Watch This Week’s Social Media Updates
Instagram Supports Managing Multiple Accounts
This week, Instagram announced Instagram multiple account switching.
Interestingly enough, this was a topic we discussed on last week's episode of Social Chatter.
Now that they have officially rolled this out, iOS and Android users can now add multiple Instagram accounts to one Instagram profile.
This way you can switch between and post to different accounts without needing to login and log out each time.
This should be something you give your social media manager because it can save them a lot of time. Remember, all of those precious seconds do add up.
Instagram Adds Video Counts
Also this week from Instagram is the ability to see video counts on videos posted to Instagram.
Once you click on the video views, you can also see who viewed your video and follow them.
This can be a great way for brands to identify brand ambassadors.
Businesses should also look to identify other Instagram accounts they may want to follow or potentially partner with.
Facebook Page Tagging In Groups
Another new update comes to Facebook Groups.
Previously, you could only tag Facebook Profiles in a group.
Now you can tag a Facebook Page when posting to a Facebook Group.
To view an example, head over to our official Facebook Group.
To tag a Facebook Page, you would type the @ sign and then the name of a Facebook Page.
Once you tag a Facebook Page, they'll get notified and can go in and respond as their profile or their page.
Snapchat Partners With Viacom
We'll snap to that. More on our partnership with @Snapchat: http://www.viacom.com/news/Pages/newsdetails.aspx?RID=953935 https://twitter.com/BrianRoemmele/status/697045659766009856
— Viacom (@Viacom) February 9, 2016
In other social media news this week, Snapchat signed a deal with Viacom.
Viacom announced they “struck a deal with Snapchat to sell ads on its behalf, add more channels to Snapchat's Discover platform, and give Snapchat special access to Viacom-sponsored events like the Video Music Awards on MTV.”
For now, this sounds like good news for both parties. We're looking forward to seeing how this evolves and if it makes Snapchat more of a player alongside Facebook.
See Important Tweets On Twitter First
Starting today you can choose to try our new feature, so you'll never miss important Tweets from people you follow: https://blog.twitter.com/2016/never-miss-important-tweets-from-people-you-follow
— Twitter (@twitter) February 10, 2016
One last bit of social media news is that Twitter now let's you decide to see important tweets first.
To make this adjustment, follow these instructions so that you see the tweets that are most important to you first in your Twitter timeline.
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.
Grum is a tool that let's you upload photos to Instagram from your computer.
There are plenty of ways to upload photos and videos to Instagram from a computer.
One way is to use Dropbox. You can also email them to yourself.
Both of these methods can take some time.
With Grum, simply launch the tool and post your photos to Instagram from your desktop or schedule out your updates.
Grum also supports the option to post to as many accounts as you want.
This way you're not confined to using just your mobile device to post to Instagram.Try Grum
KickaConference is a tool to make it easy to host conference calls and teleseminars.
They want to make it easier to host conference calls.
If you manage a team, you now how frustrating it can be to get everyone on your call and start it on-time without any technical issues.
There's no more software to download or pin numbers. Instead, you use your custom link.
You'll be able to see who is on your call, mute callers instead of asking them to go on mute and lock your conference call.Sign-up for KickaConference
Quip combines chat, docs, task lists, and spreadsheets into one app.
You can create, share and communicate with your employees or work colleagues from anywhere across any device.
Quip was also featured as one of the breakthrough technologies in 2014 by MIT Technology Review.
With Quip, it makes it seamless to collaborate with your team to create content for your social media channels or blogs from anywhere!Download Quip
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!