Facebook bids goodbye to desktop ad exchange

By: GizBot Bureau

Social networking giant Facebook is reportedly planning to close FBX -- an ad exchange that allows advertisers to buy desktop ads, media reports said on Thursday.

Facebook bids goodbye to desktop ad exchange

According to Tech Crunch, Matt Idema, vice president of monetization product marketing at Facebook confirmed to them that this is part of FacebookÂ's shift to mobile.

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Â"Mobile is now a necessary component of effective marketing campaigns, and Facebook is helping millions of businesses understand their customersÂ' purchase path across devices,Â" he said.

Â"Dynamic Ads and Custom Audiences have mobile at their core and are delivering excellent results for businesses, so Facebook Exchange spending has shifted towards those solutions,Â" he added.

Facebook bids goodbye to desktop ad exchange

Facebook unveiled FBX in 2012. Lately, the social networking website is being shifted to mobile advertising for better revenues.

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Facebook has also started selling video ads via its Audience Network platform.

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