Social Chatter Episode 15: Facebook Updates Page Communication Tools

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Social Chatter Episode 15: Facebook Updates Page Communication Tools

Welcome to this week’s episode of Social Chatter where we cover the latest social media news.

Each episode of Social Chatter is available as a blog post or video.

Let’s see what’s cooking in social media this week with your hosts, Christian Karasiewicz and Vincent Orleck!

Watch This Week’s Social Media Updates

 

Twitter Image Cropping

Twitter image cropping

This week in social media marketing news, Twitter removed the cropping on photos uploaded by users.

Previously, images were cropped on the top and bottom.

Now when you upload photos to Twitter, they'll be uploaded at the size they were created in.

Read more on how Twitter handles images now.

 

Twitter Image Sizes for Collages

Twitter Multi-photo Display

Twitter also made changes to how multi-photos were displayed.

There is now a new layout which we think makes the photos look a lot better when displayed in the Twitterstream.

 

Twitter Ads for Logged Out Users

Twitter Ads for Logged Out Users

Another really big change this week on Twitter was the addition of Twitter Ads when users are logged out.

This will give Twitter an opportunity to make money.

 

Facebook Launches Facebook at Work

This week, Facebook started said they plan to launch Facebook at Work.

Facebook at Work has been in testing for the past year.

Read more about this service aimed at professionals.

 

Facebook Page Communication Tools

Facebook Page Communication Tools

This week, Facebook started rolling out two new updates to Facebook Pages.

You'll be able to tag users you communicate with through your Facebook Page.

For example, you can tag users who might be part of your mastermind group or purchased a Facebook training course from you. This way you can learn more about the people who are contacting you.

They also rolled out better comment management on Facebook Pages. This way you can keep up with comments you responded to and flag ones you need to follow-up on.

Facebook Comment Management

 

Facebook Closes Creative Lab

One last update from Facebook this week is that they decided to close their Creative Lab.

They've also removed apps such as Slingshot, Riff and Rooms.

 

Tools

In addition to sharing the latest in social media news from this past week, we also highlighted some great tools and apps to check out.
 

Afterlight

Afterlight

If you're looking for a powerful image editing app for your iPhone or iPad, be sure to try Afterlight.

This week, you can get it for free. Just follow these instructions.

Download Afterlight

 

Kiwi for Gmail

Kiwi for Gmail

Do you find you have too many tabs open on your computer?

Does it slow you down to the point where you can't get work done?

If you're a Gmail user, consider switching to Kiwi for Gmail, a desktop application that mimics Gmail through the browser with the exception that it won't slow your system down.

Download Kiwi for Gmail

 

Snappa


 
Snappa is a web-based image editing tool.

It's very similar to Canva with the exception being that you get better integration with your social media channels along with more high-quality vector images and photos to choose from.

Download Snappa

 

Affinity Photo

Affinity Photo

One last tool we wanted to mention is Affinity Photo.

This powerful photo-editing app just won app of the year from Apple.

This week, they're offering 20% off their Adobe Photohop rival.

Download Affinity Photo

 

Wrap-up

That’s it for this week’s episode of Social Chatter.

Be sure to tune-in to our next episode on Blab to find out what’s cooking in social media!

If you have any questions about anything mentioned this week, share them with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or in the comments below.
 

About The Author
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Christian Karasiewicz Founder, Social Chefs Founder and CEO of Social Chefs, a digital marketing agency. I host two shows, #SocialChatter, the industries longest running social media marketing talk show and Social Snacks, 5 minute or less social media marketing tutorials.