Facebook Enables Post Edits: This Week in Social Media

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 Lets You Edit Posts After Sharing on Web and Mobile: You now have the option to edit your Facebook updates. This works now on the web and the Facebook Android app, and iOS capability is coming soon.

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You can now edit posts after sharing them.

Twitter Adds Rich Photo Experience in Embedded Tweets: Now photos in embedded tweets are bigger and there’s a “bold visual focus on the media.”

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Embedded Twitter posts with photos now look better.

Pinterest Article Pins Share More Information: Articles pinned on Pinterest “will now have more information—including the headline, author, story description and link—right on the pin.”

pinterest new look article pins

"When you find articles about things you're passionate about—such as science, travel, parenting or health—they're easier to save and organize on Pinterest."

YouTube Integrates Comments With Google+: “In the coming months, comments from people you care about will rise up where you can see them, while new tools will help video creators moderate conversations for welcome and unwelcome voices.”

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"Starting this week, you'll see the new YouTube comments powered by Google+ on your channel discussion tab. This update will come to comments on all videos later this year." Here's what comments will look like later this year in a sample video from SoulPancake.

Twitter Announces New Push Notification: “With this new feature, you’ll receive personalized recommendations when multiple people in your network follow the same user or favorite or retweet the same tweet.”

YouTube Launches Audio Library: “Any YouTube creator now has access to more than 150 royalty-free instrumental tracks you can use for free, forever, for any creative purpose (not just YouTube videos).”

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"You can browse the tracks by mood, genre, instrument and duration."

LinkedIn Introduces Sponsored Jobs to Feed: LinkedIn gives Sponsored Jobs “even more visibility by incorporating them into one of the most engaging spots on LinkedIn: the LinkedIn feed on the member homepage.”

linkedin sponsored jobs newsfeed

"This change gives your Sponsored Jobs even more opportunities to be seen by the best passive and active candidates as they browse through news, content and updates from their network—and brings Sponsored Jobs to mobile for the first time."

Instagram Redesigns Mobile: For iOS 7 Instagram has “increased the size of photos and videos in your feed so that they expand to the edges of your screen.”

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Instagram has "made profile pictures circular so Instagram feels at home on your phone."

Klout Redesigns Profiles: The profile page now has “a fresh new design so that it’s easier for others to get a sense of who you are online.”

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"When viewing your friends' profiles, you'll have an opportunity to give them +K in the topics you think they're influential about."

Klout Introduces Cinch: Cinch is a new mobile app for iOS that delivers a way to get personalized advice. “Cinch uses Klout’s technology platform and data assets to understand the questions you ask and then match them to the most relevant potential advisors.”

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"Cinch helps everyone get timely advice about a range of lifestyle-related questions, such as home improvement, parenting and more, from knowledgeable advisors."

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Cindy King is the director of editorial for Social Media Examiner. She spent 25 years abroad in international business development and then built her own international business from scratch by using social business networking. Other posts by »




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  • Karen

    Thanks for the info :) is Cinch not live yet, or under a different name? I can’t find it in the iOS app store

  • Karen

    Thanks for the info :) is Cinch not live yet, or under a different name? I can’t find it in the iOS app store

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  • AmandahBlackwell

    It’s about time Facebook you can edit a post. Seriously. Why wasn’t this available in the first place? Deleting and re-posting was a pain and time consuming. Typos happen. It’s easier and more efficient to edit vs. delete and repost

  • asma

    Thanks for your efforts :)

  • asma

    Thanks for your efforts :)

  • Sarah Evans

    Great! Looking forward to using that feature esp. on those helpful auto correct text issues :)

  • Sarah Evans

    Great! Looking forward to using that feature esp. on those helpful auto correct text issues :)

  • Karen

    I still can’t find it on my iphone, the link only works when I access it on my desktop so I guess it’s not available to all countries for the time being.

  • Iam MizLiz

    FB does allow me to edit my personal page but not my Public Pages. =/
    I’m hoping it gets rolled out.

  • Iam MizLiz

    FB does allow me to edit my personal page but not my Public Pages. =/
    I’m hoping it gets rolled out.

  • Vivek G Maudgalya

    I always love your posts. nice one. Most awaited was FB post edits.

  • Vivek G Maudgalya

    I always love your posts. nice one. Most awaited was FB post edits.

  • Holly

    This should have been posted in 2012… since that’s how long you’ve been able to edit a Facebook post. Slow reporting SME. Get with the times.

  • Holly

    This should have been posted in 2012… since that’s how long you’ve been able to edit a Facebook post. Slow reporting SME. Get with the times.

  • A. Theisen

    I agree! So glad this is available now!

  • Melissa

    I have never been able to edit page posts. Any suggestions?









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