Facebook Group Updates: This Week in Social Media

social media researchWelcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news. To help you stay up-to-date with social media, here are some of the news items that caught our attention.

What’s New This Week?

Facebook Groups Now Show Who’s Seen Each Post: “When you visit a group, you can view who’s seen each post. This way you can stay updated on the group’s activity.”

facebook groups post with readers

You can now see who has received your updates on Facebook Groups.

Facebook Events Gets a Better View: Facebook Events gets ”new list and calendar views that make it easier to scan upcoming birthdays, invites and suggested events. Scroll through these events and respond to invites without leaving the page.  Suggested events are recommended to you based on your friends, pages you like, places you’ve checked in and the apps you use on Facebook.”

facebook events calendar view

"To get to the calendar view, click on Calendar on the top left of your Events dashboard."

Discussion From Our Networking Clubs: Thousands of social media marketers and small business owners are asking questions and helping others in our free Networking Clubs. Here are a few interesting discussions worth highlighting:

Facebook App Center Begins to Roll Out Globally: After launching the App Center in the United States about one month ago, the App Center is “now available to 100% of users in the United States, Australia, Canada, India, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa and the United Kingdom” and more countries will be added in the coming weeks. There’s a new localization tool—a Localize tab on the App Dashboard—where you can provide translations of your app’s information.

facebook app center

"The App Center lists high-quality apps based on user feedback and orders them based on what a person is most likely to enjoy and the popularity in their country."

Facebook Pages Can Now Add Location to Their Posts: Facebook page admins can now  tag their posts and photos with location.

facebook page update location

Click the pin button in the bottom left-hand corner of your update to open the location prompt.

Twitter Overhauls mobile.twitter.com From the Ground Up: The updated mobile.twitter.com is “a lighter-weight, faster client that looks and feels like twitter.com and our mobile apps.”

mobile.twitter.com

Here's the home timeline on mobile.twitter.com, before and after the redesign.

Twitter Search Gets Simpler: Twitter introduces search autocomplete and “People you follow” search results to twitter.com.

twitter simple search

"Search autocomplete shows you the most likely terms for your query as you enter it."

The Fancy Rewards Users for Sharing: Now when you share products on The Fancy, a photo-sharing site similar to Pinterest, you’ll get a referral code.  And if someone clicks on your picture and buys the product, you’ll get 2% of the price.

the fancy bike

The person who shared this picture on The Fancy will get 2% of the price mentioned in the top left-hand corner if someone buys this bike after clicking on this picture.

Here’s a useful social media tool worth noting:

BNDWGN: A content messenger app that combines the power of group messaging with everything you love about Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram.

bndwgn

"Get continual updates from Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Instagram on topics you pick."

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About the Author, Cindy King

Cindy King is the director of editorial for Social Media Examiner. She spent 25 years abroad in international business development and then built her own international business from scratch by using social business networking. Other posts by »




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