We’re here with our weekly round-up of the top social media news stories from the week. We summarise the latest social updates in quick snippets so that you can stay up-to-date with all things social.

Our top story this week is that Instagram has launched IGTV. As part of its Explore tab, the longer-form video hub is like their own version of YouTube but in vertical form and only on mobile. For now, videos can be 10 minutes for most accounts and up to an hour for larger ones. We can’t wait to help you to incorporate this into your new strategies. (via TechCrunch).

Facebook’s launched a Brand Collabs Manager. Need help with your sponsored content and product placement strategy? In essence, this new feature is a search engine which allows you to browse different web celebrities based on their demographics and portfolios of past sponsorships. A great way to ensure you team up with the right person. (via TechCrunch).

And breathe… People won’t receive alerts if you screenshot their Stories. It’s a feature that the platform has been testing and have decided not to progress with. There’s no harm in screenshotting other’s Stories to inspire your own strategies but would you really want them knowing? (via TheVerge).

Twitter is helping publishers with its new hub. Get ready to meet Twitter Media, a website dedicated to helping small publishers get the most from its platform. It’ll feature best practices and the latest information about products and features to help publishers smash their strategies. (via wersm).

Instagram is testing new, bespoke stickers. Some lucky users have been testing out the ability to add multiple images or videos as stickers! We love the sound of this fun update and look forward to it rolling out. (via SocialMediaToday).

*Featured image by the wonderful I Want You To Know.

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