Facebook’s AI assistant M expands to Australia, Canada, South Africa, and the U.K.

Facebook’s intelligent assistant M is now available for Facebook Messenger users in Australia, Canada, South Africa, and the U.K. M in Facebook Messenger first became available in April. M uses machine learning to scan words used in conversations to recommend actions or services. Tell someone good night and M may suggest a good night sticker. Chat […]

What Facebook’s (reported) video chat device could mean for its ad business

With new methods of data collection, Facebook could potentially power ads based on what it hears and sees in users’ physical worlds. Please visit Marketing Land for the full article. Marketing Land – Internet Marketing News, Strategies & Tips

Now it’s Snapchat copying Facebook’s ads Power Editor

 Snap Inc desperately needs ad revenue to redirect its sinking share price. So after a year of getting mercilessly copied by Facebook, Snapchat is returning the favor by launching its take on the Facebook ads Power Editor. This new “Advanced Mode” for its Snapchat Ads Manager lets big advertisers rapidly deploy complex ad campaigns with […]

Marketing Day: Designing mobile-first content, SEO for SaaS & Facebook’s video chat

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

Facebook’s dumbest feature is coming to desktop now, too

People may not be using Facebook Stories, but that isn’t stopping the social network from expanding the feature to its next platform. Facebook is now testing a version of Stories for desktop, with a wider launch coming “soon,” according to a company spokesperson.  SEE ALSO: Mark Zuckerberg is still the only one using Facebook Stories […]

Facebook’s smart speaker sounds even creepier than we thought

We now know a lot more about Facebook’s hardware ambitions. The social network is working not one, but two, connected speakers for the home, including one equipped with cameras, microphones, and a feature that will “scan for people,” according to a new report in Bloomberg.  SEE ALSO: Let’s all take a deep breath and stop […]

Facebook’s Instant Articles restore subscription options they previously stripped

 Facebook has announced that news sites which rely on paid subscriptions, limiting readers to a certain number of articles per week, will now be able to do so through Instant Articles. The company has spent the last two years promoting these Facebook-hosted versions of articles, which unfortunately lacked this rather critical ability. Google’s AMP and […]

Facebook’s revenue growth falters even as WhatsApp and Instagram surge

Nobody can engage users at a global scale like Facebook. Not only did Facebook’s monthly active users top 2 billion last quarter, the company also said that Instagram Stories and WhatsApp Stories – two Snapchat-killers in its portfolio – each have 250 million daily active users. WhatsApp itself has 1 billion daily users. Yet Facebook […]

Facebook’s PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds deal is about helping devs find their fans

You have no shortage of options when it comes to watching gaming-related video content. Twitch and YouTube are huge portals for livestreams and recorded clips, but Facebook has also started working its way into that conversation with its own broadcasting platform. For example, Facebook struck a deal with developer Bluehole to livestream the official videos for […]

Facebook’s Messenger ads are bad and must be destroyed

 When Facebook removed messages from the main app, I swore I would never download Messenger. That’s been a pretty easy promise to keep, especially since they introduced the idea of huge ads that take up half your screen while you try to use the service. Today Facebook redesigned them as part of a larger rollout […]