Now, however, the “Facebook for parents” app has landed on Android too, letting all the mums and dads of the world save and share snaps and videos of their kids with family and friends. In private.
Indeed, with the likes of Facebook and Twitter actively promoting the sharing of information en-masse, there has been a small but steady movement against this tide – back in March, we wrote about Pair, a social network for couples which had hit 50,000 downloads and one million messages in four days. And Pair wasn’t even the first social network for couples.
With 23snaps, the idea is to create an online photo album for your kids, that grows into a permanent digital record of their progress. The app should appeal to anyone averse to plastering their Facebook Wall with snaps of their offspring, whilst it simultaneously alleviates friends from being subjected to that millionth ‘cute’ pose your offspring seemingly strikes every day.
If you’ve used a social network before, 23snaps shouldn’t take you long to figure out how to operate – it has a News Feed, Notifications, Friends list, and a ‘Manage your children’ section. You can also add your partner on 23snaps, meaning parents can manage the timelines of the same children, while your connections (grannies, uncles, siblings and friends) are only able to follow your child’s upbringing.
With the app, you can upload photos, status updates and even height/weight measurements. Connections can also receive real-time notifications when a new update is posted, and you can build themed ‘collections’, add photo filters and create interactive photobooks.
23snaps also has a Web-based portal, and we’re told a Windows Phone app is in the works. Interestingly, you’ll also soon be able to order prints for your favorite photos, proof that people still like to have physical-format photos too.
Meanwhile, the Android app is technically still in beta so you may find a few quirks, but it’s live and available for anyone to download for free now.
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Facebook has a little-known feature called Friendship Pages that shows all the wall posts, updates, and photos you’re tagged in with someone. Today it’s getting a redesign, and Facebook is launching the facebook.com/us quick link for couples to see their Friendship Pages. The previous design was stuck on the ugly, old profile format, but now they look like a shared Timeline.
You can check out your Friendship Page with someone by going to their profile, clicking the gear icon on the right, and selecting “See Friendship.” There you can browse your mutual friends and Likes, the photos you’re tagged in together, and see a Timeline of all the posts you’re in together. Facebook even chooses a mutually tagged photo for your cover image.
Friendship Pages aren’t totally complete. You won’t see each other’s posts that you’ve Liked or commented on, but they still give you an emotional look at your history with someone. Or between two other people. If you click the “More” button on the right of any Friendship Page, Facebook will suggest other friendships to view or let you punch in any two of your friends’ names to see theirs.
For couples it’s even easier. Just go to http://www.facebook.com/us and if you’re in a Facebook relationship with someone, you’ll see your Friendship Page. If you’re all alone, you’ll sadly get dropped back on your own profile. The redesign and couples pages are rolling out gradually starting today, so you might still see the old design for a while.
Friendship Pages serve to remind you that your whole life is on Facebook, and if you leave, you lose. Facebook originally launched the feature two years ago but it hasn’t gotten much love since. That’s a shame and today’s update is nice because they’re a cute way to relieve memories with those you care about most.
Then again, you could always check out your “Friendship” Page with someone you’re technically friends with but actually kind of hate. “Why did you have to ruin that party?” “This photo would have been so much better if you weren’t in it.” And if you really want some agony, check out your Friendship Page with one of your exes. If only you hadn’t been so focused on your group buying photo cloud startup, she’d still be yours.
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Despite what Facebook would have us all believe, social networking doesn’t have to be an open forum for sharing everything with everyone we’ve (n)ever met. Back in March, we wrote about Pair, a social network for couples which had hit 50,000 downloads and one million messages in four days. And Pair wasn’t even the first social network for couples.
With that in mind, 23snaps is the latest ‘private’ social networking app to hit the App Store, for you to “capture, share and cherish every special moment in your children’s lives.”
23snaps is a sweet, beautifully built app and will appeal to anyone averse to plastering their Facebook Wall with snaps of their newborns, whilst it simultaneously alleviates friends from being subjected to that millionth ‘cute’ pose your offspring seemingly strikes every day.
The layout and format of the app will be familiar to anyone who already uses social networks – it has a News Feed, Notifications, Friends list, and a ‘Manage your children’ section. You can also choose to add your partner on 23snaps, meaning parents can manage the timelines of the same children, letting your remaining connections (grannies, uncles, siblings and friends) simply follow your child’s upbringing.
23snaps is designed to let you share status and milestone updates with your family and ‘close’ friends. You can update the ‘weight’ and ‘height’ measurements of your kids as they grow older, and you can share photos and videos direct to the timeline, either from your camera roll or snap new ones on the spot:
Notifications are sent directly to your connections’ iOS device whenever an update is shared, whilst family and friends who don’t have access to iPhones or iPads can still share the moments by signing up to receive email updates.
If you’re a parent or parent-to-be and want to steer clear of bombarding Facebook with child-centric content, 23snaps is well worth checking out. And it’s free, too.
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