Major Facebook Creator Studio announcements (including Instagram scheduling!); Facebook Chat posts; Portal TV; YouTube profile cards out trolls; LinkedIn skill verification.Read More
Facebook Dating, location security options, possible like-count-hiding test; YouTube hides follower counts; Facebook and Instagram in-ad checkout; “Private” Instagram posts not so private; no more text-to-tweet (for now); Twitter Agency Playbook.Read More
Facebook pays creators (and skims a little off the top); Instagram anti-bullying action; IG engagement down.Read More
Facebook Ads stop discriminating; Instagram “Chat” sticker, Explore ads, and layout tweaks (bye-bye, scroll); Twitter t tests layout changes, visual themes, and auto-mute; LinkedIn shifts towards relevant content, adds Company Page features, and adds ad retargeting; find me on Girlboss.Read More
YouTube hides comments & lets you try on makeup; Instagram DMing suggestions; Twitter removes a feature AND a bug; LinkedIn interview prep & ad objectives; Google carousel ads.
Also, Beyoncé.Read More
Bad news for Pixel advertisers; Facebook rolls out Avatars, enhanced Video Ad creator tools, Instant Article subscription features, a Portal app, and Audience Network game ads; Instagram “branded content” ads, Order sticker, and audience activity insights; Twitter live “call-in” feature; Twitter & LinkedIn both acquire some tech; IKEA embraces Pinterest.Read More
Facebook updates the algorithm (again), Ad Relevancy Score reporting, external tracking , and brings back “View As Public”; their rumored cryptocurrency gets its own Swiss bank account; Instagram Explore gets new tabs and loses the Direct app; Twitter Developer Labs launching; TweetDeck gets GIFs and Polls.Read More
A day late… and WAY TOO MUCH news!
Basically, everyone’s making tweaks to their layouts and ads…
Facebook’s playing with swipeable hybrid interfaces & Messenger reabsorption; Insta cracks down on buttcracks; “twttr” (yes) also plays with swipes, and goes darker; I give LinkedIn’s newest feature an “angry face” emoji.
Facebook cryptocurrency (maybe); FB bans 200 data-trolling apps; FB Live multi-stream & rewind; India-first FB Story features; Instagram emoji slider & unreleased "Time Spent" metric; YouTube "take a break" feature & Android voice remote; Snapchat re-redesign; Twitter troll traps; LinkedIn sizes you up.Read More
Facebook explores blockchain, expands reactions with Avatars, won’t advertise on dating service, tests possible subscription model, and develops image AI; Twitter encrypting DMs; Instagram business tools include ecommerce & CTAs; Story Song Stickers; beauty unit; WhatsApp integrates Facebook & Instagram videos; Pinterest on Hootsuite.Read More
FB’s Hate Speech glitch; Messenger Bots, translation & AR; FB dating, 3D photos & VR Memories; Oculus Go VR headset & FB smart speakers. Instagram group video chats, third-party integrations, Camera Effects, feature testing rumors, customized Explore & anti-bullying AI. Twitter prioritizes news. Snapchat specs & Snappable AR game, Story Ads, non-skippable video ads & redesign rollback. Pinterest filters beauty results & enhances experience for the visually impaired.Read More
Facebook transparency in content standards & data use; "Premieres” streams pre-recorded video & pre-roll ads roll out to more videos; playable game preview ads, "loyalty prediction" advertising, and political ad identity verification; Instagram Story batch uploads; Snapchat selfie game, Viacom programming, and tabs; Pinterest dynamic cover images for businesses; Reddit advertising.Read More
Facebook political ad verification, Messenger retraction, Story encouragement; FB & Twitter back Honest Ads Act; Instagram Nametags, story Focus Mode & tag stickers; Snapchat iPhoneX lenses, group video chat, semi-chronological algorithm, new Specs, & Tegna news partnership; Twitter API tweaks; LinkedIn hashtag update confusion; Pinterest Propel program & Promote button expand.Read More
Facebook tightens ad targeting restrictions, adds HD video & 360 photos to Messenger, & improves Spaces VR; Instagram also restricts third-party app partnerships, brings GIFs back to stories, & makes story ads full-screen; Snapchat announces 16-person video chats; Pinterest splits discovery from following; LinkedIn debuts B2B video; YouTube short reach ads.Read More
Facebook faces FTC woes & Android data controversy, tweaks privacy controls, and takes its local news push global; Instagram makes its algorithm more chronological, and adds tags & hashtags to profiles; Snapchat introduces third-party app integrations, buys a 3D VR gaming developer, & unveils Map Explore.
Guest: Jenn Herman of Jenn's TrendsRead More
Twitter re-examines verification; Facebook's data-mining App Lock, news for Watch, music licensing, location-based AR, and disappearing Messages; Snapchat user-generated AR lenses, story tagging, and branded Explore ads; GIPHY down; chronological Instagram; Microsoft Pix adds business card contacts to LinkedIn & ups business news; PLUS a live update from #SXSW courtesy of Brian Wallace of NowSourcing!Read More
NEW & IMPROVED #MidweekMinute!!! Also... Have you downloaded Vero?; New Snap Specs, Hands-Free mode & Full Body lenses; Instagram Video/Voice Calling & Portrait Mode; Twitter Bookmarks; Facebook Explore, Breaking News, Video Ads, Trip Advisor, Voice Clips, & Messenger BroadcastRead More
Facebook metrics, news subscriptions, jobs, facial recognition opt-out, & streaming music rumor; Facebook Messenger friend adds & chat plug-in; Twitter limits automated tweets; YouTube adds tagging, captioning, & chat replay.Read More