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Tops of 2015: Digital: The Nielsen Company examined the top digital trends in 2015, including the top U.S. smartphone apps and operating systems. Facebook ranked as the top smartphone app with more than 126 million average unique users each month, an increase of 8% from last year. YouTube was second with over 97 million unique users each month, followed by Facebook Messenger with more than 96 million average unique users each month.

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social media researchWelcome 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

Google Introduces Interactive 360-Degree Storytelling on YouTube: Google brings Google spotlight stories to the YouTube app. This new storytelling format is currently only available on select Android devices, but it’s coming to “more Android devices and the YouTube iOS app” next year.

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social media researchWelcome 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 Tests New Professional Services Feature: Facebook is “in the early stages of testing a way for people to easily find more Pages for the services they’re interested in.” Test the feature here.

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“Results are likely customized for users depending on their previous interactions with a business’s Page or whether someone they are connected with has reviewed a business on Facebook.”

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social media researchWelcome 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

Twitter Introduces a Richer Photo Experience on the Web: Twitter is “making your twitter.com timeline more immersive by uncropping photos, so you can experience and present them as they were meant to be viewed.”

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Twitter also introduced “larger, more beautiful multi-photo displays, which bring out more of each photo.”

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social media researchWelcome 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 Introduces New Page Plugin Features for Messages and Events: With these two new Facebook Page Plugin features, people can now “easily message your business” and “discover and interact with events from your Page, right on your website.”

Posted by Facebook Developers on Tuesday, December 1, 2015

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social media researchWelcome 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

Snapchat Introduces Story Explorer: “When you see a moment that inspires or excites you, simply swipe up to see more Snaps of that same moment – from every perspective.”

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social media researchWelcome 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

Google Rolls Out a New Google+: Google introduced “a fully redesigned Google+ that puts Communities and Collections front and center.”

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“Now focused around interests, the new Google+ is much simpler. And it’s more mobile-friendly.”

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social media researchWelcome 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

Pinterest Introduces Visual Search Tool: Pinterest’s new visual search tool “lets you find all those things you don’t have the words to describe.”

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“Select the part of the Pin you’re interested in, and [Pinterest will] show you Pins just like it.”

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social media researchWelcome 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

Pinterest Rolls Out Buyable Pins on Android and Introduces the Pinterest Shop: Pinterest announced it will start rolling out buyable pins “to U.S. Pinners on Android!” Pinterest will also begin “rolling out the Pinterest Shop,” where users can “shop the best of Pinterest.”

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“Stop by every day for new collections–from entertaining essentials to cozy winter accessories–hand-picked by us at Pinterest.”

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