors
macrumors bot
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Facebook Updates Messaging App with 15-Second Videos, 'Big Likes'




Facebook has updated its popular Facebook Messenger app with 15-second videos and "big likes", adding more ways for users to interact with their friends.
Quote:
What's New
Instant Video Sending: Shoot and play 15-second video messages from the camera right in the app

Big Likes: Press and hold to send an even bigger thumbs up when you really, really like something.
Easy video sharing has been a popular new feature for messaging apps, with Snapchat getting updated with live video in May and Facebook-owned WhatsApp planning to add video calling. At WWDC, Apple announced that its Messages app would be receiving in-line video messages in iOS 8. However, Facebook Messenger's Instant Video feature is more similar to Apple's implementation of video rather than Snapchat or WhatsApp.

Facebook Messenger is available in the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

Article Link: Facebook Updates Messaging App with 15-Second Videos, 'Big Likes'
MacRumors is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 12, 2014, 09:07 PM   #2
oftheheavens
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: cherry point
really, big likes? lol
oftheheavens is offline   6 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 12, 2014, 09:30 PM   #3
henzpwnapple
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
They misunderst00d, i think people want the "dislike" button.
__________________
Somewhere in the future, I am remembering Steve Jobs.
henzpwnapple is offline   7 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 12, 2014, 09:39 PM   #4
oftheheavens
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: cherry point
Quote:
Originally Posted by henzpwnapple View Post
They misunderst00d, i think people want the "dislike" button.
I know right
oftheheavens is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 12, 2014, 09:42 PM   #5
jtrauscht
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Big YIKES!
jtrauscht is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 12, 2014, 09:47 PM   #6
Parasprite
macrumors 65816
 
Parasprite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Quote:
Originally Posted by henzpwnapple View Post
They misunderst00d, i think people want the "dislike" button.
Nah, it's all the rage now. MacRumors got rid of that archaic thing years ago.
__________________
Has anyone, anywhere, ever actually used ~/Pictures/iPod Photo Cache/ for anything besides deleting or hiding it?
Parasprite is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 12, 2014, 09:47 PM   #7
djtech42
macrumors 65816
 
djtech42's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: West Chester, OH
Big Likes: If Facebook hasn't already jumped the shark, they definitely jumped the shark here!
__________________
2012 15" rMBP, 16 GB RAM, OS X Mavericks ; 2009 24" iMac C2Duo, 8 GB RAM ; 32 GB Black Verizon iPhone 5 ; 32 GB White iPad rMini ; Apple TV (2nd Gen) ;
djtech42 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 12, 2014, 09:49 PM   #8
arkmannj
macrumors 65816
 
arkmannj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: UT
Send a message via AIM to arkmannj
really I still just hate that the FB messenger is a separate app.
arkmannj is offline   4 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 12, 2014, 10:17 PM   #9
electorate
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Optional Facebook Messenger integration with standard Messages app on iOS 8 and Yosemite, please! I use both equally, would love it if the two went together.. Maybe iOS 9.
__________________
15" rMBP 2013 / 2.6GHz i7 / 16GB / 1TB SSD
iPhone 6+ / 128GB / Space Grey
electorate is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 12, 2014, 11:50 PM   #10
joelvega125
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Big thumbs down...I strongly dislike Facebook.
joelvega125 is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 13, 2014, 01:07 AM   #11
Patriks7
macrumors 65816
 
Patriks7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Batcave
Am I the only one annoyed that they are forcing us to have a separate messenger app?
__________________
iPhone 5 | iPad rMini | iPod Nano | Canon 40D
MacBook Pro Retina 13" | MacBook Pro Unibody 15"
Patriks7 is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 13, 2014, 01:13 AM   #12
Alenore
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Didn't try facebook on iOS for a while, but on blackberry and Android, you can chat directly from the FB app. You just have more options with messenger.

Also, "Big Likes" wtf.
Alenore is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 13, 2014, 02:43 AM   #13
Truffy
macrumors 6502a
 
Truffy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: somewhere outside your window...
Quote:
Big Likes: Press and hold to send an even bigger thumbs up when you really, really like something.
Is this supposed to replace "OMFG THAT'S AWESUM!!!!!!!!1111!111!!" among the bubblegum-for-brains set?
__________________
Too much stuff
Not enough stuff
Truffy is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 13, 2014, 02:58 AM   #14
ghettochris
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by Parasprite View Post
Nah, it's all the rage now. MacRumors got rid of that archaic thing years ago.
Facebook=Reddit without downvotes. Too many stupid people out there to not have downvotes, but you also don't want to give stupid people the power of the downvote, so :/
ghettochris is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 13, 2014, 05:33 AM   #15
ArtOfWarfare
macrumors 603
 
