Facebook removing ‘Page Post’ from naming of ads


Facebook has already simplified the way it offers advertising, now the company is trying to remove some of the redundancy from the naming of ad types.

Sources told Inside Facebook that Facebook informed marketers recently that it is dropping “page post” from the name of its ad products. For instance, page post photo ads will now simply be known as photo ads.

This does not affect the ads in any way. According to sources, the new naming system will roll out in the U.S. and U.K. English, with other languages to be switched over in Q3. Facebook is hoping to complete the new naming process for English by the end of the month.

Facebook told marketers that it will update the API docs to reflect the new names by the end of the month, too.

Here’s a look at what’s changing:

Old NameNew Name 
Page post photo adsphoto ads
Page post video adsvideo ads
Page post link adslink ads/multi-product ads
Page post text ads/page post status adstext ads
Page post offer adsoffer ads
Domain adslink ads


Readers: Does this make ad creation easier?

Image courtesy of Facebook.

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