The Top Facebook Updates You Need to Know: September 2020

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“The only constant is change,” Greek philosopher Heraclitus has famously said. We can’t prove it, but we’re pretty sure he was talking about Facebook updates.


Sometimes its changes delight (see: the introduction of Messenger). Sometimes they cause mass outrage (see: literally any time the interface is redesigned). But one thing’s for sure: Facebook never rests on its laurels.


There’s always something new in the works, which is to say there are always new opportunities for your brand to get ahead of its competitors.


It’s why we’ll be keeping this page updated regularly, spotlighting the most important Facebook updates each month. Be sure to check back often (and maybe even bookmark this page?).

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September 2020 Facebook updates


Transfer your Facebook photos and videos to Dropbox and Koofr


While family photos and videos used to gather dust up in the attic or in the back of the closet, these days, you’re more likely to have your personal archives stowed away on Facebook.


The good news is, your memories are all in one place! The bad news is: they’re all in one place.


But Facebook is working on facilitating data transfers. “We’ve long believed that if you share data with one service, you should be able to move it safely and securely to another,” it announced in a press release.


This month, they launched a new data portability tool to move your images and videos from Facebook to Dropbox and ...


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