Facebook Messenger: How to encrypt your messages

Posted by dotmaster on October 21, 2016 in Uncategorized |

Quietly, Facebook enabled on Messenger encryption functionality. Encrypted messages are normally unreadable by anyone other than the person who sent the message and the one who received it.

The approximately 900 million Messenger so users can now send encrypted messages to their contacts.

It’s still not perfect, but it works

These are not all the features of Messenger that are available when you send encrypted messages to your contacts. The limitations are many, for example, it is not possible to send videos, GIF and it is impossible to create group communications.

In addition, the Messenger Web version can not send or receive encrypted messages. Only iOS and Android versions of Messenger are yet compatible.

How to encrypt your messages on Messenger

  • On Facebook Messenger, tap the icon that allows you to write a new message.
  • Press the “Secret” label. It appears in the upper right corner of the screen.
  • Select the person you want to send an encrypted message.
  • In addition to text, you can send photos, emoji and stickers
  • If you wish, you can make your ephemeral message. Just tap the clock icon that appears in the lower right corner of the window. Your message will automatically disappear after the time period you selected.

The encrypted messaging Messenger is obviously optional. If you do not select the text “Secret” will use traditional communication system of Facebook.


The algorithm of Facebook promote the publications of your friends at the expense of pages

Posted by dotmaster on August 26, 2016 in Uncategorized |

Facebook changes its algorithm. The company will prioritize publications for friends and family at the expense of brands and businesses. This algorithm change will affect most probably once again the organic range of several pages. But is that this ad is really bad news for page administrators?

Friends and family first

In its announcement. Facebook mentions that people are using network must quickly find the publications of their friends and family members.
These publications will be found in the top of the new son. According to Facebook, more news of their immediate network, what users value most are the publications that inform and entertain.

Page-Facebook-vous-pouvez-promouvoir-le-bouton-d’appel-à-l’action-696x314Facebook will not make a distinction between a publication published by a member of your network that contains a picture or a URL link to an article on a web website or a Facebook page.


I like the race is definitely over

My position on the Like or in fact, of the subscribers to a Facebook page, is this: the less you have, the better you’re wearing. Let me explain, agencies, consultants and administrators of Facebook pages have long pushed to accumulate a maximum of like on their page.

The acquisition of new members to a page is relatively simple. You can advertise, competitions, and even buy I like.

The question that must in my opinion arise when you want to increase the number of people who follow your page is: “Do these people are really interested in my Facebook space? “.

In short, is that these people are well qualified? When organizing a contest, do the new members and participants are interested in your page or just the gift you offer?

For brands, companies and organizations that manage Facebook pages, the amount of I like that a page has become less and less relevant. Rather promote the “quality” of the Like.

I would rather get qualified

There is no magic, one of the effective ways to get I like better qualified through the creation of quality content. Such content must meet the expectations of people follow your page.

This algorithm change will encourage advertisers

Facebook’s advertising network uses personal data of its users. This allows advertisers to target people who see the ads. For Facebook it is essential that members share and interact as much as possible between them. These data are obviously used by the advertising tool.

The consequences of a lack of interest of members of Facebook can be disastrous for the company. Obviously, the majority of Facebook pages have probably reduced their organic range.

However, the algorithm change will encourage businesses and brands that spend a marketing budget to their social space. Again, I reiterate that the number of subscribers to a page should not be the main concern of the person administering a page.

Quality publications and marketing budget that increases the scope of the information published on Facebook continue to be extremely important in the management of a Facebook page. This reminds us more than ever that the website must be at the heart of a digital strategy.

So does this ad is really bad news for page administrators?

Not really, Facebook needs to prioritize publications membres.De their part, the pages administrators are increasingly compartmentalized in a space ask them to spend a larger advertising budget to achieve their goals. In return, advertisers have access to a wonderful advertising system.


Facebook offers updates of multilingual statutes

Posted by dotmaster on August 19, 2016 in Uncategorized |

Facebook is testing a new feature that allows users of this social network to publish their status updates in multiple languages. Once activated, this system can even automatically translate your publications.

Write publication in another language
The multilingual publishing system that Facebook is testing with some of its users is similar to that used on professional Facebook Pages.
On the space of writing updates to statutes, there is a + button that is labeled “Write the publication in another language.”
What is the point of publishing a status update in another language?
It’s simple, you have contacts, your family members or friends who do not understand French. This feature will allow you to publish your info simultaneously in one or more other languages.
For example, you publish an update in French and you add an English version of your publication.
Your French friends will see the publication in French and English notice it in English. For those who use another language, the publication default is to say, the French version will be displayed.
A machine translation system that is not yet ready
I mentioned that Facebook is able to automatically translate your publications in various languages. The idea is interesting, but you can imagine that this is not yet developed. In fact, it is best that you yourself were writing the different language versions.

