Status Updates

  • Facebook Adds Background Colors for Text-Only Status Updates

    … By David Cohen on Dec. 19, 2016 - 4:50 PM Your Facebook News Feed may soon be a lot more colorful. The social network announced Monday that it is rolling out a new feature enabling users who post text-only status updates to add background colors to those posts. The feature is rolling out for Android users initially, although all users…

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  • Twitter Acquires Yes, Names Founder Keith Coleman VP of Product

    … and returned to his former role of running developer product suite Fabric. Yes is the developer of two apps: Frenzy, which provides a quick way for users to make plans with their friends; and WYD, short for “What You Doing,” which allows users to share photo and video status updates with emoji and text. However, both apps will be shut down…

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  • Facebook Tests Streamlined Status Update Composer for Pages

    … Facebook is testing a redesigned status update composer for pages. Reader Matteo Gamba shared the screenshot below with SocialTimes, and a Facebook spokesperson confirmed the test, saying in an emailed statement: To make it easier for page owners to achieve their goals, we’re running a very small test of a new design that lets people choose…

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  • Facebook Live Coming to Desktops, Laptops

    … of the social network’s plans told SocialTimes the launch of the feature was a response to demand from journalists, vloggers and do-it-yourselfers, among other users, adding that it is currently available to a “small percentage” of users, with more set to come on board “in the coming months.” Peripheral cameras are supported, in addition to built-in cameras…

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  • Facebook Pages Paid for 31.68% of Total Reach in April (Report)

    … percent more than what they used to last year per ad. Facebook has made 33 percent more money per user this year than it did last year. Facebook is definitely doing its best in order to keep its audience engaged on the platform. This month, we saw the first temporary Reaction on the platform, as Facebook added a flower button for Mother’s Day. We can…

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  • Brands Must Adapt to Emerging Social Networks, Apps

    … to know something about the model many of these apps are seeking to emulate. China’s WeChat and South Korea’s KakaoTalk have both gone beyond socialization and become ecosystems that users hardly need to leave. They now include music, commerce and a wide variety of services—including things like booking cabs and buying movie tickets. We’ll likely…

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  • Believe It: Facebook Page Post Reach Continues to Surge (Report)

    …, but still the second-lowest figure recorded by Locowise. Video posts reached 12.62 percent of total page likes, followed by photos (11.79 percent), links (9.08 percent) and text-only status update (5.7 percent). Locowise said page administrators should expect 0.63 percent of their total audiences to engage with video posts, followed by photos (0.57…

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  • Facebook to Users: Say Thanks for Birthday Wishes

    … By David Cohen on Mar. 1, 2016 - 9:00 AM Facebook has come up with several ways to remind users about their friends’ birthdays, and the social network is now reminding those friends to say thank you. Facebook users are seeing the following message in their status update composers on the day after their birthdays: We hope you had a great…

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  • Facebook Live Video Extended to All U.S. iPhone Users

    … live video, tap on update status and then select the live video icon. You can write a quick description and choose the audience that you want to share with before going live. During your broadcast, you’ll see the number of live viewers, the names of friends who are tuning in and a real-time stream of comments. When you end your broadcast, it will be saved on your Timeline like any other video, which you can then delete or keep for your friends to watch later. iPhone users: Will you experiment with Facebook live videos? …

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  • New Photo Upload Options for Facebook Page Admins

    … Facebook page administrators may soon have a variety of ways to upload photos to their pages. Clicking on photo/video in pages’ status update composers now brings up the following four options: Upload photos/video: Add photos or video to your status. Create photo album: Build an album out of multiple photos. Create a photo carousel: Build…

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