Welcome 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 Now Supports Portrait and Landscape Images: Instagram announces that “—in addition to square posts—you can now share photos and videos in both portrait and landscape orientation on Instagram.”
Have you checked the privacy settings for all of your social media platforms?
Personal social media management is now more important than ever. As marketers, we’re usually out there promoting our business, yet we still need to be conscious of our privacy.
In this article you’ll discover how to adjust the privacy settings on your social media sites, so you share only what you want with the people you want.
Why Check Your Privacy Settings?
Content uploaded to social media platforms is not always secure, so it’s imperative to understand how to use the privacy features your social media sites have to offer.
Have you downloaded the newest Facebook Pages app?
The most recent update to the Facebook Pages app lets you quickly see important data about your Facebook page.
In this article you’ll discover how eight updates to the Facebook Pages app make managing your page on the go a lot easier.
Why Install the Facebook Pages App?
While you can use the traditional Facebook app to keep up with the pages you manage, it’s not nearly as efficient as the Facebook Pages app. The basic Facebook app is meant to let you keep tabs on friend and social updates—it doesn’t really offer a lot of options for managing your page.
With the addition of the Facebook Subscribe button, understanding how your Facebook privacy works is more important than ever.
The good news is that Facebook is making it simpler to find the settings for controlling your privacy.
The bad news is that there’s a lot of confusion around the Subscribe button and what it means for privacy. So let’s start by tackling the privacy issues around the new Subscribe button.
#1: The Facebook Subscribe button
Facebook has made the subscribe setting opt-in instead of defaulted to on. The Subscribe button is designed to allow people to subscribe to your public posts rather than (or possibly in addition to) requesting a friendship. It’s a lot like a Twitter follow. You don’t approve subscribers. All of your current friends are, by default, subscribed to your posts.
If so, I can relate. I was there. My first attempt at using Facebook for business was a big flop. For the longest time I focused most of my social media marketing efforts on Twitter.
But now my tune has changed. Facebook offers far more opportunities for businesses. I predict that in the near future, businesses of all stripes will soon declare Facebook as their number-one social media target.