Facebook Pulls Facebook Live API Access From Prisma

SocialTimes Facebook

Photo- and video-editing application Prisma announced earlier this month that iPhone 6s and iPhone 7 users could stream live on Facebook with the iOS app’s visual effects applied to their streams , but not anymore. He said: We were trying to fix the issue, but Facebook has a strong policy.

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Blizzard Entertainment Facebook Live API Integration Goes Live

SocialTimes Facebook

Players of Blizzard Entertainment games can now livestream their gameplay directly to Facebook. The social network and the game developer announced in June that Blizzard would integrate Facebook Login and the Facebook Live application-programming interface into its games, with the Facebook Live API allowing Blizzard’s players to stream gameplay directly to their Facebook Timelines. Stream your gameplay live to Facebook right from the Blizzard client!

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Offline Conversions API Available via Facebook Business Manager

SocialTimes Facebook

The offline conversions application-programming interface Facebook began testing in June is now available to all managed business accounts via Business Manager. Advertisers can use the offline conversions API to: See real-time results as transactions occur in-store and over the phone.

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Verified Pages (All Pages Soon) Can Schedule Facebook Live Videos via API

SocialTimes Facebook

Verified pages on Facebook will be able to schedule Facebook Live videos, complete with pre-broadcast lobbies, via the Facebook Live API (application-programming interface).

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Facebook Graph API v2.8: Updates to Instant Articles, Offers and More

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook announced the release of Graph API v2.8, The social network said in a blog post that Graph API v2.8 will allow publishers to separate Instant Articles placement from Facebook Audience Network and enable or disable ad display. Product manager Alyssa Levitz detailed some of the other updates included in Graph API v2.8 Starting today, these are available to developers in all API versions. 5, applications using Graph API v2.7

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Facebook Live Goes Full-Screen, Adds Video-Only Mode, Extends Sessions to Four Hours

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook Live has gone full-screen, in both portrait and landscape on iOS, and just portrait for now on Android. Facebook also announced that Facebook Live sessions via both its flagship applications and the Facebook Live API can now run up to four hours.

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Facebook Live + 360 Video = Live 360

SocialTimes Facebook

There are Facebook Live livestreamed videos and 360 video 360-degree videos, and now, there is Live 360. Product manager Supratik Lahiri and software engineer Chetan Gupta announced in a Newsroom post that Facebook will launch Live 360 video Tuesday (Dec.

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Social Media On The Farm: Crisis Management, Market Research, Education And APIs

The Realtime Report

With a Tweet, Tweet Here, a Video There, … In addition to using Twitter as a realtime information feed, farmers are using video , blogs and Facebook to keep customers in the loop about conditions on the farm, in the hopes that this will keep customers engaged and supportive.

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How Our Big Data Platform and Social Analytics API Work

Simply Measured

For example, you might be looking at your conversions and revenue per post on Facebook year-to-date, tracking engagement on Instagram versus competitors, or analyzing post-level data for a spring social media campaign. Awesome Things That a Social API Enables Download.

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Facebook’s Favorite Hacks of 2016

SocialTimes Facebook

With 2016 coming to an end, Facebook shared its favorite hacks for the year from the many hackathons it hosted. Instead, many teams find ways to build on top of Facebook’s existing infrastructure in new ways. Readers: What was your favorite Facebook hack of 2016?

Facebook’s New Ad Products for Brick-and-Mortar Retailers

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook Tuesday introduced three advertising products aimed at retailers with brick-and-mortar stores: store locator, store visits and the offline conversions application-programming interface. Readers: What are your initial thoughts on the new ad products announced by Facebook Tuesday?

Facebook Beefs Up Analytics for Apps

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook launched several new features and an improved design for its Analytics for Apps free mobile analytics solution. People Insights and Push Notifications in Facebook Analytics f… Posted by Facebook for Developers on Saturday, April 9, 2016.

Facebook Journalism Project: A Complete Guide

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook’s efforts to bolster its relationships with media and news organizations and journalists continued with Wednesday’s introduction of the Facebook Journalism Project. We want to work with partners to evolve our current formats— Facebook Live , 360 video , Instant Articles , etc.—to

There Is No Salvation for the ‘Facebook Expert’

SocialTimes Facebook

Seeing the forest from the trees, the smart Facebook advertiser no longer salivates like happy dogs hearing dinging bells. As we said before, Facebook has now largely solved the optimization challenge for you. Put the money in the machine and Facebook itself does the optimization.

