Facebook launched a few improvements to its safety and security products for its nearly half billion mobile users.
First Code Generator, an addition to Login Approvals feature, making it easier to confirm logins made on new devices. Using Code Generator, users will be able to receive Login Approval codes through their Facebook Application, without waiting on an SMS (as previously), and it'll work regardless of whether you have cellular or Internet access.
All you've to do is on your Android device, go to http://on.fb.me/LoginApprovals and follow the instructions to set up Code Generator. Once done, simply navigate to Code Generator within the Facebook for Android app to receive the security code needed to complete a login from a new device. "For your security, this code will refresh every 30 seconds," facebook said.
Reporting unwanted content on your phone - Now, on the new mobile site on a touch-enabled device, you can hide or report any inappropriate or unwanted contents. "On your computer you have the ability to hide or report that story." Just following these steps:
- Click on the feedback icon for the story (where it shows likes and comments) OR the 'Comment' link
- Click the icon in the upper right hand corner and select an option
Improved mobile recovery flows
Facebook's tool that help, incase if your account has been compromised, and the extended social authentication tool now work on phone let you clear these checkpoints from your mobile device. "Now you can lock down your account and clean up any damage done using your phone. You can review that login and reset your password on your phone," facebook said.
Also, Facebook begin showing off to its users a link at the top of their desktop news feed asking them to "Stay in control of your account by following these simple security tips". Facebook confirmed with me that the message will roll out to all desktop users over the next few days, and millions are seeing it right now.
Finally, Facebook is testing out a "Call" button on top of people's timeline profiles. "If a friend is online on the desktop version of Facebook, those in the test see a "Call" button next to that friends name on their profile , while previously a tiny videocamera icon in the text chat window was basically the only way to start a video chat."
Facebook seems to have realized it needed to highlight the feature, otherwise, Google+ Hangouts, or the newly launched Airtime from former Facebook President Sean Parker will grap its pie. [Via TechCrunch]
Facebook launched a video titled "Facebook Pages - SEO How-to Video", that provides many suggestions for how you can improve the ranking of your Facebook Page in search engines.
It is a little long, but if you want to learn about SEO, certainly worth your time. The video is aimed more at business owners than seasoned SEOs.
The video was created by a cool company in the UK called Distilled. You can find more information at http://www.distilled.net/?training/facebook/