Category Archives: Facebook

Facebook Messenger Brings Delete Sent Messages Feature

After WhatsApp and Gmail, it’s Facebook’s turn to let users undo their messages sent. The social networking giant has finally introduced a feature for its messenger app that allows users to unsend messages if they are unintentionally sent.

Facebook Messenger Delete Sent Messages Feature

It goes like what you’re already doing with other platforms. In case you’ve sent a message, the messenger app will give you a window within which you can delete it.

The announcement was reported by Twitter user @MattNavarra as “coming soon” in the release notes of Messenger’s 191.0 version on iOS.

Unfortunately, the time awarded to delete your sin on Facebook messenger is just 10 minutes, unlike WhatsApp that gifts you an hour to delete the message from recipients end.

Facebook Messenger Delete Sent Messages Feature

Now Facebook Would Suggest Your Next Status Update

Facebook Attribution Tool: For Better Ad Performance

Facebook has finally launched its revamped and powerful dashboard (Facebook Attribution Tool) for better ad performance tracking.

Facebook Attribution Tool : Improved Ad Performance Tracking

The launch finally happened after months of rigorous testing.  The newly launched Facebook Attribution dashboard will enable advertisers to have in-depth insight into how each element of their Facebook presence is performing. The deeper insight would include data on contribution to sales and comparative measurement.

Facebook attribution tool

The new Facebook tool called Facebook attribution aims to offer more data to help inform your approach. Facebook says following about the tool:

“Traditional marketing attribution tools that rely solely on cookies and last-click attribution may not be giving you a complete picture of which parts of your advertising really drive business outcomes. Facebook Attribution is an advertising measurement tool designed to give you a more complete picture of your customer journey, so you can make smarter business decisions.”

Facebook attribution tool

With the help of Facebook attribution tool, it’s now easy to track each element of your Facebook presence including Pixel data. It will certainly present you with better idea of how each is impacting your bottom line.

The attribution dashboard combines data from multiple sources including Facebook Insights, the Facebook pixel, app events and Offline Conversions. The incorporated data altogether offers a better insight into actual performance.

The attribution dashboard also provides insights into device usage and how users are converting. It will indeed paint a more direct connection between Facebook ad exposure and results.

Facebook attribution tool

In addition, Facebook Attribution also provides ‘randomized controlled experiments’ to marketers. The metric enables them to measure the estimated incremental impact of all marketing efforts across various Facebook owns properties including Facebook, Instagram, Audience Network and Messenger. It’s done using Facebook’s data-driven attribution modeling.

Facebook Attribution is likely to help marketers with social ROI and better linking online ad efforts to offline conversions and bottom line sales.

Facebook Attribution Tool

Facebook and Emotions: How to Trigger Emotions for More Likes and Shares

If you’ve stayed long enough in the digital world, by now you have probably heard about viral content. This refers to those crazy videos that are liked, shared, and commented on thousands of times, and probably get millions of views every single day. However, have you looked into it and dug deeper into the psychology behind it?

Facebook and Emotions: How to Trigger Emotions

Specific marketing campaigns succeed because they take time to study what makes content go viral, analyzing emotional elements and other psychological factors that act as triggers to share the material online.

You need to have a thorough understanding of your audience as well as the characteristics that may or may not influence their actions.

All Viral Images Have These Essential Things in Common

Across all ages and genders, viral content has these characteristics that are relatively common among age groups and demographics.

Positive Emotions

Researchers from Cornell University teamed up with social media experts on Facebook and altered both positive and negative content on the feeds of users.

Facebook Messenger Brings HD Video and 360-degree Photos on Its Platform

Facebook seems to be fast and steady when it comes to adding innovation to its social network. Now, the Facebook Messenger brings two new features for delight its global user base. With the update being rolled out, Facebook users can now be able to send and receive HD videos and 360-degree photos.

With this update, users can now send HD videos up to 1080p or greater. It was limited to 720p earlier previously. Since most advanced smartphones have now started supporting 4K video, it was evident that Facebook will add teeth to videos on its platform.

The feature, however, comes with a catch. To share 360-degree photos, users are required to capture photos using a separate app or specialized camera. Then photos can be shared just like a normal photo.

High definition videos will have the familiar “HD” marker on the lower right-hand corner. Users can toggle between HD and SD by tapping the marker, which is useful for users looking to conserve data usage.

Moreover, there will be a “HD” marker on the lower right-hand corner of the HD videos. Users can tap the marker to toggle between HD and SD videos. Facebook messenger will be able to identify 360-degree photos using the compass icon. And users can preview the photos by moving their phone or dragging their finger.

The update is now rolled out globally for Android and iOS users.

Facebook Messenger Getting 500 Million Users

Facebook Messenger Platform 2.3 Gets Powerful Business Tools

Facebook’s craze to get more audience glued to its social network is eminent. Whether it’s general audience or business people, FB tries hard to convince them that there’s no one better than Facebook when it comes to features.

