Category Archive: Social Media Updates

Instagram’s IGTV is retreating from its vertical-only policy – Weekly Social Media Update Wk23 2019

IGTV is retreating from its vertical-only policy as users can upload traditional horizontal landscape videos too. They’ll be shown full-screen when users turn their phones sideways while watching IGTV’s standalone app or its hub within the main Instagram app. [Read more] Time spent on Facebook & Snapchat remains flat, but Instagram sees growth Instagram users… View Article

Facebook changes algorithm to promote worthwhile & close friend content – Weekly Social Media Update Wk22 2019

Facebook is updating the News Feed ranking algorithm to incorporate data from surveys about who you say are your closest friends and which links you find most worthwhile. The change could affect Pages that share clickbait and preference those sharing content that makes people feel satisfied afterwards. [Read more] Instagram Re-Vamps IGTV To better align… View Article

Instagram tests hiding like counts – Weekly Social Media Update Wk18 2019

Instagram tests hiding like counts Instagram is experimenting with the removal of like counts from posts, with only the creator able to see their total number of likes. This update could have significant implications on how we measure success, especially for influencers considering we cannot see their back end. [Read more] Facebook may be working… View Article

YouTube Launches Pop Up ‘Experiential House’ in NYC – Weekly Social Media Update Wk12 2019

YouTube Launches Pop-Up ‘Experiential House’ in NYC YouTube has this week opened a new ‘YouTube House’ pop-up in New York, which includes a range of different elements of focus for YouTubers and showcases the various aspects of the platform’s offerings. YouTube House includes dedicated areas for YouTube TV, YouTube Gaming, virtual reality, a fitness studio,… View Article

Facebook Adds New ‘Watch Party’ Feature – Weekly Social Media Update Wk10 2019

Facebook Adds New ‘Watch Party’ Option Facebook is introducing a new Watch Party experience that will enable people to host Watch Parties around what’s happening on live TV. Facebook is currently testing this globally in Facebook Groups during live sports events like UEFA Champions League soccer matches. [Read More] Google’s Adding New, Advanced AR Masks… View Article