Here’s our pick of the top three stories to help you keep up-to-date with what’s happened in the world of social media.
Facebook tests new events icon
Creating events on Facebook used to be a fantastic way of businesses promoting what was happening but in our opinion, it was a feature which had slightly lost its way so we welcome this new idea with interest. As Facebook continue to promote the ideas of ‘civic engagement’ and ‘community inclusion’ on their platform it will be interesting to see if these changes do help to stimulate interaction within communities and real-life events.
Instagram trials four columns
So what? For the average user on Instagram this will make little difference. In fact, it means that you will be able to see more photos at a glance when you visit a page which for many is a good thing. The issue comes for those who have used the grid of 3 to full effect on their feed – it will simply throw all their hard work out of sync. Time for a rethink whilst Instagram makes the change?
Facebook introduces new ‘Snooze’ feature
We all have friends or pages that we follow that we want to stay connected with but sometimes we just need a bit of time out from them online. The new Snooze option on Facebook allows you to temporarily unfollow friends or pages for 24 hours, 7 days or 30 days. This is great for those choosing to snooze, not so great for businesses who are struggling to make sure their message is seen. We think there are plenty of ways to ensure that your followers don’t choose to snooze your account. Get in touch now to find out how!