It’s been a busy first quarter for Facebook. From acquisitions to algorithms, there have been more than 10 new announcements in the first three months of the year, causing many brands to feel cold toward the global social site. With spring knocking on the door, here’s a breakdown of the most important changes Facebook has made to help brands flourish.
Facebook’s latest attempt at serving its users with relevant content in their News Feeds involves posts where pages have tagged other pages.
Facebook appears to have slightly altered its News Feed options, changing the listing for “Following” to “Pages and Public Figures.”
Facebook announced Wednesday that the redesigned like and share buttons it introduced last month are now available to all pages, and that page administrators can now adjust the width of embedded posts to anywhere from 330 pixels to 750 pixels.
Facebook Payments Product Manager Deborah Liu highlighted four applications that are having success with login with Facebook at the Appnation conference in San Francisco Tuesday: ticket discovery app Applauze, women’s fashion commerce app Threadflip, photo app Cooliris, and radio app Swell Radio.
Facebook is bringing the functionality of its hide all button — which allows users to hide all posts from friends or pages without unfriending or unliking them, respectively — to a new unfollow button, which allows users to stop following other users’ public updates, TechCrunch reported.
Facebook is changing the initial default privacy setting for users aged 13 through 17 to friends, from friends of friends, but those teen users will still have the option of changing their privacy settings to post publicly, should they wish to do so.
Facebook is adding review buttons to pages for places, located between the like button and the messages button, joining the follow button spotted earlier this week by reader Matteo Gamba of Wimdu, who also shared the screenshots for this post.