Social Media News: January 2019
If there's one thing that is constant about social media, it's that it is ever changing. Some of your favorite social media platforms rolled out big changes last month. Here are the highlights of what you should know:
-Facebook Plans to Integrate WhatsApp, Messenger, and Instagram: To further solidify its holdings, Facebook plans to link all of its messaging products together. I’m not quite sure what to think of this, but I agree with what others have said: this looks like a move to a) make it harder to break up the company b) allow for greater data gathering to use in ad targeting and c) sell more ad space.
-Instagram Now Allows for Video Scheduling: If you use a scheduling tool like Hootsuite or Buffer, you can now scheduling videos for Instagram through the tool. I’m interested to try this out, but I’ve found video scheduling with 3rd party tools to be agonizingly slow to load up and glitchy in the end.
-Facebook Makes Changes to Groups: Have or manage a Facebook group? You’ll want to check out all these changes.
-Instagram Adds Ability to Post to Multiple Accounts: Gotta admit, I’m not a big fan of this change. Instagram recently introduced the ability to select and post to multiple accounts with the push of a button.
-Facebooks Adds Call-to-Action Stickers to Facebook Stories: I can’t WAIT for this to come to Instagram. But for now, Facebook has rolled out call-to-action stickers for Facebook Stories.
What do you think of these changes? Which one are you most excited to try out? Let me know in the comments below!