Facebook Native Ad Tools: 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 Introduces Native Ad Tools: Facebook is offering “new native-focused tools to help publishers more easily implement native ad formats: native ad templates, native ad management tools and horizontal scrolling for native ads.”

Facebook Native Ad Tools

Facebook’s new “native ad templates are based on common ad format sizes and native ad best practices.”

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Facebook Messenger Adds Video Calls: 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 Messenger Introduces Video Calling: “Now you can have face-to-face conversations with your friends and the people you care about, via Messenger.”

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Twitter Direct Messages: 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?

Twitter Updates Direct Message: Twitter has changed “how direct messaging works so that it’s even easier for you to communicate one-to-one or with a chosen group of people, anywhere in the world.”

Twitter Makes Changes to Direct Message

Check out the new Twitter Direct Messages. The changes include “a new Direct Message button on profile pages on Android and iPhone.”

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LinkedIn Elevate: 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?

LinkedIn Introduces LinkedIn Elevate: LinkedIn Elevate is “a new product that helps companies and employees curate high-quality content, share easily to social networks and measure the impact.”

LinkedIn Elevate

“LinkedIn Elevate combines algorithmic recommendations from LinkedIn Pulse and Newsle, and human curation, to equip employees with a ready stream of relevant content they can share.”

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Instagram Post Notifications: 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?

Instagram Adds Post Notifications: Instagram introduced a new feature that allows you to receive push notifications “when your favorite accounts post a photo or video.”

Instagram Adds Post Notifications

Instagram’s new feature sends push notifications when your favorite accounts post.

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Facebook Introduces Riff: 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 Introduces Riff, a Creative Tool to Make Videos With Friends: “Anyone can start by creating a video. All you have to do is give it a topic, like #AprilFools, then your friends can view it and choose to add their own clips on that topic.”

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“Facebook had a hunch that if you could make videos collaboratively, the creative process would be more fun and the final product would be cooler.”

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Embeddable Facebook Videos: 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 Announces the Embedded Video Player: “With the Embedded Video Player you can easily add Facebook Videos to your website. You can use any public video post by a page or a person as video source.”

embeddable facebook video

“You can get the embed code directly from the video post itself. If the video post is public, click on the icon that appears in the top right corner of the post on Facebook.”

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YouTube Cards: 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?

YouTube Introduces Cards: “They can inform your viewers about other videos, merchandise, playlists, websites and more. They look as beautiful as your videos, are available anytime during the video and yes, they finally work on mobile.”

YouTube Introduces Cards

Check out the new YouTube Cards. “Right now, you can choose from six types of cards: Merchandise, Fundraising, Video, Playlist, Associated Website and Fan Funding.”

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Facebook Topic Data: 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 Introduces Topic Data: “Topic data shows marketers what audiences are saying on Facebook about events, brands, subjects and activities, all in a way that keeps personal information private.”

Facebook Topic Data

“Marketers use the information from topic data to make better decisions about how they market on Facebook and other channels, and build product roadmaps.”

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