Facebook: Buttons & Plugins

Mark Zuckerberg announces new ‘Clear History’ option & more at Facebook’s F8 Conference

Facebook kicked off its F8 Developers Conference Tuesday with a keynote from CEO Mark Zuckerberg. “This has been an intense year. I can’t believe we’re only four months in,” said Zuckerberg, who was no doubt referring in part to the firestorm since Facebook suspended Cambridge Analytica for exploiting user data. He moved on, offering a …

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Facebook tests downvoting as it learns how to gauge meaningful engagement on Page posts

Facebook is testing a Reddit-style downvoting option on comments on public Page posts, seemingly as a way to learn what qualifies as meaningful engagement on public posts. A Facebook spokesperson confirmed the test after The Daily Beast first reported on the downvoting feature’s appearance earlier on Thursday. “We are not testing a dislike button. We …

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Facebook ads can now link to brands’ WhatsApp accounts

Facebook is piecing together the business side of WhatsApp in much the same way it did with Messenger. In September, WhatsApp announced verified profiles for businesses to establish their presence on the messaging service that Facebook bought for $19 billion in 2014. Now, Facebook is giving businesses a way to kick-start conversations with customers on …

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Facebook will disable ‘Like’ button in third-party mobile apps

Three years after Facebook rolled out a version of its “Like” button for developers to feature in their mobile apps, the company is shutting it down. Starting on February 6, 2018, the native “Like” button embedded in third-party iOS and Android apps will no longer work, the company announced to developers earlier this week. As …

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Apple’s anti-tracking tool restricts Facebook’s ‘like’ button-based tracking

Two years ago, Facebook began using the ubiquitous “like” buttons that publishers put on their sites to track people’s web browsing and use that information to target ads on and off the social network. Now, Facebook may find it harder to follow people around the web. The Intelligent Tracking Prevention feature that Apple has added …

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