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Facebook Announces Several Measurement Products, Integrations

SocialTimes Facebook

Measure this: Facebook Wednesday announced a host of new products and integrations with its measurement partners. The social network announced the following new products or integrations: Nielsen Catalina Solutions: Nielsen Catalina Solutions will provide consumer-packaged-goods advertisers with ways to understand the impact of Facebook and Instagram on in-store sales.

What a Social API Does (And How It Makes Your Life Easier)

Simply Measured

Awesome Things That a Social API Enables Download. Telling someone I work with APIs complicates the “What do you do?” APIs are critical to making your job possible, but making sense of them, especially when it comes to social, is never easy.

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Facebook Announces Several Metrics Updates, Corrected Bugs

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook Wednesday announced several metrics -related updates: corrections of several bugs that resulted in inaccurate data, increased third-party verification, more measurement solutions and an internal review process. Interest lists are a way to organize and view content on Facebook.

Facebook Debuts Several Ad Products, New Features at Cannes Lions

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook used the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in France this week to take the wraps off several new advertising-related products and features. Readers: What are your thoughts on Facebook’s ad product announcements from Cannes Lions?

Blizzard Will Allow Users to Stream Its Games Via Facebook Live

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook and video-game company Blizzard Entertainment announced that Blizzard will integrate Facebook Login and the Facebook Live API into its games. The Live API will allow Blizzard’s players to stream gameplay directly to their Facebook Timelines. Blizzard will add Facebook Login to its PC games later this month. Meanwhile, the integration of the Facebook Live API will add “Go Live” streaming functionality to Blizzard’s titles.

Facebook Announces More Metrics Fixes

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook announced more metrics updates Friday, this time affecting estimated reach, Reactions counts on posts and a discrepancy involving its like and share buttons. The number of shares of a URL off Facebook (this includes copy/pasting a link back to Facebook).

Facebook Analytics for Apps Now Supports Messenger Bots; FbStart Program Welcomes Bot Developers

SocialTimes Facebook

If you still think chat bots for Messenger are a passing fad, think again: Facebook announced Monday that Analytics for Apps now support bots, and bot developers are welcome in its FbStart program. Readers: What are your thoughts on Facebook’s Monday-morning bot-related announcements?

Facebook Gameroom Added as Unity Editor Build Target

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook Games Arcade is now Facebook Gameroom , and the desktop application for Windows was added as a build target for Unity Editor from Unity Technologies. You will also be able to use the Unity IAP service to handle in-app purchases on Facebook.

Facebook Exchange Shutting Down

SocialTimes Facebook

Farewell, Facebook Exchange: The social network’s real-time ad-bidding platform is being phased out in favor of Facebook Audience Network and other products. Idema said in a statement emailed to SocialTimes: Mobile is now a necessary component of effective marketing campaigns, and Facebook is helping millions of businesses understand their customers’ purchase path across devices. Facebook always wants to have everything owned and operated.

No More Media Buying Specialty for Facebook Marketing Partners

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook announced that it is eliminating the media buying specialty for Facebook Marketing Partners. The current media buying partners for Facebook and Instagram are: 360i. The social network said in a Facebook Marketing Partners post : We have found that the Blueprint Certification , which recognizes an individual buyer’s competency with Facebook and Instagram products, better suits the need of the market and of our agency partners.

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Facebook Quietly Launches Ads API for ALL Developers

Stay N' Alive

Some amazing things have been announced at Facebook’s annual developer conference, F8, going on yesterday and today in San Francisco. That was the launch of Facebook’s advertising API to all developers, making the entire API public.

How to Create Call-to-Action Units for Facebook Instant Articles

Jon Loomer

Let’s be honest: Facebook makes a ton of freaking updates. But my excitement level is high for the launch of call-to-action units for Facebook Instant Articles. It’s also great for Facebook, who keeps the user within their app. Facebook is getting the traffic.

Facebook Gets Caught Up in CrowdTangle

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook announced its acquisition of CrowdTangle , a platform that helps publishers formulate and monitor the performance of their content. A Facebook spokesperson said in an email to SocialTimes: Publishers around the world turn to CrowdTangle to surface stories that matter, measure their social performance and identify influencers. We think Facebook is the single most powerful platform in the world in connecting people to each other and to stories they care about.

