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This news item is part of the weekly top 5 news bulletin (from Week 3, Sep 2022) specially packaged for leaders of Nonprofits, Churches, and Faith-based Social Ventures.

Facebook launches 'Community Chats', merging Groups & Messenger  : Connected Church News

The CEO of Facebook made an announcement about a new feature called community chat that brings together Facebook messenger and Facebook groups. I know many churches, nonprofits and ministries listening to me use both Facebook Messenger and Facebook Groups intensely so this is something you might want to pay attention to. We will link to it in the show notes. Do have a look. It seems like Facebook is taking an interesting direction towards increasing the engagement on the platform, which has been declining. And what we’re doing is going back to Mark Zuckerberg statements a couple of years ago where he said Facebook Groups is going to be the center of the whole platform and the company. Now he’s brought in messenger, which is a private DM, direct messaging space into Groups. So, from messenger you can start a group and you can add people from your messenger and have a conversation, or from the groups you can start chat room on messenger. So, both ways seem to be very interesting. Lots of admin tools as well. Do check it out

Here is the full list of the Top 5 News Items from Week 3, September 2022 with source links from TikTok, Facebook, Google, Snapchat, Metaverse, Web3.

🗞️ News 1: Facebook launches ‘Community Chats’, merging Groups & Messenger 

Source: Facebook

🗞️ News 2: Google upgrades Ads Manage assets & releases vertical video-ad tools

Source: Google | Google Blog

🗞️ News 3: TikTok releases ‘TikTok Now’ with daily prompts similar to BeReal app

Source: TikTok

🗞️ News 4: Snapchat announces new tools & opens up ‘Snapchat for Web’ to all users

Source: Snapchat

🗞️ News 5: [Web3] Chipotle’s new dish in Metaverse & impact of The Ethereum Merge

Source: CNBC | World Economic Forum | Decrypt

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