#SocialSkim: Facebook and Instagram Redesign, Amazon’s Spark vs. Instagram and Pinterest: 10 Stories This Week

This week: Facebook, Instagram aim for engagement with redesigns; all about Amazon’s Spark social platform; LinkedIn’s smart share options, a court case it lost, and its native video; Apple pushes original shows; much more! Read the full article at MarketingProfs MarketingProfs Daily: Content

How to put old photos in your social media stories

Stories started with Snapchat, then Instagram and Facebook added their own versions to try and win our loyalty.  There are crazy amounts of ways to make your story unique within each app. But you might not know that you can also post old photos in your current stories. SEE ALSO: I’m giving up on Snapchat […]

Facebook boosts snubbed Stories Camera with Live, GIF & text sharing

 Despite the tepid reception for Facebook Stories, the social network is doubling down on its full-screen Camera feature. Today Facebook added the ability to go Live, shoot two-second GIFs and share full-screen text posts on colored background from Facebook Camera, which lets you share to Facebook Stories, Direct messaging and the traditional News Feed. Read […]

#SocialSkim: Facebook Launches Original Shows, Social Media Claims 3 Billion Users: 11 Stories This Week

Social has 3 billion users (and other need-to-know stats); Facebook’s original video push; LinkedIn expands partners program; a mobile messaging foray by YouTube; Google’s Snapchat Discover competitor; Snapchat’s powerful tool for marketers… Read the full article at MarketingProfs MarketingProfs Daily: Content

#SocialSkim: Facebook Messenger Upgraded for Business, a Big Blow to Snapchat: 10 Stories This Week

Facebook unleashes Messenger 2.1 with business-friendly features, may be working on futuristic video chat; stock market rejects Snapchat; Pinterest homes in on search with selling focus; Facebook’s big News Feed algorithm change; much more! Read the full article at MarketingProfs MarketingProfs Daily: Content

Google and Facebook envision Stories for news, not social

 Stories taught us the joy of dictating the pace of content consumption. We fast-forward in 10-second increments, with a quick trigger finger let loose the moment we get bored. That’s why soon, endless paragraphs of text and time-consuming videos might not be the only ways to get the news. Read More Social – TechCrunch

Facebook tests ‘going live’ from Facebook Camera, Live Stories like Instagram

 Facebook is testing a new way to “go live” on its social network – an option that was previously available by pressing the “Live” button on the Status update box. Now, for some users, the ability to “go live” – meaning start a live video broadcast – is appearing right within the Facebook Camera screen, […]

Facebook Stories are Coming to Desktop – and Could Still Become a More Significant Facebook Element

Facebook is looking to bring Stories to its desktop version, which could help raise awareness of the option.  Social Media Today RSS

Instagram Releases New Stats on Stories Use to Celebrate Stories’ First Anniversary

Instagram Stories is now one year old, and they’ve released a range of new usage stats to mark the occasion. Social Media Today RSS

Facebook begins testing Stories on the desktop

 Great news, folks. Facebook Stories, the shameless Snapchat clone that sits above the News Feed on Facebook’s mobile app, is now rolling out to Facebook’s desktop site. Here, the Stories feature is no longer at the top of the page, but is instead off to the right side, where it’s at least a bit less […]