- Facebook Photo Transfer Tool
- Pinterest Shops
- Twitter Privacy Center
- Making Instagram Safer
- Smart Podcast Player
We also talked about Twitter conversation insights and Facebook ad personalization on Episode 218.
Social Chatter: Social Media Marketing Talk Show - Episode 219
A Facebook Photo Transfer Tool
In Facebook news, they are launching a Facebook photo transfer tool that allows you to transfer their Facebook photos and videos to other services.
At launch, you'll be able to move your photos to Google Photos using the transfer tool found here, provided you're in Ireland (worldwide availability will happen during the first half of 2020).
Why A Facebook Photo Transfer Tool Matters For Your Business
While you can download the information from your Facebook account, sometimes you just want to put your photos onto other services because you want a backup (in case something happens).
By adding a photo and video transfer tool, chances are Facebook wants to try and earn back the trust of their users. At the same time, for you as a business owner, you'll be able to use this new transfer tool to help ensure if you ever need your photos or videos, you can easily locate them, should something ever happen to your Facebook account. Keep in mind, this tool won't be available to everyone until early 2020.
In the meantime, you can read the announcement about Facebook's new photo transfer tool here.
Pinterest Shops For Small Business Owners
In Pinterest news, they added Pinterest Shops, which are a place for you to discover small businesses and to shop the unique products that they offer.
Why Pinterest Shops Matter For Your Business
Although Pinterest Shops are just for the 17 small businesses chosen by Pinterest, your business can learn from them to see what they do on their Pinterest channel.
Not only can you gain insights into how to improve your Pinterest channel, but this could be the boost your business needs to start using Pinterest even more to market your products to customers.
To read the announcement about Pinterest Shops, click ohere.
Twitter Privacy Center - Keep Us Accountable & Protect Your Data
In Twitter news, they are launching a Twitter Privacy Center to help you learn more about the company's efforts on privacy and data protection.
Read more about it here: https://t.co/IykRanR61Q
— Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) December 2, 2019
Why A Twitter Privacy Center Matters For Your Business
The Twitter Privacy Center is broken up into a section for you as a user and partners. You can learn about GPDR, CCPA (California Consumer Privacy Act) as well as Global DPA (Data Processing Addendum).
The Privacy Center helps you not only learn how it impacts you as a user, but you can also get a better understanding about how Twitter utilizes data from your tweets,, intellectual property licenses and so on.
This all matters to you as a user because a lot of companies just say they protect your privacy without showing it. With the Twitter Privacy Center, you'll be able to quickly review this information, how it is used and how you are protected.
You can access the Twitter Privacy Center here.
Other Social Media News Mentioned
Here are some additional social media news topics that we covered on our weekly live social media marketing talk show that are worth checking out.
- Instagram will now ask for your birthday when you create a new account (you must be 13 years or older to join).
- YouTube automatically holds inappropriate comments for you to review.
- Twitter allows you to use two-factor authentication without a phone number.
- Twitter has published a Twitter Business Calendar for 2020.
- Twitter is testing Reddit style messages.
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 for you this week is Seamless.
Do you struggle with generating new leads for your business?
With Seamless, you can quickly search for new leads. For example, "show me contacts in marketing from Nike" to help you quickly identify people to reach out to.
Here's a brief video that shows you how powerful Seamless is.
Seamless is utilized by a number of top companies including IBM, Amazon, Slack, Google, Zoom, Mailchimp and many others.
You can use Seamless for free (up to 25 leads per month). Prices then start at $97 per month, a low cost, if you convert your leads into sales for your business.
Generate sales leads with Seamless
Smart Podcast Player
The second tool that we have for you this week is Smart Podcast Player from Pat Flynn, author of the book, Superfans: The Easy Way to Stand Out, Grow Your Tribe, And Build a Successful Business.
The Smart Podcast Player is a WordPress plugin that helps you display your podcast to your readers.
In addition to being able to listen to your podcast on Apple, Spotify, Google Play (among other services), listeners can also subscribe to your email list direct from the Smart Podcast Player. At the time of writing this, it is the only podcast player that offers this feature.
By using the Smart Podcast Player, you can make it easy for your readers to binge-listen to your podcast (or learn about it for the first time if they've never seen it).
In addition to displaying your podcast, you can customize the Smart Podcast Player to align with your branding.
Prices for the Smart Podcast Player start at around $8.00 per month. We use it for the podcast version of our social media marketing talk show and love how easy it is to use.
Download the Smart Podcast Player
That's it for this week's show!
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