Facebook to Shut Down Bulletin Subscription Newsletter Service
October 04, 2022

Facebook will be shutting down the Bulletin subscription service it had been using to compete with Substack and other popular newsletter services, The New York Times wrote Tuesday (Oct. 4). Facebook said the service will be wound down early next year. “Bulletin has allowed us to...

Report: Facebook Testing ‘Subscriber Only’ Posts
September 28, 2022

Facebook is apparently testing a new option that would let users limit access to their posts to subscribers only for a set period after publishing. As Social Media Today reported Wednesday (Sept. 28), some users can access an ‘Early Access for Subscribers’ option in their...

Facebook to Pull Plug on Gaming App
August 30, 2022

Two years after its launch, Facebook says it is closing down the Facebook Gaming app. According to an update posted Tuesday (Aug. 30), the app will shut down Oct. 28 of this year. When users open it, they’ll see a banner saying the app is...

Meta Pulls Payments Plug on News Outlets Publishing on Facebook
July 29, 2022

Meta is phasing out exclusive deals with news publishers on Facebook that will cost some outlets tens of millions of dollars as the social media giant shifts away from its dedicated news tab strategy and focuses on the creator economy.  News organizations such as The...

Facebook to Restructure Feed Around Videos to Take on TikTok
June 16, 2022

Meta’s Facebook is planning a redesign to compete with TikTok and will restructure its main feed around videos and tweak its algorithm, The Verge reported, citing a leaked internal memo from Tom Alison, Meta VP in charge of Facebook. Facebook’s main feed is now populated...

Facebook Shuts Audio Hub, Drops Podcasts
May 02, 2022

Facebook won’t be dabbling in podcasts anymore, a report from Bloomberg said Monday (May 2). The social media giant plans to remove podcasts altogether from the service as of June 3. The company plans to stop letting people add new podcasts as of this week,...

Facebook to Launch Payment Shortcut in Messenger
March 29, 2022

Facebook is rolling out a series of shortcuts for its chat platform Messenger, including one that makes it easier for users to send and receive money. “We’re excited today to introduce shortcuts on Messenger, a new command system to help supercharge your messaging efficiency and...

Facebook Launches Tools to Fight Disinformation in France
February 17, 2022

Meta Platforms is wasting no time fighting what it calls misinformation on its company-owned Facebook pages in advance of the French presidential election, according to a Wednesday (Feb. 16) announcement. The tech giant has launched a series of steps to help voters better deal with...

Facebook Loses Ground to TikTok, YouTube as Use of Video Apps Surges
February 03, 2022

News from Meta that daily active users (DAUs) on its flagship Facebook platform fell by 1 million through the fourth quarter of 2021 begs the question, “Where are they all going?” The short answer: “Mostly to TikTok and YouTube.” But it’s more complicated than that....