Some Facebook Ads Manager noticed the ability this past weekend to create custom audiences from websites, and this feature was also added to the social network’s documentation, as well as having its terms of service spelled out.
We reported in June that some Facebook users were seeing a “browse” option in their favorites menus, that brought them to this URL, https://www.facebook.com/discover-something-new, where they were served up random Graph Search queries, such as “favorite books of my friends,” “videos of favorite TV shows from my friends,” “cover photos by my friends,” and “movies liked by people who have interests similar to mine.” Now the browse test appears to have resurfaced in the sidebar on the left-hand side of the new News Feed design.
Facebook’s efforts to simplify its advertising offerings will kick into high gear in 2014, as the social network will introduce a complete overhaul of its campaign structure, which will include revamps of its Ads Create Tool, Ads Manager, and Power Editor, the social network announced in a post on its developer blog, after recently revealing the details to its Preferred Marketing Developers.
Respondents To Facebook Event Sponsored Stories Asked Whether They Consent To Use As Social Context For Ads
Facebook is targeting businesses in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa that have not yet advertised on the social network with ads directing them to the Facebook Start to Success Program, which offers free support for first-time advertisers, as well as a £25 ($39.15) credit toward advertising.
The Chat Heads feature of Facebook’s Home overlay for Android was added to the Facebook Messenger application for that platform, and the social network also added permissions for Home to its flagship Android app.
When Facebook announced last December that it would roll out new privacy options for users, the social network also said it would change the permissions process for applications, requiring them to break down information they were seeking access to in multiple screens, rather than bunching all of the information together in one permissions screen. Now different renditions of this are being tested.