Status Updates

  • Facebook Adds Background Colors for Text-Only Status Updates

    … will be able to see background colors that have been added to posts, and Facebook said iOS and the web will follow soon. Android users with access to the feature will see the color menu at the bottom of their status update composers. A Facebook spokesperson said in an email to SocialTimes: We’re rolling out a change to help people make their text posts more visual. Starting today, people can update the background color of their text-only posts on Android. Readers: What are your thoughts on this new feature? …

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 16 readers -
  • 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…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Social Twitter- 24 readers -
  • 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…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 8 readers -
  • Facebook Live Coming to Desktops, Laptops

    … Facebook confirmed that it has begun rolling out Facebook Live via desktop and laptop computers. Danny Goodwin of Search Engine Journal shared this video (embedded below) from Facebook user Delilah Taylor, in which a Live Video option appeared in her status update composer while accessing the social network via desktop. 1st FB Live from…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 38 readers -
  • Facebook Pages Paid for 31.68% of Total Reach in April (Report)

    … percent), links (9.32 percent) and status updates (5.09 percent). Engagement rose 2.44 percent from March, tallying 5.04 percent of people reached. This figure is up 13.26 percent since reaching its low point in January. Surprisingly, status updates were the most engaging format in April, at 5.4 percent, followed by videos (5.26 percent), photos (5.26…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Facebook- 25 readers -
  • 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…

    Inside Facebookin Social Facebook Twitter- 36 readers -
  • Believe It: Facebook Page Post Reach Continues to Surge (Report)

    … administrators on new features recently introduced by Facebook: Keep an eye on Reactions: How is your audience reacting to your content? What reaction is the most used one? What type of content gets a certain reaction? Does any of this affect your total reach and engagement? Explore live-streaming: Experiment and see what works for you. How does…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Social Facebook- 39 readers -
  • 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…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Social Facebook- 9 readers -
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