Networking News

Ello, The Ad-Free Social Network, Is Now On iOS

Ello will probably never catch on as a real alternative to Facebook but the ad-free social network has made its way to iOS with the goal of staying alive. The network arrived last year and became popular in the summer of 2014. The new iOS app connects with a phone's contacts.

Facebook Lite Launched For Emerging Markets

Facebook has a new app, Facebook Lite, that's targeted at emerging markets with sub-par infrastructure. The app is a stripped-down version of Facebook and it uses less bandwidth, allowing people in Asia, Latin America, Africa, and Europe to access the network.

Facebook Lets Users List PGP Keys

OpenPGP keys can now be listed by users to make secure communication easier. There is an encrypted messaging feature that's been released by Facebook alongside the ability to list keys. Facebook is quick to note that this is only an "experimental" feature.

Facebook Has Added GIF Support

GIFs are now being supported on the world's most popular social network, Facebook. The network is rolling out support for GIFs in the News Feed. Users can place a GIF on the site by copying its URL and sharing it just like they would any other link. You cannot upload GIFs.

Obama Broke Twitter Record In 5 Hours

President Obama recently gained a new presence on Twitter in the form of @POTUS. In doing so, Obama broke a worldwide record on the social network by reaching 1 million followers faster than anyone else. It took 5 hours for the president to reach that amount of followers.

Facebook Messenger May Get Games

Games could be the next addition to Facebook Messenger, according to a report in The Information. Facebook has confirmed it is talking with developers about games for Messenger that would be available inside of its app store. Games for Messenger could be months away.

President Obama Is Now On Twitter

After six years of being president of the United States, Barack Obama now has a presidential Twitter account. The president has communicated with the country through @WhiteHouse and a personal account for the past few years but now there is @POTUS for the president.