How To Download Facebook Videos

These days we tend to watch more videos on Facebook over Youtube. Mostly, they are shared by our friends or are related to our interest area. Many times, we come across videos that we would like to keep it for future use. One way of doing that is saving the link or sharing it in our own timeline. However, what if, we would like to share outside the Facebook universe? For that, we do have various phone apps and websites which helps to download these videos. One such website which works well for downloading Facebook video is FBDown.net.

Steps to Download Facebook Videos

Step 1# You need the URL or link of the video. How to get that?

Right click on the date or time of the video and copy the link.

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Step 2# Go to fbdown.net and Download

Enter the copied video URL or link in the input space provided in site and hit download

Select the video quality by clicking it and you are done.

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Net Neutrality and Zero Rating – how they matter

Net Neutrality

Very recently we did a polling on Google+ to ask people if they support Net Neutrality. As expected 86% supported Net Neutrality but surprisingly 9% people did not have any idea what Net Neutrality is. So we thought of educating them and will explain in a simplified manner. Imagine someday you trying to search something on Google but your service provider doesn’t allow you

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to go to Google but gives you an alternative to search on Bing. With all due respect to Bing, but wouldn’t that be scary? In a different scenario imagine you open Flipkart.com and its just taking its own sweet time to open and ultimately after waiting 5-10 minutes you had to close it. Not a good practice, right? Net Neutrality is a principle which says all content should be allowed to access equally and the end user get to choose what they want to access and what not and nothing is implied on them.

Zero Rating

Having said that may be we should also discuss about Zero rating. You might have heard about Internet.org which launched very recently by Facebook. In India they are partnering with Airtel, one of the most important tele communication companies in India. The crux of the matter is Facebook has developed a new concept named Internet.org which allows free access of data for certain websites. This sounds fine but will it remain fine in the long run, lets think through this. Since this is free, most of the people are likely to take this service only but the twist is they are partnering with few companies only and you will only be able to access if that website is a part of zero rating. Since this would cost good money, smaller websites and companies will not be able to afford this and hence, getting out of the competition which is against the principle of Net Neutrality.

Can you raise your voice against this?

Of course you can. Just share your views with [email protected] by 24th April, that’s the deadline.   Picture Courtesy: www.savetheinternet.com      

Next Possible Updates For Whatsapp

With new and new competitors in the market, have you ever thought what could be the next possible updates for Whatsapp, specialy after being bought by Facebook? What possibly Facebook can do with Whatsapp? Here is what we think can be done (or may be already in progress)

  1. Video Chat: Since Facebook already has this technology and recently Reliance Jio Chat app introduced video chat, the next possible update for Whatsapp can be Video chat. Just imagine how cool that would be to do video chat with your friends over Whatsapp
  2. Facebook Whatsapp chat integration: This should be definitely come next. In fact we believe that rather than promoting web.whatsapp.com Facebook should have integrated Whatsapp chat with facebook (something similar what they have done with Skype) so that people can whatsapp easily from facebook chat and vice versa.
  3. Mobile Payment: Since Whatsapp has become really big and people are still struggling with mobile payment, rather than introducing a new app, Facebook should come up with a solution with Whatsapp and for that they should keep these things on mind
    • Unlike Paytm people should also be allowed to withdraw money
    • Since Whatsapp is directly link phone number, people should be allowed to send money to any whatsapp account
    • The main problem lies in converting virtual money to real money. What if  Whatsapp can transfer that money to your bank account directly (may be with a nominal charge)
  4. Whatsapp should replace Truecaller: Since Whstapp also has the database and number of whatsapp users are far more than truecaller.

Picture Credit : www.business2community.com

 

Some stats about Whatsapp

whatsapp-statics-1After the $19B purchase of Whatsapp, it is creating a new buzz in the market. Whatsapp and Facebook are both giants in their fields, so what would be the next scene. To predict the future you need to know the past and here are some amazing stats about whatsapp collected from various sources, hope you will like’em

  1. Whatsapp has almost 450M monthly average user out of which almost 70% is active on any given day
  2. People send 19B messages and receives 34B messages including audio, video, text each day
    • 600M photos are uploaded each day.
    • 200M voice messages sent each day.
    • 100M video messages sent per day.
  3. 450 M active users as of Feb, 2014.
  4. Everyday Whatsapp is gaining 1M users (insane, isn’t it?)
  5. Facebook bought Whatsapp for $19B
  6. Whatsapp has only 50 staffs
  7. Whatsapp is the second biggest deal so far, the biggest deal was of $25B when HP paid to compaq in a bid to compete with IBM, sept, 2001.
  8. If the whole money is distributed equally among all employees, each of them will get $350 M which is almost 5 times of what employees of Instagram would have got

Hope this stats will excite you, keep reading. 🙂

Does Running Facebook Ads As An Admin Gives Certain Advantage?

