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Facebook prototypes a swipeable hybrid carousel of feed posts & Stories

Feed and Stories unite! Facebook is so eager to preempt the shift to Stories that it might even let us use the same interface of horizontally swipeable cards to sift through News Feed posts. If users won’t scroll down any more, Facebook’s ad business could take a huge hit. But by allowing traditional feed posts and ads to appear amidst Stories in the same carousel you’re more prone to swipe through, it could squeeze more views and dollars out of that content. This would help Facebook graceful...
Tags: Social, Startups, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Instagram, Advertising Tech, Facebook Ads, Facebook News Feed, Instagram Stories, Facebook Stories, Stories Facebook, Jane Manchun Wong, Snapchat Stories Clone, Facebook Stories Ads


The most important things to know about Mark Zuckerberg's 3,200-word plan to refocus Facebook on privacy (FB)

On Wednesday, Mark Zuckerberg  published a 3,200 word Facebook post explaining his intentions to make the social network more "privacy-focused."  Zuckerberg said he believes that the future of internet and communication services will increasingly move to encrypted and private tools, where messages only last for a limited amount of time. He thinks a privacy-first platform will, over time, become more important than today's open settings. "Privacy gives people the freedom to be themselves an...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, China, Trends, Zuckerberg, Stories Facebook


Facebook's shift to ephemeral messaging raises big questions for its advertising business, and could trigger a move into one-to-one marketing

Mark Zuckerberg just announced in a blog post that Facebook would shift its focus from public posts to private, ephemeral communication on its messaging apps. The move creates big unknowns for Facebook’s gigantic ad business, most of which is now contained in public feeds and content, and for its advertisers, observers said. But analysts and ad buyers see opportunity for advertisers that have been early adopters of Stories and chat bots, two tools that are prevalent in Facebook's messenger app...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Trends, Zuckerberg, Walsh, Cicero, Facebook Facebook, Rosenblatt Securities, Lowenthal, Horizon Media, Debra Aho Williamson, Grace Lin, Nick Cicero, Barry Lowenthal, Facebook Stories


Facebook’s messaging shift could have an 'enormous' impact on advertisers, and could trigger a shift towards bots and Stories

Mark Zuckerberg just announced in a blog post that Facebook would shift its focus from public posts to private, ephemeral communication on its messaging apps. The move creates big unknowns for Facebook’s gigantic ad business, most of which is now contained in public feeds and content, and for its advertisers, observers said. But analysts and ad buyers see opportunity for advertisers that have been early adopters of Stories and chat bots, two tools that are prevalent in Facebook's messenger app...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, North Korea, Trends, Zuckerberg, Walsh, Kim Jong, Cicero, Facebook Facebook, Rosenblatt Securities, Lowenthal, Horizon Media, Debra Aho Williamson, Nick Cicero, Barry Lowenthal, Facebook Stories


Facebook opens its first small biz pop-up stores inside Macy’s

Facebook is bursting out of the ones and zeros into the physical realm with nine brick-and-mortar pop-up stores that will show off goods from 100 small business and online brands. Facebook organized the merchants to be part of The Market @ Macy’s, which first launched earlier this year to create temporary spaces for businesses. The merchants pay a one-time fee and keep all their sales revenue, with Facebook and Macy’s taking no revenue share. The stores feature News Feed post-themed displays ...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Ecommerce, Apps, Instagram, Tech, Facebook Ads, North America, Seattle, Macy, Macy 's, Stories Facebook, Macy's Inc, Facebook Portal, Michelle Klein Macy


Facebook says 300 million people are engaging with Stories every day — so it's flipping the switch on what it hopes is its next huge ad opportunity

  Facebook is banking on its ephemeral format Stories to boost its stalling growth — and sustain its ad revenue. The company announced Wednesday that it was rolling out ads on Facebook and Messenger Stories globally, after testing ads since May. The company is trying to push adoption of the format among users and advertisers. Advertisers are beginning to see value of using Stories to optimize for reach, reaching more people with their ads across more apps at lower costs.  Facebook is counting ...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, UK, Instagram, Trends, Facebook Messenger, Kfc, Instagram Facebook, Facebook Facebook, Instagram Stories, Noah Mallin, Facebook Stories, Stories Facebook, Brendan Gahan, Ryan Kovach


