On this week’s Social Media Marketing Talk Show, we explore Twitter API changes and LinkedIn Groups relaunching. Our special guests include Madalyn Sklar and Michael Stelzner.
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Twitter Officially Cuts Access to Third-Party Apps: Twitter shut down API access to third-party apps that “mimic the core Twitter experience,” citing “technical and business constraints” and “operational necessity” for this decision. Twitter is now prompting users to switch to TweetDeck and official mobile apps instead. (4:08)
We just published a blog post about our priorities for Twitter client experiences. I want to share some insight on how we reached these decisions, and how we’re thinking about 3rd party clients moving forward https://t.co/hSztgplRV8
— Rob Johnson (@robjohnson) August 16, 2018
LinkedIn Relaunches Groups: LinkedIn informed “select Groups power users” that it’s relaunching Groups by the end of the month. TechCrunch reports that LinkedIn is rolling Groups into the main app and streamlining the service to reduce spam and be more efficient. For example, LinkedIn has temporarily removed the ability to approve posts before they’re posted and send group posts as emails to the whole group. (32:55)
— TechCrunch (@TechCrunch) August 15, 2018