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Instagram Countdown Stickers | Facebook Life Events and more …

In this week's social snippet show, Julia and Christina bring you the latest news in social media and online marketing.  This week, the topics covered are:

COUNTDOWN STICKERS FOR INSTAGRAM STORIES

New Instagram feature! We can now add a countdown sticker in stories. If you run events, workshops or even discounts then this is a great feature.

GOOGLE PLUS IS SHUTTING DOWN EARLIER THAN PLANNED

It appears that Google will be sunsetting the consumer version of Google+ four months earlier than originally scheduled due to yet another security concern.

“With the discovery of this new bug, we have decided to expedite the shut-down of all Google+ APIs; this will occur within the next 90 days. In addition, we have also decided to accelerate the sunsetting of consumer Google+ from August 2019 to April 2019.

SNAPCHAT LETS YOU VIRTUALLY TRY ON THE NEW ADIDAS TRAINERS

Is this a sign of things to come?  Check out this article where they show you how SnapChat are working with AI so that you can virtually try things such as new shoes or even how a piece of furniture will look in your house.  It's very cool!

FACEBOOK REVAMP “LIFE EVENTS” FOR PERSONAL PROFILES

There is a lot of noise online about how wonderful the new “life events” are on Facebook, but in reality, they are exactly the same as a milestone on a business page.  Rather than just selecting an icon for the said event such as a baby being born or a wedding, you can now upload or choose your own photos and videos.

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