September surely flew like wind and has been an interesting month as compared to the rest. This month brings in exciting news for each of the social media platforms. We heard some big news related to some platforms, and the same are discussed below, so let us recap and have a look at some intriguing updates.
Starting from Facebook, now Facebook is helping you increase your business twice as it is now adding the ability to create a custom audience of people who visit your location and check in – and not to fear, if your custom audience is too small you can always use that to create a lookalike audience for your ads.
Twitter recently announced the increase of their character limit from 140 to 280, on a trial basis and only to a small group of people. Twitter says “We want every person around the world to easily express themselves on Twitter. So we’re doing something new: we’re going to try out a longer limit, 280 characters, in languages impacted by cramming (which is all except Japanese, Chinese, and Korean).”
Instagram has made its mission to make the social platform a safe and positive place for self-expression. Here are three new updates coming from Instagram which will help to limit any form of trolling or abuse and will reinforce their commitment to safety and kindness.
In case your account is public, you’ll see a new way to choose who can comment on your posts just like people you follow or your followers. Also, whether your account is public or private, you’ll be able to block other accounts from commenting on your posts. Isn’t that great?
–Anonymous reporting for live video
If someone is going through a difficult time or in need of support during a live broadcast then anyone watching it can report anonymously. The person will see a message offering help with options to talk to a helpline, reach out to a friend or get other tips and support.
–Kindness walls and stickers
Instagram also introduced kindness walls and exciting stickers for the people who love decorating or expressing their feelings with emoticons or stickers.
If you use LinkedIn via mobile then you might see a new icon beside your photo icon from where you can go live on LinkedIn, well a video icon! You can now go live on your device. Isn’t that exciting?