Introducing Watch, a New Platform For Shows On Facebook

Watching video on Facebook has the incredible power to connect people, spark conversation, and foster community. On Facebook, videos are discovered through friends and bring communities together. 

As more and more people enjoy this experience, we’ve learned that people like the serendipity of discovering videos in News Feed, but they also want a dedicated place they can go to watch videos. That’s why last year we launched the Video tab in the US, which offered a predictable place to find videos on Facebook. Now we want to make it even easier to catch up with shows you love.

Introducing Watch

We’re introducing Watch, a new platform for shows on Facebook. Watch will be available on mobile, on desktop and laptop, and in our TV apps. Shows are made up of episodes — live or recorded — and follow a theme or storyline. To help you keep up with the shows you follow, Watch has a Watchlist so you never miss out on the latest episodes.
Watch is personalized to help you discover new shows, organized around what your friends and communities are watching. For example, you’ll find sections like “Most Talked About,” which highlights shows that spark conversation, “What’s Making People Laugh,” which includes shows where many people have used the Haha reaction, and “What Friends Are Watching,” which helps you connect with friends about shows they too are following.
We’ve learned from Facebook Live that people’s comments and reactions to a video are often as much a part of the experience as the video itself. So when you watch a show, you can see comments and connect with friends and other viewers while watching, or participate in a dedicated Facebook Group for the show.

A Platform for Shows

Watch is a platform for all creators and publishers to find an audience, build a community of passionate fans, and earn money for their work. We think a wide variety of Facebook shows can be successful, particularly:
  • Shows that engage fans and community. Nas Daily publishes a daily show where he makes videos together with his fans from around the world. The Watchlist makes it easy for fans to catch every day’s new episode.
  • Live shows that connect directly with fans. Gabby Bernstein, a New York Times bestselling author, motivational speaker, and life coach, uses a combination of recorded and live episodes to connect with her fans and answer questions in real time.
  • Shows that follow a narrative arc or have a consistent theme. Tastemade’s Kitchen Little is a funny show about kids who watch a how-to video of a recipe, then instruct professional chefs on how to make it. Each episode features a new child, a new chef, and a new recipe. Unsurprisingly, the food doesn’t always turn out as expected.
  • Live events that bring communities together. Major League Baseball is broadcasting a game a week on Facebook, enabling people to watch live baseball while connecting with friends and fellow fans on the platform.
We think Watch will be home to a wide range of shows, from reality to comedy to live sports. To help inspire creators and seed the ecosystem, we’ve also funded some shows that are examples of community-oriented and episodic video series. For example, Returning the Favor is a series hosted by Mike Rowe where he finds people doing something extraordinary for their community, tells the world about it, and in turn does something extraordinary for them. Candidates are nominated by Mike’s fans on Facebook.
We’re excited to see how creators and publishers use shows to connect with their fans and community. You can learn more about making shows on our Media blog.
We’ll be introducing Watch to a limited group of people in the US and plan to bring the experience to more people soon. Similarly, we’ll be opening up Shows to a limited group of creators and plan to roll out to all soon.

News Feed FYI: Addressing Cloaking So People See More Authentic Posts

We are always working to combat the spread of misinformation and the financially-motivated bad actors who create misleading experiences for people. Today we’re sharing additional steps we’ve taken to remove even more of them from Facebook, so that what people see after clicking an ad or post matches their expectations.

Some of the worst offenders use a technique known as “cloaking” to circumvent Facebook’s review processes and show content to people that violates Facebook’s Community Standards and Advertising Policies. Here, these bad actors disguise the true destination of an ad or post, or the real content of the destination page, in order to bypass Facebook’s review processes. For example, they will set up web pages so that when a Facebook reviewer clicks a link to check whether it’s consistent with our policies, they are taken to a different web page than when someone using the Facebook app clicks that same link. Cloaked destination pages, which frequently include diet pills, pornography and muscle building scams, create negative and disruptive experiences for people.

Since cloaking exists across many of today’s digital platforms, we will also be collaborating closely with other companies in the industry to find new ways to combat it and punish bad actors. Over the past few months we have been ramping up our enforcement across ads, posts and Pages, and have strengthened our policies to explicitly call out this practice. We will ban advertisers or Pages found to be cloaking from the platform.
How We Identify Cloaking
We are utilizing artificial intelligence and have expanded our human review processes to help us identify, capture, and verify cloaking. We can now better observe differences in the type of content served to people using our apps compared to our own internal systems.
In the past few months these new steps have resulted in us taking down thousands of these offenders and disrupting their economic incentives for misleading people.
How Will This Impact My Page?
We see cloaking as deliberate and deceptive, and will not tolerate it on Facebook. We will remove Pages that engage in cloaking. Otherwise Pages should not see changes to their referral traffic.