So, you will help Facebook to improve its translation system. Guess what, the company plans to use multilingual messages to improve its automated translation service.
How to activate the feature “Publications in several languages”
To enable the feature that allows you to publish simultaneously in several languages ​​from the Web version of Facebook, go to the “Settings” section of your account.

Then in the menu that appears in the left column, select “Language”.
Note  : as this feature is in testing, it is possible that you do not have access.

In the “Language Settings”, select “Publication in Multiple Languages”.

Finally, check the box that appears to the left of “Creating publications in many languages” and save the change.
Retrace your newspaper or news feed and write a new status update.

It only remains to click on the + button you that is labeled “Write the publication in another language” and select the language in which you want to publish your info.  For now, the updates to multilingual statutes do not appear to be accessible from the iOS and Android version of Facebook.


Stories Instagram, Snapchat invites himself to Instagram

Posted by dotmaster on August 12, 2016 in Uncategorized |

Do you Instagram Stories? This is a new feature that will soon arrive on Instagram. Stories with you can create video collages and photo on which you add stickers or text. Obviously, Stories which in French are called news are ephemeral. They will disappear after 24 hours.


Stories Instagram clone of Snapchat Stories?

You will say that Instagram offers is a clone of Snapchat Stories. Well yes, and even Kevin Systrom , co-founder of Instagram does not hide. For Instagram News (Stories) wants a quick and easy way to share photos and videos during an event, trip or visiting friends.

Unlike Instagram where most people correct their photos before publishing them on activities, the idea is to capture the vivid photos and videos are added to the publication.

Instagram Activities (Stories) works exactly the same way as Snapchat Stories. Once you are in Activities, just quickly press the button to take a picture. To capture a video, you must press the button for a prolonged way.

The News are visible to your entire network. If your account is public, anyone who reaches your profile will see your news. However, it is possible to hide your news to some people.

Importantly, there is no concept of Like. Ditto regarding public comments. People who view your news can only comment privately using Instagram Direct .

Instagram Activities will be launched in the coming weeks on iOS and Android.


Facebook and the rule of 20% of text advertising images

Posted by dotmaster on August 3, 2016 in Social Media |

Since June 8, 2016, Facebook no longer impose the 20% rule on the images on the advertisements. This rule required that the text occupies less than 20% of an image on an advertisement.

The rule was simple enough. The text overlapping Facebook tool divides the image into a grid of 5X5. The text had to be present on a maximum of five boxes, otherwise the image was denied.

A change that will have little impact?

Although Facebook no longer impose the 20% rule, the amount of text available on your image will influence the scope of advertising. Thus, an image that contains a large amount of text will not be denied, but in return, it will not show.

Using the Text tool overlap of Facebook shows the analysis of the presence and density of the text on the image you submit.

There are four possible answers:

  • Text of the image: OK – Your ad will run normally.
  • Text of the image: Low – The scope of your ad is likely to be slightly lower.
  • Image Text: Average – The scope of your ad is likely to be much lower.
  • Text of the image: High – Your advertising may not be broadcast.


There are certain types of images that will not be affected by the amount of text available on them. For example :

  • The covers of books or albums.
  • Imprint.
  • product images.
  • Film posters.
  • The Infographics.


You understand that even if the 20% rule is not applied, it is still important to continue not to overload the text images on advertisements.

If you wish to enjoy Facebook, and so (perhaps) increase the reach of your ads, use little or no text in your advertising images.


Facebook: save web content as easily as on Pocket

Posted by dotmaster on June 29, 2016 in News, Social Media |

Facebook offers a new Chrome extension that is called “Save on Facebook.” This feature which is similar to that offered Pocket and Instapaper lets you save content from any website on the space “Registered” of your Facebook account.

Save on FacebookDepuis close to two years, Facebook lets you save content as URL links, videos and photos published by the members of your network and pages you follow. Until now, this functionality was only accessible from Facebook.

The extension for the Chrome browser extends this possibility to all websites. When you visit a Web page, just press the button sue “Save on Facebook” for content to be added to your backup space.

Save on FacebookCette functionality is similar to that offered services like Pocket and Instapaper. You back up the contents which are intended to be viewed later. However, the comparison stops there. Facebook does not offer the rich functionality you will find on these excellent services.

Facebook provides a basic backup system but still effective. It is not possible to launch a search or to associate tags to saved items.

Registered functionality of Facebook is most useful as a temporary backup system. You save the content you see them or share and you delete the backup.


Twitter for iOS: Periscope filter searches

Posted by dotmaster on May 28, 2016 in News |

The iOS version of Twitter features a new search criteria. It is possible to search for Periscope broadcasts related to keywords or hashtags (hashtags).

