Facebook Updates Look for Pages: 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 Rolls Out Streamlined Look for Pages: The new look for pages on desktop “will make it easier for people to find the information they want and help page admins find the tools they use most.”

streamlined facebook for business

“The right-side column of your timeline now displays all of your page’s posts. This one-column display means that all of your posts will appear consistently on your page and in news feed.”

Facebook Updates News Feed: “The updated design has the best of both worlds: it keeps the layout and navigation people liked, but offers bigger images and photos, as well as a new font.”

facebook update news feed font design

“An updated look for news feed so that desktop and mobile will look the same, making Facebook more consistent and easier to use across platforms.”

Instagram Improves Look and Feel for Android: “These changes mean a faster, more responsive app.”

instagram look for android

The visuals are now more simplified throughout the app.

Facebook Rolls Out Premium Video Ads: Users will begin to see these 15-second video ads from a select group of advertisers over the next few months.

Tumblr Adds Audio Post Feature: You can now make free audio posts on Tumblr with your phone.

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You can create an audio post in seconds.

Here are a few cool social media tools worth checking out:

Lowdown: “Lowdown is a service that keeps busy professionals informed, prepared and up to date on the people and companies they have meetings with.”

lowdown app

“Lowdown gives you snapshot and in-depth views of attendee information, company details, directions and more.”

Theneeds: “Discover the best of the web based on your interests.”

the needs

Get all of the content you love and need all in one place.

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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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  • treb072410

    Great post Cindy, I really had a good read.. Thanks for sharing!…

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    Happy you liked it!

  • jameybrown

    Nice recap, Cindy. Theneeds… let’s see if this content generator can stay around ;)

  • http://mafiahairdresser.com Mafia Hairdresser Jon-David

    I’ve not been a jack of all social media and I’ve done very well with my focus. Facebook has always been something I’ve helped clients focus on but not for myself. BUT now Facebook is different… I’m starting to think B2B might benefit from the “New Facebook” and I look forward to more updates.

  • http://minwye.com/ Min Wye

    Hi Michael, I was just listening to your “5 Facebook Marketing Hacks for Your Website” podcast over the weekend and one of the things you mentioned was the resolution for photo links in Facebook. I wonder if this has changed with the new Facebook layout change.
    That said, I have definitely seen MUCH higher reach and engagement with fans on posts that are NOT links.

  • Alabi

    Just like people were asking on Facebook’s Blog announcing the page improvement. Please do anybody know where custom tab will appear?

  • http://www.antoniocalero.com/ Antonio Calero

    Great summary as always Cindy. Thank you.

  • http://desertleather.com Elma Sherry

    Stunning post! can not express my feelings, thanks for all your help.. Clear points you have notified in your post.. thanks much to share..

    Regards:
    DesertLeatherStore

  • http://StacieWalker.com/ Stacie Walker

    Fantastic. Thanks so much for the great content, Cindy.

  • treb072410

    Sure did, it was very helpful..









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