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Dorsey says Twitter is thinking about an edit button to fix typos in tweets

Dorsey says Twitter is thinking about an edit button to fix typos in tweets | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said today that the company is thinking about an implementation which lets people edit tweets. But it wants to do it right
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Great news for ham-fisted typists like me!
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Facebook is building Lasso, a video music app to steal TikTok’s teens –

Facebook is building Lasso, a video music app to steal TikTok’s teens – | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Facebook is working on a new app that it hopes could win back the attention of teens while capitalizing on its recently attained major label music licenses. Facebook is building a standalone product where users can record and share videos of themselves lip syncing or dancing to popular songs, accor…
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Facebook makes new landgrab for teens with Musical.ly style app called Lasso . . .
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Facebook Watch video service launches worldwide

Facebook Watch video service launches worldwide | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Facebook's Watch on-demand video service will compete with YouTube and Netflix.
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Facebook Watch has had mixed success in the US so far. Will it become a serious competitior for Netflix, YouTube and the reguar terrestial broadcasters like the Beeb? 
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Instagram launches IGTV app for creators, 1-hour video uploads –

Instagram launches IGTV app for creators, 1-hour video uploads – | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Instagram is ready to compete head-on with YouTube. Today at a flashy event in San Francisco, the company announced it will begin allowing users to upload videos up to one hour in length, up from the previous one-minute limit. And to house the new longer-form videos from content creators and the ge…
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This is gonna be big folks. Instagram have launched IG TV - a place where anyone can make TV shows of up to one hour in length. Find out more here . . .
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Facebook restricts APIs, axes old Instagram platform amidst scandals

Facebook restricts APIs, axes old Instagram platform amidst scandals | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Facebook is entering a tough transition period where it won’t take chances around data privacy in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica fiasco, CTO Mike Schroepfer tells TechCrunch. That’s why it’s moving up the shut down of part of the Instagram API. It’s significantly limiti…
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Wow, Facebook have really got the heebie-jeebies and have locked of load of functionality with Instagram , Facebook groups etc. in one fell swoop. Find out more . . .
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Facebook launches Creator app for influencers to build video communities

Facebook launches Creator app for influencers to build video communities | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Facebook wants to turn mindless, passive video consumption into "time well spent," and now it's giving social media stars a powerful tool to foster..
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Christmas has come early for video creators on Facebook and Instagram. This gift is a whole bunch of free tools to help you reach your video audiences more effectively. Go on, unwrap it now! . . .
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7 Awesome Examples of User-Generated Content on Instagram - Socially Sorted

7 Awesome Examples of User-Generated Content on Instagram - Socially Sorted | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
User-Generated Content on Instagram is huge right now. These 7 brands have built massive followings by sharing the content created by their community.
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Letting other people tell you story makes your social channel come aive. Some great examples of user-generated content from Instagram star Donna Moritz . . .
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Diva Ventures Best Blogs's curator insight, October 19, 2017 6:57 AM
Tips about sharing content created by your community. Be sure to follow my Digital Diva scoops.
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Instagram tests letting you add a friend to live stream

Instagram tests letting you add a friend to live stream | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Instagram is testing a new feature that lets you stream live Instagram broadcasts with a friend in split-screen mode.
Adding a friend to your broadcast is simple: just tap the new icon o
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This is a possible game-changer from Instagram. A new split-screen live video feature means you could interview your VIP guest before/after an event, talk to superfans about why they like your product - whatever is the limit of your imagination. How could you use this new feature?
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Instagram Live Replays: What Marketers Need to Know : Social Media Examiner

Instagram Live Replays: What Marketers Need to Know : Social Media Examiner | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Are you using live video on Instagram? Discover how to get an extra 24 hours of view time for your live videos with Instagram Live video replays.
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Instagram News! New Live Replays means that you can now get more than 24 hours exposure for your live video content. Instagram expert Jenn Herman tells you how . . .
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Facebook Mobile Video: What Marketers Need to Know : Social Media Examiner

Facebook Mobile Video: What Marketers Need to Know : Social Media Examiner | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Want more traction with your Facebook videos? Discover what the new Facebook mobile video tab is and find 14 ways to stand out in this dedicated video feed.
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Facebook is betting big on mobile and video - so much so that they've just made a design tweak. Find out from Mari Smith how to use video effectively with FB . . .
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Diva Ventures Best Blogs's curator insight, May 30, 2017 10:32 PM

Facebook Mobile Video is evolving to be one of the most cost effective marketing mediums with a high rate of return.