For 3 years, the iOS version of Twitter offers several search criteria. These let you restrict (filter) search results to tweets containing photos, videos, news, users or people and now Periscope broadcasts.
This is a further step in the integration of Periscope at Twitter. Users will be able to more easily find broadcasts associated with thematic or less specific keywords. To search for Periscope broadcasts, enter a keyword in the search field and press the icon “Refine Results”.

Before the arrival of the search criterion, it was possible to do this type of search by entering keywords and including the hashtag #Periscope.

However, there was often the results that are not necessarily included a Periscope broadcast, but only the hashtag. Now, the new criterion always includes one or more broadcasts that are related to keywords searched.


The notifications arrive on the web version of Instagram

Posted by dotmaster on May 13, 2016 in Uncategorized |

You know, Instagram is primarily a mobile application. The Web, obviously, is not a priority for this social network photo and video. But surprise, that Instagram has integrated its online version notifications on the areas of each user.

You can find the notifications in the top right of the Web application window. As the mobile versions, you will have access to notifications of people who like pictures and videos, that comment on or who started following you.

On your account, select the action notification allows you to reach the photo on which the “Like” or comment was awarded. You can also click the profile photo or name of the user who interacted with your photo or video. You will reach and its publishing space.

Interesting this novelty, but it does not seem to be pellet telling you that you have new notifications.


Vine: Change sorting of video and caption your last Vine

Posted by dotmaster on April 16, 2016 in Uncategorized |

Some interesting new side in Vine. You can change the ways are sorted videos, 3D Touch arrives on the iPhone version and Android version, allows you to edit the legend of a Vine after publication.

Three sorting criteria

The new sorting features allow you to reorganize how Vine presents the user generated content. To change the sort videos, visit a user’s profile and press the button that indicates the number of publications that person released.

You will see three sort criteria. They allow you to display the latest Vine, the oldest or the most popular user. In my view, these new sorting criteria encourage the discovery of content.

Change the caption of a Vine after publication

Vine offers a really useful feature that is not present on Twitter. You can change the caption of a Vine after publication.

Interestingly, except that there are still some limitations. For now, it is only possible to change the caption for the Android version of Vine. In principle, this possibility should arrive shortly on the iPhone version.

You must be fast by cons. For some reason, the publishing legend tool is accessible shortly after publication. After a few minutes, you no longer have access.

There is another gap. You published a tweet with the publication of a Vine. Unfortunately, that tweet will not change even if you have made a correction to the description of your video on Vine. Finally, the 3D Touch offers the possibility to start a search or create a new Vine from the application icon.


Twitter Add a GIF Button to Its Web Versions, iOS and Android

Posted by dotmaster on April 7, 2016 in Uncategorized |

Twitter announced that within a few weeks all users will have access to a button that will allow them to quickly search and publish a GIF in a Tweet or a private message.


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Although Twitter officially supports animated GIFs for close to two years, it is still difficult to get used to it. Since the Web version, the user must drag and drop the file on the window of the tweet. For iOS and Android versions, the GIF should be selected from the gallery of the device. It would really take a while for people to include a GIF in their tweet.


Fortunately, Twitter announce that their system is going to have a new update. Twitter added a new feature that could help people add a GIF in their tweet more easily. Lucky for us the new way to publish an animated GIF is much simpler. I will teach you how. First, just click the “Compose new tweet” button. After that, you will see a new GIF button – it is between the picture/video and poll button. Then, tap the GIF button to search for a GIF or browse one of the existing quick categories. To insert the GIF that you want to include in your tweet, just tap it and then tap “Tweet”. It is very convenient and easy to do, right?


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Twitter asked the help of GIPHY and Rifsy (GIF Keyboard creator) to make the animated GIFs available to Twitter users worldwide. This integration is similar to the Messenger. The Facebook messaging service also uses the same third-party Twitter services. After the partnership, Twitter has now added a library of thousands of GIFs.


However, you can only add a GIF by tweet. It is not possible for users to add an image or a poll to their tweet once they have added a GIF. The only things that you can add are: text and your present location. Also, you have to remember that you cannot tweet multiple GIFs. But if really want to add multiple GIFs, you need to upload the GIFs from the storage of your device through the “Photo” button. Last year, over 100 million animated GIFs were shared on Twitter. The arrival of this new button will certainly change the lives of millions of Twitter users. Twitter users could now make their comments and conversations more alive with the newly created GIFs for news, entertainment, sports and many more. Users can now quickly and efficiently express how they are feeling with the animated GIFs.


This recent update would surely make people excited to share their favorite GIFs to their followers. The GIF button is available to both iOS and Android mobile apps. Also, you can notice the GIF button on Twitter’s website twitter.com. In my opinion, this new development is really good and it is telling me that Twitter is getting similar with Facebook. I hope that Twitter will do more of this to serve the people better.

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