More tools for Facebook videos

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Facebook continues to roll out new features for videos. After adding the targeting by age and gender for advertisers and publishers a new, improved, video-upload tool is live. The new tool gives admins more options to customize uploading and distribution of their videos.

More tools for page admins

More tools for page admins

The new  features include:

  • Set an expiration date for a video.
  • Publish video directly to the videos tab for your page,
  • Publish video News Feed or Timeline.
  • Allow or prohibit video embeds on third-party sites.
  • Add custom thumbnails for videos, change thumbnail by using a specific image or a suggested one.
  • Label videos based on interest categories, including entertainment, news and more.

Product manager Anaid Gomez-Ortigoza announced in a Facebook Media blog post:

“With today’s update, we’ve redesigned the upload process and added several new features currently available in the Facebook video application-programming interface, which we announced at F8. We’ve also introduced a suite of new distribution options, like secret videos and the ability to prohibit embeds on third-party sites.

Secret videos give page owners the ability to upload videos that are accessible only via a direct URL, but which are not searchable for people on Facebook. This is useful for publishers who want to host videos on Facebook, embed them on third-party sites or share them with anyone who has the URL, without posting them anywhere else on Facebook.”

 

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