Social Media Update

It can be hard to keep track of the changes that all your favorite social networks are rolling out. We’re here to update you on everything you need to know about the recent social media updates. Be sure to follow us on all our social media channels so you can stay in the loop. Here are some of the recent changes that have been rolled out by the big social networks.

 

Facebook Instant Articles

https://instantarticles.fb.com/

Facebook announced that it is making their Instant Articles feature available to everyone starting April 12th at the F8 summit. Facebook Instant Articles allow publishers to instantly post an article directly to the Facebook news feed.

 

Facebook Live Streaming

http://newsroom.fb.com/news/2016/01/expanding-live-video/

In another move to make it the Do-It-All app, Facebook is slowly rolling out the live streaming feature to all users. Facebook began testing back in December 2015, and the feature was only available to certain celebrities. Now it looks as if this feature will be available to the general public within the next few weeks.

 

YouTube Live Streaming

https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/2474026?hl=en

A few months before Facebook rolled out live streaming, YouTube came out with a live streaming feature of their own. This feature was only available to a select number of creators, but with this update, YouTube has made it easier for anyone to live stream. Like Facebook, YouTube likely made this move to compete with Periscope and Twitch.

Snapchat On-Demand Geofilters

https://www.snapchat.com/on-demand

Snapchat made its first major advertising update in the months allowing anyone to create and upload their own Geofilter. It’s a simple process and Snapchat says it will approve or disapprove the filter in less than one business day. Expect to see every business and brand jumping at this opportunity to reach the Snapchat audience.  

Instagram Algorithm Update

http://blog.instagram.com/post/141107034797/160315-news

Just like its parent company did back in 2009, Instagram is switching over from a natural timeline feed over to an algorithm feed. The company says the rollout will be coming in the upcoming weeks but expect to see a different type of feed very soon. The social app says the feed will show users what it believes to be the most interesting or relevant to that specific individual.

Twitter Algorithm Update

https://blog.twitter.com/2016/never-miss-important-tweets-from-people-you-follow

This change has been in the talks for some time now. Twitter is switching over to an algorithm feed as well – which seems to be a trend for most social networks now. The micro-blogging platforms claims that it doesn’t want its users to miss out on important Tweets. Many people have already complained about this change but you can expect to see it any day now.

 

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