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FACEBOOK LET GROUP MEMBERS KNOW WHY THEIR POST WAS REMOVED

This is an interesting and handy feature that Facebook is rolling out to Groups.  Group admins will soon have the ability to let people know the reasons why they have removed a post from the feed.  I love this idea and it will certainly put people off spamming the groups (perhaps LinkedIn should do something similar?)

 

INSTAGRAM ARE BECOMING MORE ACCESSIBLE

Instagram is adding two new accessibility feature to help visually-impaired users access the photos and videos shared on the platform.

  • Automatic alt text
  • Custom alt text

Read Instagrams blog here.

YOUTUBE INTRODUCE STORIES FOR EVERYONE (WITH 10K + SUBSCRIBERS)

I am struggling to get 1000 subscribers to my YouTube Channel let alone 10k!  But if you do have that volume of subscribers then you are able to add SnapChat style “stories”, known as “Community posts” on YouTube. It seems that everyone is jumping on the story bandwagon!  Read more

YOUTUBE IS REMOVING ANNOTATIONS

YouTube annotations will finally disappear for good on January 15th, 2019. After this date, “all existing annotations will be removed.”  An annotation is a label that appears in videos that link to other videos.   Apparently, nobody ever clicked on them.  Annotations… you are the weakest link.  Bye-bye.  Read more

LINKEDIN REVAMPING THE SHARE BOX

LinkedIn is in the process of rolling out a revamped share box, with completion expected in the coming weeks. The new Share box makes it easier for users to select the audience for each of their posts: publicly, connections only, or to specific groups. (This is similar to the way Facebook’s sharing dialogue works for posts.) Read more

LINKEDIN ADDS A LOCATION SHARING FEATURE

LinkedIn has announced a new addition to its messaging functionality which enables users to share their location, or a location nearby, to meet up. Read more

Tool of the week – IG:dm

A free of charge tool that lets you manage your Instagram direct messages from a desktop rather than a mobile.  Other desktop features include:-

  • Search for users and start a conversation
  • View a list of users that are not following you back
  • Quote a chat message
  • Have a play here.
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