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Facebook has added real-time matching across multiple data types to its custom audiences ad-targeting tool.
The social network said in a Facebook Marketing Partners post that the new option is available to advertisers using Facebook Marketing Partners or the ads application-programming interface, and stressing that data used for matching will still be hashed, and those hashes will be deleted following the completion of the process.
The following data types are now available for matching:
- Phone number
- Mobile advertiser ID
- First name
- Last name
- Date of birth
- ZIP code/postal code
Facebook added in the Facebook Marketing Partners post:
Prior to this change, custom audiences only supported matching for one hashed data type at a time: email address, phone number or mobile advertising IDs.