June 16, 2014
On Monday, Facebook unveiled a new way for tablet users to discover entertaining content. The update targets the 70 percent of iPad users worldwide who have played a Facebook-connect game in the past 90 days. When you rotate your iPad to landscape mode, you’ll now see:
This update is automatically being pushed to iPads, and doesn’t require a new App Store download. For now, the new functionality is only available to Facebook users in the United States. The free Facebook app is available at this link. See also: Facebook Messenger To Gain New Snapchat-Like Feature For Instant Video Sharing, Facebook Introduces Slingshot, Yet Another Snapchat Competitor, and Key Apple Engineer Leaves For Social Networking Giant Facebook.
- Trending topics: A feature launched on desktop in January, Trending is a list of topics people are talking about most on Facebook right now, personalized to include topics you’re interested in as well as topics trending across Facebook overall
- Trending Videos: A feature new to iPad, Trending Video includes a personalized selection of the most-shared videos among your demographic on Facebook right now
- My Games: A selection of games you already play, with an easy link to start playing them on your iPad
- Popular Games: iPad games you might want to play, based on games your friends have played and what’s popular on Facebook