Facebook announced Thursday that it will remove a privacy setting that was only being used by a small percentage of its users, “Who can look up your Timeline by name?,” after initially announcing the demise of the setting last December, when it revamped its privacy tools.
Facebook’s Graph Search just got a lot more robust, as the social network announced Monday that posts and status updates will now be part of its results, allowing users to search content including photo captions, check-ins, and comments.
Earlier this month, some users of Facebook’s Power Editor began seeing an option to preview how their ads will look in News Feed. Now it appears that the social network has extended the same functionality to its Ads Manager.
Facebook is doing its part for suicide prevention month in September by sharing an infographic detailing how its users can quickly access resources or submit reports to the social network about friends under duress, and running a public-service announcement across Facebook for the rest of the month directing its users to the infographic.
In an effort to do its part to help combat domestic violence, Facebook teamed up with the National Network to End Domestic Violence on “Privacy & Safety on Facebook,” a comprehensive guide released Tuesday on the social network’s Family Safety Center page.
Facebook’s efforts to simplify marketing and advertising on the social network took a giant leap forward with Thursday’s launch of the Facebook for Business page, a single destination for all of the information brands need to tap into Facebook’s vast advertising resources.
Facebook used its Help Center to outline its policy on photos of people who have undergone mastectomies, and it will refrain from deleting those photos from the social network, following a campaign by breast cancer survivors.
The sorting options present in Facebook’s redesigned News Feed for desktop have made their way to the iOS application. Many iOS users have seen a prompt on their main screen to see more feeds. Below that is a News Feed button they can tap, giving them options similar to the right-hand side of the desktop feed.
Facebook announced an update to its Ads Manager that will allow advertisers to better analyze their campaigns by drilling down into specific metrics, rather than just seeing an overview of all actions for those campaigns.