#MidweekMinute 9/18/19: Creators gonna create

You all know you want #slofies of my dog, don’t even front…

LOTS of news about Facebook Creator Studio announced at the International Broadcasting Convention:

  • New tools and metrics for Live, Watch Parties, Creator Studio

  • Facebook Live “Rehearsal” mode

  • Live video trimming

  • Live video duration extended from four hours to eight

  • Multistream broadcasting (simulcast to different platforms)

  • Pre-scheduling to Instagram and IGTV via Creator Studio

  • Expanded language options for auto-captioning

  • New video metrics for Distribution, Watch Party viewership, and Loyalty

  • Enhanced Watch Party branding, metrics, and sharing

Facebook is testing a new Chat post type to launch private group chats, much like the recently-introduced Chat sticker in Instagram Stories.

Facebook’s new Portal TV set-top box device functions as a broadcast system - like Firestick or Roku - as well as a webcam.

YouTube trolls beware: they’re testing a Profile Card feature that will publicly display your comment history.

LinkedIn has introduced Skill Assessment tests in order to support users’ claimed talents with validation badges for those scoring in the top 70th percentile or above.

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