With new tappable gestures, Tinder’s photos become more like Stories

 Tinder today is rolling out a new navigational experience for users of its mobile application that’s designed to make it easier to move between profile photos and profile text. In the updated app, photos now take up more screen real estate – that is, they extend to the edge of your phone’s screen. The way […]

Amazon launches Spark, a shoppable feed of stories and photos aimed at Prime members

 Amazon today is launching Amazon Spark, a new feature aimed at improving product discovery, which is seemingly inspired by Instagram and its use of shoppable photos. Similarly, Amazon Spark users are encouraged to post stories, ideas and images of products they love, which others can react to with comments and “smiles” – Amazon’s own version […]

#SocialSkim: LinkedIn Custom Notifications, Facebook Monetizes Messenger: 10 Stories This Week

LinkedIn’s suite of tools to help you customize notifications; Facebook Messenger ads roll out globally, and Instant Article subscriptions are almost here; why Snap Map is worth paying attention to; get B2B leads with LinkedIn’s Sponsored InMail; search via emoji; more! Read the full article at MarketingProfs MarketingProfs Daily: Content

Snapchat or Instagram Stories: Which is Better for Your Business?

Snapchat versus Instagram Stories – which is better for your brand? Here’s an overview of the key considerations. Social Media Today RSS

#SocialSkim: Snapchat’s Business-Friendly Features, Facebook’s Transparency Metrics: 10 Stories This Week

This week: Snapchat’s new business-friendly features to fend off Instagram; Facebook’s drone test to bring Internet to rural areas, and new transparency metrics to gain brands’ trust; boost traffic with Instagram Story Ads; how teens use social; more! Read the full article at MarketingProfs MarketingProfs Daily: Content

Instagram Adds Video Replies to Stories, Increases Pressure on Snapchat

Instagram has added the ability to reply to Stories content with a photo or video. Social Media Today RSS

You can now reply to Instagram Stories with photos and video

 Instagram has updated its Stories feature with the ability to reply to stories with either photos or video. This means you can use all the creative tools found in the Instagram camera, including filters, Boomerang, rewind and stickers to show the original poster exactly how your really feel about what they’re sharing. The replies feature […]

#SocialSkim: Facebook’s Huge Investment, YouTube at VidCon: 11 Stories This Week

Facebook to spend millions on original shows, hits major user milestone; YouTube’s VidCon announcements and its experimental app open to all; Instagram tires to make you share more; Reddit’s big video effort; why you can’t just focus on paid social; more! Read the full article at MarketingProfs MarketingProfs Daily: Content

#SocialSkim: Google Aggregates Job Listings, Snapchat’s Location-Sharing: 10 Stories This Week

Google becomes the biggest job-search platform; Snapchat maps help users meet up; LinkedIn makes comments expressive; Music.ly’s original programming with big partners; Instagram Stories user base soars; GIF’s 30th anniversary… Read the full article at MarketingProfs MarketingProfs Daily: Content

Instagram Stories Now up to 250 Million Daily Users, Increasing Pressure on Snap Inc.

Instagram Stories has reached another milestone, hitting 250 million daily active users. Social Media Today RSS