#SocialSkim: LinkedIn Custom Notifications, Facebook Monetizes Messenger: 10 Stories This Week

LinkedIn’s suite of tools to help you customize notifications; Facebook Messenger ads roll out globally, and Instant Article subscriptions are almost here; why Snap Map is worth paying attention to; get B2B leads with LinkedIn’s Sponsored InMail; search via emoji; more! Read the full article at MarketingProfs MarketingProfs Daily: Content

Facebook Messenger globally tests injecting display ads into inbox

 Messaging is the center of mobile, and Facebook wants ads in front of all those eyes. After seeing “promising results from Australia and Thailand,” Facebook Messenger is expanding its display ad beta test that lets businesses buy space between your chat threads. Later this month, a small percentage of users will start seeing ads in […]

Facebook Makes Messenger Ads Available Globally

Messenger ads are now available to all advertisers worldwide. Here is what you need to know. Social Media Today RSS

Facebook’s Messenger ads are bad and must be destroyed

 When Facebook removed messages from the main app, I swore that I would never download Messenger. That’s been a pretty easy promise to keep, especially since they introduced the idea of huge ads that take up half your screen while you try to use the service. Today Facebook redesigned them as part of a larger […]

Facebook Messenger launches Discover as it takes on chatbots (again)

 Facebook isn’t done with chatbots quite yet; today, the company is launching Discover, a hub inside Messenger for discovering new and interesting chatbots to message with. The section is going live for users stateside, and the company is billing it as an opportunity for people to interact with businesses and brands in more useful ways. […]

Facebook’s Messenger officially debuts Discover tab to highlight chatbots, businesses

Messenger’s Discover tab will not include ads but will list businesses and bots a person recently messaged and feature others by popularity and category. Please visit Marketing Land for the full article. Marketing Land – Internet Marketing News, Strategies & Tips

Facebook Adds New Tools and Visual Effects to Messenger Video Chats

Facebook has added some new interactive tools, including animated emoji responses, to Messenger video chats. Social Media Today RSS

Facebook improves its AI Messenger assistant ‘M’ with new wits

 Facebook M, the company’s AI-powered assistant that lives inside Messenger, was launched widely back in April, giving suggestions to users based on the context of their conversations. Today, M is getting a bit smarter and more socially capable. Read More Social – TechCrunch

Facebook brings new masks, filters and reactions to Messenger video chat

 Facebook is bringing a ton of new filters, masks and video reactions to video chats in Messenger, aiming to deliver a more fun experience to younger users on the app and shore up the service against competing video chat apps. Read More Social – TechCrunch

Spotify now lets you build playlists with friends inside Messenger

 Earlier this year, Spotify introduced a new Messenger bot that let users share song clips with friends. Today, the company is expanding on that bot’s functionality to now allow a group of friends to build a playlist together via Messenger – even if not everyone in the group is on Spotify. The feature, called simply […]