World Emoji Day: ‘The Emoji Movie’ sets record after hundreds dress up as the popular smileys

To celebrate World Emoji Day and the upcoming release of ‘The Emoji Movie’, Sony Pictures organised a Guinness World Records attempt for the Largest gathering of people dressed as emoji faces (multiple venues).
An incredible 531 fans donned yellow emoji costumes at simultaneous events across Dubai, Moscow, London, Dublin and Sao Paulo.

The new record was confirmed by Guinness World Records today.
GWR judge Jack Brockbank commented: “We are incredibly impressed by the level of coordination and timing required to pull off this global record attempt – and it all happened simultaneously!  It’s official—this is a fantastic achievement!”
Josh Greenstein, President of Worldwide Marketing and Distribution for Sony Pictures Entertainment, was thrilled with the attempt’s success: “Achieving a Guinness World Records title is a testament to the enormous worldwide appeal of emojis.  It’s great to see so many people getting excited for the worldwide release of ‘The Emoji Movie.’”
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Here are a few more emoji-themed Guinness World Records titles certain to make you look like the ‘Face with Tears of Joy’ emoji:

Most popular emoji (current)

According to a joint study by the University of Michigan (USA) and the University of Peking (China), published in the International Journal of UbiComp in Sep 2016, the most used emoji is “Face with Tears of Joy” (aka “LOL Emoji” or “Laughing Emoji”). Of the 427 million messages examined – from 212 countries or regions – this symbol comprised 15.4% of all emoji selected through the Kika Emoji Keyboard app.

First digital emoticon

The first smiley using keyboard commands was typed by Scott Fahlman (USA, right) of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, USA, on 19 Sep 1982. He proposed the use of :-) and :-( in emails to signify the emotional context of a message. The first emoji, meanwhile, which comprise mini faces or objects, were developed by Shigetaka Kurita (JPN) in 1998–99 while devising an early web platform for phones. He was inspired by manga and weather-forecast icons.

Largest human smiley

To celebrate its ninth anniversary, food and drinks company Alliance In Motion Global Inc. (Philippines) put on a very happy face… The supersized smiley, comprised of 8,018 people, gathered in Manila’s Luneta Park in the Philippines on 30 May 2015.
Largest human smiley

Longest novel translated into emoji

Data engineer Fred Benenson (USA) set up a Kickstarter project to translate the 10,000 or so lines in the 1851 classic novel Moby‑Dick, by Herman Melville, into pictograms. The volume, entitled Emoji Dick, was completed in 2010 and has since been added to the US Library of Congress – the first such book to achieve this.

Most confusing emoji

According to a study published by the University of Minnesota in April 2016, Microsoft’s "smiling face with open mouth and tightly closed eyes" was ranked as the world’s most confusing emoji, with interpretations ranging from euphoric laughter to extreme pain. PhD students from the university’s GroupLens lab – which examines social technologies – devised a 10-point emotional scale, ranging from -5 to +5, on which volunteers participating in the study could rank a range of different emojis. This particular emoji was rated positively by half of the participants, while the other half rated it negatively – giving an overall spread of 4.4 points, the biggest gap of any emoji studied.

