#SocialSkim: Facebook’s Yelp-Killer Events App; Snapchat’s Coming Algorithm: 10 Stories This Week

Facebook’s new app wraps Yelp, Foursquare, and Facebook Events into one; Snapchat’s massive redesign & upcoming algorithm; LinkedIn streamlines Lead Gen Forms for messages; Amazon courts Instagram, Twitter influencers; the app just bought by a Chinese startup for nearly B; more! Read the full article at MarketingProfs MarketingProfs Daily: Content

Instagram Stories adds no-frills photo-only posting from mobile web

 Instagram really wants the developing world on Stories. They won’t be able to use Instagram’s augmented reality masks or share videos, but starting today mobile web users can post to Instagram Stories. Previously, mobile web users could only view Stories, which have to be created in Instagram’s native apps. But now users can snap photos, […]

Facebook Stories replaces Messenger Day with synced cross-posting

 Facebook is cleaning up the redundancy in its Snapchat Stories clones. Today Facebook is killing off the Messenger Day brand and merging the chat app’s stories feature with Facebook Stories. Now, just called “Stories,” 24-hour ephemeral posts in either Facebook or Messenger will appear in both apps, and viewing will be synced, too. Read More Social – […]

Facebook launches collaborative Stories for Groups and Events

 Facebook is combining its Snapchat Stories clone with features Snapchat can’t match. Starting today, users of Facebook Groups and Events will be able to contribute to a Facebook Story visible to the rest of the members and moderated by the admins. In essence, these collaborative Stories will work like a private hashtag so multiple people […]

#SocialSkim: Twitter Doubles Character Limit, Facebook Rolls Out Messenger 2.2: 11 Stories This Week

Twitter doubles tweet character limit (and the surprising result); new features for brands in Messenger 2.2; Facebook’s polls for users and pages; Snap looks to algorithmic feed to solve its problems; Twitter’s ad subscription service for small businesses… Read the full article at MarketingProfs MarketingProfs Daily: Content

Instagram now lets you add any photos or videos to your Stories

 Instagram is turning on a feature that many users have asked for, letting users add photos and videos from their camera roll – even if they’re older than 24 hours. The limitation in place previously seemed designed to encourage Stories to be more of a repository for spur of the moment sharing (as well as […]

#SocialSkim: LinkedIn’s New Benchmark Tool; Facebook’s Enterprise Software: 10 Stories This Week

This week: LinkedIn’s new tool helps measure your competition’s growth; Facebook’s quiet journey into enterprise software, plus new Group admin controls; how Twitter’s edging toward profitability; cool ways to get creative with LinkedIn video; more! Read the full article at MarketingProfs MarketingProfs Daily: Content

AdWords Changes, Keyword Madness & Other Spooky Stories from October

As witches descend from their mountainous caves in search of lost hikers to sacrifice to their eldritch gods and the restless dead rise from their dusty crypts hungering for the warmth of human flesh, it’s time to look back at the spookiest and most popular posts from the WordStream blog from October.   And my, […]

#SocialSkim: Facebook’s Warning to Marketers; LinkedIn Smart Replies: 10 Stories This Week

Facebook’s stark reminder to advertisers that they don’t hold the power; LinkedIn upgrades messaging–and your productivity–with smart replies; Facebook’s Pinterest-esque “Sets”; Snapchat could soon be a source of referral traffic; Twitter’s “transparency center”; social commerce is coming… Read the full article at MarketingProfs MarketingProfs Daily: Content

Instagram Stories and WhatsApp Status hit 300M users, nearly 2X Snapchat

 Instagram and WhatsApp’s Snapchat clones aren’t slowing down. Today Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Instagram Stories and WhatsApp Status both now have 300 million daily active users. That’s up from 250 million for Instagram in June, and WhatsApp in July. That makes the copies almost twice the size of the original, as Snapchat’s entire app […]