Facebook is changing post ranking based on reactions instead of likes: Facebook believes that your post reactions matter more than your post likes… So, from now on, when you react to a post as opposed to simply liking it, Facebook will take this into account when it comes to determining what you see in your News Feed.
Facebook video commercials will soon be a thing: Yup, that’s right… Facebook is going to start showing commercials in the middle of the videos you watch. These “mini-commercials” will take place during both live and non-live videos.
Facebook is testing shortcut buttons to other social media platforms: As a social media nerd, I have to admit, I’m kinda excited for this update. Facebook is reportedly testing out shortcut buttons which will link to other social media profiles; users will be able to display these buttons directly on their profiles.
Suicide Prevention via Facebook Artifical Intelligence: The future is here, ladies and gentleman. Facebook is currently testing a new tool which will leverage artificial intelligence for suicide prevention. This new feature, which is triggered when a users’ posts are flagged as “troubling”, will give the user in need an option to connect immediately with someone at organizations such as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, the National Eating Disorder Association, or the Crisis Text Line via Facebook Messenger.
Facebook adds national flags to profile frames page: Facebook updated their Profile Frames page to include new frame options like your choice between 200 national flags (Ta-Da!). The update also includes a new interface for searching for and adding image enhancements.
New reporting features available for Facebook analytics for apps: Facebook introduced two new ways to make reporting life a little bit easier for product managers, marketers, and developers. The new insights in Analytics for Apps now features the ability to compare data for two customer segments side-by-side and support for domain-level reporting.