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Facebook’s New Multilingual Composer: Post in several Languages at Once

4 July 2016

If your business has clients in different countries, or you just want to extend your messages to friends overseas in their native tongue, then Facebook’s new multilingual composer might help you get the right message across.

The new composer will work across the 45 languages that Facebook currently serves. Imagine you write an English post, choosing an option to translate it into French. The audience members who have their language set to French will see your translation first.

In Facebook’s trials, around 5000 business pages used the multilingual composer. They received 70 million views. Of those, around 25 million viewed a translation.

As no translation made by machine is 100% reliable (just try Google translate for hilarious results!), there is also the option to edit the suggested translation, if you happen to have a native speaker on hand.

So, try (or essaie, versuche, provaci!) and tell us your thoughts regarding Facebook’s latest update.

New: Facebook 360 Photos

12 June 2016

Facebook has recently launched an interactive (and pretty cool) new way to view photos online. It’s call Facebook 360 and it allows users to look at a photo in the round.

It works by basically stitching together the two ends of a panoramic shot – something which most modern smartphones are capable of taking. You’ll probably be able to find ‘panoramic’ view in your settings, when you open the camera. Simply take a panoramic shot and follow the instructions on the 360 website.

Take a look at this one from TIME Magazine:

Have fun trying out 360 and I look forward to seeing your creations!

Reactions: Facebook gets all Emotional on us

25 February 2016

Things have changed today, in the way that we can show Facebook empathy, as additions to the infamous ‘like’ button now include ‘love’, ‘haha’, ‘wow’, ‘sad’, and ‘angry’.

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