Facebook redesigns biz Pages for utility as feed reach declines

An unescapable fact of Facebook’s ubiquity is that as more Pages and people compete for limited News Feed attention, the percentage of a business’ followers who see their posts declines. Reach dropped 52 percent in just the first half of 2016, for example. Some admins consider it a conspiracy to get Pages to pay for ads boosting their posts, exacerbated by poor communication from Facebook and it telling businesses to work or advertise to get more followers that they now can’t reliably access ...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Ecommerce, Apps, Facebook Pages, Tech, Facebook Ads, Facebook Events, Today Facebook, Facebok, Facebook Local, Facebook Jobs, Stories Facebook, Alex Himel, Himel


Why unskippable Stories ads could revive Facebook

Prepare for the invasion of the unskippables. If the Stories social media slideshow format is the future of mobile TV, it’s going to end up with commercials. Users won’t love them. And done wrong they could pester people away from spending so much time watching what friends do day-to-day. But there’s no way Facebook and its family of apps will keep letting us fast-forward past Stories ads just a split-second after they appear on our screens. We’re on the cusp of the shift to Stories. Facebook...
Tags: Social, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Media, Instagram, Advertising Tech, Opinion, Tech, Snapchat, Budweiser, Stories, Facebook Ads, Snapchat Ads, Tivo


We Are Social’s Monday Mashup #401

Look out Snapchat, Instagram is coming for your ‘Discover’ audience Instagram has released plans to launch a Snapchat ‘Discover’-style video hub. The videos will range from roughly five to fifteen minutes in length, and will consist of content similar to those from YouTube creators – less HBO miniseries, more teen Vlogger with a decent budget. Instagram will apparently eventually allow creators to monetise content, though they haven’t divulged more than vague details there yet. Instagram lets us...
Tags: Facebook, Hbo, News, Instagram, Youtube, US, Seo, Cnn, Snapchat, Fox News, Dc, Mashup, Snapchat Instagram, Superman Batman, Facebook Watch, Stories Facebook


Top Three Takeaways From Facebook F8 2018

Facebook has been a trending topic for some not-so-good reasons lately, and many were left wondering if the social media giant had met its downfall. CEO Mark Zuckerberg, however, was there to quell those concerns at F8 – Facebook’s annual developer’s conference. In addition to addressing user privacy concerns, Zuckerberg & Co. boasted what’s next in technology for Facebook and its suite of programs. In this post, we break down our top takeaways from Facebook F8 2018 and their implications for br...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spotify, Seo, Social Media Marketing, Oculus, Zuckerberg, Facebook Marketing, Social Media Strategy, Chris Cox, Zuckerberg Co, Social Media Trends, Watch Party, Facebook F8, Stories Facebook, Facebook F8 2018


Facebook Is Developing Avatars, Which Are Just Like Bitmoji Except Not Owned By Snap

Just like it did with Filters, Snaps, and Stories, Facebook is duplicating another feature that previously existed on its competitor Snapchat.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Apps, Science, Technology, Social Media, Snapchat, Snap, Stories Facebook


Instagram might soon let you add your favorite songs to your Stories (FB)

Instagram may be adding a feature that lets users add music in the background of their Stories. Facebook has recently made licensing agreements with the major records, making a music service possible. Your Instagram Stories could soon have a soundtrack featuring your favorite songs.  Instagram is prepping a new feature, called Music Stickers, that will allow users to search for a particular song and add a "music overlay sticker" — or a clip of a song in the background of their Story, accordi...
Tags: Amazon, Instagram, Trends, Warner, Cambridge Analytica, Business Insider Facebook, Sony Universal, Stories Facebook, Trending Instagram


Hidden code in Instagram's Android app revealed a big new music feature (FB)

Instagram may be adding a feature that lets users add music in the background of their Stories. Facebook has recently made licensing agreements with the major records, making a music service possible. Your Instagram Stories could soon have a soundtrack featuring your favorite songs.  Instagram is prepping a new feature, called Music Stickers, that will allow users to search for a particular song and add a "music overlay sticker" — or a clip of a song in the background of their Story, accordi...
Tags: Instagram, Trends, Warner, Cambridge Analytica, Business Insider Facebook, Sony Universal, Stories Facebook, Trending Instagram


