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Facebook is a social media web site. Usability questions on the Facebook tag concerns Facebook itself, applications within Facebook and extension of Facebook features.

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Where to find standards for implementing 'Facebook' style?

Context: I'm trying to improve my unofficial University Events website design. I'm a student programmer who is new to design. Goal: Implement a mobile website design that has a similar look and feel ...
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Why don't messenger carousel auto slide? [closed]

I had read some article that we shouldn't use auto slide carousel in website but I have question on Facebook messenger platform since many ppl use carousel to present menu to user. Should it auto ...
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Fullname vs username and how to ask for username after Social Login

I am building a mobile application where users can post/rate songs they like. I have three ways of registering: email+password, facebook login and google login. From my personal experience, some ...
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Comment vs Reply in a social feed

In a social feed, what is the best term to be used against the posts ? Should it be "Reply" or "Comment" For example in Facebook, it says "Comment", however in Yammer it says "Reply". What should be ...
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If your app requires an email address to register, but you also allow registration via FB, what if FB doesn't return an email?

Our registered users must provide an email address. However, if they register via FB, sometimes that does not return an email address. So the question is, what is the best method to collect that email ...
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What would a solution in surfacing good chat messages from Video Live Chats look like?

Good messages create conversation, and good conversations are a source of knowledge for the whole community. Knowing that, why isn't any of the big social platforms allowing for live chat message ...
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Why FB direct message and camera button has different location between ios and android? [closed]

Why FB direct message and camera button has different location between ios and android? Android: DM is upper iOS: Camera is upper Anyone knows why is the button is location switching?
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Facebook widget or just a link out to facebook?

Just wondering what thoughts are on using the Facebook widget? Ive had a comment that just using a link out to facebook is a bit old fashioned. My own opinion is that widgets are not nice experience, ...
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Why doesn't Facebook allow users to change its theme? [closed]

Unlike Orkut, why doesn't Facebook allow users to change their homepage theme color, style, etc.? Do they want people to use their UX or colour strategies?
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How to handle a UX issue that cannot currently be fixed (deleting Facebook posts on a 3rd party site)?

I'm building a small app that scans social media for posts that meet a certain criterion and helps the user delete those posts. Sadly, Facebook does not allow us to directly delete posts using the ...
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Facebook notification bar on mobile vs web [closed]

If you observe, you can "Mark as read" in the notification bar in the web application. However, the same is missing in the native app. I am trying to understand the reasons/logic behind it. Also, ...
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Why my chats are shown in right side? [duplicate]

Here you can see my today chat history: Yeah, the blue colored are mine. Why these are right aligned? Is it because of most people are right handed or earlier chat app implemented this way? I'm ...
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What is the reason for having more than one login link for Facebook?

If you do a Google search for facebook you'll see something that I think is rather curious, basically there are two different links, one to log into your account and the other to login to your account....
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What could be better message to any user in facebook? [closed]

I tried to create a facebook account for my baby (2 years old). Facebook request to enter real birthday It is her real birthday I don't know also don't care what is minimum age bar set by facebook ...
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Chatbot response on wrong user input

Trying my hands on facebook messenger chatbot implementation. The bot is integrated to facebook pages and interacts to user via a series of options and preset carousel templates which the user can ...
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Should a user logged in through Facebook be able to delete their account?

In my app I give the option the users of logging in with their Facebook account for convenience. Every modern app gives its users the option of deleting/disabling their account. The question is ...
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Facebook reactions as a metric for user engagement

Previously when facebook only had a 'like' button and comments for people to respond to a post, user engagement can be evaluated in terms of the number of likes as well as the number of comments. ...
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Displaying post and file likes

Consider a social-interface like Facebook and Twitter. Users can share posts/notes that are displayed in feed. In a note/post, you can add text as well as images & files. Now if a user likes that ...
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What is the significance of the “Sign Up” button on Facebook's new login page?

So Facebook updated their login page. I couldn't help but wonder the reason behind having a Sign Up button in the header when there already is a Sign Up form in the body section. What aspect of UX ...
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use facebook login feature or not

I intend implementing facebook login to my web app-and also the traditional registration form. There are some questions that arise though and are not general but specific to the nature of the app.Let ...
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Thinking of adding request button on site for items not available? Good idea or Facebook like button will do?

Thinking of adding Request Button for items not available on a planned site. Is this a good idea or will Facebook Like button do to express a"want this item" message?
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Why do profile pictures overlap banner images in most websites?

Why is it that every social application has the user's avatar fully or partially overlapping the user's banner/cover image? The same thing happens with pages also.
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How to handle sign in with e-mail after Facebook sign up

My website has 2 different types of sign up/ sign in for user accounts: Facebook and e-mail. If an user has an e-mail account, he provides us with his e-mail and creates a password, while Facebook ...
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How to use “Greeked Text” —or fake content— to reduce anxiety in cases of long loading times

In cases where loading times are too long (more than a minute) does showing fake content or content placeholders while the application is loading data help reduce anxiety? I've only seen this in ...
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How should I allow Facebook-linked accounts to post anonymously? [closed]

I'm building a WordPress-based website where users will create an account from their Facebook account. Users will be able to post and comment but I'd like to offer the option for anonymous ...
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Why does facebook like button have the text “Like”?

