Hi, all. I’m here with a weekly round-up of the top social media news stories from the week. I summarise the latest social updates in quick snippets so that you can stay up-to-date with all things social.
The biggest story this week is that you can now share Instagram Stories longer than 15secs. The update now allows you to record as normal as long as you would like and then when you share to your Instagram Story, the app will chop up the story to fit the 15sec limit. Just a nice little timesaver for those of us who have a lot to say. (via Gadgets 360)
LinkedIn are working on employee happiness. They have acquired Glint, ‘a startup whose software helps human resources managers understand how workers feel about their employers’. It is an interesting purchase and a great move by Microsoft. (via CNBC)
Instagram introduces nametags. Fed up of that old business card game? Instagram have added nametags, a scannable card in your app that you can use to find and follow people you meet in the flesh on Instagram, without any of the hassle of searching.(via thenextweb)
Twitter deems all emojis equal. Emojis will now take up the same room equally in tweets – meaning you won’t lose character count space by defining gender or skin colour. Perfect if you have a lot to say. (via Engadget)
Facebook have added 3D posts. This is a fun feature that is good for interaction and just a fun little update. You can create a post from your profile or Page by uploading a photo from your ‘Portrait’ folder and clicking the new ‘3D photo’ option. (via TechCrunch)
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