Facebook ads as admin

The question is simple, we have been hearing people asking running ads on facebook gives certain advantages, and we tried to find out how true is that. So we did an experiment, we run same ads as admin and as non-admin and tried to find out the differences. What we found out was shocking, just read the post and you will find out.

1) First we set ad as non admin.

We are giving a screenshot below, remember, this screenshot is very important, will explain later.

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And here is how we set the ad

Without being admin

  • Country: United States
  • Age: 13 to no max
  • Gender: all
  • Precise interests: Movies, Entertainment, Bengali Language
  • Broad Category: Movie/Film (all)
  • Connection: Anyone
  • Friends of connection: None
  • Account Currency: USD
  • Account Country: United States
  • Account Time Zone: America/Los Angles
  • New Campaign Name: Test
  • New Campaign Budget: 10 USD/Day
  • Campaign Schedule: Run my campaign continuously starting today
  • Optimization: Optimize for clicks, Manually Bid for clicks
  • Suggested Bid by Facebook: $0.53–$1.74 USD

 

2) And then we ran the same ad from the admin account, and see what we have found

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This customization of ad did not appear while setting the ad from non admin account.

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Also this remove option did not come earlier if you can remember (follow the 1st screenshot we have given)

Now let’s see what happened to the suggested bid

  • Country: United States
  • Age: 13 to no max
  • Gender: all
  • Precise interests: Movies, Entertainment, Bengali Language
  • Broad Category: Movie/Film (all)
  • Connection: Anyone
  • Friends of connection: None
  • Account Currency: USD
  • Account Country: United States
  • Account Time Zone: America/Los Angles
  • New Campaign Name: Test
  • New Campaign Budget: 10 USD/Day
  • Campaign Schedule: Run my campaign continuously starting today
  • Optimization: Optimize for clicks, Manually Bid for clicks
  • Suggested Bid by Facebook: $0.54–$1.83 USD

To our surprise we have seen the suggested bid was even increased. For the same ad the suggested bid was $0.53–$1.74 USD.

So we came to the conclusion that yes, running ad as admin gives you certain advantages but at the cost of increased bid. So now it’s up to you. If you want to set your own ad then you will have to pay some extra, else you can run ad from a non admin account.

Thanks for reading.

 

How to Add FanGate or Like Gate for Facebook Apps?

how to add fangate in facebook apps

A fan gate or a ‘like gate’ allows your page to display different contents to those who are not fans and to those who are fans. A fan gate offers exclusive content to those who have ‘liked’ your Facebook page, those who have not will see a tab asking users to like the page in order to see what’s behind it. Fan gate simply helps to increase the likes of your page.

Fangate or Prelike function is very common in Static HTML iframe tab for Facebook and extensively used by social media marketers to drive the number of their Facebook likes via various campaigns.

How to Add Fan Gate for Facebook Apps

We can add Fan Gate or Like Gate, a Pre-like function to our Facebook apps which may ensure that only those who has liked your page can use the apps, this may help to increase likes of your page exponentially. If you add Pre-like function to your Facebook apps, it’ll make compulsory that a user must like your facebook page to continue in your facebook app, Just add this following condition in your code –

$signed_request=$facebook->getSignedRequest();
if (isset($signed_request[‘page’][‘liked’]) && !empty($signed_request[‘page’][‘liked’]))
{

//Your main code will go here

//——————————

}

else
{
echo “Like this page first to continue”;
}

you can also add image instead of texts –

For image add this
printf(“<img src=’http://s3.amazonaws.com/Techshu/fb/pre-like/like-this-page.jpg’ width=’805′ height=” alt=’LIKE’>”);
in the else part.