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NEWS / 29 Nov 2017 /

#Newsfeed: Facebook prototypes Messenger Broadcast for businesses; JAY-Z and Kendrick Lamar lead Grammy nominations; Instagram’s secretly testing a handful of new features

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Plus the question that got a Facebook executive hired by Sheryl Sandberg.

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Facebook has internally developed “Messenger Broadcast,” a self-serve mass-messaging interface that lets businesses send marketing messages to users. While some may argue it’s just a ploy to add an additional advertising option to the already-saturated space, it appears that businesses design a welcome message, message title and subtitle, and include a call to action to the user such as visiting the business’ website, prompting a Messenger bot or tapping to send a preset reply written by the business.

Find out more about this new development here.

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Instagram has tweaked a couple of its direct messaging features to make them a bit more flexible and interactive. You can now automatically capture and “remix” photos sent to you in replies back to friends, and allow photo and video replays to be replayed more than once. As an added bonus, Instagram now lets you choose to allow replays on photo messages sent to friends, instead of having them expire permanently once viewed.

Read more about this new development here.

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It’s time of year again… no, not Christmas, Grammy nominations! There were plenty of surprises and snubs when the Grammy Awards nominees were announced this morning with JAY-Z leading the pack with eight nominations and Album of the Year category without a single white dude to be seen.

Read the full list of nominees here.

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JADEN JAM: Domino’s is launching a baby registry, because apparently we asked for it.