Facebook Messenger Platform 2.3 Business Tools

Now, the social network is adding teeth to it Facebook messenger platform 2.3 with mighty business tools to ensure more businesses utilize it. The social juggernaut has announced new improvements to its Messenger platform version 2.3 with a range of noteworthy new business tools.

Among the features introduced, ‘quick replies for contact info’ is the one.  As name suggests the feature gives users an option to share their contact info in one click. The feature is a visible improvement to quick replies feature that Facebook introduced back in 2016.

This is how Facebook explains the feature-

“Starting today, if a business asks for a person’s contact info, they can send a quick reply button that will auto-populate with the person’s email or phone number that is associated with their Facebook profile. Now, the person can select and share contact address with the business. If the person has more than one email address or phone number connected with their profile, they will be given the option to select which they would like to share with the business.”

The social network is also adding Customer Chat plugin presentation tools which will give businesses more power to customize and personalize the way they communicate via Facebook messenger.

As the screenshot tells it all, businesses can now customize the color of their Messenger bubbles to match their website presentation. To recall, the color selection capacity was introduced earlier in the month, but with the update in place, it’s now getting more customized for easy implementation with a new, easy set-up tool.

In addition to above, the social network added the following:

Notifications –

The feature as name suggests notifies a business when a person starts a chat with. Consumers are notified when businesses responds by badging the Messenger icon with a red dot, as well as triggering a notification sound and page title change.

Persistent menu –

The feature allows businesses to incorporate the ‘persistent menu’ from their existing Messenger experience into customer. This is to let people access chat at any point during their conversation.

Support for Internet Explorer –

Now, the messenger platform 2.3 platform will offer support for Internet Explorer. This is to ensure greater overall stability and performance for your customers visiting your website using the Internet Explorer web browser.

Facebook Events

Facebook to Demote Posts Begging for Like, Comment and Shares

Facebook seems taking way forward to tame the menace of like bating on its platform. Starting this week, Facebook will start taking action against engagement bait that disgruntle users into taking actions like sharing, tagging, liking, or commenting.

Facebook to Punish Engagament Baits

Facebook to Punish Engagament Baits

The action will be prompted upon those messages that ask people to like, comment, tag, and share sort of spammy posts that game trick Facebook’s algorithms. The social network however spare posts from action that asks people for help, advice, or recommendations like raising money for charity or asking for travel advice.

After reviewing a bunch of such posts Facebook introduced a machine learning model that will eventually detect the different types of engagement bait posts surfacing time and again on news feed. Facebook asserts that they will put in place stricter demotions for Pages that repeatedly indulge in bait engagements.

The Company will keep finding ways to tame and reduce engagement bait. Over the week, Pages that involve in promoting post engagement bait will see more “significant drops” in reach.

Facebook Snooze Button: Mute Annoying Pals for 30 Days

We all have at least one friend who annoys us with his / her intemperate posts, videos, pictures and audio clips in our news feeds. We have two ways to get rid of him- by blocking or by un-friending. Either ways, it looks rude and unsocial.

Facebook Snooze Button Arrives

With its snooze feature, Facebook has brought a remedy to it. With Facebook’s snooze button, you can mute someone’s posts for 30 days in your news feed without even unfriending or unfollowing him.  Using the feature, you can “snooze” friends, groups or pages for 30 days by clicking the drop-down menu on a post.

Facebook product manager Shruthi Muraleedharan said in a post:

“We’ve heard from people

Facebook Greetings Feature: Now Send More Expressions to Pals

If comes out of testing and becomes live, the Facebook Greetings feature would soon be a trendsetting FB feature. The social network giant is planning to give a major overhaul to its Poke feature with Greetings feature.

Facebook Greetings Feature to Come Soon

Facebook Greetings Feature

Using the Facebook Greetings feature, users can now send a wink, a high-five, a hug and a wave gestures to other users in the circle. The feature is in the final phase of testing in Britain, Thailand, Australia, Canada, Columbia and France.

The company has released the feature to greet ‘Poke’ which has completed 10 years. You can see the feature under the Hello button on your friend’s profile. Hover the hello button and it will show you all the alternatives.

The feature is quite similar to the Hello button that company launched in June. The button can be found at the top of people’s profiles. The feature comes with an undo button and allow you unsend the reaction if it’s sent to wrong person.

Recently, Facebook launched a slew of new features to make the platform effective and innovative. The company has announced new set of tools to identify people with suicidal thoughts. To find posts with suicidal feelings, the website will use reportedly take help of AI.

Facebook is also planning to check the menace of revenge porn on its   platform. The company says that it will use the nude photo from a user to identify other similar photos on its website.

Facebook Greetings Feature

Facebook Messenger Kids App Launched with Parental Controls

Facebook, the social networking magnet announced a new version of its most popular messenger app specially designed for kids and adolescents. The app dubbed ‘Facebook messenger kids’ aims at allowing children to safely video chat and message with family and friends without risking their privacy and safety.

