News, updates and the latest buzz you need to know about in the world of Social Media.
Facebook’s mobile app has overhauled its Notifications tab, with updates now including news from various sources instead of just engagement on your posts. This can include globally trending news and local updates, and users can change their preferences at any time. Read more
Facebook will also launch ‘Search FYI’, an update to its search functionality. Features include the ability to search all public posts instead of just friends’ posts, an algorithm that shows more timely and relevant search suggestions. Read more
Twitter used its annual conference in October to launch a raft of new tools that offer exciting new ways to embed and curate content. It will also extend its Twitter Polls feature. For businesses using Twitter as a key part of its social platform, it will be well worth familiarising yourself with these new tools. Read more
Instagram has launched a new app called Boomerang. The app shoots 5 still photos in one second and connects the frames to form a looping 4-second video. This video can be shared on other platforms. Read more
Pinterest updated its place pins feature, with expanded details in each pin. New details include directions to the place you’ve pinned, hours of operation, top reviews, and nearby places to visit. Read more
Topics: Social Media Scoop