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.
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.
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.
WE ARE NOT DISTINGUISHING IN THIS EXCHANGE IF MY FRIEND SHARED A PHOTO OF THEIR DAUGHTER OR IF THEY SHARED A LINK TO AN ITEM ABOUT CURRENT EVENTS – BBC .
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? “.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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?
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.