Social Media Weekly
13 JUNE - 19 JUNE 2018
A SNAPSHOT OF THE MOST CURRENT NEWS, TRENDS AND BEST PRACTICE ACROSS SOCIAL MEDIA TO HELP SHAPE OUR CONTENT AND APPROACH TO SOCIAL MEDIA.
Facebook announces Memories, brings all of your moments together in one place
Facebook is going to consolidate all of your moments into a single, convenient place that it calls Memories, both on desktop and mobile. This means that you can go back and reflect on all of the memories and such that you've shared with family and friends over the years.
If you use Facebook, then you're likely already familiar with the On This Day feature, which brings up posts, photos, or life events to help remind you of the good or funny times (though it can sometimes backfire). Memories will have a few sections, including On This Day. You'll also be able to see "friendversaries" – an otherwise painful way to say when you and one of your friends connected on Facebook – seasonal and monthly recaps of memories wrapped up nicely in slideshows or videos, and any memory that you might have missed that Facebook thinks you should be aware of.
Read More: Android Police
Twitter is putting more live news events in your timeline and notifications
Twitter’s quest to create a definition for itself that everybody can understand is turning another corner today. At the top of your timeline — or perhaps even in your notifications — it will alert you to live events and present a curated list of tweets about them. These new screens may include live video, and they are designed to help users find the best and most relevant tweets for ongoing live events, like a big baseball game or breaking news about an earthquake.
Read More: The Verge
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Shop Stories, not stores, with Instagram’s latest update
Inside Instagram Stories, a new sticker makes it possible for fans to shop for the items in the photos. Announced on Tuesday, June 12, Instagram users can now shop inside Stories, expanding the earlier option of shopping from the Instagram feed. Stories that users can shop are marked with a shopping bag icon inside a sticker. Tapping on the shopping sticker takes users to additional details about the product, with an option to buy.
Read More: Digital Trends
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Instagram Introduces @Mention Sharing In Stories
When a friend mentions you on an Instagram Story, you will now be able to share that photo or video to your own Story. When someone mentions you, you will now receive a Direct message notification from that person, allowing you to take action in your own time. When you’re ready, tap the story to see it as a sticker which you can of course scale, rotate and position (like any other sticker), and add creative tools like text or stickers on to it as well.
Read More: WERSM
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