Welcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news.
To help you stay up to date with social media, here are some of the news items that caught our attention.
What’s New This Week
Facebook Rolls Out Facebook Stories and Other Snapchat-like Camera Features Globally: Facebook rolled out a new in-app camera for iOS and Android that’s “packed with dozens of effects like masks, frames and interactive filters that you can apply to your photos and videos.” These include dynamic objects, artistic filters, and branded masks for some upcoming movie releases. Facebook plans to introduce a way for users to create their own Facebook camera frames and effects “over the coming months.”
Facebook also announced the global release of Facebook Stories on the main Facebook app. This new feature allows users “share multiple photos and videos as part of a visual collection atop [the] News Feed.” Similar to the stories features previously released for Messenger and Instagram, Facebook Stories can be shared with specific users or as part of “Your Story” and will disappear 24 hours after being posted. Facebook also notes that “stories won’t appear on your Timeline or in News Feed unless you post them there too.”