While users have had the ability to edit posts and comments for a few months, more pages are now being allowed to edit their posts. As noticed by Or Fialkov of Fialkov Digital, Facebook is rolling out the ability for pages to go back and correct mistakes or update information in their posts.
A Facebook spokesperson confirmed to Inside Facebook that all verified pages can do this, and that it is being tested for some non-verified pages:
We started rolling out post editing capabilities for verified Pages earlier this month. All verified Pages now have this capability, and we’re in the process of testing it with a small group of non-verified Pages.
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On January 19, Break.com crossed a million fans. Two years ago, they only had 193,000 fans. What is behind this nearly five-fold increase? How have they adapted to the many Facebook algorithmic changes? How does paid media most effectively counter decreases in organic newsfeed reach?
Chris Strickland of Defy Media is the social guru behind Break.com. He was courteous enough to give us a peek at the numbers. You can read our interview here.
We know that engagement is more important than just raw fan count. Break.com has been averaging 97,000 for their daily PTAT (People Talking About This), also known as storytellers. They hit 1.8 million active users when they reached a million fans.
When Facebook acquired internationally-popular messenger WhatsApp for a total of $19 billion, the tech world was abuzz with reaction, jubilation and speculation.
We talked with several analysts and experts to get their take on if WhatsApp was the right purchase for Facebook — and at the right price.
In a similar move to trending posts, Facebook will bring more posts related to pages users have liked into the News Feed. For instance, if a page you haven’t like tags a page you have, that post could appear in your News Feed.
Shareaholic, a content discovery and sharing platform, found in a recent report that 51 percent of Facebook referrals come from mobile.
The new findings are a follow-up to Shareaholic’s October report, which includes four extra months of data. What they found is that Facebook mobile is sending more referrals, meaning the mobile base continues to grow along with Facebook’s overall user base.
Facebook is doing away with its email service, the company announced Monday. Previously, the company had controversially listed an “@facebook.com” email address as a Facebook user’s default email address. Emails sent to that address would go to the user’s message box.
But now, Facebook is phasing this out — because of a lack of participation.
AdRoll, a Facebook Exchange partner, recently unveiled AdRoll Retargeting for Mobile, a new offering that allows marketers to effectively advertise to customers and prospects across devices.
According to AdRoll, their expanded mobile retargeting is currently the only unified solution for advertisers to target segments of desktop site visitors across both Facebook’s mobile apps. Now advertisers can identify high-intent desktop users and target them across mobile devices to drive app installs and conversions through Facebook Custom Audiences and Twitter tailored audiences, all from one unified dashboard. AdRoll is currently accepting signups in limited private beta.
Haven’t filled out all of your timeline information? Your Facebook friends can ask you to do so. Some users are seeing prompts on mobile and desktop to ask their friends for information that isn’t present on timeline, such as phone number or address.
When a user visits the “About” section of the desktop or mobile timeline, they’ll see a prompt that will allow them to ask their friend (this only works for users with whom people are connected) for information.
AdStage, a Facebook ads API partner, announced Monday that the company has raised a $1 million round of funding. The company is also launching a new app partnership program and platform API to allow developers to integrate additional apps into the platform.
The $1 million in funding game from Digital Garage, one of AdStage’s existing investors, bringing the total to more than $2.5 million since AdStage’s launch last year. This new round of funding will allow AdStage to grow from 11 employees to more than 20.
Facebook announced recently that the company has made a change in the way that legacy or memorialized accounts of deceased Facebook users are viewed. Previously, when an account was being memorialized, the privacy setting of the account was set to friends-only, regardless of how the person had their profile viewable in the past.
Now, the privacy settings on memorialized Facebook accounts will be left as-is, reflecting the person’s comfort with privacy.
Additionally, those with loved ones who have passed away can request that a Look Back video can be made from their Facebook profile.