Facebook has just rolled out the News Page Index – the newest tool that helps news publishers establish their credibility and authenticity on the social media platform.
In a webinar, conducted by Dara Levy, Partner Development Manager for News at Facebook, News Page Index was introduced as the latest tool that can help identify news Pages on Facebook. This tool grants extra perks and credibility available only to news publishers.
Levy enumerated three main perks for news pages that are included in the News Page Index.
Levy said that when news publishers register their Page to News Page Index, they help Facebook users make more informed decisions about which sources to trust.
Moreover, when a Page is registered to News Page Index, it will get greater additional perks and access such as:
Aside from news publishers, Facebook pages run by businesses are also encouraged to register on the News Page Index. Here are the factors they take a closer look when deciding which pages should be accepted on the News Page Index:
Page owners need the following to register their page to News Page Index:
A step by step process on how to register your Page to News Page Index can be watched here.
This is great news for news publishers who can now use the Facebook news features and offer credible news.