#MidweekMinute: Instagram Scheduling is here!!!

Instagram Scheduling is finally here (for select third-party apps only), and is maybe testing video chat (maybe). Twitter introduces Sponsored Moments and improves video sharing. Snapchat greatly expands Bitmoji options, so your mini-me can truly be a mini-you. Finally, Facebook prioritizes local stories (even as it deprioritizes stories in general), ups the ante on privacy, tests tipping for gamers, and bans cryptocurrency advertising.

Instagram Scheduling

Now You Can Schedule Posts with the Instagram Graph API (Instagram)

Instagram is finally adding a scheduling feature, sort of (The Verge)

Instagram now allows businesses to schedule their posts (TechCrunch)

Instagram Video Call Rumor

Instagram is going to implement video calls (WABetaInfo)

Instagram Video Calling Feature Leaks, Said to Be in Internal Testing (Gadgets360)

Instagram won’t comment on rumored video calling feature (TechCrunch)

Twitter Sponsored Moments

How sponsored Moments connect publishers and brands (Twitter)

Twitter is selling a new kind of ad: Sponsored Moments (Recode)

Twitter starts selling sponsorships of individual publishers’ Moments (Marketing Land)

Twitter Video-Sharing Tool

Twitter Is Working on a Snapchat-Style Video Sharing Tool (Bloomberg Technology)

Twitter Is Said to Work on Snapchat-Style Tool for Video Sharing (AdAge)

Twitter aims to boost video sharing (Business Insider)

Snapchat Bitmoji Deluxe

Snapchat enhances Bitmoji with 1.9 septillion avatar options (TechCrunch)

Snapchat takes Bitmoji deluxe with hundreds of new customization options (The Verge)

Bitmoji Deluxe Has More Options That'll Make Your Snapchat Mini-Me Identical To You (Elite Daily)

Facebook Prioritizing Local Stories

News Feed FYI: More Local News on Facebook (Facebook)

Facebook will prioritize local stories in your News Feed (Engadget)

Facebook will start prioritizing local news in user feeds (TechCrunch)

Facebook Creates Privacy Center to Comply with EU GDPR Regulations

Facebook to launch privacy center ahead of GDPR deadline (Martech)

Facebook to roll out new privacy tools ahead of EU law (CNet)

Facebook to hand privacy controls to users ahead of EU law (Reuters)

Facebook to roll out global privacy settings hub — thanks to GDPR (TechCrunch)

Facebook Testing Tipping for Live Game Streamers

Facebook lets you tip game live streamers $3+ (TechCrunch)

Facebook Tests Tip Jar for Video Game Streamers, Launches Gaming Creator Program (Variety)

Facebook launches new program to lure Twitch-style game streamers (The Verge)

Facebook Bans Cryptocurrency Ads

New Ads Policy: Improving Integrity and Security of Financial Product and Services Ads (Facebook)

Facebook Is Banning All Ads Promoting Cryptocurrencies (Fortune)

Facebook bans ads for bitcoin, other cryptocurrencies (CNet)

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