World Emoji Day

World Emoji Day is an unofficial holiday celebrated on July 17.The day is deemed a "global celebration of emoji"  and is primarily celebrated online. Celebrated annually since 2014, NBC reported that the day was Twitter's top trending item on July 17 in 2015.
World Emoji Day is "the brainchild of Jeremy Burge"[6] according to CNBC who stated that "London-based founder of Emojipedia created it" in 2014.[7]
The New York Times reported that Burge created this on July 17 "based on the way the calendar emoji is shown on iPhones".[8] For the first World Emoji Day, Burge told The Independent "there were no formal plans put in place"[9] other than choosing the date.
Google changed the appearance of Unicode character U+1F4C5 📅 CALENDAR[10] to display July 17 on Android, Gmail and Hangouts products in 2016
Emojis have pretty much evolved into characters for a new millennial language. All iPads, iPhones and Android devices come equipped with an emoji keyboard; the Oxford English Dictionary chose the face-with-tears-of-joy emoji as it’s “word” of the year in 2015 and there’s even a World Emoji Day, every July 17 - a day that encourages you to use every emoji possible on your social media accounts.
Abdullah Rothman, an Abu Dhabi-based psychologist from the United States, believes that emojis really caught on out of a need to include emotions in SMS and text messages, which have become the norm in communication.
“People are recognising the need to be a bit deeper or have a more nuanced aspect to communication and involve emotions, so emojis are this iconic language that is able to do that,” says Rothman. “There is a need for us to reconnect with emotions, but because we are so detached and awkward, we do it in this almost reactionary and almost immature way by relying on emojis.”
Interestingly enough, emojis can limit misinterpretation in text messaging, says Rothman, because without them, a message might appear void of emotion.
Muhammad Muneeb Khan, a geologist from Pakistan who works in Abu Dhabi, relies on emojis to convey emotion toward his fiancée. 
“They have become even more expressive than words,” says the 31-year-old. “It becomes easy when chatting with my fiancée to send her a heart and she understands how I feel about her.”
We live in a day and age where emoji use has become “imperative” across all ages and backgrounds, says Khan. “They have become a standard part of communication, because naturally everyone would prefer to express themselves in better way, briefly, effectively and clearly. Emojis do all of that.”
The little icons are particularly useful in conveying sarcasm, says Sarah Casey from the United States . Casey, 33, is moving to Abu Dhabi this summer, and has been learning about the city through various Facebook groups, and using emojis left, right and centre.
“Sarcasm, something I'm fluent in, is hard to grasp without emojis,” she says. “Sometimes, emojis can sum up an emotion far better than words.” She maintains that emojis save time and effort: "Emojis are less time-consuming than typing, without losing the intent."
When it comes to saving time, Sheba Elamkootil Nair, from India, is a case in point. The 39-year-old online equity trader says she’s “really big on emojis”.
“They are such a great boon to modern-day conversation, and can convey what language cannot.” The way Nair sees it, emojis are a fitting visual language for today’s “visual age”, and they’re a quick way to get your point across when time is a luxury.
“Emojis are easier, shorter. Instead of typing out the whole gamut of words to convey emotions that a particular text might have me feeling, I can now just make do with a bunch of emojis. How cool is that?" says Nair.
Dr Sarah Rasmi, a Dubai-based psychologist from Canada and a social psychology professor at the United Arab Emirates University, says emojis have become mainstream, and “when something becomes so mainstream, people start to implement it in daily life because of conformity.
“Emojis are playful, colourful, vibrant and constantly changing,” she says. “They just lighten the mood. If you want to say something that’s a bit harsh, and you use an emoji, it can soften the blow, or if you’re saying something embarrassing, use the monkey or one of those that connote shyness.”
What emojis are able to do for people, says Rasmi, is help them to put themselves out there more than they normally would, especially if they find it difficult to express themselves.
“When you need it, there’s a perfect picture for it, or a perfect series of pictures, and it facilitates communication in a lot of ways,” she says.
Kat Alvez from the Philippines, who works in real estate in Abu Dhabi, agrees that communication is easier. She uses emojis to stress a point or express her feelings. She believes emojis can make one appear a certain way or convey a certain personality - the person using them appears friendly, competent, fun-loving, humorous, emotional even.
“I use a lot of emojis in all my chats, posts and everything else. It's the quickest way to express what exactly you're feeling,” she says.
Still, there are drawbacks to relying on the little communicative icons, cautions Rasmi. Face-to-face communication relies on both verbal and non-verbal cues, with everything from body language, posture and facial expression helping to convey meaning. “Now that we have a lot of emojis to play with,” says Rasmi, “we will begin lacking the skills and cues to interpret what a person means when they are speaking to you.”
Still, there’s no question that emojis can both save time and make one appear bolder than he or she really is, points out Rasmi. And they just make the user, and the receiver, feel good, as Krishna Subramanian, 34, a senior contracts manager for a cost management consultancy on the Fairmont hotel project in Abu Dhabi, put it.
The Indian is spending the summer alone while his wife visits her family in Muscat. “Though we video-call regularly,” says Subramanian, “her messages with lots of emojis make me feel refreshed.”
“With the variety of emojis available now, an imaginative and creative person can even chat using only emojis,” he says. “A message with well-placed emojis from your spouse or loved ones can make the message extra special.”

How to create Facebook Good Adds Up Video

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Today, the Facebook has officially announced that the social network has reached a noteworthy milestone: 2 billion users. Facebook’s founder, Mark Zuckerberg, officially made the announcement on the site recently, which was quickly followed up by a newsroom post, lightly detailing what’s next for the social network.

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Facebook Rolled Out Several Ways to Say ‘Happy Father’s Day’

More than 830 million photos and videos were shared on Father’s Day last year.
Don’t forget about dad: Facebook announced a host of features for Father’s Day this Sunday.

The social network said in an email to Social Pro Daily that more than 185,000 new dads commemorated their first days of fatherhood on Facebook over the past year, adding that more than 830 million photos and videos were shared on Father’s Day last year (June 19, 2016).

