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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

Snapchat Updates Chat Feature and Adds Auto-Advance Stories: With Snapchat’s new Chat 2.0, “you can start by sending a few chats, and when your friend shows up, start talking or video chatting instantly with one tap.” Snapchat is also introducing Auto-Advance Stories. “When you finish a Story, the next one begins automatically – simply swipe to skip ahead, or pull down to exit!”

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Snapchat’s goal is to “emulate the best parts of face-to-face conversation” through its updated chat feature.

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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 Adds New Daily Video Breakdowns: Facebook added “new daily breakdowns for video metrics,” which “gives Page owners a better understanding of when their audiences are watching their videos” and provides “a more detailed picture of performance that [Facebook hopes] will help publishers inform their video strategies.”

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Facebook page owners can access day-by-day breakdowns for Minutes Viewed, Views, and 10-second Views.

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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 Introduces Feed Algorithm to Show Best Posts First: The new Instagram algorithm shifts the order of photos and videos in your feed “based on the likelihood you’ll be interested in the content, your relationship with the person posting, and the timeliness of the post.”

Splash Launches Social Sharing Platform for VR: Splash is a new a “Snapchat-like platform for casual sharing in virtual reality” that “allows you to quickly share 360-degree videos of your surroundings that can be viewed on both smartphones and VR headsets like Google Cardboard.” Splash is currently available on iOS only.

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“Create and share videos in 360 with friends using only your phone!”

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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

Pinterest Opens Pinterest Ads Manager and Rolls Out Additional Targeting Options: To let more businesses see results from promoted pin campaigns, Pinterest is “opening the Pinterest Ads Manager to all small- and medium-sized businesses in the U.S.” Targeting options now include Interest targeting, Keyword targeting, and Customer database targeting, and conversion tracking has been enhanced.

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Pinterest is “opening the Pinterest Ads Manager to all small- and medium-sized businesses in the U.S.”

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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 Prioritizes Facebook Live Videos in News Feed: Facebook announced that it is “making a small update to News Feed so that Facebook Live Videos are more likely to appear higher in News Feed when those videos are actually live, compared to after they are no longer live.”

LinkedIn Introduces Account Targeting: LinkedIn launched LinkedIn Account Targeting, “a new way to run effective account-based marketing campaigns on [the LinkedIn] platform.”

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“This exciting new functionality makes it possible for marketers to tailor their Sponsored Updates or Sponsored InMail campaigns to a priority list of accounts.”

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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 Launches Canvas: Facebook Canvas offers “a new post-click, full-screen, immersive mobile ad experience on Facebook that loads nearly instantaneously.”

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“Canvas is available to advertisers around the world starting today.”

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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 Opens Instant Articles Program to All Publishers: Facebook “will be opening up the Instant Articles program to all publishers – of any size, anywhere in the world.”

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“Opening up Instant Articles will allow any publisher to tell great stories, that load quickly, to people all over the world.”

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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 Account Switching: “Starting this week, you can easily switch between multiple accounts without having to log out and log back in” on Instagram.

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Account switching will be available as part of Instagram version 7.15 for iOS and Android users.

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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 Rolls Out Private Message Page Replies: Facebook released “an update to [the] Pages/Graph API which will allow a Page to reply to a comment on a post with a private message.”

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“When a Page responds to a comment left on a post with a private message, a direct messaging session will be opened… and the message will include a link to the comment for reference.”

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