By Allison Swope, Product Manager

Every week, there are more than two billion interactions between public figures and their fans on Facebook.

We built Facebook Mentions to help public figures connect with their fans and each other. Since we introduced the app in July, thousands of actors, athletes, musicians and other influencers have used Mentions to post photos and videos, talk to their fans, and connect with other public figures.

Today, we’re introducing two new features for Mentions:

Share to other social networks

After posting to Facebook via Mentions, you can now easily share updates, photos and videos to Instagram and Twitter.

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Add topics to your Mentions Feed 

Now you can add topics that you’re interested in — like other people and hashtags — to your Mentions Feed. By adding a topic, you’ll be able to see public posts about that topic in your feed, in addition to posts that mention you. For example, if you’re an athlete, you can add your team or other players. If you’re a musician, you can add your band.

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In addition to the features above, you can still use Mentions to host a Q&A, see posts from people you follow, and read trending stories all in one place. We’ll continue to make updates to Mentions to make it easier for you to connect with your fans. 

Here are some examples of how public figures are connecting with fans using the app: