Facebook announced a host of new features aimed at encouraging publishers to share more content on the social network, introducing the ability to target posts by users’ interests, a way to eliminate posts that are out of date, a new Smart Publishing tool and improvements to domain insights.
Updates to Facebook’s Trending feature are trending on the social network Wednesday, as the feature is now available via Android for mobile users (with iOS “coming soon”), and trending topics are now divided into up to five different sections.
Facebook found itself in a fine mess in Argentina, as PanAm Post reported that a Rosario court ordered the social network to pay compensation of $77,000 for failing to delete groups that allegedly defamed a local resident.
Facebook is overhauling its support system for its Preferred Marketing Developers, announcing that in the next week, support queries will be routed through its Support Dashboard, rather than via PMD Support Forms.
The latest report on Facebook at Work, the social network’s project aimed at bringing workplace collaboration to businesses, came from The Wall Street Journal, which cited “a person briefed on the matter” in pegging an early January launch.
How can nonprofits take advantage of the new application released by Facebook Tuesday, Facebook Groups? Lauren Van Horn, who works on strategic partnerships for nonprofits and causes for the social network, offered some tips in a post on the Facebook Media blog.
Co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has gone out of his way to mention Facebook’s groups feature during the company’s earnings calls for the third quarter of 2014 and fourth quarter of 2013, hinting during the latter that a stand-alone application might be forthcoming. Forthcoming is now here, as the social network announced the launch of its Facebook Groups app in a Newsroom post Tuesday, saying that the app is available in all countries, for iOS and Android.