How is Quora Able to Auto-Like Posts on Facebook?

Stay N' Alive

I've been contemplating a way to get Facebook like buttons to work with a brand's own look and feel, so when you like it on a 3rd party site, it automatically likes the same Page (via Open Graph Protocol ) on Facebook. The likes, via Facebook's Graph API also go up with that click.

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Growth Hacking: How to Target Ads to the Followers of a Public ("Follow") Profile on Facebook

Stay N' Alive

I shared earlier on this blog the benefit of using a personal, "Public Profile" on Facebook over a Fan Page on Facebook to personalize the experience and grow your network. If it''s a text file that has a Facebook ID on each line of the file it should work.

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Facebook Updates Messenger Platform Policies, Speeds Up Review Policy

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook Monday announced a policy update for its Messenger Platform , as well as a revamped review policy for submissions by developers. If a business or developer is providing live chat support through the Send/Receive API, this is also subject to this new policy.

More New Features for Facebook’s Analytics for Apps

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook released more new features for its Analytics for Apps : support for web analytics, improved cross-device analytics, user properties and updated sharing insights. At Facebook, we believe in thinking about people, not devices, and we know that in the course of completing a task, people are highly likely to switch between multiple platforms and devices. Posted by Facebook for Developers on Monday, September 26, 2016.

Since-Fixed Bug Affected Facebook Page Insights From Oct. 4-14

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook page administrators : If the figures for Reactions , shares and comments on your pages seemed a bit off between Oct. The social network announced in a Facebook for Business post that a bug affected Page Insights during that time period, and that bug has since been corrected: We wanted to let page owners know of a bug that affected all pages from Oct. This also affected all post engagement-related metrics in the Pages Insights APIs (application-programming interfaces).

Developers: Here's How You Access #Hashtags in Your Apps

Stay N' Alive

I mentioned Facebook would likely release an API for this. Being the idiot that I am I neglected the fact that Facebook already has a search API, and you can start using it right now. Technology social api hashtags graph api hashtag facebook api facebook platform

Social Advertising: Focus on Power, Not Parity

SocialTimes Facebook

Since Facebook was founded more than 12 years ago, there have been several inflection points that changed social networking and social marketing forever. I remember the first—the launch of Facebook Platform May 24, 2007–like it was yesterday. Giving application-programming-interface access to application developers helped accelerate Facebook’s growth from 20 million users to more than 1 billion daily users less than 10 years later.

Facebook Automated Rules: Automate Ad Maintenance

Jon Loomer

During the past year, Facebook released Automated Rules to the ads API, meaning that it was available to those managing their ads with a third party tool. Managing and monitoring Facebook advertising campaigns is a lot of manual work. Cost per Add Payment Info (Facebook Pixel).

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Get Ready for the Bots – on Facebook Messenger

Mindjumpers

Facebook Messenger was released 5 years ago and now has over 900 million users. Originally receiving a flood of negativity towards a standalone messaging app , compared to one simple Facebook app, users seem to be warming to it. Facebook Reactions – Three Months On.

Facebook testing new tools for business and personal use

The Way of the Web

Facebook continues to quietly launch and test new services for both businesses and individuals. On Monday, they announced that selected news individuals can now integrate real-time information by using either a Public Feed or Keyword Insights API.

10 Recent Changes Impacting Facebook Advertisers

Jon Loomer

Facebook has made a flurry of updates during the past month or so. Updates to Facebook Live. Facebook Responds to Ad Blockers. This certainly cuts into Facebook’s revenues, but it also impacts the advertisers who leverage its audience to drive their business.

How to Make Your Facebook Ads Convert

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Getting proper return on investment for Facebook advertising can be tricky. When the wrong people click, your conversion goes down and you have to pay Facebook for nothing. What you need to pay Facebook to get potential customers to see your ads is not exactly crystal clear.

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How to Track Offline Events with Facebook Ads

Jon Loomer

Back in June, Facebook introduced Offline Events , a way to track purchases made in-store or offline after a customer was shown a Facebook ad. When you run Facebook ads, you can track how many people who saw or clicked your ad went to your website and completed a conversion.

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