Stuff we like 3 September 2014

Posted by Saby Salvatierra on 3 Sep, 2014
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Facebook keyword testing, new Twitter features, and some addictive Hyperlapse videos.

Facebook is testing a mobile feature that allows users to search old posts from friends using keywords.

Here's what a Facebook spokesperson said in an emailed statement to Search Engine Watch.

"We're testing an improvement to search on mobile. In this test you can use keywords to search for posts you're in the audience for on Facebook" 

The tool is currently only available to a sample Facebook users and lets mobile users search any content that was previously available to them through friends or pages they followed.

Sam Frier from Boomberg also stated

“On harder-to-navigate mobile devices, the tool may help people get more out of the application. For example, they can type in keywords like “graduation party Christina Jones” to quickly find posts from that friend about the party.” 

Twitter has just made it easier for celebrities, and other verified users, to interact with each other on the platform. They announced via their blog that they’re rolling out two new features.

Jinen Kamdar wrote

We’ve addressed the large volume of conversations verified users often experience on the platform with notifications filtering. And today we’re beginning to roll out two new features to verified users on the Twitter mobile apps: alerts when another verified user follows them on both the Android and iPhone apps and the option to view their verified followers from their own profile on Twitter for iOS only. We hope these two features will help verified users easily connect with each other so we can continue to deliver those only-on-Twitter conversations to users.”

An overall plus for helping to distinguish a real account from a parody. 

Have you noticed a change in the content of your Instagram feed? It’s no longer all about the aesthetically pleasing holiday, style and foodie shots.

Now Instagram has introduced a new video editing app, called Hyperlapse, which allows users to create “high-quality time-lapse videos”. Here’s 25 of the most amazing videos seen so far from the The Verge. Let us know your favorite too. 

If you’re into photography and cooking then this is the app for you. Meet Photo cookbook. The app focuses on easy recipes that even cooking newbies should be able to follow. There are pictures to guide you at every stage. Nutrition facts are available and  you can cater for your needs by scrolling horizontally to move between meat, fish, vegetarian and desserts, and then vertically to choose between recipes.

Here’s what a reviewer had to say:

“It's a simple app, with easy to follow recipes, with stunning picture and great organisation. If you want an app that allows you to prepare something really quick this is what you are searching for.”

 

See you all next week!

 

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