When PicMonkey introduced “grids” we all did a little dance in the office! It is important to make sure that elements of your design are lined up for design balance and composition. If you are using an iPhone to take photos for your social media accounts, then the same principle applies. Activate the “grid” feature
The human eye finds it difficult to read multiple typefaces, so we advise clients to stay with a simple collection of fonts, or a family of fonts. If a design is too busy then this causes confusion in the brain as the eye does not know where to look. Ideally, you want your viewer to
Skype Launches New Feature for Recording Calls Skype for content creators is on the horizon. Think of “Blab” and you have the new product! You will be able to live stream the Skype call directly from the session, as well as receiving an MP4 file which you can distribute to Facebook, YouTube, etc. afterwards. This
Twitter Adds Timestamps on Video If you are using live video on Twitter, this feature is for you! If you share Live videos you will be able to direct viewers to the most important moment in the video. I’m looking forward to thinking up some creative strategies for repurposing content using this!
Update Your Instagram Bio with Tags and #s Instagram has now given us the option to add live hashtags and also tag in other accounts in our bios. If you have both a personal and branded Instagram account this is ideal for directing your followers to the best account for them to follow!
Instagram has Focus Mode for Selfies Kids will love this new feature for Instagram. Being able to blur out the background and focus on the individuals within the app itself will destroy external apps such as Prisma and other selfie enhancing apps.
LinkedIn Add GIFs to Its Messaging Platform What next? Sorry to rant, but recently we had hashtags in all posts (which they have now removed as compulsory), and now we have animated gifs in messages. Why don’t they bring back events, or webinar software or the ability to add published articles to your business page?
LinkedIn Is At it Again – New Profile Changes You may have noticed that LinkedIn has once again changed the layout of the personal profile. Changes include a background image, profile photo has moved, name and headline have shifted to the left, summary now displays more content (and rich media – yippee!), key information and
Facebook really wants people to use stories Facebook is making three significant changes to encourage people to use the stories feature. Stories will now be the default option when creating a post, we will also have larger story images and more. Read more here in our Facebook stories blog.
If you have been uploading videos to your Facebook Business Page for the last few years then you will probably already be aware of playlists. Spotted in the Social Media Examiner Society Group in their “Found in the wild” section, you will soon be able to sort your videos into playlists from your personal profile.