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How to Create a Contest on Your Facebook Page

In this tutorial, we explain how to create a contest and publish it on a Facebook page you manage. The whole process only takes a few minutes. Take a look at the video above for the step-by-step tutorial.

First, it is important to understand the difference between a Facebook Page and a personal account. The Page represents a business, community or public figure that interacts with an audience of followers. A personal account is used by you, as an individual. It is your login to get into Facebook.

Receive Email Notifications for New Answers

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We just added a feature that was long overdue. You can now receive an email notification each time someone answers your contest. You were already receiving notifications through Facebook and now you will get both by default. You can configure how you wish to be notified (email, Facebook or both) from the Advanced Options of the Configuration section of your contest.

Create Polls, Contests and Quizzes from your Enterprise Account

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Today we have great news for our Enterprise subscribers. When you click the "+ New" button to create a new promotion, you will see a menu asking you to choose how you would like to interact with your audience. You can select one of the following: poll, contest or quiz. This gives you access to all our apps from a single account.

A New Domain Name For Your Contests

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Today we updated the domain name used for sharing contests to make it even shorter. The domain contest.fbapp.io has been effectively replaced by contest.app.do throughout the app. This shorter URL will be easier to type in a browser's address bar.

Changes To The Contest App

Following the Facebook privacy stories of last week and the European Union GDPR regulation coming into force next month, we made a few changes to the Contests for Pages app to give participants more explicit control on the information they share with contest creators. Here are the changes you will notice starting this week when creating a contest:

How We Handle Your Facebook Profile Information

Considering the current stories coming to light involving the use of personal information on Facebook by a third party, we received a lot of emails asking how we deal with the Facebook data we collect. In this blog post, we want to clarify how our applications ensure your private information is protected.

First of all, we operate on a subscription-based business model. In plain english, this means that we profit from users paying a subscription for our services. We do not display ads and we do not sell any of the data collected through our apps. This is not how we operate our business, as this has always been clearly stated in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

How To Deal With Vote Fraud

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If you run a popular voting contest where the stakes are high, chances are some people might try to cheat to increase their odds of winning. At its core, the internet is an anonymous protocol so there's no easy way to verify voters identity.