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Facebook is engaged on making its ipads app more than simply an enlarged model of its iphone app, and has rolled out an update that is ‘testing new ways’ to help users discover ‘extra well timed and enjoyable content.’

In a weblog post on monday, facebook announced the roll-out of a replace to its facebook app for ipads in the us, which features a new column on the fitting-hand facet in the app. This column will feature calendar updates, trending topics, trending movies, your video games and popular video games.

With the brand new column, which seems when the ipads is in landscape mode, facebook is hoping to assist folks discover new games and fast get entry to games they’ve been playing. Facebook notes that greater than 70 % of its ipads app customers played a facebook-linked game previously 90 days. The weblog publish additionally mentions that facebook in the end plans to put ads for video games in the right sidebar to be sure that “recreation developers can have interaction gamers”.

To be eligible for this in-app promoting, facebook says, recreation developers will have to register their ipads app with facebook, integrate facebook login and upload a trailer video to facebook’s app heart. This might be incentive enough for some sport builders to interchange existing in-app bills with facebook login.

Aside from games, the facebook app for ipads now has a new characteristic called trending videos, so that it will be displayed within the sidebar. Within the weblog put up, facebook says, “trending video features a personalized selection of essentially the most-shared movies among your demographic on facebook at the moment.” techcrunch reviews that this option offers in-line playable movies which can be well-liked together with your demographic.

The new function will be on hand to a couple facebook app for ipads customers in the use from tuesday, and could in the end be rolled out to the remainder of the world.