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Facebook is allowing its users to be more choosy with where their posts are shared.

The social network is testing a status option that lets users select if a post shows on their profile or just in Facebook News Feed. The feature was spotted by The Next Web’s Matt Navarra on Friday. 

NEW: Facebook now let’s you select whether to show your post on your profile or just in News Feed pic.twitter.com/LxxYfjygV8

— Matt Navarra (@MattNavarra) December 15, 2017

Another button in testing lets users share a new post only to News Feed and to Facebook Stories and exclude their Facebook profile, Navarra also shared on Friday.  Read more…

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Facebook videos may start with ads, just like on YouTube

Get ready for more ads on Facebook. 

Facebook Watch, the company’s initiative for original shows, will reportedly test pre-roll video ads — a.k.a. commercials — before the actual video starts, AdAge reported Friday. 

This potential change opposes Facebook’s previous strategy and CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s own words. 

“We don’t need to do pre-roll because our model is not one where you come to Facebook to watch one piece of content, you come to look at a feed,” Zuckerberg said in July during the company’s quarterly earnings report, AdAge noted.  Read more…

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