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Facebook Messenger Is Now Globally Available to Anyone with a Phone Number

Facebook Messenger Is Now Globally Available to Anyone with a Phone Number

In June, Facebook said it was beginning to roll out a new way to use Facebook Messenger – a way to sign up with a phone number and only a phone number. Today, it goes global. As of now, everyone in the world can use Facebook Messenger without a Facebook account. Messenger’s David Marcus made the announcement today. “Excited to …

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People Are Interacting With Links More On Facebook

People Are Interacting With Links More On Facebook

It looks like links are getting better for interactions on Facebook as interactions on other post types are on the decline. Have you seen better reach and/or interactions with your links than you were seeing in the past? Let us know in the comments. Adobe’s Social Intelligence Report looks at social media patterns throughout Q2. It finds that “recent algorithm …

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Facebook Pages Are Becoming Online Shops

Facebook Pages Are Becoming Online Shops

Facebook is now testing shops with buy buttons on Facebook Pages for select businesses, according to a report from Buzzfeed. The buttons, the report says, enable users to complete the “entire shopping experience” within Facebook “from product discovery to checkout”. The report shares this statement from Facebook product marketing manager Emma Rodgers: “With the shop section on the page, we’re …

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Facebook Tests ‘View Insights’ And ‘Watch Later’ Buttons

Facebook Tests ‘View Insights’ And ‘Watch Later’ Buttons

Facebook is always testing new features. Sometimes they eventually roll out to everyone. Sometimes they don’t. In the case of both of these features, users would only stand to benefit. The first, and arguably more helpful of the two, is a “View Insights” button, which has been appearing on posts for some Page administrators. This essentially lets you quickly and …

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Facebook May Not Let You Edit Article Headlines Anymore So That ‘Publishers’ Content Is Not Misrepresented’

Facebook May Not Let You Edit Article Headlines Anymore So That ‘Publishers’ Content Is Not Misrepresented’

Though it’s not an entirely new phenomenon, headline skimming has most certainly increased in the social media era. Who the hell has time to read every article someone posts on Facebook? Most of the time, it’s sufficient to read the headline, check out the brief article preview description, look at the attached image and move on. Even if you aren’t …

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Selling To Customers Through ‘Shoppable Videos’

Selling To Customers Through ‘Shoppable Videos’

Everyone knows online video can be a great way to market businesses and products, but some businesses are finding that it can be quite beneficial for actually selling products. “Shoppable video” is a trend that has been slowly rising for several years, but new capabilities from a variety of platforms indicate that it could be poised to become much bigger. …

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Facebook Wants Real People to Help You Order Stuff Inside Messenger

Facebook Wants Real People to Help You Order Stuff Inside Messenger

Facebook, currently on a mission to beef up its Messenger platform in a multitude of ways, may just give everyone a personal shopping assistant inside the app. The Information reports that sources familiar with the plans are talking about Facebook’s newest addition to the Messenger lineup – a personal assistant codenamed “Moneypenny” (a obvious nod to the James Bond character). …

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Facebook’s Security Head Calls for the Death of Flash

Facebook’s Security Head Calls for the Death of Flash

In 2010, Steve Jobs famously tore down Adobe Flash. Facebook’s new Chief Security Officer wants Flash to die. “It is time for Adobe to announce the end-of-life date for Flash and to ask the browsers to set killbits on the same day,” said Alex Stamos in a recent tweet. “Even if 18 months from now, one set date is the …

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Facebook’s Real Name Policy Compelled a Woman to Change Her Name to Jemmaroid Von Laalaa

Facebook’s Real Name Policy Compelled a Woman to Change Her Name to Jemmaroid Von Laalaa

Facebook’s “real name policy”, as it’s been called, is frustrating to a lot of people. Facebook has long required its users to use their real names on the site, and this has been controversial for many years – but a few recent incidents have served to shine a brighter light on things. Now we’ve reached the point where people are …

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Facebook Just Gave Pages a Path to Better Visibility

Facebook Just Gave Pages a Path to Better Visibility

For all intents and purposes, Facebook just gave users more control over what they see in the news feed than ever before. And with it, a pathway (albeit a tough one) for pages to reclaim some post visibility. For weeks now, Facebook’s been testing a feature that lets users pick and choose which friends and pages they most definitely want …

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Here’s How Facebook Just Redefined Cost Per Click

Here’s How Facebook Just Redefined Cost Per Click

Facebook is changing how it measures cost per click (CPC) for advertisers. This comes as part of its latest Ads API release. From now on, CPC will only account for what Facebook calls “link clicks,” which are clicks related to certain ad objectives like: visiting another site, installing an app, or viewing a video on another site. This also includes …

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Facebook Puts Women Up Front with Icon Redesign

Facebook Puts Women Up Front with Icon Redesign

Facebook’s friend icons have just received a redesign – and there’s more to them than better haircuts. Yes, both the male and female silhouettes have had their day at the stylist, but the more important change comes from a slight tweak in how the icons are positioned. For the first time, the woman is now in front of the man. …

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