Facebook Further Automates Some Core Advertising, Business Tools

Facebook | April 16, 2019

Facebook on Tuesday announced a few changes to simplify the interfaces across Ads Manager and Business Manager. The changes will take fewer steps by automating some of the processes. For starters, the social network began rolling out an updated Ads Manager interface that not only offers simplified navigation features, but also supports a cleaner design.  The new navigation bar now provides more space to manage ads and highlights tools that aim to offer additional insight into ad performance through reports. These changes, similar to most, are based on feedback from advertisers -- mostly during direct conversations, according to a Facebook spokesperson. Unlike many changes, these reduce the number of steps required to build creatives.For example, Facebook added a copy-and-paste feature to reduce the number of steps required when creating ads.

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VideoAmp Releases Second-by-Second Advertising Measurement Enhancement Underpinned by Commingled Dataset

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