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Top Instagram Updates You Need to Know - April 2017 Edition

Top Instagram Updates You Need to Know - April 2017 Edition | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Did you hear about the latest Instagram's updates? Stay updated, check the newest features and learn how to use them to improve your Ads
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Whats new in Instagram? You get the latest here including a great tweak to Instagram Live . . .
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Facebook takes aim at Youtube with new standalone TV app - BBC News

Facebook takes aim at Youtube with new standalone TV app - BBC News | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
The move could put the firm in better position to compete over lucrative advertising money.
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Facebook are really trying to dominate every screen available - wonder how YouTube/Google will fight back? . . .
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Facebook Messenger launches Instant Games

Facebook Messenger launches Instant Games | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Bored while you wait for friends to text back? Now you can challenge friends for high scores on Facebook Messenger's new Instant Games, like Pac-Man, Space..
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Would you believe it? Now you can play Pac-Man on Facebook Messenger while waiting for your best friend to get back to you with the latest goss. As we say in Spain - ¡Genial! . . .
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You can now share IGTV videos to your Instagram Story

You can now share IGTV videos to your Instagram Story | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Instagram announced a new feature that lets users share previews of IGTV videos to their Stories. The new share feature is similar to the feature in which users can instantly repost stories they’re tagged in.
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This new feature should definitely help to get more eyeballs on IGTV content . . .
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Twitter Chronological Timeline Returns

Twitter Chronological Timeline Returns | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
On this week's Social Media Marketing Talk Show: explore the return of Twitter's chronological timeline and new ways to sell products from the Instagram app. Special Guests: Madalyn Sklar, Jeff Sieh.
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Many people missed the old chronological timeline that made Twitter unique. Well the news is, it's coming back! . . .
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Instagram launches IGTV app for creators, 1-hour video uploads –

Instagram launches IGTV app for creators, 1-hour video uploads – | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Instagram is ready to compete head-on with YouTube. Today at a flashy event in San Francisco, the company announced it will begin allowing users to upload videos up to one hour in length, up from the previous one-minute limit. And to house the new longer-form videos from content creators and the ge…
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David Blundell's curator insight, July 9, 3:46 AM
This is gonna be big folks. Instagram have launched IG TV - a place where anyone can make TV shows of up to one hour in length. Find out more here . . .
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How to Use Facebook Group Units to Organize Your Content : Social Media Examiner

How to Use Facebook Group Units to Organize Your Content : Social Media Examiner | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Discover how to create and use units to organize the content and resources available in your Facebook group.
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Wow, this new Facebook Group feature could be a great benefit for teachers and trainers to deliver content via groups. Love it! . . .
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Facebook plans major news feed changes

Facebook plans major news feed changes | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
The social network is to make posts from businesses, brands and media less prominent.
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This is going to really shake up how we use Facebook for marketing. If your posts get low engagement, they will disappear from people's timelines . . .
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Instagram update adds two-person live streaming option ‘Go live with a friend’

Instagram update adds two-person live streaming option ‘Go live with a friend’ | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Instagram today has added a fun new way to use its live sharing feature, called “Go live with a friend”. The new option lets users invite one person to join in on their live video.
David Blundell's insight:
Instagram's new dual-screen feature on their live video could be a game-changer. Great way to do interviews on the fly for your audiences. Note, you need to download the new v20 of Intsagram from your app store to get the feature . . .
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YouTube’s big makeover continues with redesigned mobile app, new logo and more

YouTube’s big makeover continues with redesigned mobile app, new logo and more | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Earlier this year, YouTube introduced a major redesign of its desktop website which delivered a cleaner look and new features like a "dark mode" for nighttime..
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YouTube changes its logo and a lot more - The new YouTube mobile app experience will make it much more usable on the go.
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How to Track Links Shared on Social Media

How to Track Links Shared on Social Media | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Link tracking any links shared on social media is really useful to see where traffic is coming from. Check out a selection of tools that will show you how!
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If you're not tracking links on social media, how can you understand anything about your audiences? Ian Cleary from RazorSocial shows you how just easy it can all be with the right tools at your fingertips . . .
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How to Create Instagram Stories Ads for Traffic and Conversions : Social Media Examiner

How to Create Instagram Stories Ads for Traffic and Conversions : Social Media Examiner | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Looking for ways to increase your conversions from Instagram stories? Discover how to use Instagram stories ads to improve your marketing results.
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Instagram introduce new ad opportunities for their Stories - here's the skinny . . .
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John Thomas's curator insight, July 9, 2017 5:38 AM
How to Create Instagram Stories Ads for Traffic and Conversions
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Facebook Live vs. Instagram Live: Differences & Best Practices

Facebook Live vs. Instagram Live: Differences & Best Practices | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Facebook LIVE vs. Instagram LIVE: A comparison of Facebook Live versus Instagram Live Video.
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Whats the difference between Facebook and Instagram live-streaming? Its all the same isn't it? <well Kim Garst tells you just why it isn't . . .
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John Thomas's curator insight, July 9, 2017 5:39 AM
How to Create Instagram Stories Ads for Traffic and Conversions
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LinkedIn revamps timeline with Trending Storylines: curated, algorithmic news clusters

LinkedIn revamps timeline with Trending Storylines: curated, algorithmic news clusters | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
LinkedIn -- the social network for professionals that's now a part of Microsoft -- has long been working on ways to get its 465 million users to stay on the..
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I suppose it had to happen - now LinkedIn has their version of Stories but interestingly, it is driven by a mix of tech and human curation . . .
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Twitter Announces Direct Integration of Live-Streaming Within the Twitter App

Twitter Announces Direct Integration of Live-Streaming Within the Twitter App | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Twitter has announced the full integration of live-streaming capacity direct into the main app.
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With live-streaming now available within your mobile twitter app, what will this mean for Periscope?
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