3 tests show Facebook is determined to make Stories the default

Facebook isn’t backing down from Stories despite criticism that it copied Snapchat and that Instagram Stories is enough. Instead, it’s committed to figuring out how to adapt the slideshow format into the successor to the status update. That’s why today the company is launching three significant tests that make Facebook Stories a default way to share. “The way people share and connect is changing; it’s quickly becoming more real-time and visual. We’re testing new creative tools to bring pictur...
Tags: Social, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Instagram, Tech, Facebook Messenger, Stories, Dominican Republic, Insta, Visual Communication, Messenger Facebook, Meanwhile Facebook, Instagram Stories, Facebook Stories


Crunch Report | Facebook admits Russian meddling in Brexit

 Today’s Stories  Facebook admits Russian meddling in Brexit The Apple Watch can detect sleep apnea and hypertension Youtube partners with Ticketmaster Youtube also cracks down on extremists  Credits Written by: Sarah Buhr Hosted by: Sarah Buhr Filmed by: Joe Zolnoski Edited by: John Murillo Notes: Tito’s continues his journey out in the Outback this week so you’re… Read More
Tags: TC, Facebook, Daily, Technology, News, Review, Youtube, Russia, Tech, Report, Hypertension, Silicon Valley, Sarah Buhr, Recap, Brexit, TechCrunch


We Are Social’s Monday Mashup #371

Instagram Stories can now be shared on Facebook Stories If you’re a fan of creating Stories, Facebook has made an update that will help you get your content to a wider audience, more easily. In a new feature currently being rolled out, Facebook is allowing users to share their Instagram Stories to their Facebook Stories. The feature isn’t available to brands, as brands can’t create Facebook stories, and it doesn’t work the other way round (i.e. sharing from Facebook to Instagram) – though Faceb...
Tags: Facebook, Japan, New York, Instagram, Seo, Snapchat, Ireland, Swansea, Mashup, Shopify, Jeff Koons, Emarketer, Koons, US UK Canada, Instagram Stories, Facebook Stories


Instagram test feature lets users share Stories straight to Facebook

 To boost the popularity of Stories, Facebook could turn to its photo-centric sister app. In a new feature test first spotted by the Next Web’s Matt Navarra and Twitter user @mruiandre, some users are seeing an option to share Instagram Stories directly to the main Facebook app. Instagram has since confirmed that the feature is indeed in testing. ALERT Instagram is testing option… Read More
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Instagram, Tech, Matt Navarra, Instagram Stories, Facebook Stories, Stories Facebook, Facebook app Instagram


Crunch Report | Facebook Helps You Find Wi-Fi

 Today’s Stories Facebook is rolling out its ‘Find Wi-Fi’ feature worldwide Delivery Hero’s valuation surpasses $5B following successful IPO Chat app Kakao raises $437M for its Korean ride-hailing service Cabin secures $3.3M for its ‘moving hotel’ Credits Written and Hosted by: Anthony Ha Filmed by: Matthew Mauro Edited by: Chris Gates Notes: Tito… Read More
Tags: Social, Startups, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Tech, Delivery Hero, Kakao, Chris, Cabin, Stories Facebook, Anthony Ha Filmed, Matthew Mauro, KakaoTaxi


Crunch Report | Facebook Launches Camera Effects Platform

 Today’s Stories  Facebook launches augmented reality Camera Effects developer platform Facebook launches beta of Spaces, its goofy and fun social VR platform Snapchat introduces World Lenses – live filters for just about anything Steve Ballmer’s new project sheds light on U.S. Government spending Pandora Premium opens to all, invites no longer needed Credits Written… Read More
Tags: Social, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Media, Tech, Snapchat, Pandora, Steve Ballmer, Oculus, Augmented Reality, Crunch Report, Pandora Premium, Stories Facebook


Facebook's Snapchat clone is arriving for everyone in its main blue app (FB, SNAP)

Facebook has decided that the future of social networking looks a lot like Snapchat. After replicating Snapchat's Stories format in Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger, Facebook on Tuesday is releasing Stories in its main mobile app. Aptly named Facebook Stories, the feature is being made available globally after being tested in Ireland and a few other countries over the last few months. With Stories, Facebook's nearly two billion users can post photos and videos in chronological order that disa...
Tags: Google, Facebook, San Francisco, Trends, Snapchat, Ireland, WPP, Martin Sorrell, WhatsApp Facebook, Hayes, Messenger Facebook, Instagram Messenger, Facebook Stories, Messenger Day, Stories Facebook, Connor Hayes