Facebook Messenger 4K Image Support 

Facebook Messenger Starts Supporting 4k Res Photos on Its Platform

Facebook owned messenger platform will now support 4K Resolution images on its app running on iPhone and Android devices. The feature has been rolled out for the users in the countries such as U.S., Canada, France, Australia, the U.K., Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, and South Korea.

Facebook Messenger 4K Image Support

Facebook Messenger 4K Image Support 


That means, messenger users in the above mentioned countries now can share with friends, family, and businesses images with resolutions of up to 4096 x 4096 pixels.

The feature will be rolled out in other countries over the coming weeks. You needn’t to tweak any setting to send 4K res photos to kith and kin. Just update the messenger app if you haven’t done it yet, start a conversation and tap the camera roll icon to browse through gallery to find picture to share.

Select an image of highest ever resolution and Facebook will send it to your recipient. Stay tuned to get more updates over the topic.

Facebook Messenger 4K Image Support

Facebook Testing OLX like Marketplace

Is Facebook Testing OLX like Marketplace in India?

Facebook, the social networking giant is now reportedly working on an OLX e-commerce platform that will offer user ability to buy and sell used goods online. If reports are true, the ‘Marketplace’ feature on Facebook is being tested in Mumbai with selected users, and will be soon go live if the test succeeds.

Facebook Testing OLX like Marketplace

Facebook Testing OLX like Marketplace

The Facebook Marketplace feature is identical to already popular duo OLX and Quickr. The marketplace allows users to post add for used products or browse through used products posted by others. The feature is already getting traction in 25 countries including US and recently went live for 17 of them including Germany, France and UK.

With this rollout, Facebook is ready to give Quikr and QLX a head-on fight. Despite the fact that above two have already been established as the major players in the domain, the only advantage that Facebook could boast on will be its massive user base.

If rolled out, the Facebook Marketplace feature would be open to its 2 billion active monthly users who are visiting Facebook buy and sell groups globally.

Users will be shown a “shop” icon at the bottom of the Facebook app that will eventually navigate them to Marketplace. There then users search can for items on sale in their neighborhood.

You can also upload a photo of the item you want to sell across different categories. Interested buyers (in your neighborhood) can contact you to get more details including product description, price and shipping or picking terms. The only limitation with the service is that it won’t facilitate the payment or delivery of items and neither will it take a cut from any transaction.

Event and Group pages

Facebook Launches Stories for Groups and Events

Facebook has imparted more power to its Stories feature in order to make the feature more popular. Starting today, Facebook users using Facebook Groups and Events can contribute to a Story that’s visible to the rest of the members of the group.

Facebook Stories for Groups and Events

Facebook Stories Feature

Group admin retains the power to moderate the stories. The new feature upgrade would make gatherings like parties and weddings more fun.

Facebook explained the feature to Techcrunch by saying that the gives multiple people the opportunity to tell a Story from multiple different angles. People will be able to see Stories on their Event and Group pages and atop their News Feed. They’ll have the opportunity to post while inside Events and Groups, or get the option to share stories.

Alongside, Facebook is also preparing to launch Facebook Stories for its Facebook Lite app. As of now, users can only view Stories on Facebook Lite. However, they would also be able to post stories very soon.

To publish stories, users have to follow the posting guidelines set by admins.  Admins can either allow posts from everyone or delete ones if they don’t abide the standard posting guidelines.

Facebook Messenger Chat Plugin for Business Websites Arrives

Facebook has announced a standalone Facebook messenger plugin for business websites. The idea behind the plugin is self explanatory as it’s a customer chat plugin developed in into closed beta version, which will allow businesses to talk to their customers directly on their websites using Facebook Messenger.  The ongoing communication will go continue across web, mobile and tablet devices.

Facebook Messenger Chat Plugin for Business Websites

Facebook Messenger Chat Plugin


With the launch of Facebook Messenger Plugin, Facebook reduces the need of installing any third party chat plugin on the website to let users talk to the business. Despite plenty of chat support plug-ins available, Facebook’s advantage is its platform and reach.

The Facebook Messenger Plugin has visible advantages to the businesses as well. Using the plugin on your website means exposing your business reach to some1.2 billion monthly users.

The upcoming feature will also be supported in the beta version of the website plugin. Company said that they will keep adding new features and user experiences in time to make plugin as powerful and innate as its Messenger app is.

Facebook Messenger Chat Plugin


Like similar web chat Plugins, we are familiar with, Facebook Messenger chat Plugin too will hover over top the business’s web page indicated by a blue Messenger icon. Plugin’s chat interface is similar to the messenger’s that we use on our mobile devices.  When customers begin the conversation, a familiar Messenger interface is cropped up that they use on their mobile devices.

For businesses websites with a sizable Facebook audience, the Facebook Messenger chat Plugin may make sense as they won’t have to install a separate plugin for user inquiries from the web. And, as the customers and business is engaged via Facebook, they’ll still be able to view or continue their conversation from their phone or tablet, using their Messenger app.