Monday, March 27, 2017

FB Launches a Tool to Contact Officials

Today, Facebook announced a new tool, Town Hall, which enables users to follow and contact their elected representatives. including county board commissioners, mayor, state reps, senators, governor and even the vice president and president. The "contact" feature varies depending on what information is disclosed on an official’s page.

The feature is also integrated into the News Feed: after a user has liked or commented on a representative’s FB post, a new post may appear prompting to “Contact Your Representative.” Facebook will also include local election reminders at the top of News Feed.

To access Town Hall from a desktop, look under the "Explore" section of your News Feed. To access from a mobile phone, look in the menu section of the Facebook app.

(image from Mark Zuckerberg's FB post)