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Aug142018

Facebook Adds Keyword Snooze, Now Require Authorization for Pages In US

New rules to ensure authentic and more transparent connections Facebook is implementing new requirements for the people who manage Pages with a large audience in US — Going forward will need to go through an authorization process before publishing a Page.

In addition, page manager will be asked to secure their account by implementing two-factor authentication as well as require a confirmation of their primary country location. With these changes, Facebook is aiming to making it harder for people to administer a page with a fake or hacked account.

With Page publishing authorization in place, Facebook says, people won’t be able post until they complete the authorization process.

The process is simple, page manager who requires authorization will now receive a notice at the top of their news feed prompting them to begin the authorization process which only take a few minutes to complete.

The enforcement will be implemented later this month, says the company.

Here you can see this new page publishing authorization process:

Page Publishing Authorization on Facebook in US

In addition to page publishing authorization, going forward Facebook will now show primary country location and Page merge details on the info and Ads section of Pages, including:

People will now see when a Page has merged with another Page under Page History.

A new section added called “People Who Manage This Page” will display the primary country locations where the pages are managed from. Initially, this will only appear on pages with a large US audience.

Screenshot of Page Info tab showing primary country location and page merge details:

Facebook Page Info tab showing primary country location and page merge details

The goal behind displaying this information is to prevent organizations and individuals from creating accounts that mislead people about who they are or what they’re doing, says Facebook.

Lastly, the company notes, Instagram will also introduce similar features in the coming weeks enabling people to see more information about accounts with large audiences.

Keyword Snooze New Way to Control News Feed

Ever read a spoiler online before you’ve watched the last episode of the season? Or maybe you waited years for a movie sequel only to have your favorite blogger reveal the ending? We’ve all been there. To prevent future heartache,

Facebook is currently testing a new feature for News Feed, called “Keyword Snooze,” that give people an option to temporarily hide posts by keywords that are fetched directly from the text in the post. Once a keyword is “snoozed,” posts containing that exact word or phrase from any person, Page or Group won’t appear in your News Feed for the next 30 days.

Facebook Keyword Snooze

The feature can be found in the post’s upper right-hand menu in News Feed.

The snooze a keyword joins suite of News Feed tools, like See First, Hide, Unfollow, Snooze, and now, Keyword Snooze.

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