I am wondering what is the need for Facebook for showing the text "Like" when they most popular hand symbol to show the like button. My main concern is that we have a platform for note book sharing ...
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What are best practices for in-app Facebook share?

What are best practices for implementing a share on Facebook feature in my app? I would like to enable users to share portions of my app (selected views) on Facebook.
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What is the color logic behind big mobile application brands like facebook, google etc.? [closed]

Why is facebook blue? Why is whatsapp green, skype in skyblue, Gmail in Red? What is the color logic behind all these applications?
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How to best collect Facebook username?

Situation I have a website that allows users to (mostly) anonymously send links to friends via a variety of methods, including a private Facebook message. This does not require logging in. I am ...
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When logging out of a website that authenticates with Facebook, should the user be logged out of Facebook as well?

I'm working on a website that integrates the Facebook login API. When a user clicks the logout button for the website, I log them out of the website's session. The question is if I should be calling ...
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What's the difference between 'sign up' and 'sign in' with Facebook? [duplicate]

In Airbnb, I see that the user can 'sign up' with Facebook or 'sign in' with Facebook. What is the difference between sign up and sign in? Do these options actually perform different actions?
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App - Should a user be able to edit the text of a tweet or facebook post?

I am building an android app, and i have implemented what i believe to be a very good user interface/flow. To upload a photo to our website there are 3 steps. You select the photo. You enter a ...
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With infinite scrolling/pagination, how should I handle the user loading page 2, but there being new content on page 1?

Say we're looking at a website like Reddit or Facebook where there's infinite scrolling involved, and things aren't necessarily sorted by time, but are sorted by some relevance factor that decides the ...
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What is the difference between Facebook's Share dialog and Feed dialog? [closed]

I am trying to figure out which method is better to implement Facebook sharing, but there are surprisingly few resources comparing these two methods directly. On the Facebook developers' website, ...
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Purposefully obscure user interface design to encourage behaviours

Installing Windows 8 makes it seem that it is mandatory to create a Microsoft account, however the option to install without one is there, albeit wilfully buried. Logging out of the Windows Phone ...
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Profile image authority? (Facebook, LinkedIn or Gravatar)

There are various profile images available from APIs (such as Facebook, Gravatar, LinkedIn, etc). In some cases (many CRM systems for example), you can pull all of these images into your site via APIs....
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Facebook/Twitter login only vs. Facebook/Twitter signup and login separately

I have searched for this topic here, but haven't found solid answers for the problem. So the situation is this: we are creating the authentication screens for a mobile app and we are not sure which ...
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How to tell Facebook users don't be afraid to sign in?

I'm working on a website that only accepts Facebook on their sign. I want to tell my users that we won't post anything on their name or like something that they don't, it's just the sign in proccess. ...
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Sending out a survey over facebook - status or private message?

I have to conduct a survey for a university paper, which is not that scientific but more like cloud brainstorming. Therefore my colleague and our tutors decided to advertise the survey (which is a ...
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Facebook LIKE vs SHARE button

This is maybe a question that has been asked a lot of times, but after searching I can't find the answer I'm looking for so I thought I'd ask :) I am setting up an eCommerce shop with different ...
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The best way to use Facebook Connect for sign-up/sign-in

I am designing the account system for a site and I need to decide how best to handle connection to Facebook vs. natively registered accounts. Some options I have considered: Make user sign up with ...
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Recommended ways to show the user how we use their information?

If I'm building an app that requires a Facebook login, users' first gut reaction is, "this app is going to spam my wall and my friends' walls, isn't it?" How do you get around that? Tinder is an app ...
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Does requiring 'email' to be provided from social signup descrease conversion?

I'm designing a social-login screen which allows, among other things, to signup/login with facebook. I'm wondering if there's any (anecdotal) evidence if requiring a user's email-address from ...
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Best way to capture users facebook & twitter usernames?

When capturing a users details, where the goal is to record their twitter handle (@username) and Facebook URL (/username121) what would be the best way to do this? At first I thought using a simple ...
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Why do Facebook and Instagram force you to play videos?

Multiple times when scrolling through my news feed or looking at new things on instagram, I come across a video from friends, when I scroll past this it immediately starts to play. Normally I really ...
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Sending an invite to iOS application without request dialog [closed]

I'm quite not sure if this is the correct place to ask, but it might be. I've installed an iOS application because friend of mine recommended it. That app is called "Meow". After installation I ...
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Why does the Facebook registration page require you to retype the email and NOT the password?

Why does Facebook require you to retype your address when you register? you already have feedback, so there is no possibility of mistake you can just copy-paste the address they don’t check it anyway ...
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Facebook Share Button equal to Twitter Tweet Button [closed]

I made a working Twitter "Tweet" button through: https://about.twitter.com/resources/buttons#tweet (which indeed does appear on my site on localhost) and really need a Facebook "Share" button that ...
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Is it OK to create a user account on website for user while he presses the 'Login with Facebook' button to view a website?

After user has granted permissions to an app to fetch certain data from Facebook, while he does a 'Login with Facebook', is it OK for me to create an account for him on my app using his data fetched ...
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What do users expect when showing list of friends who use the app vs friends that don't?

I have made a philosophy/ethics question multiplayer game for a obligatory norwegian course on all universities. App is loaded with questions you can answer alone, or against an opponent. To battle ...