Facebook Stories adds funky AR drawing and Instagram’s Boomerang

You’ll soon be able to draw on the world around you and shoot back-and-forth Instagram Boomerang GIFs with the Facebook Camera. Bringing additional creative tools to the Facebook Camera could make it a more popular place to shoot content and help the company compete with Snapchat. “We wanted to give people an easy way to […]

Snapchat brings back chronological Stories feed for some

Snapchat has undone its controversial redesign’s most significant change in an update to some users today. A tab that shows Stories in reverse chronological order, replacing the redesign’s algorithmically sorted feed for many people. We’ve reached out to Snap Inc and haven’t heard back. Showing the most recent Stories first makes them predictable and coherent […]

3 tests show Facebook is determined to make Stories the default

Facebook isn’t backing down from Stories despite criticism that it copied Snapchat and that Instagram Stories is enough. Instead, it’s committed to figuring out how to adapt the slideshow format into the successor to the status update. That’s why today the company is launching three significant tests that make Facebook Stories a default way to […]

Instagram Stories gets ‘quote tweet’-style feed post resharing

Instagram’s next big Stories feature could let you compliment or trash talk other people’s feed posts, or embed a “see post” button to promote your own. A TechCrunch reader sent us these screenshots of the new feature, which Instagram confirmed to us is appearing to a small subset of users. “We’re always testing ways to […]

Twitter users are twice as likely to retweet fake news stories than authentic ones

President Obama was not injured in a White House explosion in April 2013. The explosion never happened. But according to users on Twitter, it did.  A fake news tweet had been sent out from a hijacked Associated Press account. The news spread rapidly, so much so, that the Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted by 100 […]

Epic Instagram Captions, SEO Survival Tips & More Top Stories from February

February may be the shortest month of the year, but man, there was a lot going on this month. From the predictable (if misplaced) anxiety about Google Chrome’s new built-in ad blocker to must-read SEO survival strategies for the coming voice search revolution, there was plenty for marketers of all stripes to get their teeth […]

Instagram is testing screenshot alerts for stories

 Instagram is testing a feature that will show users when someone else takes a screenshot of their story. Users included in the test are getting a warning that the next time they take a screenshot of a friend’s story the friend will be able to see it, as shown below: Good bye freedom to screenshot IG […]

Why Google Stories will save, not screw, Snapchat Discover

 Snapchat has a new ally or enemy depending on how you look at Google’s new mobile magazine format, but the social app is welcoming the search giant. Google’s clone of Snapchat Discover, called AMP Stories, officially launched today, allowing news outlets to create photo/video slideshows that appear in mobile search results and on their site. […]

Google Releases AMP Stories: What Are They All About?

A massive tech company developing a new, interactive way to shove wads of content into our eyeholes: What a novel idea!   Announced in a Developers blog post released on Tuesday, AMP Stories are a “mobile-focused format for delivering news and information as visually rich, tap-through stories.” While this might sound a lot like something […]

SearchCap: AMP Stories, Google Shopping links & more search refinements

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. The post SearchCap: AMP Stories, Google Shopping links & more search refinements appeared first on Search Engine Land. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article. Search Engine Land: News & Info About SEO, […]