Updates on Video Re-Shares

One of the best ways for creators to reach new audiences and broaden distribution of their videos on Facebook is when people re-share their videos. To make sure we’re meeting the needs of both creators and those who re-share content, we’re redesigning insights for re-shares.

We gathered feedback from creators and re-sharers and tested new metrics. We heard that creators want more information about which Pages are re-sharing their videos. In addition, creators put a lot of work and investment into the videos they create and share on Facebook, and they would prefer if re-sharers didn’t have access to certain metrics about their videos.
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The Live Blog: July 27, 2017

Since rolling out Facebook Live, we’ve seen people and publishers around the world seize the opportunity to share their experiences as they happen, especially during key cultural moments. We’ve been inspired by the creativity we’ve seen, and with this weekly series, we’ll highlight some interesting Facebook Lives from the past week.

Here are 10 standout live videos:
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Spotlight on Local News: How Raycom is Using CrowdTangle to Ignite the Company’s Social Strategy

By Amber Burgess, News Partnerships at CrowdTangle

Raycom Media, the privately owned broadcasting company with local TV stations in 44 markets, is using CrowdTangle to expand the social media acumen of their entire organization.

By using the tool to monitor station social media performance and drive internal conversations and spread best practices, CrowdTangle is defining how Raycom’s corporate leaders direct station management on social media strategy.

“The fundamental way we talk about social media now is through CrowdTangle,” Brad Conaway, Raycom’s corporate digital content manager, says. “It’s changed how we approach the whole subject. It’s been a seismic shift as far as that’s concerned.”

Among the users of CrowdTangle at Raycom: anchors, reporters, producers, assignment managers, news directors, general managers and every member of the digital team.

“Being able to find your way around CrowdTangle is now a requirement of our digital producers and managers,” Brad says.
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Introducing the Live 360 Ready Program and new features for Live 360

By Chetan Gupta, Product Manager and Caitlin Ramrakha, Product Marketing Manager

Since rolling out Live 360 to all Pages and Profiles in March, we’ve seen incredible uses of the medium. People have shared moments like weddings and vacations with their friends, and publishers and creators have immersed audiences in unique experiences, like going behind the scenes at a sports team’s warmup or on stage with a band during a show.

Today we’re excited to announce some updates that improve and simplify the Live 360 experience for both creators and audiences.

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Facebook Journalism Project: Six Month Update

By Campbell Brown, Head of News Partnerships, and Fidji Simo, VP of Product

We launched the Facebook Journalism Project in January. Today we want to share an update about what we’ve heard from our partners and a recap of our work together over the past six months.

Our work is focused around the three pillars of the Facebook Journalism Project:

  • Collaborative development of news products
  • Training and tools for journalists
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New Instant Articles Analytics Tool

By: Mona Sarantakos, Product Manager

Today we’re beginning to roll out a tool for publishers using Instant Articles to measure how their articles perform compared to the mobile web equivalents. In the past we’ve shared this measurement across all Instant Articles publishers, and we worked closely with partners over the last few months to develop a way for publishers to see this comparison for themselves. This insight provides an important signal publishers can use to make informed business decisions about how they share content on Facebook.
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The Live Blog: July 19, 2017

Since rolling out Facebook Live, we’ve seen people and publishers around the world seize the opportunity to share their experiences as they happen, especially during key cultural moments. We’ve been inspired by the creativity we’ve seen, and with this weekly series, we’ll highlight some interesting Facebook Lives from the past week.

Here are 10 standout live videos:
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Next Steps to Addressing Link Preview Modification

By Alex Hardiman, Product Manager, News

We’re always working to limit the spread of false news on Facebook in order to support a more informed community. Last month we shared an update on why we’re removing the ability to modify shared link previews on Facebook. Starting today non-publisher Pages will no longer be able to overwrite link metadata (i.e. headline, description, image) in the Graph API or in Page composer. This will help eliminate a channel that has been abused to post false news. Impacted Pages can still program and preview how their link attachments will appear on Facebook using Open Graph tags and our Sharing Debugger.

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Spotlight on Local News: Using Live 360 To Report on Local Election Results

By Sarah Brown, Strategic Partnerships Manager, News (EMEA)

Local news publishers around the world use Facebook to deepen their relationships with readers by sharing the stories that matter most to their community. For this month’s spotlight, we talked with Karyn Fleeting, the head of audience engagement for Trinity Mirror Regionals in the UK. She walked us through how Trinity Mirror’s regional publications, including the Coventry Telegraph, Stoke Sentinel, Get West London, Birmingham Mail, and more went live in 360 degrees on Facebook to report throughout June 8 as election results trickled in from across the country. She gives some best practices for using this new product, what it offers audiences, and some other ways that the regional publications she oversees utilized Facebook products.

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The Live Blog: July 13, 2017

Since rolling out Facebook Live, we’ve seen people and publishers around the world seize the opportunity to share their experiences as they happen, especially during key cultural moments.

Here are 10 standout live videos:

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