For Father’s Day 2017, Facebook users can send personalized cards. The social network said users will see messages atop their News Feeds reminding them about the holiday, after which they can share cards featuring photos and other art, with mobile users having the ability to personalize those cards by adding photos.

Users who have father or child relationships listed on Facebook may see cards pre-populated with both profile pictures.
Facebook Camera will feature Father’s Day stickers and themed frames. Users can access the frames by swiping to the right of News Feed and opening the effects tray, and stickers can be added when photos are taken or uploaded.

Get your Father’s Day frame here: Facebook Picture Frame

facebook Celebrating 30 Years of the GIF

On June 15, we’re celebrating the 30th anniversary of the GIF, which has made communicating on the internet more joyful, more visual and let’s face it, a whole lot funnier! To mark the big 3-0, we’re:

  • Taking an inside look at GIF popularity on Messenger
  • Announcing that GIFs in comments are now available to everyone on Facebook (yay!)
  • Introducing some new and exclusive GIFs we’ve created featuring some of the internet’s biggest stars
  • Asking you to help us answer the age-old debate of how to pronounce the word “GIF”
An Inside Look at GIFs in Messenger
With this milestone approaching, we took a look at how GIFs have transformed the way people communicate with each other since introducing GIFs in Messenger in 2015:
  • People on Messenger sent nearly 13 billion GIFs in the last year, or nearly 25,000 GIFs every minute
  • GIF sends on Messenger have tripled in the past year
  • New Year’s Day 2017 was the most popular day ever for GIF sends on Messenger, with more than 400 million GIF sends
GIFs in Facebook Comments are Finally Here!
We know people love communicating with GIFs on Messenger, and we’re also making it easier to use GIFs on Facebook. Today we’re introducing the ability to add GIFs in comments for all people on Facebook globally.
Just tap the GIF button when you go to make a comment, type in what you’re looking to say, and add the GIF that really nails it!
The GIF Party
We’re also celebrating the 30th anniversary the best way we know how — a GIF party with some of your favorite stars.
GIPHY Studios created 20 GIFs featuring some of the internet’s most recognizable faces: DNCE, Logan Paul, Amanda Cerny, DREEZY, Patrick Starr, Violet Benson, Wuz Good, Brandi Marie, and Landon Moss.
Each GIF is a unique and shareable morsel of human expression. They will be available to use by searching #GIFparty when sharing a GIF on Facebook or Messenger or by visiting To get a GIF to celebrate through the following link >>

Logan Paul

Violet Benson

Amanda Cerny

Landon Moss
Ending an Age-old Debate: How Do You Pronounce GIF?
Finally, we’re looking to solve the debate over how the word GIF is pronounced once and for all. Over the next few days, if you live in the US you might see a poll on Facebook asking you to cast your vote. You can also vote by visiting Facebook’s official Page on your mobile phone. To find the Page, search for “Facebook” in the main Facebook app.
We’ll report back here on whether the “hard g” or “soft g” pronunciation reigns supreme.

facebook launches #HereForYou campaign for mental health awareness

May is Mental Health Awareness Month in the US, and this month Facebook is letting people know about our tools and resources we have developed for people who may be struggling. 

People may see videos or photos in News Feed for a broad awareness campaign about supportive groups, crisis support over Messenger and suicide prevention tools.
We’ve been committed to mental health support for many years, and this is one of the ways we’re working to build a safer and more supportive community on Facebook. As we continue to invest in new tools and resources, we hope Facebook can help provide support to more people over time. For example, Mama Dragons, a Utah community of mothers with LGBTQ children, uses Facebook Groups to share experiences and offer support.
Finding Supportive Groups
On Facebook, people can connect to groups that support them through difficult times. Throughout May, we’ll be helping more people find groups about mental health and well-being.
Crisis Support Over Messenger
People can talk in real time with trained crisis and mental health support volunteers over Messenger. Participating organizations include Crisis Text Line, the National Eating Disorder AssociationPartnership for Drug-Free Kids and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. We are also happy to announce that we will be adding The Trevor Project, an organization focused on crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth. The option will roll out over the next few months.
Suicide Prevention Tools and Resources
We’ve offered suicide prevention tools on Facebook for more than 10 years. We developed these in collaboration with mental health organizations such as, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, Forefront and Crisis Text Line, and with people who have personal experience thinking about or attempting suicide. Last year we expanded the availability of these tools worldwide with the help of over 70 partners, and we’ve improved them based on new technology and feedback from the community.
This month Instagram is also helping to raise awareness about mental health and the communities of support that exist on the platform. To learn more about the tools and resources available on Instagram and the #HereForYou initiative, visit
Together, we hope these resources help more people who may be struggling and and we’re continuously improving them to build a safer and more supportive community on Facebook.

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