Welcome to this week's episode of Social Chatter, the longest running social media marketing talk show where we cover the latest social media news from this past week, including how to delete Facebook Messenger messages for everyone, inviting guests to Periscope, tracking the original tweeter on Twitter, Rafflecopter, Lensa and more with Christian Karasiewicz, Phil Gerbyshak and guest, Tamara MacDuff.
For those of you who missed last week's episode with Phil Reinhardt, you can watch the replay here.
Watch This Week's Social Media Updates
Delete Facebook Messenger Messages For Everyone
In Facebook news, you can now delete Facebook Messenger messages for everyone.
How To Delete Facebook Messenger Messages
- Update Facebook Messenger from your device’s App Store
- Send a message to someone
- If it is under 10 minutes, tap on a message you want to remove
- Choose “remove”
- Decide if you want to delete the Facebook Messenger message for everyone or just you
Why Deleting Facebook Messenger Messages Matters For Your Business
As a business owner, having the ability to delete Facebook Messenger messages can be especially useful.
For example, maybe you accidentally sent a message intended for a customer to the wrong one? Alternatively, what if you accidentally shared your product pricing?
As long as it has been less than 10 minutes since you sent the Facebook Messenger message, you can go in and delete it for everyone.
This way you can save yourself any embarrassment while protecting your business at the same time.
You can read more about deleting Facebook Messenger messages for everyone here.
Invite Guests To Periscope
In Periscope news, you can now invite guests to your Periscope broadcast.
How To Invite Guests To Periscope
Broadcasts are better together.
Invite guests to join you live! pic.twitter.com/dUAvgXdnP6
— Periscope (@PeriscopeCo) February 4, 2019
To invite viewers, follow these instructions.
- Launch the Periscope app
- Tap on the guest icon
- Tap “invite guests”
To invite guests during your broadcast, follow these steps.
- Launch the Periscope app
- Tap on the guest icon
- Tap + next to the viewers you want to add as a guest on your Periscope broadcast
Why Adding Guests To Your Periscope Broadcast Matters For Your Business
Right now, any guests you add during your Periscope broadcast will only come in through audio.
Periscope is working on adding video support.
In the meantime, you can enhance your Periscope broadcast by adding guests (similar to a call-in radio show).
By adding guests to your Periscope livestream, you can improve the quality of your Periscope broadcast.
When Periscope adds video for guests, you’ll be ready to incorporate it into your broadcast.
You can read more about inviting guests to your Periscope livestream here.
Twitter Cuts API Access To Some Third-Party Tools
In Twitter news, they are cutting access to their API for some third-party tools.
They are specifically fighting ManageFlitter, Crowdfire, and Statusbrew, Twitter tools that encouraged aggressive following and unfollowing tactics.
Why Twitter Cutting API Access Matters For Your Business
We’ve never been a fan of buying Twitter followers. There are plenty of social media influencers who do it (and get speaking gigs because of it).
It’s a not a practice we recommend because it’s an inorganic way to build an audience.
As a business owner, if you’ve engaged in these practices and haven’t seen the results you like, chances are it’s because you’re building an audience that isn’t interested in your products or services - these tactics can build your audience, but with meaningless followers.
While this means you’ll have to find a new way to build your audience (one way is to network and engage more), it’s good to see Twitter cracking down on such Twitter tools
To read more about Twitter cutting off API access to some third-party tools, click here.
See The Original Tweeter Of A Tweet
Also in Twitter news, they are testing original tweeter tags.
This way they can help track down who first shared a tweet.
Why Seeing Who Originated A Tweet Matters For Your Business
It is important to know the originator of a tweet.
By adding a tag for the original tweeter, it will make it easier (and faster) for you to identify who first shared a tweet.
From there, you can identify other people to help you grow your Twitter following (chances are, the people who retweeted it are in the same industry).
To read more about seeing an original tweeter, click here.
In addition to sharing the latest news from this past week, we also highlighted some great social media tools and apps for you to check out.
The first tool that we have discovered this week is Rafflecopter.
Rafflecopter makes it easy for you to manage your giveaways.
Here is an example of Rafflecopter.
Rafflecopter makes it easy for you to not only run your giveaways but to also build your email list and grow your social media following.
You can sign-up for Rafflecopter for free.
If you need additional features, such as one-click email list integration or to use their viral refer-a-friend entry to increase entries for your giveaway, prices start at $13 per month.Try Rafflecopter
Lensa Photo Editor
The second tool that we have for you this week is Lensa Photo Editor.
Simply launch Lensa and take a photo. You can add features such as bokeh (for blurring the background if you don’t have an iPhone with a dual camera), smooth your skin and more.
If you need a good headshot for your business or your social media profiles, consider using Lensa.
Lensa Photo Editor is available as a freemium app. You can download it for free or sign-up for theirUse artificial intelligence to improve your photos
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