According to Constine, the news about Facebook Mentions being extended to verified pages was revealed in responses to inquiries about the availability of Live for Facebook Mentions, the video-streaming feature the social network introduced last week as a way for celebrities and public figures to share real-time streamed video with their fans.
Expanding the availability of Facebook Mentions to the media would give journalists powerful tools to enhance their coverage.
Constine shared the Facebook Mentions team’s response to inquiries about the availability of Live for Facebook Mentions:
Thank you for your interest in Facebook Mentions. Mentions is an app for public figures, such as actors, athletes, musicians and other influencers. Right now, it’s only available to people with verified pages.
In the future, Mentions will be available to verified profiles.
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