Mentions is a new app created by Facebook for public figures to join and discover conversations on the social network. The app was rolled out in the United States last month and is now available in 40 countries, including India.
Today, about 800 million people in the world are following their favourite public figures on Facebook. Mentions app helps musicians, actors, athletes and other influencers to join and discover conversations on Facebook. It is aimed to improve the quality of these interactions, especially for the influencer.
The app allows the influencer to follow what their fans are saying about them. They can join that conversation, update their status, post photos and videos, and host live Q&A sessions. Also, they can follow other people and get notifications about their posts including mentions from other celebrities and the media.
Administrators of a verified page may request access to Mentions directly or influencers can download the app to request access.
By Angana Maheshwari