The Facebook page for NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams topped 1 million likes Wednesday morning, and Williams posted a video to mark the milestone and announce an upcoming question-and-answer session.
Bluetooth-speaker manufacturer Jam Wireless Audio became one of the first brands to jump on the Hyperlapse bandwagon, releasing a video that it shot using the time-lapse-video application rolled out by Instagram earlier this week.
Facebook finally began officially addressing concerns about the permissions and privacy settings in its Messenger applications, with some mobile users seeing posts atop their News Feeds titled, “Messenger: Myths vs. Facts,” containing a “Learn More” button that brings users to a post by Peter Martinazzi, a product manager on the Messenger team.
It seems as if there is no end in sight to the competition between two popular video-sharing social media platforms — and their parents. Instagram (Facebook’s adorable toddler) and Vine (Twitter’s unruly teenager) have been neck and neck with updating their platforms and adding new features constantly. You can read about Instagram’s latest and greatest, futuristically named Hyperlapse, here, but let’s see how Vine measures up.
Facebook announced a new addition to its ad-targeting options with the aim of helping advertisers that are seeking to engage users in high-growth countries, as the social network is now allowing brands to target based on the network connections — 2G, 3G or 4G — they use most often when accessing Facebook.
Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network Instagram announced the launch of Hyperlapse, a stand-alone application (currently available only for iOS) that allows users to create high-quality time lapse videos.
Facebook’s next steps to improve the content users see in their News Feeds include taking aim at click-baiting headlines in posts from pages and emphasizing links that are shared via the social network’s link format over those shared in photo captions and status updates.