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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 Messenger Rolls Out Group Video Chat: The new Group Video Chat feature in Facebook Messenger “makes it simple and seamless to stay connected face-to-face.” With this new feature, users will be able to turn group chats into face-to-face conversations “no matter where [they] are.” iOS users can also add all of the 3D masks that were added to Messenger last week to their videos. Group Video Chat on Facebook Messenger is rolling out now to all Android and iOS devices and the desktop version of Messenger globally.

Facebook Messenger rolls out group video chat feature on Android, iOS and the Web.

Facebook Messenger rolled out a new Group Video Chat feature on Android, iOS, and the web.

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Do you have a blog?

Want to supercharge your content and increase email subscribers?

To explore advanced techniques for improving blog content, collecting more email addresses, and promoting products and events, I interview Darren Rowse.

More About This Show

The Social Media Marketing podcast is an on-demand talk radio show from Social Media Examiner. It’s designed to help busy marketers and business owners discover what works with social media marketing.

In this episode, I interview Darren Rowse, one of the world’s leading experts on blogging. He’s the founder of two popular blogs: Digital Photography School and ProBlogger. He also co-authored the book ProBlogger and hosts the ProBlogger podcast.

Darren shares how he learned to better serve the needs of his readers.

You’ll discover how Darren uses portal pages and what goes into creating them.

Advanced Blogging: How to Make Your Blog Serve Your Business featuring insights from Darren Rowse on the Social Media Marketing Podcast.

Advanced Blogging: How to Make Your Blog Serve Your Business featuring insights from Darren Rowse on the Social Media Marketing Podcast.

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social media how toWant more insight into your Pinterest following?

Wondering what content and messaging will appeal to your Pinterest fans?

When you have accurate personas, you can serve promoted pins to the people most likely to engage with and click on them.

In this article, you’ll discover how to use Pinterest Analytics to create buyer personas.

How to Use Pinterest Analytics to Build Buyer Personas by Ana Gotter on Social Media Examiner.

How to Use Pinterest Analytics to Build Buyer Personas by Ana Gotter on Social Media Examiner.

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social media how toDo you want more information about the people who log into your website?

Wondering how you can target your website visitors more effectively on Facebook?

When you let visitors log into your site with their Facebook profile, you can collect their demographic attributes and other characteristics.

In this article, you’ll discover how to add Facebook Login to your website.

How to Use Facebook Login on Your Website by Peter Szanto on Social Media Examiner.

How to Use Facebook Login on Your Website by Peter Szanto on Social Media Examiner.

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social media how toWant more conversions from your social media ads?

Wondering how to successfully target buyers at every stage of the sales process?

Mapping your buyer personas and testing your creatives let you deliver ads that speak to a buyer’s immediate needs and concerns, resulting in higher conversions.

In this article, you’ll discover how to serve optimized social media ads that generate sales from all of your customers.

How to Optimize Social Ads for Every Stage of the Buying Funnel by Marcela de Vivo on Social Media Examiner.

How to Optimize Social Ads for Every Stage of the Buying Funnel by Marcela de Vivo on Social Media Examiner.

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social media how toIs your Facebook page reach declining?

Looking for other ways to connect with Facebook fans and customers?

Creating a community for your business can help you reach your target audience more consistently than relying on a Facebook page alone.

In this article, you’ll discover how to build and promote a community on Facebook to let you engage with your target audience.

How to Build Community on Facebook by Lizzie Davey on Social Media Examiner.

How to Build Community on Facebook by Lizzie Davey on Social Media Examiner.

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social media case studiesWe’re now accepting nominations for our 8th annual Top 10 Social Media Blogs contest, and we’re looking for the blogs you’ve read and found most valuable in 2016.

This is the biggest contest for social media blogs and the winners will be promoted in our 550,000-reader newsletter and announced on Social Media Examiner.

How to Nominate

Please comment below to nominate a single social media blog (other than your own, or that of your employer); only your first nomination will be considered. Be sure to include a link to the blog and tell us why you like it.

Nominate Your Favorite Social Media Blog: 8th Annual Top 10 Social Media Blog Contest by Lisa D. Jenkins on Social Media Examiner.

Nominate Your Favorite Social Media Blog: 8th Annual Top 10 Social Media Blog Contest by Lisa D. Jenkins on Social Media Examiner.

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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

Instagram Rolls Out Live Video to All U.S. Users: Following an announcement a few weeks ago, Instagram is rolling out Live video in Stories “to everyone in the US over the next few days.” With this new video feature in Stories, users can instantly go live by swiping into the Stories camera mode and tapping the Live button. The Next Web reports that the live videos will disappear once the recording is done. Also, a “Top Live” section in the Explore tab will direct users to “some of the best ongoing footage” on Instagram.

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Do you want to use Snapchat for business?

Wondering how to incorporate your brand into live stories?

To explore how to use Periscope and Snapchat for business, I interview John Kapos.

More About This Show

The Social Media Marketing podcast is an on-demand talk radio show from Social Media Examiner. It’s designed to help busy marketers and business owners discover what works with social media marketing.

In this episode, I interview John Kapos, part of a long family line of chocolatiers who have run Perfection Chocolates in Australia since 1939. Online he’s known as Chocolate Johnny. He’s very active on Snapchat, Instagram, and Periscope.

John shares how marketing on Snapchat has affected his business.

You’ll discover creative ideas to help your own business succeed with Periscope, Snapchat, and Instagram Stories.

How Snapchat and Periscope Can Grow a Business featuring insights from John Kapos on the Social Media Marketing Podcast.

How Snapchat and Periscope Can Grow a Business featuring insights from John Kapos on the Social Media Marketing Podcast.

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