Wargaming will stream 1,000 hours of World of Tanks gameplay on Facebook Live

World of Tanks is rolling out on your newsfeed. Wargaming is partnering with Facebook to stream over 1,000 hours of video centered on its popular take on online shooters. In addition to livestreams of gameplay, this deal includes historical content, interviews with players, and coverage of esports events, such as the World of Tanks regional and […]

Facebook Cracks Down on Static Images as Video and Fake Video Play Buttons with New Algorithm Update

Facebook is introducing new measures to detect and restrict the reach of static images posted as video and fake video play buttons. Social Media Today RSS

Facebook boosts snubbed Stories Camera with Live, GIF & text sharing

 Despite the tepid reception for Facebook Stories, the social network is doubling down on its full-screen Camera feature. Today Facebook added the ability to go Live, shoot two-second GIFs and share full-screen text posts on colored background from Facebook Camera, which lets you share to Facebook Stories, Direct messaging and the traditional News Feed. Read […]

Facebook downranks video clickbait and fake play buttons

 Ever gotten tricked into clicking a fake play button on Facebook that opens a link instead of starting a video? I did, repeatedly, and wrote a story in 2014 titled “Yo Facebook, Ban Links With Fake Video Play Buttons”. Now Facebook is doing just that. Today it started downranking the News Feed presence of links […]

Marketing Day: Facebook to penalize fake video posts, Quora ad news & more

Here’s our recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the web. Please visit Marketing Land for the full article. Marketing Land – Internet Marketing News, Strategies & Tips

45 million people send birthday wishes on Facebook each day

 Roughly 1 in 30 Facebook users tells someone Happy Birthday each day, showing Facebook’s first major emergent behavior is still going strong. Now Facebook is equipping the 45 million people sending birthday wishes each day with some new features. Now instead of just posting a soulless “HBD” or “Happy Birthday!” on someone’s wall with no […]

Facebook will now prompt you to create a charity fundraiser for your birthday 2 weeks in advance

For many, Facebook is pretty much the only way to “remember” friends’ and family members’ birthdays. Unless you’ve chosen to hide your big day through the app’s settings, you’ll likely be inundated with well-wishes on your birthday each year. According to Facebook product director Mike Nowak, 45 million people mete out birthday wishes on the […]

Facebook Updates News Feed Layout to Improve On-Platform Engagement

Facebook’s rolling out a new look for News Feed, which is pretty much like the old like, but a bit better.  Social Media Today RSS

Facebook adds eBay’s Daily Deals to its Marketplace on mobile

 Facebook is again getting into the daily deals space, this time in collaboration with eBay. The company has launched a new feature within its Marketplace section on its mobile app, where a selection of inventory from eBay’s Daily Deals program is now available. The deals can be shopped directly in Facebook’s app, but checkout takes […]

5 New Facebook Updates and Tests Spotted This Week

Here are five new tests and updates spotted by users on Facebook this week. Social Media Today RSS