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This news item is part of the weekly top 5 news bulletin (from Week 2, May 2023) specially packaged for leaders of Nonprofits, Churches, and Faith-based Social Ventures.
Facebook announces couple of updates to Facebook Reels. Reels are the top form of content on Instagram and even on YouTube as Shorts. Now, Facebook is saying they are upgrading the experience on Facebook platform with two things. One is personalization. You can look at a Reel and you can say, I want to see more of these kind of Reels or less of these kind of Reels. You can even label them and so on, so that you get a personalized experience. If you don’t wanna see certain type of Reels, you can get rid of them. The second is discoverability. They are improving the discoverability by adding Reels to the top of Facebook Watch. You know that Facebook Watch is the section where you see Facebook videos, and now right at the top you will see Facebook Reels being featured. It’s like how YouTube gives importance to YouTube Shorts right at the top of a channel. That’s exactly what Facebook is trying to do here.
Here is the full list of the Top 5 News Items from Week 2, May 2023 with source links from TikTok, WhatsApp, YouTube, Facebook, Google.
🗞️ News 1: YouTube Announces a New Personalized ‘For You’ Section in Channel Page
🗞️ News 2: WhatsApp Releases Updates to Polls & to its Forwarding Feature
🗞️ News 3: TikTok Launches ‘Pulse Premiere’ a New Premium Ad Placement Option
🗞️ News 4: Google Rolls Out ‘Passkeys’; Releases 8 Top-Level Domains in Registry
🗞️ News 5: Facebook Reels Gets Personalization Controls & Discoverability Features
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Author of The Connected Church. Social Media and Digital Marketing Consultant for Nonprofits, Faith-based Organisations, Churches, and Ministries.