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This news item is part of the weekly top 5 news bulletin (from Week 1, Jun 22) specially packaged for leaders of Nonprofits, Churches, and Faith-based Social Ventures.
Facebook Messaging platform gets a new feature called Recurring Notifications, which could be important if you are a Church or a Ministry that is using Messenger as a key platform to connect with your audience, either through ads or through small groups, or 1-on-1. Because if you are using Messenger, you know that there are restrictions right now, in terms of how often you can get back to the people messaging you. For example, you remember the 24-hours window? What is happening is, as a company, Meta seems tob e shifting that approach and lifting certain restrictions because the announcement says you can now send “…proactive, automated messaging to people who have opted in…” and “…drive re-engagement and keep the conversation going…”. I will link to this article in the show notes. It has multiple details of how you can go about doing this, how you can use this for your Ministry, etc. Please pass this on to your social media team or your messaging team.
Here is the full list of the Top 5 News Items from Week 1, June 2022 with source links from TikTok, WhatsApp, Messenger, Twitter, Meta.
🗞️ News 1: Facebook Messenger gets a premium Recurring Notifications feature
🗞️ News 2: TikTok launches Live Subscription monetization program for creators
🗞️ News 3: Meta expands Ad Library listing with targeting info on social issues
🗞️ News 4: Twitter Create, a new resource site launched to help creators use platform
🗞️ News 5: WhatsApp releases a new cloud-based API & WhatsApp Business features
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Author of The Connected Church. Social Media and Digital Marketing Consultant for Nonprofits, Faith-based Organisations, Churches, and Ministries.