ArtOfWarfare's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Send a message via Skype™ to ArtOfWarfare
Quote:
Originally Posted by Patriks7 View Post
Am I the only one annoyed that they are forcing us to have a separate messenger app?
How are they forcing it on you? The iOS Facebook app still has a section for messaging... I've been using that for years because I don't see the point of having a seperate app for Facebook messaging.
__________________
Don't tell me Macs don't last: 2007 iMac, 2007 Mac Mini, 2008 MacBook Air, all Vintage.
(iMac obsoletion: April 28, 2015, MBA: October 14, 2015, Mac Mini: March 9, 2016)
ArtOfWarfare is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 13, 2014, 06:24 AM   #16
Geminist
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
The FB app on iOS tells you to download the messaging app. You can no longer reply directly on the FB app.
Geminist is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 13, 2014, 09:05 AM   #17
Cuban Missles
macrumors 6502a
 
Cuban Missles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: East Coast, USA
The Facebook app is no longer on my iPhone or iPad. I am no longer a fan. I keep the account open just in case and check in maybe once a month and am quickly reminded why it is mind numbingly worthless to me.

I really think that the world has become too PC where you can only give thumbs up and thumbs down are not allowed. I understand the old proverb, "if you can't say something nice, don't say anything," but if the comment is not nice to begin with, why can't I say so with a down vote?

MacRumors should get some "cojones" and put the down vote back on. It will allow for a better clarity of which comments make sense and which are not appreciated. Hopefully that would help people rethink what they say before posting
__________________
I have a collection of Apple stickers from all my Apple product purchases - they are white (the stickers not the products)
Cuban Missles is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 13, 2014, 09:58 AM   #18
Gabichon
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Canada
Quote:
Originally Posted by Geminist View Post
The FB app on iOS tells you to download the messaging app. You can no longer reply directly on the FB app.
Yes you can.
Gabichon is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 13, 2014, 11:28 AM   #19
hortod1
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Facebook Likes: The Next Big Thing Is Here
hortod1 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 13, 2014, 12:03 PM   #20
jprmercado
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by electorate View Post
Optional Facebook Messenger integration with standard Messages app on iOS 8 and Yosemite, please! I use both equally, would love it if the two went together.. Maybe iOS 9.
*big like*

Totally agree!
jprmercado is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 13, 2014, 12:38 PM   #21
C DM
macrumors G4
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gabichon View Post
Yes you can.
Not if the Facebook app is telling you to download the Messenger app to do it.

----------

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cuban Missles View Post
The Facebook app is no longer on my iPhone or iPad. I am no longer a fan. I keep the account open just in case and check in maybe once a month and am quickly reminded why it is mind numbingly worthless to me.

I really think that the world has become too PC where you can only give thumbs up and thumbs down are not allowed. I understand the old proverb, "if you can't say something nice, don't say anything," but if the comment is not nice to begin with, why can't I say so with a down vote?

MacRumors should get some "cojones" and put the down vote back on. It will allow for a better clarity of which comments make sense and which are not appreciated. Hopefully that would help people rethink what they say before posting
Who even cares about likes or dislikes. People post their stuff and that's that--it doesn't matter if anyone actually likes it or not, it's what they want to post and that's that. If anything they should do away with any of that completely, like they had before, as it really is useless and just a pure creation to feed something rather than to address some need or be useful in any way.
C DM is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 13, 2014, 01:07 PM   #22
Casstiel
macrumors member
 
Join Date: May 2014
"15-second videos"

Yep, this will get Anthony Weiner and such folks in trouble.
Casstiel is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 13, 2014, 01:21 PM   #23
GhostRaider
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
I think Facebook is becoming desperate. I have Facebook but it's not the same as it was before. Activity has died down and most young people like myself have moved to using Snapchat and Instagram.
GhostRaider is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 13, 2014, 01:30 PM   #24
C DM
macrumors G4
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by GhostRaider View Post
I think Facebook is becoming desperate. I have Facebook but it's not the same as it was before. Activity has died down and most young people like myself have moved to using Snapchat and Instagram.
Plenty of people are there still, more and more every day, and more than before. Some people might see the activity of their close circles or even more distant circles die down, while many others see it all become more and more active.
C DM is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 13, 2014, 01:41 PM   #25
GhostRaider
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Quote:
Originally Posted by C DM View Post
Plenty of people are there still, more and more every day, and more than before. Some people might see the activity of their close circles or even more distant circles die down, while many others see it all become more and more active.
Since its easier to connect with others so easily now, I can understand why it can become more active and introducing new users. But using Facebook can be easily ignored since you got texting, snapchatting, instagramming, twittering.

Ever since I got Facebook telling if I still want to look at this particular item on eBay, I started hating it. Stalking me on the stuff I search for on eBay is not cool.
GhostRaider is offline   1 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > News and Article Discussion > iOS Blog Discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:14 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC