Justin Lafferty

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Facebook Adds Instagram Integration To IOS Messenger App

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Facebook and Instagram are becoming more conjoined. With the latest Facebook Messenger update for iOS, users can now select to share Instagram photos through the app.

Within the message prompt, users can tap the paperclip icon to add photos. The Messenger app will then prompt the user to select a photo from their phone or one they’ve uploaded to Instagram. This is not yet available for the Android version of Messenger. Previously, you could only select photos on your phone to send in messages.

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Facebook’s Graph Search Now Available To All U.S. English Users

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Last month, Facebook announced that they’re rolling out Graph Search to users viewing the site in U.S. English. That process is complete, Facebook announced Wednesday.

Now, regardless if a user has the redesigned News Feed, people who are using the U.S. English version of Facebook should have access to Graph Search, which allows users to search for things connected to their friends and elsewhere around the social network.

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Facebook Announces ‘Story Bumping,’ And Other Small Changes To News Feed Algorithm

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Facebook’s News Feed algorithm is a living, breathing organism. It’s constantly changing, and Facebook noted in a media session Tuesday that the company wants to get better about informing users about changes. Facebook announced a couple small changes to the way that the site decides order in News Feed: Story Bumping, which allows engaging posts you haven’t seen to be bumped up to the top of News Feed later in the day, and Last Actor, which takes into account the last 50 engagements a user has performed, and gives those users a slight bump up in News Feed ranking.

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Mark Zuckerberg Discusses Immigration Issues At ‘Documented’ Screening

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Facebook CEO and Co-Founder Mark Zuckerberg has been an avid immigration advocate, helping launch the political organization FWD.us. On Monday, Zuckerberg spoke at the screening for the immigration-focused documentary, “Documented,” directed by Jose Antonio Vargas. “Documented,” is Vargas’ autobiographical documentary, showing the flaws of America’s current immigration system.

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Facebook Taps First Chief Marketing Officer: Google’s Gary Briggs

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Facebook filled out its C-level executive branch recently, as the company named Gary Briggs as Chief Marketing Officer, according to AdAge. Briggs was most recently with Motorola Mobility before Google acquired the company in May of last year. Briggs will replace Eric Antonow, the current Vice President of Product Marketing, who has headed up Facebook’s marketing focus since 2010.

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VIDEO: How To Gain Fans And Influence By Utilizing Facebook’s Data

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Through Facebook’s social plugins, businesses are finding new and innovative ways to attract readers and customers. At the recent AllFacebook Marketing Conference in San Francisco, Jason Jedlinski, vice president of digital products and platforms at Tribune Broadcasting, and Jay Budzik, chief technology officer at Perfect Market, showed attendees how a Los Angeles TV station found viewers through creatively using Facebook’s data.

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Facebook Aims To Make Ads Simpler, Better For Advertisers And Users

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Facebook announced Thursday that it is making the process of creating ads simpler and based more on objectives. The company feels that this will improve the experience not only for advertisers, but for users, as well. Users will see a more standard set of ads, and the controls given to advertisers will make it so that users see more relevant ads. Facebook detailed the company’s plans for advertising to groups of reporters in Menlo Park, Calif., and New York.

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