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Facebook Is Messing Around With Its Search Interface

Facebook Is Messing Around With Its Search Interface

Update: It seems that this is all related to Facebook’s Trending topics. The addition of the News search option enables you to view search results basically in the format that Facebook already shows trending topics when you click on them. You see different types of results like: “In the Story,” “Friends and Groups,” “Articles,” etc. A Facebook spokesperson tells us, …

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Facebook News Feed Ranking Now Takes These Video Actions Into Account

Facebook News Feed Ranking Now Takes These Video Actions Into Account

Facebook announced a new change to how it shows content in News Feed on Monday. It will now start taking into account the actions users take on videos when determining when to show a video to people. Specifically, it will look at when users choose to turn on sound, make a video full screen, or enable high definition. The thinking …

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Supreme Court Marriage Ruling Got You Feeling Prideful? Facebook Lets You Rainbow Your Profile Pic

Supreme Court Marriage Ruling Got You Feeling Prideful? Facebook Lets You Rainbow Your Profile Pic

If you’re excited about today’s Supreme Court ruling, Facebook has a cool way to let you show it. Head on over to facebook.com/celebratepride and you can add a rainbow filter to your profile picture. See? Mark Zuckerberg just did it: Earlier today, Zuckerberg praised the ruling, saying we are moving in the right direction. Our country was founded on the …

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Facebook Page Insights Gets Videos Tab

Facebook Page Insights Gets Videos Tab

Facebook just announced the addition of a new Videos tab to Page Insights, enabling Page admins to see views and 30-second views at the Page level, top videos within a certain date range, and metrics for videos shared from other Pages. In other words, you’ll be able to get a better idea of just how well your videos are doing. …

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Facebook Snags Its New Chief Security Officer from Yahoo

Facebook Snags Its New Chief Security Officer from Yahoo

In April, Uber poached Facebook’s Chief Security Officer Joe Sullivan. Now, Facebook has found his replacement. And they took him from Yahoo. Your new Facebook CSO is Alex Stamos. Stamos served as Yahoo’s Chief Information Security Officer. “The Internet has been an incredible force for connecting the world and giving individuals access to personal, educational and economic opportunities that are …

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Facebook ‘Add A Link’ Feature Hits iPhone

Facebook ‘Add A Link’ Feature Hits iPhone

Remember last month when news came out about that new Facebook feature that lets you search for a link to add to a conversation? That just launched on iPhone. It’s called “Add a Link”. What it does is let you click on an icon from Facebook on your mobile device (just iPhone for now), type in keywords to search for …

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New Facebook Ad Format Could Greatly Increase Conversions

New Facebook Ad Format Could Greatly Increase Conversions

Facebook is testing a new ad unit called Lead Ads, which enable users to fill out forms on mobile with a few taps of the finger. A Facebook spokesperson tells WebProNews in an email, “Until now, filling out forms on mobile has been tedious. Lead ads allows people to avoid a lot of the pain points, like having to leave …

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Facebook, a Year Later, Is a Little Less White, Male (a Little)

Facebook, a Year Later, Is a Little Less White, Male (a Little)

Over the past year, the gender and ethnic makeup of Facebook’s workforce didn’t really change. As of today, Facebook’s employees are 55% white and 68% male. A year ago, when Facebook reported its first diversity data, those numbers were 57% and 69%, respectively. So, progress. A little bit. “While we have achieved positive movement over the last year, it’s clear …

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You’re About to See More Instant Articles on Facebook

You’re About to See More Instant Articles on Facebook

Back in May, Facebook announced its Instant Articles initiative – basically a program to get major publications like the New York Times, NBC News, and The Atlantic to let Facebook host their content. Since then, Facebook has published a handful of these native Instant Articles. Now, it’s about to ramp up. The Wall Street Journal quotes the ubiquitous sources familiar …

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Ballers, The Brink Series Premieres Now Available on Facebook

Ballers, The Brink Series Premieres Now Available on Facebook

Facebook is trying its damnedest to catch up to YouTube when it comes to being a video powerhouse, and it’s gaining ground. Now, the company has made a high-profile partnership with HBO to get more people watching video on the site. In an exclusive deal, Facebook users are now able to watch the series premieres of two HBO shows – …

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Facebook Messenger No Longer Requires A Facebook Account

Facebook Messenger No Longer Requires A Facebook Account

Facebook is really getting into this standalone apps thing. Facebook Creative Labs currently has eight apps available, and then there’s those Facebook has acquired like WhatsApp and Instagram. Now, Facebook is unbundling Messenger. You might be thinking that they’ve already done that, and you’d be right. Last year, Facebook began requiring users to download a separate app to use the …

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Facebook Challenges Pages To Get Better At Response Times

Facebook Challenges Pages To Get Better At Response Times

For weeks (at least), some Facebook admins have been getting a feature on their Pages that show how well they’re doing when it comes to responding to messages from fans. Facebook appears to be taking things even further now. Now some admins are seeing messages from Facebook accompanying the feature, telling them they an earn badges for doing well. AdWeek …

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