Facebook is looking to carve its niche in the new tabbed design introduced by Gmail, as the social network is urging users of both services to move their Facebook emails into their primary tabs in Gmail.
Facebook reminded users last month that it would remove a privacy setting used by a small percentage of its users, “Who can look up your Timeline by name?,” which it originally announced in August, and now, the social network is reminding users again, via messages atop their News Feeds, and via emails.
Facebook’s custom audiences ad-targeting option, which was initially introduced in October 2012 via the social network’s ads application-programming interface and Power Editor, is now available to all advertisers via any Facebook ad interface.
For brands on Facebook, paid media not only increases the reach of News Feed posts, but it also bumps up organic and viral impressions by up to 200 percent, according to a study of more than 2,000 News Feed posts in the first and second quarters, which generated more than 2 billion impressions, by social rich-media platform ShopIgniter.
Last week, when Facebook announced that page administrators can now create promotions without needing to use third-party applications, it stirred up a lot of conversation around our office. And it prompted our development team to get to work on a new feature to help our users collect and use the valuable data that comes from Timeline contests.
Things are about to get a lot more interesting when the clock strikes noon throughout the U.S., as social dating application and website Coffee Meets Bagel officially launched its application for the iPhone and iPod Touch Thursday, just prior to going nationwide starting next week.
Facebook Testing ‘Find Customers’ Tool For Uploading Email Lists From Constant Contact, MailChimp, Excel To Ads Manager
Facebook is testing a “Find Customers” tool in its Ads Manager that allows page administrators to import their email lists from Constant Contact and MailChimp, or to upload their own .CSV files from Excel.
The good news: The Facebook Security team snuffed out a bug that exposed some 6 million Facebook users’ email addresses and phone numbers. The bad news: The bug was active for about one year before being discovered and dealt with.