Facebook is #2 in Top 10 Business social networks

Last updated: October 12, 2019
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Facebook is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them. Users must register before using the site, after which they may create a personal profile, add other users as friends, exchange messages, and receive automatic notifications when they update their profile. Using Facebook at Work employers can create separate log-ins for employees to use with their Work accounts, or users can link these up with their other profiles to access everything in one place.

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#2 in Top 10 Business social networks

Alternatives


The best alternatives to Facebook are: Google Plus, Twitter, LinkedIn



Latest news about Facebook


2018. Facebook takes on LinkedIn with Job Posts



Facebook is rolling out job posts (that were rolled out in the U.S. and Canada last year) to 40 more countries. Businesses will be able to post job openings to a Jobs tab on their Page, Jobs dashboard, Facebook Marketplace, and the News Feed that they can promote with ads. Meanwhile, job seekers can discover openings, auto-fill applications with their Facebook profile information, edit and submit their application, and communicate via Messenger to schedule interviews. Unlike LinkedIn, Facebook is focused basically on low-skilled job seekers. The update also brings more sections to discover jobs using filters like proximity, industry, and whether they want a full-time or part-time gig.




2016. Facebook launched unified inbox for business



Facebook is unveiling a new feature that should make it easier for businesses to stay on top of conversations across Facebook, Facebook Messenger and Instagram. Previously, if a businesses wanted to respond to customers on Facebook and Instagram, they had to open separate apps — an increasing challenge as more and more of their communication is happening ons social media. Now those businesses can respond to all of those comments from Facebook’s Pages Manager app. The inbox in the app will now include a unified stream of all that commentary — including comments on their Facebook posts, posts on their Page, messages and comments on their Instagram and videos — as well as individual tabs for focusing on individual channels.


2016. Facebook unveiled new tools for business



Facebook announced a suite of tools and updates designed to help Facebook users better connect with the businesses using its platform. As part of these changes, businesses will now see their Facebook Page usernames being more heavily promoted across the site, and they’ve been given two new ways for people to begin chatting with them: Messenger Links, which are short URLs, and scannable Messenger Codes.


2015. Facebook adds new tools for managing communication on your page



Facebook unveiled new features for Pages that empower Page owners to manage communication from any device, give admins more control over their Page’s responsiveness badge and make it easier than ever for Page admins to manage both the public and private interactions they receive. Starting this month all Pages can set the average time it takes for them to reply to messages. Admins can choose to show that they respond either “within minutes,” “within an hour,” “within hours” or “within a day.” Additionally, Page response times will now show up in Messenger threads when a person messages a business, so people know when to expect a response from the business. The new messaging status “away” allows admins to designate when they are unavailable to respond to messages. Page admins can now also set Away Messages and Instant Replies. The new Pages inbox is easier to use and provides more context on the people businesses message with and deliver messages in real time. These changes help Page admins keep up with messages faster and manage conversations more easily.


2015. Facebook now contains 40M active small business pages



Facebook has announced some new programs for small businesses, particularly ones that advertise. Facebook also reported that the number of active small business Pages keeps growing — it’s up to 40 million, compared to 30 million last June. And only 2 million of them are active advertisers. The fact that there are so many active businesses that don’t bother with ads seems particularly noteworthy given the declining reach of organic (non-ad) content from Facebook Pages. So Facebook is adding one-on-one chat support for advertisers. Before now, if you were a small business buying ads on Facebook and you needed help, you had to send an email and wait for a response. Czaja said many of those advertisers were asking for live support, so Facebook is giving it to them. It’s rolling out the program in the United States, United Kingdom, and Ireland in the next few months, with more countries to follow.