Social media is, whether we want it to or not, a huge constant in our lives. Whether we have social media accounts ourselves or not, more and more services require you to log in with your social media account so that you can use them. And sometimes, technologies are developed especially for social media. In the most recent news from the company, the new Facebook iOS app supports 3D Touch.
- The new 3D Touch system sort of gives touch screen the functionality of buttons
- iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus users will be able to take advantage of the features
- Facebook updated their iOS app especially for this function
- Other social media sites like Instagram and Twitter also rolled out apps for the 3D Touch
- The peek and pop feature is especially well received on the new app
Basically what the new 3D Touch technology is what buttons did on mobile phones a few years back. The function allows the device’s touch screen to figure out how deeply the user is pressing the button.
This is also where the peek and pop feature comes in, as the developers made it so that depending on how deeply you push on the touch screen, the device will do different things.
In the case of the new iOS Facebook app, for example, you can use the feature on cover and profile pictures, on web links and web pages, on profiles, and on group and even pages.
I don’t know yet whether the app provides instructions or not, but what is does new is basically to allow you to do two different things depending on how hard you press on your touch screen – for a light touch you will get a preview of the page, and for a harder you will open it.
The new Facebook app for the iOS isn’t yet available for public use, currently being tested in the confines of a small group starting Thursday. The company did promise however that it will be launched in the next couple of months.
With an increasing number of developers starting to take advantage of Apple’s new function, we’re only going to see more and more apps being updated to implement features based on it.
Instagram actually went so far as to bring similar functionalities to its Android incarnation of the app.