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On this week’s Social Media Marketing Talk Show, we explore changes to business tools for Facebook Messenger with Kelly Noble Mirabella and YouTube updates.

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  • 6:47 Facebook Announces New Business Tools for Messenger
  • 29:39 YouTube Removes In-App Messaging Option
  • 31:22 YouTube Expands Super Chat to More Regions
  • 33:27 YouTube Rolls Out Abbreviated Subscriber Counts


Facebook Announces New Business Tools for Messenger: Facebook shared a range of new and upcoming improvements to its business tools for Messenger. These include new lead generation automation flows, an appointment booking tool, and an updated Standard Messaging response window.

Facebook rolls out new business tools for Messenger, kills the ‘Discover’ tab https://t.co/sE9vekm6pe by @sarahintampa pic.twitter.com/oCbruDw2dH

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— TechCrunch (@TechCrunch) August 29, 2019

Facebook also announced that over the next several months, it will begin phasing out the Discover tab, which showcases relevant businesses and bots that users might be interested in.

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Facebook is ditching the Messenger discover tab to simplify the app https://t.co/ZLIQq2wr9Q by @psawers

— VentureBeat (@VentureBeat) August 29, 2019

YouTube Removes In-App Messaging Option: YouTube is removing the ability to natively share videos and messages with other users after September 18. YouTube states it’s “reevaluating [its] priorities and… [plans to] focus on improving public conversations” on the platform.

YouTube killing built-in ‘Messages’ feature next month on Android, iOS, and web https://t.co/9Jw6BBE9z7 by @technacity pic.twitter.com/mhWCKn6JhH

— 9to5Google.com (@9to5Google) August 21, 2019

YouTube Expands Super Chat to More Regions: Originally only available to YouTube streamers in 40 nations, YouTube is now expanding the Super Chat program to 19 more regions. There are now 60 countries where Super Chats are available to be purchased.

YouTube Super Chats can now be purchased in 19 more countries https://t.co/pFDNaar6BK pic.twitter.com/VRlZRinmla

— Android Police (@AndroidPolice) August 13, 2019

YouTube Rolls Out Abbreviated Subscriber Counts: After announcing the upcoming change back in May 2019, YouTube is now gradually phasing out exact counts for public-facing subscriber numbers throughout this month. The change will take place across YouTube and the public YouTube Data API Service.

YouTube to phase out exact counts for public-facing subscriber numbers by @AmyGesenhues https://t.co/vZaaK11eB7

— Marketing Land (@Marketingland) August 30, 2019

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Grace Duffy wrote this originally at Social Media Marketing | Social Media Examiner .

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