Artists have been asking Facebook why they have to pay to reach their existing fan base. Now, Facebook is giving artists a new set of tools to interact with their fans… if you’re famous enough to have a verified page.
Facebook has released a Facebook Mentions app for iOS. They say it is “a new app for actors, athletes, musicians and other influencers to discover and join conversations on Facebook“.
Public figures can use the app to see what their fans are saying about them. There is a feed that displays updates from followed pages, a list of trending topics, and a notification section that displays mentions from other top influencers.
Verified pages can share photos, videos, updates, and host live Q&As through the app.
Admins of verified pages can request access through Facebook’s Mentions page, or can download the app to request access.
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