Facebook has just released a news piece, introducing their all-new tool called Signal. What is it, what you can you do with it, and how to access it?
What is it?
Journalists – including web publishers and bloggers all over the world – are using Facebook and Instagram as two of their sources for trends and inspiration for their next content. They are using tools to curate news and interesting stuff, but something ‘native’ would simply be awesome.
Well, their wish is FB’s command: They introduces Signal – a free-to-use content discovery and curation tool for Facebook and Instagram. Users can source, collect and embed content from any topics that you are interested in – all done in one place.
What can you do with it?
As mentioned above, you can use it to discover and curate content; but what’s exactly that you can do with Signal?
- Discover trending topics from public content in chronological order, unranked.
- See the most-talked-about public figures from the Leaderboards.
- Search Instagram based on hashtags, public accounts or location-tagged.
- Search Facebook based on the story you tracked, in chronological order.
- Curate content – safe FB and Instagram posts, and every metric that you found in custom-defined collections for later access.
- Embed FB and Instagram posts – live as they happen , e.g. via a feed, or offline, e.g. in a blog post.
How to access it?
For more information about Signal, go here: https://www.facebook.com/facebookmedia/get-started/signal
You can request for the free access here: https://www.facebook.com/help/contact/1584814605121989