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After last week’s big announcement of Groups, Data Download, and New Dashboard features, Facebook quietly introduced some new features on their Official Blog.
New Security Features:
Facebook is launching one-time passwords to make it safer to use public computers in places like hotels, cafes, airports etc. Facebook can text you a one-time password to use instead of your regular password if you are concerned.
Text “otp” to 32665 on your mobile phone (US only), and Facebook will send you a password that can be used only once and expires in 20 minutes. You will need a mobile phone number in your account to access this feature. It may take several weeks for this feature to be rolled out to all Facebook users.
In addition, you also have the ability to sign out of Facebook remotely. This can be useful if you log into Facebook via another persons connection or in a public place. Just go to your Account Settings, and you can check if you’re still logged in on other devices and log out remotely.
If someone accesses your account without your permission, you can log them out of your account and reset the password.
Bing Social Search:
Facebook has recently partnered with Bing to bring some interesting new features into the world of search.
If you search for something on Bing or in Facebook’s Web Search (which is now powered by Bing) you will be able to see your friends’ faces next to web pages indicating what they have “liked”.
Skype Your Facebook Friends:
The New Skype version 5.0 for Windows allows you to easily call or SMS your friends. In addition you can now check out your News Feed, update your status, and like and comment on posts directly within Skype.