Top 15 New Facebook Features
and Updates of 2015
• 2016 is round the corner. Year 2015 will be ended after few days.
• Many social media fans want to know what were the biggest updates their
favorite social media platform brought in 2015.
• We know that most of the people love Facebook and they want to know about
new features of 2015.
• In 2015, Facebook have introduced so many new features. Some features are in
testing and will be available in the near future.
• In this presentation, we have filtered top 15 Facebook features and updates of
2015 which are important for almost every type of Facebook user.
Call-to-action Button for Facebook Pages
You can turn your
social media visitors
into customers by
sending them to
page when they visit
your Facebook Page.
Using this new call-to action button, people can directly get-in-touch with
your brand or organization.
News Feed Update for Showing Fewer Hoaxes
“Not everything you read on the internet is true.”
and Facebook knows this thing very well.
Now, Facebook users can able to report such
posts which contain false or inaccurate
information and Facebook will highlight posts
with message “Many People on Facebook have
reported that this story contains false
So, Ultimately you will see less hoaxes on Facebook.
Dead people can also be on Facebook
Want to live after death? well at least it is possible to
do so on Facebook.
By using this new feature, Facebook users can choose
a legacy contact—a family member or friend who can
manage their Facebook account when they pass
After person’s death, his/her account can be
converted into memorial of their life.
Send $$$ to Your Friends Using Facebook Messenger
Facebook Messenger is not just a place
to chat with your friends and family
members but now you can also able to
send money using it.
To send money right away from the
chat window, first tap the $ icon and
enter the amount you want to send and
after that, tap Pay in the top right and
add your debit card to send money.
New Feature: ‘On This Day’ to Relive Memories of the Past
Facebook always remain place to share
good memories. People always look back at
old photos, status updates & albums in
which they were tagged.
With this new ‘On This Day’ feature, you
can easily see past status updates, photos,
posts from friends and other things you’ve
shared or been tagged in – from one year
ago, two years ago, and so on.
Only, you can able to see this content unless you share with your friends.
A Better Way to Organize Photos of Your Child
Facebook is ideal place to share photos
of cute children.
Facebook introduced a Scrapbook
feature, using which you can organize
photos of your child from centralized
You can do lots of things with this
scrapbook to manage your child photos
Video Calling in Facebook Messenger
Facebook doesn’t want to stay behind
than its major instant messaging app
competitors like Skype, Viber and others.
So, they have introduced much-waited
Video Calling feature in Facebook
Right now, Video calling is available for Android and iOS users in selected
countries only, This update will be rolled out to other regions in upcoming
Now, there is no need to go to browser
to read web articles.
Instant Articles load in Facebook itself
as much as ten times faster than
standard mobile web articles.
Instant Articles is a great tool for big
and reputed publishers to create fast,
interactive articles on Facebook.
Facebook has released new light version
of its Android app.
Facebook Lite uses less data and also
works well with slow network
It also includes basic things like News
Feed, status updates, photos, notifications
Sign Up on Messenger Without a Facebook Account
Do you want to use Facebook Messenger? but
you don’t have Facebook account.
Don’t worry, now you can sign up for
messenger without using a Facebook
From the welcome screen of the app, you can
choose to sign up with your phone number
instead of Facebook account and use all
features of Facebook Messenger.
New Updated Controls for News Feed
You can manage your Facebook News feed according to your
choice using these new controls.
You can set newsfeed to see the content first from your
favorite pages and people. You can unfollow people to hide
their posts without unfriending them. Also, you can reconnect
with them in future.
Further, you can discover new pages according to your
Introduction of 360-Degree Videos
Facebook went one step ahead and introduced not
just videos but 360-degree videos.
360-degree videos can be helpful for publishers to
effectively display their messages.
As of now, Star Wars, Discovery, GoPro, LeBron
James & Uninterrupted, NBC’s Saturday Night
Live, and VICE are already using 360-degree
videos to give a unique experience to their fans.
Introduction to New Reactions
Instead of just one Dislike button, we got
number of other reactions that can be used as a
response to your Facebook friend’s posts.
Now, you can add any of these six different
reactions namely "like, "love," "haha," "yay,"
"wow," "sad" and "anger" to Facebook post.
Each reaction comes with a corresponding
emoji and you can only add one reaction to a
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Like is also part of these reactions so, you can’t “like”
and “love” the same post.
This feature is rolled out for the Facebook users of
Ireland and Spain only.
Facebook didn’t confirm when other users will get this
new feature but it will likely depend on how people
respond to the initial test.
Introduction of Live Video
Earlier in December-2015, Facebook has began
testing live videos on Facebook.
Facebook started the experiment with a
small percentage of people in the US on
In the future, most of the Facebook users can see
live videos from their friends and liked brand &
celebrity pages right in the News Feed.
Call to Cab Directly from Facebook Messenger
Facebook Messenger didn’t just remain the app
for chatting with friends using text, video and
As shared in previous slides, now you can send
money to your friends via Messenger.
Recently in Mid-December, Facebook added
new feature in latest version of Messenger app.
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This new feature allows users to request a ride
from Facebook’s first Transportation partner Uber.
To request a ride, choose Transportation by
tapping more menu within a conversation then tap
This service is available to selected users of United
States where Uber operates. Facebook is planning
to add more countries and other transportation
partners in the future.
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