Facebook Forces Messenger on Mobile Users: 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 Forces Users Worldwide to Download Messenger for Mobile Chat: “Facebook will stop allowing messaging in its main iPhone and Android apps, and force all their users around the world to download its standalone Messenger app.”

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Facebook mobile users will soon be forced to use the Facebook Messenger app instead of the previous app options.

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Facebook Enhances Controls: 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 Gives You Better Controls to Manage Your Content: Facebook’s latest updates include “Privacy Shortcuts, an easier-to-use Activity Log and a new Request and Removal tool for managing multiple photos you’re tagged in.”

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To access key settings for the new Privacy Shortcuts, you just go to the Facebook toolbar.

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Instagram Badges: 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 Launches Embeddable Badges: These new Instagram badges can “help you link to and promote your Instagram web profile.” Businesses now have a way to promote their Instagram profiles online.

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"Instagram badges are available in a range of sizes and can be added to your website, blog or anywhere that you want to link to your Instagram web profile."

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Google+ Hangouts Enhanced: 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?

Google+ Hangouts Are Nicer to Look at, Easier to Use: Google+ Hangouts have some new features: a sidebar you can show or hide, new notifications and apps that are easier to find and manage. The result is a more enjoyable experience.

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"The sidebar contains your frequently used apps, as well as other ones active in the Hangout. And you can also remove apps from the sidebar at any time."

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