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For journalists Facebook launches 'Signal' tool
The online social networking site Facebook has made an attempt to compete with micro blogging site, Twitter and has released a new tool called 'Signal'. This tool is specially designed for the journalists, who by using this tool can find what's trending in photos, videos, and (public) posts across Facebook and Instagram.
This tool will have an embed option, which will be featured very prominently on the platform, and journalists can very easily include the posts needed for their story. Journalists can also create collages of Instagram photos and embed them into posts. 

In a blog post, Andy Mitchell, Facebook's Director of Media Partnership spoke more about this tool and said, "We've heard from journalists that they want an easy way to make Facebook, a more vital part of their news-gathering with the ability to surface relevant trends, photos, videos, and posts on Facebook and Instagram for use in their storytelling and reporting."

Facebook has launched this Signal app, just a week after its Mention app. This app makes it easy for public figures to talk with their fans and each other on the go. This app is currently available for people with verified pages in the US, but will soon roll out to other countries also.

Basically Mention is an app for self-promotion and for outward-facing content while Signal is designed to make the backend of the news-gathering process more easier on Facebook.

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